2012 Bike Around the Bay
... you'll find a recommended training schedule at the end and don't forget to look for BCO Sat and Sun Rides to help you get ready
To join the Team at online registration simply look for BCO (Bayou City Outdoors)
(Contact Event Leader for the Password)
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Barbers Hill ISD in Mont Belvieu, TX
Route closes at 5:00pm
||Sunday, October 14, 2012
The Moody Gardens
Riders will have a police escort over the Galveston Causeway. Riders are prohibited from crossing the causeway without this escort.
Route closes at 5:00pm
We are excited to offer our new and improved 2012 version of Bike Around the Bay! Our main change this year is a change to the day one start and day two finish lines. We are excited to offer a full loop for the route this year that will feature a start and a finish at the same location- the Barbers Hill ISD complex in Mont Belvieu, TX, just off of I-10. The ride will now start on day one and head east from the Barbers Hill ISD complex on I-10 over the Trinity River Bridge, where it will wind through Anahuac and join back with our original route at Ft. Anahuac Park. Our new finish will continue past our old finish line at Royal Purple Raceway Park back to the Barbers Hill ISD complex. Therefore, we eliminate the need to put bicycles on trucks and people on busses to get them back to the start from the finish.
The route change will add approximately 25 miles to the route, making our 2012 distance approximately 170 miles. Our other significant change this year will be our overnight in Galveston. We are pleased to return to Moody Gardens this year for our overnight. We’ve got a new and improved finish and start at Moody Gardens along with a new covered overnight bicycle storage area. We’ve also kept our route along the Seawall for 2012 and even extended it so riders will ride along the Seawall all the way from 25th Street to 81st Street.
The routes are scenic and picturesque countryside of the Texas upper coast roadways.
Day One 94.1 miles
Day Two 78.4 miles
Total 2-days - 172.5 miles
2012 ROUTE (may be subject to minor revisions)
2012 detailed route maps will be available in the next few months.
COST and REGISTRATION INFO
Early Registration: May 1 - July 2, 2012
$30 + $130 donations
Regular Registration: July 3 - September 28, 2012
$30 + $150 donations
Late Registration: September 29 - October 10, 2012 (cyclists who register during late registration are not guaranteed a shirt)
$30 + $170 donations
Each rider of a tandem bicycle should register separately.
The cost of dinner for the registered cyclist at Moody Gardens is included in the registration fee. You may purchase extra dinner tickets for guests for $20.
Recommended training schedule
If you want to participate, please register here ASAP because the hotel rooms go fast!