Heart of Texas Pedaling for Paws Bicycle Tour 3


Heart of Texas Pedaling for Paws Bicycle Tour
The Heart of Texas Cyclists Bicycle Club of Brownwood Texas hosted a bike tour event to raise money for the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center on June 22, 2019. The event was enjoyable for all participants and a huge success for the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center. The event began and ended at Festival Park in Brownwood, Texas. There were 78 registered participants in the event. There were several participants from Brownwood, Abilene, San Angelo, Midland and as far away as Carrollton, Corpus Christi, and Tyler. The participants rode bicycles on route distances of 8 miles, 25 miles, 45 miles, and 65 miles. There were 7 rest stops for the event staffed with volunteers from Brownwood Regional Medical Center, Brookesmith ISD, and MC Bank. The event day began with registration at 7AM, a start time of 8AM, and ended at 3PM. The riders all received a drawstring backpack ride packet with lots of goodies inside including a T shirt, pens, key chain, note pad, ride map, and bib number. After the ride the participants were treated to Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Sausage Wraps and cold drinks provided by the Heart of Texas Cyclists and Board of Director members of the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center.
We have received very positive feedback from all the participants and plan on making this an annual event the third weekend of June every year. The event raised $3100 for the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center.
We would like to thank the Brownwood Police Department Sargent Zane Taylor, Brownwood Chamber of Commerce Director Sunni Modawell, Brownwood Sports Director Roland Soto, and Brownwood Parks and Recreation Director David Withers for their assistance with the bike event.
We would like to thank the volunteer support we received from Brownwood Regional Medical Center, Corinne T. Smith Animal Center, Smile Crafters, Brookesmith ISD, MC Bank, and the Heart of Texas Cyclists Bicycle Club.
This event took a lot of preparation and planning and could not have happened without our volunteers and sponsors. The Sponsors include: Brownwood Chamber of Commerce, The Bike Peddler, Brownwood Inn and Suites, Brookshire Grocery, Brookesmith ISD, Pitts Stop Porta Pottys, Hydro Tech Seamless Gutters, Sliger’s Market, Smile Crafters, Texas Bank, Weakley-Watson Ace Hardware, WalMart, Willie’s T’s, Fastenal, and KOXE 101.5 FM.


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