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Cole Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Bike Tour

 Cole Capital RnR AZ Bike Tour

Back in 2014 by popular demand, the P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon will offer a bike tour as part of the race weekend lineup!  The non-timed Cole Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Bike Tour will cover the full marathon course and take place prior to the full marathon on Sunday, January 19. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to tour Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe on closed streets before the big race.


Bike Tour Fees*

Participant Perks:
  • $50 (first 100)
  • $65 (now thru 12/2/13)
  • $75 (11/16 thru 1/12/14)
  • $80 (at expo, if available)
  • Unique opportunity to ride the streets of Phoenix, Scottsdale & Tempe
  • Cycling tour of the majority (approx. 19 miles) of the existing marathon course
  • Official Participant T-shirt
  • Swag Bag
  • Official Finisher’s Medal
  • Finish Line Festival with one FREE beer courtesy of Michelob ULTRA**



Registration Notes:

  • *Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Fees listed above do not include the RaceIt processing fee. There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.
  • If you have registered for the full/half/mini marathon or 2-person relay and now want to participate in the bike tour, you will have to register for the bike tour separately. You will not receive a refund for the full/half/mini marathon or 2-person relay.
  • Registration is only available online, and closes Sunday, January 12, 2014 (11:59 pm PST) or earlier upon sell out.
  • **Important note: State law requires your photo ID to be checked on race day, even if you’re 99! Plan ahead and have your photo ID with you.

Race Day Schedule:*

  • Date: Sunday, January 19, 2014
  • Time: 7:15 AM
  • Location: Start: Washington and 4th Ave./ Finish: Tempe Beach Park

*Subject to change.

2014 Cole Bike Tour Course Map


Event Detailsmedal4

  • The age minimum for the Bike Tour is 12 years old.
  • Bike tour is non-timed and non-competitive: Top speed limited to 20 MPH (3 minute miles).
  • Minimum speed is 10 MPH (6 minute miles)
  • On course technical support
  • No fixed-gear bikes (brakes required)
  • Single-rider bikes only
  • No trailers, tandems, tricycles or training wheels
  • Helmets required
  • Self supported ride – bring your own water bottle and snacks (no sag stops). Refreshments will be provided at finish line.
  • Post-race bike check will be made available at finish line
  • Registrants may only participate in ONE Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona event on race day.
  • GEAR CHECK WILL NOT BE PROVIDED TO BIKE TOUR PARTICIPANTS. Instead, Bike Tour participants are encouraged to carry their own gear bags with them during their ride.


Event Rules

Welcome to the Cole Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Bike Tour! Please read these ride rules and recommendations very carefully for a safe and enjoyable event.

Please remember that this inaugural event is a non-timed, non-scored fun fitness ride on the marathon run course.  Please be extra careful and considerate of your fellow riders.

  • All Entrants must line up in the “official” start line area- Entrants may not start in front of this area or “jump into” the ride along the course.
  • All Entrants must properly enter the Start lineup, and may not cut in line, climb over barricades, or in any other way improperly enter the Start area;
  • All Entrants must wear an approved helmet (CPSC certified);
  • All Entrants must obey Police, Bike Patrol or other Event Officials including not passing the lead police or official lead cyclists.
  • No Entrant may ride with, or receive support from, unregistered cyclists (bandits);
  • No entrant may utilize a motorized or power-assisted bicycle nor may a bicycle have such devices attached. All bicycles must be powered solely by human force.
  • All Entrants should cycle the complete official route, as described on the official route map, unless they are forced to leave the course due to mechanical issues or because they have fallen behind the official timeline. All Entrants must stay behind, and not pass, the lead vehicle;
  • All Entrants must wear their rider numbers, which must be easily visible;
  • Headsets covering or blocking both ears are prohibited, i.e., no iPods or other MP3 players or headphones/earbuds;
  • Aero-type and other similar auxiliary handlebars are prohibited; this includes “tri-bikes” with otherwise unremovable aerobars.
  • All Entrants must start the Event before the last official vehicle (trail vehicle) has left the start line. Because the runners are starting behind you, no late cyclists will be allowed on the course.
  • Cyclists should bring their own filled water bottles and any snacks or food. Due to the relatively short distance of the ride and the time schedule for the morning, there are no “SAG” stops or rest stops providing fluids or food. Note that you will ride by water stations but these are set up for the runners who will be right behind the cyclists.
  • Team tactics that endanger, or impede the progress of, any other cyclists, such as blocking, are prohibited;
  • All Entrants must show courteous behavior to Volunteers, Event Officials, and Police, and obey their instructions;
  • All Entrants must obey traffic control officers & personnel, and traffic control devices & signs, unless otherwise directed by an Official;
  • Do not cross through any cone lines. Some sections of the route are two-way cyclist traffic or will have runners on one side of the road and cyclists on the others. Think safety first and stay in your correct lane at all times.
  • Medical stations will be staffed along the course and at the finish line for basic first aid. Look for the red tents.
  • Restrooms are located throughout the bike tour course; look for these near the band sites, runner water stations, and medical stations.
  • All Entrants must read and know State bicycle laws, and must yield to emergency vehicles at all times, even if the road is closed;
  • All Entrants must ride the entire event on the bicycle they start on – changing bicycles is prohibited;
  • Be Predictable—Smooth, consistent riding is the key to ensuring everyone riding around you feels comfortable and that you are not a hazard to yourself or anyone else
  • All Entrants must verbally warn others when they overtake them – call out “Passing”, “your left”’, or “on your Left” (the simpler, the better);
  • Do NOT Overlap Wheels—Be cognizant of those around you and pay attention to the position of your front wheel vs. their back wheel
  • Entrants not on schedule to finish the event in the allotted time frame will be stopped and transported to the Finish Line;
  • Rule Enforcement & Procedures: 1) Police, Event Officials, and Bike Patrol will identify any Entrant who violates traffic laws or Event rules for possible disciplinary action
  • Signal—Signal with your hands and/or voice so that everyone knows your intentions
  • Entrants are solely responsible for all their items of personal belongings. We cannot be responsible for any items of personal belongings whatsoever, whether lost, stolen, placed in our care, or misplaced.
  • Tandem Bikes, child trailers, training wheels, child seats, child bike extensions, or animals are prohibited. This is for safety of all riders and runners.
  • Headlights and flashing tail lights are highly recommended. The ride begins a few minutes before sunrise.
  • The ride will happen rain or shine.
  • Limited mechanical assistance will be provided before the race, on course, and at the finish line. Participants are highly encouraged to make sure their bike is tuned up with fresh tires and tubes. Please bring extra tubes, a patch kit, and a pump or CO2 inflation device with you during the ride.
  • Unauthorized/unregistered riders are legally not covered by the event.


Cole Rock ‘n’ Roll Bike Tour Packet Pick-Up

  • Participants must attend the Health & Fitness Expo to pick up their race number, Official Participant T-shirt and swag bag.
  • You are not allowed to pickup for anyone else.
  • Photo IDs and Confirmation Sheet are required.
  • Race day packet pick-up is NOT available.