"Cycling in South Florida is about to reach a whole new level of adrenaline rushing excitement with the debut of a brand new Bill Bone Pro-Am race series. Kicking off the weekend of March 19 and 20, the inaugural season of the $100,000 Bill Bone Pro-Am is set to become the “Richest Ride” in South Florida and the most exhilarating race series cyclists have seen in years.

Riders will have the opportunity to compete in 12 new racing event weekends split between Spring (March, April and May) and Fall (September, October and November) seasons. More than $130,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded including the opportunity to enter a race for a chance to win a brand new 2011 Nissan Rogue SV provided by Nissan and Zimmerman Advertising. Don’t miss it: 12 weekends of race prize monies totaling $60,000, overall point series prize money of $40,000 and $30,000 in additional giveaways.

The $100,000 Bill Bone Pro-Am will offer more races in South Florida at premier venues throughout the area. More than 2,000 South Florida cyclists in all categories will have an opportunity to compete in the race series, which will include a combination of Circuit, Criterium, Road Races and several Time Trials. Events will be hosted at exciting venues expecting to accommodate as many as 2,500 racers, cyclists, spectators, families and friends from throughout the region, as well as South America and the Caribbean.

The $100,000 Bill Bone Pro-Am is a part of the USA cycling national ranking system and part of the Florida Point SeriesTM.

The first race in the series kicks off the weekend of March 19, 2011 at the Homestead Sports Complex.

For more information on the $100,000 Bill Bone Pro-Am race series and a complete list of races in the series, visit www.billboneproam.com."

Spring Race Schedule:

03/19 - Homestead Sports Complex (Criterium)
03/19 - Homestead Sports Complex (Time Trial)
03/20 - Homestead Sports Complex (Road Race)

03/26 - Tampa Twilight (Criterium)

04/09 - Parkland (Circuit)
04/09 - Parkland (Time Trial)
04/10 - Tradewinds Park (Circuit)

04/16 - Snyder Park (Criterium)
04/17 - Bank Atlantic Center (Circuit)
04/17 - Bank Atlantic Center (Time Trial)

05/21 - Markham Park (Circuit)
05/22 - Downtown Fort Lauderdale (Criterium)

06/04 - Treasure Coast Cycling Classic (Circuit)
06/05 - Treasure Coast Cycling Classic (Criterium)

Fall Series dates, times and locations TBD.