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University of Iowa News Release

June 28, 2006

Weekend Bicycling Event To Benefit Patients At Children's Hospital Of Iowa

The bike racing clubs of Iowa have combined to make one huge team for the first annual Roc Doc Road Rock, happening Friday, June 30, to Sunday, July 2.

The stage race, sponsored by Build-A-Bear Workshop, will benefit pediatric patients at Children's Hospital of Iowa at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Patients will get a special friend they can dress at the Build-A-Bear Workshop location in the Coral Ridge Mall.

The race includes three stages:

-- 15K Roc Doc Clock Rock TT: The event begins at 6 p.m. Friday, June 30, with registration from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. at the West Branch Fire Department.

-- The Bee Line 29: Registration, on Black Diamond Road (county road F-52, off of Highway 1, southwest of Iowa City), is at 7:15 a.m. Saturday, July 1; race begins at 8 a.m.

-- Roc Doc Road Race: Registration is at 7:15 a.m. Sunday, July 2, at the West Branch Fire Department, with the race starting at 8 a.m..

The cost to participate is $13 per day. You may race the whole stage race or individual stages. Pies, beer and baked goods will be awarded for daily category winners.

The race directors are Conn Day of the 2 Bee Racing team and John Meehan, M.D., of the Iowa City Cycling Club. The race is sanctioned by the United States Cycling Federation. More race information can be found on the Web at and

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1009.

CONTACTS: Media: Clancy Champanois, 319-384-9171,; Program: John Meehan, 319-331-0671,