Cove House registering riders for annual bicycling event
By LYNETTE SOWELL
On the morning of Saturday, August 12, 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 8, with the cost going up after that time for both single and tandem riders.
Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. on the day of the event and the cost 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.
The ride begins at 7:30 a.m., with riding distances to include routes of 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 with any questions, or for more information visit www.covehouse.org and click on Events and follow the link for online preregistration.. Maps of the routes are also available at the website.
Next Saturday’s event is also supported by the Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce.