*HOUSTON – Camp For All, in cooperation with the Houston Texans Foundation and the Kiwanis Club of Houston, will host the third annual Camp For All Hilltop Bike Ride on Saturday, April 1, in Washington County. Held during the height of the county's famous bluebonnet season, The Hilltop Ride begins at 8 a.m. at Camp For All, 6301 Rehburg Road, in Burton (near Brenham), and takes riders through a scenic 22, 44 or 66-mile course. The annual springtime event is a recommended training ride of the BP MS 150 Houston to Austin Bike Tour, to be held April 22 and 23 in support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
"In just three years, the Hilltop Ride has become a favorite among cyclists," said Vicki LaRue, president and CEO of Camp For All and founder of the MS 150 Bike Tour. "Because of our great location between Houston and Austin, riders can train on a course very similar to what they'll experience in the 150. We also put a lot of effort into offering a well-supported ride, and the cyclists appreciate that."
While many of those participating in the ride are seasoned cyclists in training for the MS 150, the Hilltop Ride also welcomes novice riders, families with children and anyone who wants to enjoy a scenic bike ride in the country. The registration fee for the Hilltop Ride is $50 per cyclist and includes a fully-supported ride, complete with rest stops, drinks and snacks; a barbecue lunch at the end of the ride; and a Hilltop Ride t-shirt. Proceeds from the event benefit Camp For All, The Kiwanis Foundation of Houston and the Houston Texans Foundation. Sponsors of the Hilltop Ride include Akin Grump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Gary Appelt MD, Blue Bell Creameries, Compass Bank, Margaret and Billy Dwyer, Griffin Travel, Insurance Alliance, Mexican Restaurants Inc., Northwest Cyclery, PolySpec LP, SG Interests, Sue and Tom Speck, The Tholstrup Law Firm and Zuber Insurance Agency. To register, call 713-686-5666 or visit www.active.com.
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*Camp For All is a nonprofit camping and retreat facility working in partnership with special needs organizations to enrich the lives of children and adults with chronic illnesses and disabilities. The 206-acre camp, located at 6301 Rehburg Road in Burton, Texas, (near Brenham) provides unique, fully accessible camping experiences in a barrier-free environment. *