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27th Annual BP MS 150 is Here

Tomorrow about 13-hundred bicyclists will take part in the 27th annual BP MS 150, the annual fund raising ride from Houston to Austin. The ride has become a favorite for riders from near and far. Rod Rice reports.


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The official start line program tomorrow morning will be at 6:30 at Tully Stadium on Dairy Ashford. However, there are two additional staring points, one at Rhodes Stadium in Katy and the other at Waller High School. Kelli Dreiling with the MS Society says most of the riders come from this area, but not all of them.

“Believe it or not, we have riders from 14 different countries.”

Dreiling says it’s the size of the Houston to Austin event that attracts a wide field of riders.

“We have about a hundred rides across the country and ours is the largest in fund raising and the largest in the number of riders who participate in it.”

 The cyclists will ride to La Grange tomorrow and then Sunday peddle into Austin. And then everyone rides back to Houston?

“You know there probably are a few people who like to try that challenge, but for most people, they hope on a bus on Sunday and sleep the entire way back to Houston.”

The MS Society hopes the ride will raise 17-million dollars.

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