BP MS 150 Recommended Ride
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thanks to Clif Bar!
Saturday, March 7th, 2009

Click here to visit the Family Crisis Center
Pedal thru the Pines benefits the Family Crisis Center. Ride for charity!
 
Update!!!!

As of 7:00am 3/5/2009, we have 1175 riders registered!

-- 3/4/2009 2:25pm -- Law Enforcement personnel and Emergency Medical Services personnel have asked the Family Crisis Center to cap entries at 1500, we are currently have over 1100 entries and will not be able to guarantee day of event registration.

-- 3/2/2009 2:00pm -- We have a volunteer in touch with Incident Command personnel and he tells us that there is no damage to the route and should have little or no affect to the ride on Saturday. There will be visual signs and probably odor and possibly ash depending on the wind conditions. We will update more as soon as possible.

Thanks to those of you that have posted comments about our ride and the people affected. Our hearts go out to all that have experienced a loss or inconvenience and thanks to all the hard working fire fighters and safety personnel.

Welcome to the Pedal Thru the Pines!
The 7th Annual ride through the beautiful Bastrop Pines supports the mission of the Family Crisis Center, which offers programs and services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in Bastrop, Fayette, Lee and Colorado Counties. The Family Crisis Center envisions a safe community built in equality without the existence of violence.
What:
  • Beautiful Ride through Bastrop and Buescher State Parks.
  • Distances of 16, 27, 50 or 65 miles.
  • All routes have SAG support, rest stops with restrooms and refreshments.
  • BP MS 150 Recommended Ride.
  • Mechanical support at the start and at all rest stops.
  • Ride Tips and FAQ - This can be a challenging ride for some, please read our Ride Tips and FAQ page describing the route and tips on riding and training.
  • Check this out - it's a write up of the ride with photos, gps data and elevation statistics.
When:
Saturday, March 7th, 2009
Check-in and Registration the day of the ride from 6:30-8:30 AM.
All distances start at 9:00 AM.
Where:
The ride begins at Bastrop High School.
1700 Chambers St. Bastrop TX 78602

Check here for route and starting line maps.
Registration:

Every rider must register!

Update!!! Fee: $40 per rider.

Register online, at packet-pickup, or morning of the ride. Mail-in registration is now closed.

Use one of the following registration methods:

Register Online:
Register Now Online!
Online Registration Closes Thursday March 5th, 2009 at 7PM.
Register at packet-pickup locations: (see below)
Save time by bringing a completed registration form.
Register on the morning of the ride:
You can register between 6:30 and 8:30 AM at the Bastrop High School
Save time by bringing a completed registration form.
Packet Pick-up:
Houston: Northwest Cyclery (website) 17458 NW Freeway, Houston, TX 77040 on Wednesday March 4th, 2009 from 11AM till 6:30 PM
and
Austin: Nelo's Pro Cycle Shop (website) at 3010-H West Anderson Austin Texas 78757 on Thursday March 5th, 2009 from 11 AM till 7 PM.
Your Feedback:
We at the Family Crisis Center would love to hear any feedback that you may have that will help us improve our future rides or to let our volunteers know how much they are appreciated.
Click here for our feedback page.
Sponsors:

    The Family Crisis Center wants to thank all of our sponsors and encourage all of you to stop and shop Bastrop.

Lodging:
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 491 Agnes St., Bastrop, TX 78602
    (512) 321-1900

Places to eat in Bastrop:
  • Schlotzsky's Deli on Highway 71 in front of Walmart (512) 332-2867
  • Roadhouse Grill across Highway 21 at the entrance to Bastrop State Park (512) 321-1803
  • Back Door Cafe - 117 Main Street Smithville TX 78957 (512) 237-3128
  • Cedar’s Mediterranean Grill - 904 College St, Bastrop, TX 78602 (512) 321-7808

Local Bike Shop:
  • Rising Phoenix Adventures Bastrop (512) 677-2305 kayak, canoe rental, bike repair & sales

Bicycle shops that have helped with our ride:
  • Bicycle Sport Shop Austin (512) 477-3472
  • Sun & Ski Sports Austin (512) 467-2782
  • Nelo's Pro Cycle Shop (512) 338-0505

Our other sponsors:
  • Bluebonnet Electric Coop
  • LCRA Employees and LCRA Employee United Charities
  • Voss Charitable Trust
  • HEB and HEB Corporate Austin Office
  • Greater Texas Federal Credit Union
  • Bastrop Police Department
  • Smithville Regional Hospital (512) 327-2314
  • Deep In The Heart Art Foundry
  • Bastrop Back and Neck - Dr. Jay Polsky
  • Brian Goertz District Attorney
  • Cliff Bar
  • Bastrop Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • RE/MAX Bastrop Area - Frank Rainosek
  • Chris Duggan
  • Ozarka Water
  • Rising Phoenix Adventures Cycling
  • Mike Garcia Bike Repair
  • Road ID
  • Ben E. Keith Foods
  • Dr. Sammy Lerma MD (512) 321-3311
  • State Farm Insurance Bastrop
  • Elbows Fitness (512) 581-9008

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Visiting Bastrop
    Bastrop has much to offer and do before and after the ride. We suggest visiting Bastrop's Chamber of Commerce website for information.

    Also consider staying at one of two beautiful State Parks!
      
  • Bastrop State Park
  • Buescher State Park (New Mini Cabins!)
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife
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    Volunteering
        Volunteers are always appreciated at the Pedal Thru the Pines. Family members and friends of cyclists that will be coming along can volunteer their time while waiting for the ride. If interested go to the Contact Us page and e-mail the general account.
        Webmasters and others can help by volunteering space, continue reading below.

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    Webmasters / Shop Owners
        If you have a cycling website the Family Crisis Center and Pedal Thru the Pines would appreciate your linking to our website to help drive traffic. Please add the example HTML code below to your website where appropriate.
        Shop owners or enthusiasts can help by posting flyers about the ride in their businesses or where cyclists tend to be. Every little bit helps and Pedal Thru the Pines greatly appreciates everyone's effort to help this wonderful cause.

     Sample HTML Code
       
    (You can switch the _V for _H to get the horizontal style affiliate button.)

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