Cycling in Deer Park

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Enjoy bike riding? Look forward to a little competition? Then the Texas Independence Bike Tour is for you. It’s a one day event that brings riders from all over Houston. This year, they get to tour the San Jacinto Battlegrounds.

The money they raise helps to support various activities, such as service and scholarships, sponsored by the Deer Park Rotary. Their efforts are also to fight polio, provide clean drinking water, and goodwill locally and around the world. It brings the whole community together as a fun bonding experience.

This year, it happened on Saturday Feb,25th. Early morning, 6:30 to 7:30 am. There are different miles you can choose from, Start Times: 62 mile – 7:30am, 48 mile – 7:45am, 30 mile – 8:00am and they all require hard work and determination. Approximately 800 cyclists showed up at right here at South Campus. The main purpose is to train for the BP MS150.

This is another bike tour, largest event of its kind in North America, with 13,000 cyclists, 3,500 volunteers, and countless spectators along the route and at the finish line in Austin. Being the main sponsor, BP Global has set a fundraising goal of $16 million to help those effected by multiple sclerosis. It’s a 2-day event that starts in Houston and ends in Austin, miles varying from 160 to 180.

These bike rides around Houston, and evidently anywhere in Texas, can help bring out the best of you. Spending time outside and feeling the burn of exercise. It’s a good way to have fun and strengthen yourself.

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