Lions Club Bike ride
Tuesday, 03 April 2012 by Keith Bahlmann
A stampede is coming --- the "Stampede on the Chisholm Trail", the Belton Lions Club's 2nd annual "Cycling for Sight".
The event will take place Saturday, April 14 and will include a 25 mile ride, 50 mile or Half Century ride and a 62 mile or Metric Century ride.
"We started the ride last year, mainly as a fundraiser to promote the different Lions Club activities and it was such a success we wanted to build on that," explained this year's chairman for the event, Lion Robert Jones. " We had a good turnout....about 75 last year....and the riders commented that they liked it and liked the way it was run, so we expect even more this year based on the response we received."
The ride will begin at 8:00am at Belton Park and Ride in Confederate Park, 505 East Avenue C at Interstate 35 with a stroll through historic downtown Belton.
Riders along the 25, 50 and 62 mile routes will be challenged by a climb up Nolanville Hill, followed by a breath-taking ride across the Stillhouse Hollow Dam. The 50 and 62 mile routes will continue into some of Bell County's majestic countryside and all routes will finish along Belton's Hike and Bike Trail.
"Last year, I didn't ride," commented Jones, but "I do ride and I plan on doing the 50 miler this time."
Bring your family and enjoy a day of healthy fun in the fresh air as you enjoy the sights of the beautiful Central Texas countryside. This cycling event helps support the Lions Club charities.
Riders wishing to participate may register by mail or online at: www.beltonlionsclub.com or www.active.com/cycling.
Mail registration must be postmarked by midnight, March 30th and online registration ends midnight, April 6th. There is a $35 race fee.
Ride-Day registration will be 6:30am-8:00am at Belton Park and Ride.