Cyclist Will Complete the 2016 BP MS 150 on a "B-Cycle"
HOUSTON, TEXAS, March 30, 2016 (Newswire.com) - Houston B-cycle staff member, Doogie Roux, will join the Clean Line Energy Team for the 2016 BP MS 150. He will complete the ride from Houston to Austin riding a bicycle from the Houston B-cycle fleet. The fundraising ride is organized by the National MS Society and will take place on April 16th – 17th.
“I’m looking forward to completing the ride on a bike that’s not traditionally used during a ride like this and see how I compare to other riders,” said Doogie Roux. “I personally know people with multiple sclerosis so I hope to bring more awareness and raise money by doing something that I’m passionate about.”
The BP MS 150 is the largest event of its kind in North America where over 10,000 cyclist ride for two days and finish at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas. The bike that Roux will use weighs more than 50 pounds; twice the weight of other bikes used for this type of event.
“I am so proud of Doogie’s effort to support the MS 150, as well as his decision to ride one of our B-Cycles,” said John Daly, Executive Director of Houston B-cycle “Doogie is not only bringing awareness to multiple sclerosis, but also the values of Houston B-Cycle; riding bikes brings benefits to our health, our environment and our community.”
The fundraising ride has a minimum of $400 and Roux is currently looking for donations. Anyone interested in helping Roux achieve his goal can make a direct donation on his participant rider page, https://goo.gl/gK73IP.