More fun. More good.
The 6th annual Bike Out Hunger – Texas will be May 11-16, 2015. We’ll continue to raise awareness, money and involvement in ending the cycle of hunger as we ride 450-ish miles across From Boerne to Austin to Dallas.
The 2014 ride was a great success with tens of thousands of dollars already raised and we riders enjoyed a tailwind for most of the miles. For 2015, we will continue the full SAG support, Strava race points and prizes, hope for another tailwind, and reinstate the travelling massage therapists (I personally missed that added recovery this year).
So, hold the dates or go ahead and sign up. The route will go from Boerne to Dallas this year with some special aspects in Austin and other cities along the way.
Price for riding the full 6 days is $330 (until April 20 when price increases to $400). If you are riding a single or a few of days, the price is $55 per day (until April 20 when price increases to $60 per day). Price includes jersey, hotel stays + breakfasts, SAG, suppers, stretchpoint/snacks, awesome route, new friends and the wonderful feeling of feeding hungry kids.
There is no minimum to raise. But I certainly encourage fundraising and we’ll help you do that with suggested posts, pictures and a fundraising page throuh Active.com, the registration site. Plus, there are kids who need some food that would like for you to as well. But, you won’t have to fundraise alone.
There are free things that you’ll receive at each fundraising level.
$200 – Bike Out Hunger water bottle
$300 – Bike Out Hunger socks
$400 – Another Bike Out Hunger jersey (past or present)
$500 – Bike Out Hunger Arm warmers
$1000 and above – Gift Certificate to Plano Cycling and the above.
IMPORTANT: For fundraising, when you register, please check the button that you will raise funds. From there and after you’ve registered, you can go to myevents.active.com and set up your fundraising page with your text and your pictures as well as your goal. It’ll track progress for you and will establish a leaderboard from which I can dole out the prizes… When finished, you’ll have a site similar to this: https://fundraising.active.com/fundraiser/RandJenkins
If you have questions, active.com support is good and feel free to email me, rand [at] outhunger.org, about it.
Route maps in MapMyRide (click on link to view). Maps are subject to change.
Day 1, Boerne to Fredericksburg
Day 2, Fredericksburg to Dripping Springs
Day 3, Austin Capitol to Marble Falls
Day 4, Marble Falls to Temple
Day 5, Temple to Corsicana (with option to ride a shorter distance from Mart)
Day 6, Corsicana to Dallas
I’ve had so much trouble with Map My Ride, I created the routes in Ride With GPS. Those links are below. (Updated with KOM and Sprint on 5/6/15. Day 1 now goes by Starkey Elementary and they’ll have signs and cheer us on. Big fun.)
Day 1 http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7695104
Day 2 http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7695323
Day 3 http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7697702
Day 4 http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7699570
Day 5 http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7699943
Day 6 http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7700142 (new updated hotel and last mile route 5/6/15 8 pm)
As always, email if you have any questions about it.
rand [at] outhunger.org
Sponsor one of our riders from their Giving Page.
Pix from the 2014 ride.