A bike ride across Texas

For the next few days, this blog will be focused on a bike ride across Texas.  Myself, Al Koehler, Jim Crow and a bunch of other folks will be biking across Texas for charity. In particular, for the Rise School / Austin.

In particular, The Rise Across Texas Challenge is a bike ride that will cross the state from the eastern border to the west.  Starting tomorrow morning (March 6th), approximately fifty cyclists will cover 850 Texas miles from Orange to Presidio, Texas.   I’m in Orange right now doing this blog post.

Over the next few days, I’ll document the route and details of each day’s ride.  Hopefully, using the RunKeeper iPhone app, I’ll be able to document each segment in details.

For now, here’s the main bus:

While the next set of posts will all be basic information, here’s the background on the ride:

The non-profit Rise Schools provide the highest quality early childhood education services to children ages 18 months to six years with special needs focusing on children with Downs Syndrome.   The Rise Across Texas Challenge will push its riders to extremes for a cause that’s worth the sore muscles: to raise money for the Rise Schools of Texas! Our goal for this ride is to raise $5,000,000 of which $3,000,000 will come to Rise Austin to kick off our Capital Campaign for a permanent home.

If you would like to learn more about the Rise Across Texas Challenge click here for a video message from Mack Brown and Lance Armstrong:

http://riseacrosstexas.org/site/PageServer?pagename=HOME_Rise_Across_Texas

To Donate: http://bit.ly/RiseRide

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