KATY (Covering Katy News) – Hundreds of people who are training for the BP MS 150, and others who simply like cycling, will take part in the Pedaling the Prairie ride this coming Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.
The event is a BP MS150 recommended ride. It begins at the Waller County Fairgrounds, 22000 Fairground Road in Hempstead, and cruises past the rice fields and prairie between Bellville and Katy. Riders can choose between several well-planned routes, from a 24-mile beginner course to a 71-mile endurance ride.
More than 1,000 riders are expected to participate in the event, which benefits the Eagle Initiative and Faith West Academy’s athletic department. This is the 13thyear of the ride, which is one of the most successful and popular BP MS150 recommended rides.
There will be special attention to detail for rider comfort and safety with breakpoints located every 10-15 miles along the racecourse, and police escorts will be at major intersections. Support vehicles and ride marshall support will be provided.
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Breakfast and registration open at 7 a.m., with the ride beginning at 9 a.m. The post-race party begins at 11 a.m., and the course closes at 3:30 p.m. The ride goes on rain or shine.
Race day registration is $45 per person. Teams or families of four riders may register for a discounted fee of $100 per team. To register or for more information, visit www.pedalingtheprairie.orgor call Cheri Larson at 281-391-5683.
Current sponsors are Keystone Structural Concrete LLC. Also sponsoring the event are The Athlete Stop, Chamois Butt’r, Community Coffee, No Label Brewery, RoadID, Handlebar Cyclery, Bike Barn, Sun & Ski Sports, GU, Pickle Power, and Kona Ice.
The Eagle Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and well being of children ages pre-K to 18 years in Katy and West Houston. It provides a variety of programs and projects, including education initiatives (English & language arts, STEM, fine arts, and vocational instruction); Health and Fitness Events; and Community Service Projects.
Faith West Academy is a private, Christian elementary and secondary school located in Katy, Texas. The school’s enrollment is approximately 500 students in preschool through 12thgrade. It is accredited by the International Christian Accrediting Association and by AdvanceED.