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Grizzlies announce plans for 7th annual Tour de Grizz

Participants cycle from Memphis Zoo to FedExForum before April 4 game vs. Wizards

The Memphis Grizzlies and the Memphis Zoo continue their annual tradition by encouraging Grizz fans to tour the city by bike and take part in the Seventh Annual Tour de Grizz on Saturday, April 4 before the Grizzlies tip-off against the Washington Wizards at 7 p.m.

Packages start at $35 and include a Terrace Level ticket to that night’s game, admission to the Memphis Zoo the entire day of April 4 and a Tour de Grizz souvenir item to commemorate the event. Packages may also be purchased for $75 and include a First Tennessee Club Level ticket to the game, zoo admission and souvenir item. Limited spaces are available for individuals by calling (901) 205-1436. There will be no day-of sales.

Participants in the Seventh Annual Tour de Grizz will receive general admission tickets to the Memphis Zoo (good for entire day) before hopping on their bikes for a five-mile ride to FedExForum to see the city’s other Grizzlies take the court. Riders in the Tour de Grizz will depart from the Memphis Zoo at 5 p.m. and will be accompanied by Memphis Police escorts to ensure the safety of all participants as they make the trip to and from FedExForum. Once the riders have reached their basketball destination, they will have complimentary “Bike Valet Parking,” which is also available at the zoo prior to departure. Following the contest between the Grizzlies and the Wizards, riders will leave FedExForum 20 minutes after the final buzzer and return to the zoo.

All participants must be at least 10 years of age to ride their own bike and are required to provide their own bike and safety equipment, including a helmet and lights. The Seventh Annual Tour de Grizz will take place rain or shine. Fans who have already purchased a ticket for the April 4 game against the Wizards are also invited to join the ride by calling (901) 205-1436 or by visiting grizzlies.com.

2014-15 Single-Game Tickets are available for the rest of the season and can be purchased by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to grizzlies.com. For more information on the Grizzlies, visit grizzlies.com, ‘like’ Memphis Grizzlies on Facebook or follow on Twitter (@memgrizz).