“BURN YOUR BUNS” BIKE RIDE FOR BRIDGEWOOD FARMS ROUND UP
Cyclists took to the streets and through the rolling hills of Willis and Conroe early Saturday morning on July 4th at the 14th Annual “Burn Your Buns” Bike Ride to benefit Bridgewood Farms with 503 registered riders.
Riders from local bike clubs and seasoned cyclists rode the 20, 31, or 62 mile (loop twice) course along tree lined streets and rolling hills in Willis. Many participants “doubled the fun” by going down and out twice to cover the 62 miles. The majority of participants participate traditionally every year from The Woodlands Cycling
Club and The Mules Cycling Club. Volunteers were there early to check in participants, help at rest stations, or assist with safety on road including The Lake Conroe Rotary, attorney Mike McDougal, law enforcement from Pct. 1 Constable Cash and Pct. 2 Constable Gene DeForest, along with the Montgomery County Hospital District.
“It was an honor to assist with this event. Great people doing great things for our community”, said Constable Phillip Cash of Pct. 1 in Montgomery County. Presented by The Woodlands Cycling
Club (WCC), and the Lake Conroe Rotary Club, the Diamond Sponsor was Jeffrey Tacy and Marissa Gonzalez. Gold Sponsors are Troy Construction, Borden, and Congressman Kevin Brady. Silver Sponsors-Cannon Custom Homes, Lynch Signs, Tom and Mary Krolczyk, Westbound Bank, Optimal Process Solutions, Law office of Kelly Chavez, Law Office of Mike McDougal, Ed and Robbi Turek, Shannon Jewelers, Sheri, Stacy, and Bill Brown; Paula, Jerry, and Jody Shumpert; and Pam, Davey, and Sky Holak. Bronze Sponsors are Wiesner Automotive, Quest Engineering, Kris McBride Accounting Services, Oak- crest Farms, LLC, Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1 Wayne Mack; and many individuals- Rita and Jimmy Schumacher; Jessica and Devin Teasdale; James and Nan O’Hare; Beverly and Gary Ward; Rick, Natalie, and Sarah Meidel; and Helen Schwisow.
All the organizations work together to ensure the success of the ride by recruiting law enforcement, volunteers, and the Montgomery County Hospital District to monitor the route. Both Mike McDougal and WCC have supported the bike ride since its inception in January 2004. The WCC takes responsibility for the ride route, TXDOT approvals, and all promotion to cycling clubs. Steve Schoger of the WCC ensures that all major intersections the cyclists cross have a pointer on the route.
“Words cannot express how grateful Bridgewood Farms is for all the fantastic volunteers and riders who participated in this year’s ride. Neither rain, nor storm, nor sleet, nor snow (plus the unbearable heat and humidity) can keep a rider from doing what they love to do best”, said Flo Nelson, Executive Director. “Without these amazing people it would not have been such a great 4th of July!”