SOURCE: Marriott


June 27, 2011 16:45 ET

New Bike Feature at Ross Bridge Encourages Healthy Living for Hotel Guests

BIRMINGHAM, AL--(Marketwire - Jun 27, 2011) - With a continual push in society to become healthier, the Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa is constantly looking for ways for guests to sustain an active lifestyle. Ross Bridge, already offering internationally acclaimed golf on the world's fourth longest golf course, has now added free bike rentals to its extensive itinerary. The hotel in Birmingham, Alabama is surrounded with winding paths that lead in and out of wooded landscapes and mountainous terrain. The bikes enable hotel guests to experience more of the area and to see more than what meets the eye at first glance.

Ten bikes, six for adults and four for kids, are available at the front desk and are free with every hotel reservation. The entire family can explore the Ross Bridge trails on these Specialized brand bikes ( These are light-weight, quick-shifting bikes that promise a smooth ride and easy handling. The Expedition, the adult bike, is comfortable enough for a leisurely day and durable enough for even an experienced rider. The Hotrock children's bikes are easy to maneuver and light weight. Two of the bikes are 7-speed mountain bikes appropriate for ages 7 to 11 while the other two are non-gear bikes designed for younger ages.

Set among the rolling hills of Alabama, Ross Bridge offers travelers a unique respite from their daily lives. A standout among other destinations, Ross Bridge is among the few luxury hotels near the Birmingham Zoo and is truly one of the most complete and compelling places to stay in Birmingham. Spend time in historical Birmingham at the Civil Rights Institute, visit Vulcan -- the world's largest cast iron statue or marvel at 30-acres of stunning native flora at Aldridge Gardens. For more information or to make reservations at this exceptional golf resort and spa, please call 205-916-7677.

About the Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Resort & Spa
This four diamond resort has 259 guest rooms, with balconies overlooking the fourth longest golf course in the world at 8,191 yards from the tips. For the highest standard in luxury, visit the resort's 12,000 square-foot European spa and salon. Ross Bridge consistently remains among the top Renaissance hotels in the world for guest satisfaction and overall style. For more information on Ross Bridge, please visit or