Brazos River Park, Sugar Land, Fort Bend County, Texas, United States

Start Date

10/01/2022

Activity tags attached to this sportie.

Activities: Bike ride 🚴🏿‍♂️, 55 Miles, 35 Miles

Bridging the Gap Ride is an annual cycling event hosted by Motherland Cycling Club (MCC), that aims to bring cyclists of diverse backgrounds and persuasions together for a fun and entertaining ride where participants get to experience different cultures, eat, laugh and dance afterwards--all while also supporting a local charity*. After ride entertainment will feature a DJ, food and games.

Event Give Away - All participants will receive a meal and drink ticket as well as a raffle ticket. A few lucky participants will win several nice gifts including including carbon aero wheels (Handlebar), $1000 gift certificate (Sugar Cycles), smart trainer (Society Cycle Works), helmet (PushinWatts), commemorative kit (PushinWatts), carbon cycling shoes, bike repair tools, massage gift certificates (Katonia Unwind Massage), and additional gift certificates from local bike stores.**  All participants who register before September 15, 2021, will receive a T-Shirt in their size. 

Routes - 55 Mile Route  and    35 Mile Route 

We look forward to seeing you. Please spread the word and let's bridge the gap!!

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Platinum: Oscar Technology, and Fort Bend Kia 
Gold: Udipi Cafe, Handlebar Cyclery, Society Cycle Works, Sugar Cycles, PushinWatts
Bronze: Platinum Premier Global Equity, State Farm Insurance - Agent Felicia Olowu

Please visit this site for event updates!

*100% of the donations and a portion of the net proceeds, will go to CASA Fort Bend. 
**Watch out for updates on the specific prizes that could be won with the raffle tickets 

Packet Pick Up

We strongly encourage all riders to pick up their packets ahead of the ride. RIDERS WITH BIB NUMBER 333 AND HIGHER MUST PICK UP THEIR PACKET ON EVENT DAY!

Tour Policy

There is no rain date; we ride rain or shine - In case of severe weather or restriction mandated by local, state or federal government agencies, MCC reserves the right to cancel/alter/modify the ride for safety concerns.

In any case, we do not refund entry fees. Please review the waiver - YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND ACCEPT THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT.

Safety Rules and Protocols

Please obey all traffic laws. Helmets are required, no headphones. Please ensure your bike is in good working condition. Additional safety instructions will be provided on event day. Please carry your cell phone in waterproof cover and call 911 in case of emergency. Additionally please call the event coordinator. Her telephone number will be provided on event day. 

Covid 19 - Please observe latest CDC Covid-19 guidelines. Hand sanitizers will be available at all rest stops. Disposable face masks will be available at the registration booth. If you have been exposed or are experiencing Covid-19 like symptoms, please do not participate at the event.

Parking

Brazos River park has plenty of parking spaces available. Please plan to arrive early.

Rest Stops

35 Mile Route

Rest Stop #1: (Mile 13): 8545 FM 1464 RD, Houston, TX 77083 (Shell Gas Station), Hosts: State Farm Agent - Felicia Olowu and Society Cycle Works

Rest Stop #2: (Mile 26): 603 Plantation Dr, Richmond, TX 77469 (Chevron Gas Station), Hosts: State Farm Agent - Felicia Olowu and Society Cycle Works

 

55 Mile Route

Rest Stop #1: (Mile 13): 8545 FM 1464 RD, Houston, TX 77083 (Shell Gas Station), Hosts: State Farm Agent - Felicia Olowu and Society Cycle Works

Rest Stop #2: (Mile 23): 24948 Farm to Market 1093 Suite 220, Katy, TX 77494 (Handlebar Cyclery), Hosts: MCC and Handlebar Cyclery.

Rest Stop #3: (Mile 45): 3326 Avenue I, Rosenberg, TX 77471 (Lucky Rudy's), Hosts: ActivePassion, State Farm Agent - Felicia Olowu and Sugar Cycles

Turnaround Location: (Mile 18): 6407 S Peek Rd, Richmond, TX 77407 (Stripes Gas Station). IF YOU ARE DOING THE 55 MILE ROUTE AND YOU ARE NOT AT THIS LOCATION BY 9.15AM, YOU WILL BE RESPECTFULLY ENCOURAGED TO DO THE 35 MILE ROUTE!

*Bike technicians will be stationed at each rest stop for both routes.

Child Advocates of Fort Bend

We are raising money for Child Advocates of Fort Bend to support their mission of providing a voice, healing the hurt and breaking the cycle of abuse and neglect for children in Fort Bend County. Please consider making a donation to Child Advocates.

