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Bike Out Hunger – Bridge the Gap

Saturday, Oct 4th, 2014
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Start: October 4, 2014 @ 8:00 am
End: October 4, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
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Place: Unnamed Venue
Methodist Children's Home
Austin, TX United States

Ride well. Do good. And for some, ride really long…

Bridging the gap means different things to different people, but it’s never easy. For a cyclist, it’s pedalling harder to catch a breakaway. For kids in low income family units, it’s often bridging the gap from Friday’s school lunch to Monday’s school breakfast.

You can impact their lives. On the heels of the Hunger Summit hosted at Baylor University, Bike Out Hunger is offering a unique experience, a 200 kilometer (125 mile) fully supported (by The Bear Mountain) ride from Waco to Austin. The route is a great, safe, country road experience with stocked stretch points and rolling SAG.

220 kilometer route overview in Mapy My Ride. Due to any unforeseen changes, Bike Out Hunger may deem it necessary to alter this route slightly.

Route maps
20-mile: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/521443042
40-mile: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/520551280
60-mile: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/521428062
220-k: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/504053836

BUS REGISTRATION: We’ve extended the bus registration from Austin to Waco for Saturday after the ride. The registration form is under “Additional Purchases” after t-shirt sizing and jersey options.

Alternate routes include 20-mile, 40-mile and 60-mile routes from the Methodist Children’s Home in Waco as well as a 25-mile meet-up ride at Andice General Store for Austin locals to join and an out-and-back 50-mile shop ride from Bicycle Sport Shop on Parmer to the Andice General Store and back.

Proceeds from the ride go to feed hungry kids in Waco area through Caritas.

Basic info:
October 4…yep the day UT hosts BU in football
7 am start at the Methodist Children’s Home in Waco; 9 am at Bicycle Sport Shop on Parmer or 11 am in Andice (see below)
SAG and supported rest points
Really cool swag
Event cycling jerseys for purchase at discount
Post-ride party (both Waco and Austin locations)
Chartered motor coach from Bicycle Sport Shop on Parmer in Austin to Indigo Hotel on Waco on Friday evening before the ride and on Saturday afternoon after the ride to the starting point: Methodist Children’s Home and event hotel: Indigo. The bus ride requires additional registration.
Event hotel is Indigo Waco.  The price is $114. The dates it’s available are Oct. 3, 4 and 5. http://www.hotelindigo.com/redirect?path=hd&brandCode=in&localeCode=en&regionCode=1&hotelCode=ACTIN&_PMID=99801505&GPC=BOH

Start-point specific info:
From Waco
Cyclists wishing to ride the full 200k from Waco to Austin will meet at a the Methodist Children’s Home in Waco and will ride out at 7 am. Upon arriving at the ending point, Bicycle Sport Shop on Parmer in Austin, we will have showers, snacks, hydration, Mexican food and a finishing party. From there, a chartered motor coach (for those who registered for it) will carry the riders back to the starting point.
Cyclists wanting a shorter distance can take place in the send off route of 20 miles or the intermediate routes of 40 and 60 miles. Those riding out and back from the Methodist Children’s Home will have an ending party there as well.

From Austin
Cyclists wishing to ride the full 200k from Waco to Austin have the option of registering for and riding a chartered motor coach from the Bicycle Sport Shop on Parmer on Friday evening and staying at the Indigo Hotel at a negotiated rate. The Saturday rides start at 7 am from the Methodist Children’s Home in Waco.
Those wanting to ride the 50-mile hook-up route can meet at Bicycle Sport Shop on Parmer at 9 am or at Andice General Store around 11 am.
For all riding to the Bicycle Sport Shop, we will have snacks and Mexican food at the ending party.

Special note to all 200k riders: In the interest of safety, we will allow riders a time frame of 12 hours to complete the ride and reach the finish line no later than 7 pm. For safety reasons, if ride officials determine a rider is not traveling at a pace to reach Austin in time, the rider will be transported to the finish area by an official SAG vehicle. Also, those officials may have to adjust that time due to any unforeseen circumstances.

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