Bike Around the Bay

October 21-22, 2017!

The new Start/Finish for Bike Around the Bay 2017 will be at:
Plantgistix
717 Logistics Drive
Baytown, TX 77523
AmeriPort Industrial Park

ABOUT THE WEATHER: We are tracking the weather for this weekend. If we need to make you aware of any weather-related updates we will:

1) Post the updates on Facebook
2) Post the updates on the BAB website
3) And email every registered cyclist directly



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20th UPDATE:
Bike Around the Bay is on. The forecast for Saturday has improved slightly, but we may still have some scattered showers. Sunday has a greater likelihood of rain, but we are also still currently planning to go forward Sunday. We have added a second bus home from Moody Gardens Sunday morning. In addition to our Saturday evening bus back to the start which will leave Moody at 6:30 p.m., we will now have two Sunday morning buses- one at 9:00 a.m. and another at 10:00 a.m. You can purchase ticket(s) HERE.
If you have already purchased a Sunday morning bus ticket for the 9:00 a.m. you may change to 10:00 a.m. by emailing the request to info@bikearoundthebay.org with a subject line of "bus change". If you purchase a new bus ticket, you will be able to choose between 9 and 10. Bus tickets are still available online on the "Store" section linked at the top of the BAB website for $35, plus we will sell bus tickets at dinner Sunday evening. Changes and ticket sales will be accommodated on a first come-first served, space available basis.

If we do cancel Sunday, we will work to get everyone who needs a ride back from Moody to the start as quickly as possible through a combination of buses and SAG vehicles and those rides will be provided for free. Please feel free to email info@bikearoundthebay.org with any other questions. We are still keeping our fingers crossed for dry weather!

Join us for the 11th annual Bike Around the Bay, a two-day 170-mile fully supported ride around Galveston Bay. This unique cycling event takes riders in a complete loop around the largest estuary in Texas (and one of the biggest in North America)! All proceeds from this signature fundraising ride directly benefit the Galveston Bay Foundation and its mission to preserve and protect the Bay.

FUNDRAISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Bike Around the Bay is still scheduled for October 21-22, 2017, but we realize this is no ordinary year. We recognize that many of you and your families, friends and neighbors have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. While the success of the ride is very important to our continued efforts to advocate for Galveston Bay, we also know that flood recovery is very important to our community. For this reason, for all funds raised September 14, 2017 through the end of our fundraising period, we will dedicate 50% of the money raised above your fundraising minimum to local flood recovery efforts.

If you are a two-day rider, that means 50% of the funds you raise above $250 will be donated, and for one-day riders, we will donate half of the funds you raise above $175. Last year, riders raised over $100,000 above the fundraising minimum. If we can reach that level again this year, Bike Around the Bay will be able to invest $50,000 in flood recovery for our community. We hope to do even more this year.

Please CLICK HEREto read more about our efforts to support Galveston Bay and flood recovery.