Aug
28 2012

Ride Texas


The WOW Cycling Club presents the second annual Ride Texas event benefiting Operation Comfort. This event will take 24 riders and 6 support staff from Wichita Falls to Corpus Christi Texas in the span of 6 days covering just over 500 miles.

The great end to this journey will be capped off by riding up the ramp of the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi where each rider will be introduced. After the introductions are made the rides official end will be at the original Whataburger across the causeway.


WOW CYCLING RIDE TEXAS

The WOW Cycling Club presents the second annual Ride Texas event benefiting Operation Comfort. This event will take 24 riders and 6 support staff from Wichita Falls to Corpus Christi, Texas in the span of 6 days covering just over 500 miles. As civilians, we have made the decision to find a way to give something back–to offer help and assistance to those who have given so much for our Country.

Ride Texas 2011 received great support in every city we traveled through, as we had police and Patriot Guard escorts from Wichita Falls, to Jacksboro, through Temple and finally Beeville all the way into Corpus Christi. The riders took part in special fundraising events throughout the state to include interviews with the local media.

THE RIDE

The riders will begin their journey from Wichita Falls at 7:30am and should end in Fort Worth at 3pm. The first day will be one of the longer days; 98 miles. The next leg of the journey will start at 7:30am once again in Fort Worth and end in Waco at 2pm, 95.5 miles later. Day three will take the riders on a 92 mile ride to the Texas state Capitol city of Austin. They should arrive by 2:46pm. The fourth day of this long journey allows the riders to sleep in a bit as they will be starting at 10am. This day also has a great welcome home end to a shorter riding day, 77 miles, with the riders arriving in San Antonio at Texas Pride Barbecue at 5pm.

These weary riders will get a much deserved day five rest, but the ride is not over as they start day six off bright and early at 7:30am. The aches and pains of 94.3 miles will kick back in as they plan to arrive in Beeville by 2pm. Day seven, the final leg of the journey and shortest ride day, will begin at 8:30am. The ride will end 60 miles later in Corpus Christi.

The great end to this journey will be capped off by riding up the ramp of the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi where each rider will be introduced. After the introductions are made the rides official end will be at the original Whataburger across the causeway. Once the riders cross the finish line they will have ridden a grand total of 501.5 miles to benefit the wounded troops who Operation Comfort assists.