Thursday, October 2, 2008


Hurricane Ike did this ride in. From the Bike Around the Bay website:

We are saddened to announce that because of conditions resulting from Hurricane Ike, we are cancelling our bike ride scheduled forthis October 18-19. Conditions will simply not allow us to go forward with a safe ride this year. We have explored several options ofgoing forward with only a portion of the ride, but ultimately decided it would be best to pass for this year. We are very committed to LyondellBasell Bike Around the Bay and look forward to offering the ride again in 2009. However, we are very excited to invite all riders to join us in Galveston the weekend of October 18-19 for a “Bike Around the Bay” volunteer event. Instead of simply cancelling our bike ride, we’d like to have a large group of riders/volunteers join us to assist with Hurricane recovery efforts in Galveston. We are in the process right now of setting up specific activities on which our volunteers can work, but we anticipate having a full day’s worth of activities on both Saturday, October 18, and Sunday, October 19. We invite you to join us for one or both days and if you can, spend the night at Moody Gardens. If we have enough participation, we will plan to go forward with our dinner and beach party that evening as a way to thank all our volunteers. Lunch will also be provided both days for all volunteers.

I think it's great that the ride organizers are sponsoring a relief event in Galveston in lieu of the ride. This is a great tour that I will definitely do next year.