Help me Cycle for the Love of Nature!
I've found over the years that I gravitate toward passions that seem to overlap. They are cycling and nature!
It's really interesting because driving down a country road in a car is so much different than riding down that same road on a bike. You see so much more of what nature has to offer on a bike.
As part of my passion of nature, I became a Texas Master Naturalist in 2016. It was also that year when I began my journey in cycling. It seems to have worked out well. I'm working on my seventh century (100 mile) ride, I'm experiencing the beauty of raising money for several MS rides, I'm riding across Iowa, and I will experience the AIDS Life Cycle next year in California! Now, I want to put my efforts on the bike to work for nature!
On October 20-21, 2018, I will be riding around Galveston Bay in the 12th annual Bike Around the Bay cycling event. I am riding to support the largest and most productive bay in Texas. Galveston Bay provides amazing recreational and tourism opportunities like boating, fishing and bird watching while also supporting an important commercial fishing industry that puts Galveston Bay shrimp, oysters and blue crab on our dinner plates. It also serves as the home for a large amount of industrial activity including shipping and refining that drives our local economy.
Did you know that half the population of Texas lives within the Galveston Bay watershed? You can help make a difference in preserving and protecting the Bay right in our own backyards by making a tax-deductible donation to my ride. Your contribution will support the Galveston Bay Foundation which works with all Bay users to preserve the beauty, tranquility, and health of Galveston Bay. Every donation, no matter the amount, helps create a better Bay!
About Bike Around the Bay and the Galveston Bay Foundation
Bike Around the Bay is a fully supported two-day, 170-mile cycling event sponsored by Shell and benefits the Galveston Bay Foundation. Started in 2007, Bike Around the Bay showcases the natural beauty of Galveston Bay and raises awareness of the need to protect it.
Galveston Bay Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1987 to preserve, protect, and enhance Galveston Bay. The organization's program areas include advocacy, conservation, education, and research.
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