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Rotary announces 2018 bike tour

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

One of the region's fastest growing and most popular bicycle rides is set for Feb. 24, 2018. The Texas Independence Bicycle Tour, hosted by the Deer Park Rotary Club, winds through the Bay Area and the historic San Jacinto Monument. Registration information will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Deer Park Rotary Club will host its ninth annual Texas Independence Bicycle Tour Feb. 24. The bike tour is a sanctioned warm up ride for the upcoming MS 150 in the spring.

Already in its ninth year, the ride is regarded as one of the more popular and safer rides in the training circuit. The Texas Independence Bicycle Tour features three routes each approximately 30, 48 or 62 miles in length, that wind through the historic southeast region of Harris County and loops around the San Jacinto Monument.

The ride begins and ends at Clyde Abshier Stadium at the Deer Park High School South Campus. Registration information will be released in the coming weeks.

Proceeds from the ride go to the Deer Park Rotary Club’s scholarships and charitable endeavors including help to non-profit organizations, scholarships and addressing community needs.

This year’s ride is approximately 30 days closer to the world-famous MS 150 ride than past years.

“We were hoping to move the date closer to the big ride than previous years,” said Casey McGuire, Rotarian and ride director. “With the later date, we’re keeping our fingers crossed for better weather and an even bigger turnout.”

McGuire said in past years, participation in the Texas Independence Bicycle Tour’s ride has steadily grown despite cold, damp, windy mornings.

Sponsorships are also available. Opportunities include naming rights, rest stop sponsorships, in-kind donations and much more.