Fort Bend County / Sugar Land City Confirmed Guests

  1. County Judge, Honorable K.P. George
  2. Sugar Land Mayor Pro-tem, Jennifer Lane
  3. Fort Bend County District Attorney, Brian Middleton
  4. Sugar Land Council Member Stewart Jacobson
  5. Sugar Land Council Member Naushad Kermally

Comprehensive List of Prizes As at Date

  1. Carbon Aero Wheels (Handlebar)
  2. $1000 Gift Certificate (Sugar Cycles)
  3. Smart Trainer (Society Cycle Works)
  4. Helmet (PushinWatts)
  5. Commemorative Kit (bib and jersey - PushinWatts)
  6. Cycling Carbon Shoes (PushinWatts)
  7. Bike hand bike stand and Park Tool HBH-2 Handlebar Holder(MCC Member - Tom Benzaia)
  8. Topeak Lineup Stand (MCC Member - Tom Benzaia)
  9. NixFrixShun Ultimate Chain Lube (MCC Member - Tom Benzaia)
  10. Park Tool CG-2.4 Chain Scrubber Kit (MCC Member - Tom Benzaia)
  11. Park Tool CC-3.2 Chain Checker (MCC Member - Tom Benzaia)
  12. Park Tool CT-5 Mini Chain Tool (MCC Member - Tom Benzaia)
  13. Park Tool MLP-1.2 Master Link Pliers (MCC Member - Tom Benzaia)
  14. One hour massage gift certificate (Katonia Unwind Massage)
  15. One hour massage gift certificate (Katonia Unwind Massage)
  16. Miscellaneous gifts from local bike stores

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. 55 Mile Route

    https://www.strava.com/routes/2865682557711048168 Packet Pick Up Thursday, September 30, 2021, 4pm - 7pm: Handlebar Cyclery, 24948 FM 1093 #220, Katy, TX 77494 Friday, October 1, 2021, 11am - 2pm: Sugar Cycles, 7260 Highway 6, Suite 400, Missouri City, TX 77459 Friday, October 1, 2021, 4pm - 7pm: Society Cycle Works, 13425 University Blvd #100, Sugar Land, TX 77479 Saturday, October 2, 2021, 5.15am - 6.30am - Event site (Brazos River Park, 18427 SW Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77479) We strongly encourage all riders to pick up their packets ahead of the ride. 
    Activity Starts: 10/1/2022 07:00 - Activity Ends: 10/1/2022 13:00
    Registration opens : 3/24/2022 06:00
    Activity type: Bike ride 🚴🏿‍♂️
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt guaranteed if registered before September 20, 2021
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/24/2022 06:00
      Registration closes : 7/15/2022 00:55
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $3.32
    • Registration opens : 7/15/2022 00:56
      Registration closes : 8/22/2022 00:59
      Race fee : $50.00
      Processing fee : $3.90
    • Registration opens : 8/22/2022 01:00
      Registration closes : 9/30/2022 00:59
      Race fee : $60.00
      Processing fee : $4.48
    • Registration opens : 9/30/2022 01:00
      Registration closes : 10/1/2022 08:15
      Race fee : $70.00
      Processing fee : $5.06


  2. 35 Mile Route

    https://www.strava.com/routes/2853672527571059486 Packet Pick Up Thursday, September 30, 2021, 4pm - 7pm: Handlebar Cyclery, 24948 FM 1093 #220, Katy, TX 77494 Friday, October 1, 2021, 11am - 2pm: Sugar Cycles, 7260 Highway 6, Suite 400, Missouri City, TX 77459 Friday, October 1, 2021, 4pm - 7pm: Society Cycle Works, 13425 University Blvd #100, Sugar Land, TX 77479 Saturday, October 2, 2021, 5.15am - 6.30am - Event site (Brazos River Park, 18427 SW Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77479) We strongly encourage all riders to pick up their packets ahead of the ride. 
    Activity Starts: 10/1/2022 07:00 - Activity Ends: 10/1/2022 13:00
    Registration opens : 3/24/2022 18:00
    Activity type: Bike ride 🚴🏿‍♂️
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt guaranteed if registered before September 20, 2021
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 3/24/2022 18:00
      Registration closes : 7/15/2022 00:55
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $3.32
    • Registration opens : 7/15/2022 00:56
      Registration closes : 8/22/2022 00:59
      Race fee : $50.00
      Processing fee : $3.90
    • Registration opens : 8/22/2022 01:00
      Registration closes : 9/30/2022 00:59
      Race fee : $60.00
      Processing fee : $4.48
    • Registration opens : 9/30/2022 01:00
      Registration closes : 10/1/2022 08:15
      Race fee : $70.00
      Processing fee : $5.06


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