BVC-CHATThe Annual Baytown YMCA Gator Ride
colin-allen at tamu.edu
Tue Feb 6 23:32:54 CST 2001
Info about non-competitive ride in Texas in March. I've also added two
April rides to the team internet calendar at
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From: "Perry Meadows" <pmeadows at technologist.com>
To: <bvc-info at snaefell.tamu.edu>
Subject: The Annual Baytown YMCA Gator Ride
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 09:33:35 -0600
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We are holding our annual Gator Ride in Baytown TX. We would like you
and your riders to participate. I am including some information about the
ride which takes place on March 3, 2001. We are excepting well over 1000
riders this year from all over Texas. Please come and join us.
The Gator Ride is a non-competitive bike ride held annually in Baytown, TX
to benefit the Baytown YMCA. The proceeds from this event go to help sponsor
and support the Youth Programs that the Baytown YMCA offers. The ride
includes several courses ranging from an 11 mile Family ride to a 62 mile
ride. The different routes take you past many of the landmarks in and around
the Baytown, TX area.
The Gator Ride is held in the coastal town of Baytown, TX. Baytown is
located on the eastern side of Houston, along the waters of the San Jacinto
and Trinity Rivers and along the northern edge of Galveston Bay. The Baytown
Chamber of Commerce has a lot more information on the city of Baytown. Their
web address is http://www.baytownchamber.com.
The Gator Ride has 4 courses that allow for riders of all different
experience levels to participate. There is a short family course that is
approximately 11 miles long. There are two intermediate sized courses. The
first is 32 miles, this course goes through Baytown only and does not go over
the Fred Hartman Bridge. There is also a 38 mile route this year, which is
new. The 38 mile course will go over the Fred Hartman Bridge, and then
continues on. There is also the full course which is approx 62 miles in
The registration fees for the Gator Ride for 2001 are:
For Individuals who want to ride...
Registration Method FEE
Sign-up sheets received or postmarked before February 11. $20
Sign-up sheets received or postmarked after February 11. $25
For Families who want to participate in the 11 mile course...
Member Signing Up
First Parent $20
Second Parent $10
All Children Free
There are several ways to help out:
You can help by participating. This makes the event bigger and better every
year, and makes other riders want to participate as well.
You can donate supplies needed to hold the event. The event provides rest
stops along the way, and these need items like fresh fruit, snacks for the
riders, disposable cups, napkins, etc... Large donations are greatly
appreciated, but every bit helps and small donations are appreciated as well.
Donate your time. The Gator Ride is a one day event, but it takes a lot of
hard work to get it ready and to get it cleaned up once it's over. People are
needed to help set up tents, process sign-ups, distribute supplies to rest
areas, set up road signs and course markers.
Offer Feedback. The event is held to raise money for children, but it also
held for all the participants to enjoy. So if there is are comments, praise,
or questions please feel free to voice them. Admittedly, not all issues can
be resolved to everyone's ultimate satisfaction; but the organizing committee
does take all of the feedback into consideration when planning the event.
If you are interested in donating any supplies or some of your time to
this event, please send an email to the following address and someone from
the Event Planning Committee will contact you: Email - Gator Ride Donations
Our website is located at www.gatorride.org .
You may contact Barbara Trachte at the Baytown YMCA at 281-427-1797 or
email barbarat at ymcahouston.org .
I am attaching a copy of the registration form and the poster.
Thank You For Your Time,
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