BP MS 150 Houston to Austin
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Date: April 20-21, 2013
Event: BP MS 150 Houston to Austin
Route Distances: The ride is a two day, 180-mile journey for MS from Houston to Austin
About the Ride:The BP MS 150 is a two-day fundraising cycling ride organized by the National MS Society: Lone Star. This ride is the largest event of its kind in North America.
The ride is a two day, 180-mile journey for MS from Houston to Austin. Breakpoints are positioned every 8-15 miles.
Day One of the ride begins Saturday morning at three convenient starting points: Tully Stadium in Houston, TX, Rhodes Stadium in Katy, TX and Waller Stadium in Waller, TX. Riders follow scenic roads into Bellville for lunch. Day One ends at The Official Overnight: The Fayette County Fairgrounds in La Grange, TX.
Day Two of the ride begins at the Fayette County Fairgrounds, on Sunday morning with Club 300 members leading the mass. Riders will still have two route options from the Fayette County Fairgrounds: the Bechtel Challenge Route and the Pfizer Lunch Express.
The Bechtel Challenge Route will continue down FM 153 and riders may enter the Buescher State Park and continue eventually travelling through Bastrop State Park where they will exit onto Loop 150 in Bastrop, Tx. Riders may “By-Pass” the Texas state parks by continuing on FM153 and eventually merging onto Hwy. 71.
The Pfizer Lunch Express Route will take riders onto Hwy 71, westbound, eventually merging onto Loop 150 in Bastrop, Texas. Cyclists travelling on the Pfizer Lunch Express are not allowed to exit on FM153 and travel through these two Texas state parks.
Both routes lead to Bastrop Intermediate School for lunch.
The final leg of Day Two takes riders into Austin for exciting festivities at the finish line, located at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and next to the Texas State Capitol.
Location: Houston to Austin
Event Website: http://biketxh.nationalmssociety.org
Registration details: Online Registration
Contact info: 1-800-323-4873 or MS150info@MS150.org
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