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The BP MS 150 is a two-day fundraising bike ride organized by the National MS Society. The ride is the largest event of its kind in North America with 13,000 cyclists, 3,500 volunteers and countless spectators along the route and at the finish line in Austin. The 2014 BP MS 150 set a new fundraising milestone by raising $20 million dollars, bringing hope to many who are living with multiple sclerosis.
The two-day ride is a 180-mile journey that starts in Houston and ends in Austin. Breakpoints are positioned every 8-15 miles. The ride begins Saturday morning at three convenient starting points: Tully Stadium in Houston, Rhodes Stadium in Katy and Waller Stadium in Waller. Cyclists will follow scenic roads into Bellville for lunch. Day One ends at the Fayette County Fairgrounds and Camp St. Mark’s overnight locations in La Grange.
On Sunday morning, Club 300 members, riders living with MS and the team that received the Platinum Safety Award lead the mass of cyclists from the fairgrounds on one of two routes that lead to Bastrop Intermediate School for lunch. Cyclists may take the Bechtel Challenge Route and enjoy the rolling terrain of Bastrop and Buescher State Parks or bypass the parks via the Genzyme One to One Lunch Express Route. After lunch at Bastrop Intermediate School, the route takes cyclists into downtown Austin for exciting Finish Line festivities at the State Capitol near the Bob Bullock State History Museum.
UPDATE Saturday 4 P.M. - April 18, 2015
Additional details and information are now available on our FAQ page. Stay tuned for more.
DAY 1 CANCELED
After serious consideration, Day 1(Saturday, April 18) of the 2015 BP MS 150 is canceled due to conditions at the overnight sites in La Grange and the expected severe weather in the area. Excessive rainfall and wind that occurred throughout this week has had a significant impact on the two sites where a majority of teams and cyclists camp overnight, Fayette County Fairgrounds and Camp St. Mark’s, and have been determined unsafe and inaccessible. The City of La Grange Office of Emergency Management has closed these sites. We know our cyclists have put in a lot of training and fundraising efforts. Your continued patience, understanding and support are greatly appreciated! Do NOT ride the route on Day 1, Saturday, April 18. The route on Day 1 will be closed and all standard support services— rider support, transportation and breakpoints — along the route will be suspended on Saturday. The safety and security of all participants are our top priorities, but ultimately your safety is your personal responsibility. At this time, day two of the ride will proceed on Sunday, April 19, from La Grange to Austin. The start line will now be at the Fayette County Courthouse in La Grange (151 N. Washington St) with an 8 a.m. start time. We are currently assessing the logistics and route conditions from La Grange to Austin and will continue to provide updates on www.bpms150.net and the BP MS 150 Facebook Page as details become available. Opt-in to receive important text message event alerts this weekend by texting BP to 68686. Standard rates apply.
Please note that all BP MS 150 participants and teams are subject to the sanctioned logistics designed for the BP MS 150 at all times and if any rider or team chooses to ride outside the sanctioned boundaries of the BP MS 150 they are doing so at their own risk and peril. The sanctioned logistics of the BP MS 150 includes, but is not limited to, the official start sites, routes, breakpoint sites, lunch sites, overnight sites, finish site and the official time of route opening and route closure as determined by our Security Teams and as permitted by weather conditions.