Continuing its commitment to quality community programs, Missouri City, in partnership with State Senator Rodney Ellis, is set to host its First Annual “Show Me City Ride of Pride” on Sunday, Dec. 1 from 7 a.m. to noon.
Participants will launch their 8.55-mile cycle from Community Park (Pavilion 4), 1700 Glenn Lakes Lane. The ride will wind through several scenic subdivisions, giving riders an opportunity to view the area’s natural beauty and enjoy a fun fitness exercise, and end at the Park.
Stretching from Cartwright Road in the north and reaching Lake Olympia Parkway in the south, the bike ride will feature 75 cyclists, and has already garnered attention with area businesses.
“We pride ourselves on creating and hosting innovative programs for citizens and are excited about this new City event and encourage everyone to get involved as a rider, volunteer or cheerleader,” said Parks & Recreation Director Larry Foos. “Missouri City is known nationwide as one of America’s best places to live, work and play and we are looking forward to showcasing the strength of our community and corporate partnerships on December 1,” he said.
The “Ride of Pride” is open to area residents who are 16 and older and the entry fee is a toy donation that will be used as part of the City’s annual toy drive in support of Toys for Tots. To ensure public safety regulations are met during the ride, the event will only include 75 bicyclists. All participants will receive a free T-shirt, gift bag and refreshments from “Ride of Pride” sponsors.
“This bike ride is a way to highlight the community in a way we’ve never done before,” explained District B Council Member Don Smith, who spearheaded the event. “I see this bike ride growing in the future and becoming one of the biggest in the area.”
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