What is the Bike MS: Texas MS 150?
The Bike MS: Texas MS 150 is a bike ride organized by the National MS Society MS South Central Region. This year’s event is a one-day ride. The Bike MS: Texas MS 150 is the largest of the 100 Bike MS events in the United States with (in “normal” years…) up to 13,000 cyclists, 3,500 volunteers and countless spectators along the route and at the finish line. Up to 60,000 people participate and contribute to this event each year, making it one of the largest charity bike rides in North America.
Rest Stops are positioned about every 10-15 miles along the route and allow cyclists to access support services, such as: hydration and snacks, medical support, bike repairs, port-o-lets, and SAG (Special Assistant and Gear) services. Thousands of cyclists will stop at the rest stops to rest and “re-fuel” for their journey.
CERT Rest Stop Entrance Controllers (REC’s) will staff the rest stops along the Katy route - all along the route to the College Station finish line. There are several different starting points from the Houston area: Katy, Waller, and Todd Mission at the Ren Fest. All three routes join into one route (the Katy route) on the journey to Kyle Field in College Station. CERT Rest Stop Entrance Controllers typically assist the cyclists by: helping them to safely enter and leave the rest stops, managing the cyclists’ flow within the rest stops, giving directions and information, and supporting rest stop services.
The MS Society has implemented safety protocols to ensure the safety of the riders, staff, and volunteers. Further details can be found on the National MS Society website: Bike MS: Texas MS 150 2021. These safety protocols and procedures will be further reviewed at the (virtual) pre-event trainings (dates to be announced). Together, we will cure MS while empowering people affected by MS to live their best lives. We are so excited to see you in 2021!