by jason luthor

For many people, volunteering is something that we associate with preparing food for the needy, donating clothes for those who need it, or helping clean up around the city. However, these aren’t the only types of volunteering that people can do. If you’re looking for a fun and different way of donating your time, then you might want to check out the Brazos River Bike Rally. It’s the perfect event for anyone who wants to donate their time but also enjoys the joy of cycling.

The Brazos River Bike Rally was established to help support the Missouri City Bicycle Mobility and Pedestrian Plan, the Missouri City Parks Foundation, and the Missouri City Green. The Missouri City Bicycle Mobility and Pedestrian Plan is an initiative first adopted by the city in 2013. It was designed to help create a network of connected bike routes and make it easier for people to walk and bike around the city. The Missouri City Parks Foundation, meanwhile, helps organize events that educates residents about the many parks throughout the city. Finally, Missouri City Green helps promote the beauty of the city. It provides environmental education, promotes recycling throughout the city, and works to keep litter off the streets. Missouri City Green also promotes the use of trees and plants in beautification projects around the city.

With so many positive causes that the rally supports, there’s quite a bit to like about the rally for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. The rally will take place along the Brazos River and begins at Community Park, at 1700 Glenn Lake Lane in Missouri City. Riders can check in between 6:30 and 8:00 in the morning, with a starting time of 8:30 in the morning and a finishing time of noon. At one in the afternoon, music and food will begin to help celebrate the end of the rally, while the award ceremony will start at 1:30 in the afternoon. Even though the event won’t be held until April 20th, 2019, registration for the event will begin as early as January 2019.

With registration starting early in the year, it’s also possible for volunteers to start signing up to help. Anyone who wants to help can visit the Brazos River Bike Rally website to sign up. The event will need people to help with plenty of duties. Race preparation will involve packet stuffing and marking the course, which will need to happen before race day. On race day itself, volunteers will need to man aid stations along the course, act like crossing guards, and act as course marshals. Volunteers will get an official event shirt, free entry into the volunteer raffle for the chance to win prizes, and volunteers will also get food and drinks during the event. People wanting to help can go to brazosriverbikerally.com to sign up to volunteer.