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BP MS 150 Ride Canceled On Day 2 Due To Weather Forecast

Sunday’s La Grange to Austin Ride has been canceled.

BP MS 150
The annual bike ride from Houston to Austin benefits multiple sclerosis patients.

The second leg of the ride from La Grange to Austin has been closed. Organizers for the BP MS 150 Houston to Austin Bike Ride made the call on Friday. The forecast for Sunday predicts severe weather, lightning, heavy rainfall and flooding along the route.

Day one will continue as planned. The finish line will be in La Grange.

About 13,000 riders are expected to take part in this year's BP MS 150. The 180-mile bike ride from Houston to Austin raises money for multiple sclerosis research and programs. The 2015 ride had a record breaking year raising $20.3 million, according to the website.

Typically the BP MS 150 is a two-day fundraising bike ride, but for the past two years a day has been canceled because of severe weather. Last year, it was day one. This year it will be closed on day two.

Organizers are issuing updates online, on the BP MS 150 Facebook page, and through text message alerts.