Search TXNP

< More Press Releases

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Share: facebooktwitterdigg

Texas Motor Speedway to Host Pedal to the Medal on May 21
Special Olympics Texas

April, 2016

Pedal to the Medal Cycling Race Returns to Texas Motor Speedway;

5k Run and Swap Meet Added for 2016

Second annual Pedal to the Medal event to be held Saturday, May 21

to benefit more than 10,700 SOTX athletes in DFW.


Cyclists will have the chance to ride their bile where NASCAR drivers race when the second annual Pedal to the Medal returns toTexas Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 21. Newly added for 2016 is a 5K Run and a Swap Meet. No matter how one chooses to participate, you’ll be supporting more than 10,700 Special Olympics Texas athletes in the Greater Dallas and Fort Worth areas.


Several race classifications (based on speed) are available for riders, including Gold, Silver or Bronze class. A Special Olympics Texas Ride-Along lap is also an option, which features a 1.5 mile ride-along lap with a SOTX athlete. Complete classification details as well as information about registration fees can be found here.


Each registered participant will receive a commemorative event t-shirt. Those that raise $75 or more will also receive a cycling jersey.All participants will also receive a race bag containing cycling-related items, coupons and discount vouchers for the fall NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway.


Pedal to the Medal was established as a way to promote a new SOTX sport in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as well as build important support and partnerships in the local cycling community. 


Participation in this event helps provide year-round sports training and athletic competition, inclusion and health programs for children and adult athletes. Sponsorships are available.


For additional questions or sponsorship opportunities, visit or contact Alex Thieroff ( at 817.332.3433 or Steve Schuh ( at 214.943.9981.



About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.  SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 55,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  To learn more, visit or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas;


Statewide Year-Round Co-Sponsors:
Coca-Cola   FoodTown_Logo_Color  LETR  HEB  Walmart  


Your TXNP Weekly E-Newsletter is made possible by the generosity of:

FROST in many Texas cities

TXNP Professional Members Are Dedicated to Texas and Texans.

Aurora Grants & Consulting |Dawson Murray Teague Communications | ELITE Research | FOR THE PHILANTHROPIST | Graystone Consulting | J A Churchill Associates | John F. Lewis PC | McConnell & Jones LLC

Sign up for your personal TXNP E-Newsletter

at-t Meadows Foundation express news HOBLITZELLE FOUNDATION v greenly zachry foundation w b h b bank of america southwest airlines Sid W. Richardson Foundation forst