The BP MS150 is a two-day fund-raising bike tour for the Lone Star Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Every April about 13,000+ bike riders make their way from just outside Houston, TX along county roads to the eventual destination of downtown Austin, TX in the shadow of the State Capital Building. Riders will travel between 65 and 100 miles each day depending on the route they take. This ride requires a large logistical effort to support all 13,000+ riders.
Along the route riders will stop at break points and lunch stops spaced about every 10-15 miles. At these locations, they are able to use port-o-potties, refill their water containers, gets some snacks, get their bike repaired, receive medical attention, and if they are too tired to continue a ride to the next break point. The riders overnight in La Grange, TX with most riders spending the night at the Fayette County fairgrounds in a massive tent city constructed for the ride.
With over 13,000+ riders participating each year, a large logistical armada of 3000+ volunteers support the riders and insures everyone gets to the finish line each day. Examples of some of the many logistical efforts include: Medical teams that patrol the route and staff aid stations at break points, SAG Vans and Buses that pickup riders with bike problems and shuttle them to the next break point, Supply trucks that keep the break points stocked with supplies, Motorcycle Marshals that keep the riders on their side of the road and provide other assistance, and ride officials keep an eye on the overall operation to insure things run smoothly.
J3 Resources is proud to support the J3 team members who participate each year in the Annual BPMS150 ride from Houston to Austin, Texas. For more information, visit http://main.nationalmssociety.org