Cove House now accepting registrations for annual bicycling event
Fri, 2016-07-22 13:46 News Staff
By LYNETTE SOWELL
On the morning of Saturday, August 13 bicycling enthusiasts from all over Central Texas and beyond will converge at First Baptist Church to kick off the annual Cove House Classic Bike Tour.
The event is a fundraiser for Cove House Emergency Homeless Shelter, which will receive all proceeds from the event. This is one of the shelter’s largest fundraising events of the year, in addition to its annual banquet each fall.
Registration for single riders is $30, with a fee of $40 for tandem riders. Registration may be completed online now or starting at 6:30 a.m. in person the morning of the event. Online registration closes at midnight on August 7. Registration the day of the event will be $35 and $50 for individual and tandem riders, respectively.
In the past, experienced competitive cyclists, as well as families wishing to ride their bikes together for a good cause have participated in the tour. All riders must wear helmets.
For many of the riders, this event is great preparation for the Centex Hotter ‘N Hell Hundred coming up on Aug. 27, as well as the Fort Hood Challenge, a September two-day bicycle race located on the roads of Fort Hood. Although the Cove House Classic isn’t timed, the tour gets them ready for the events.
Tour distances include 10, 26, 42, 50, and 63 miles. All routes begin and end at First Baptist Church, located at 300 W. Ave. B.
Contact Cove House at 254-547-4673 or for more information visit www.covehouse.org and click on Events. The link for online preregistration is located at http://www.active.com/cop-peras-cove-tx/cycling/races/cove-house-classic....
The event is also hosted by Bike Central Texas and supported by the Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau.