EVENT Tour de Pink bike ride slated for Sunday morning, Sept. 14

The 10th annual Tour de Pink bike ride, benefiting Pink Ribbons Project, is slated for Sunday, Sept. 14 at Prairie View A&M University. Tour de Pink is the first bike ride in Texas to solely benefit breast cancer awareness and education.

“For 10 years, Tour de Pink has raised lifesaving funds for breast cancer services and provided access to screening, diagnostic services and support for underserved women and men in Houston," said Kristi Okwuonu, executive director of the Pink Ribbons Project. 


Routes for all levels,  ranging from 12 to 100 miles, wind through the back roads of Prairie View, Waller, Hempstead, Hockley and other sites along US 290.

Walk-in registration is open for $40 at the Bike Barn (5339 Weslayan) on Friday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Day of registration will be open from 6 to 7 a.m. at Prairie View A&M University. Cost is $50.


Cyclists are required to raise $125 in pledges to support mammograms and follow-up services for underinsured men and women in Houston. Fundraising incentives, including the chance to win two round-trip airline tickets anywhere in the contiguous United States, are available. 


Tour de Pink sponsors include SOFTLAYER, Bike Barn, OSO promotions, Bracewell & Guiliani, Carrizo, Kirksey, Thompson & Knight, Ann & Richard Cook, Lorie F. Cram, MD, My ‘younger’ sister ROCKS!, Vomax, Top Drawer Lingerie, Urban Bicyle Gallery and UTMB Health.


Using the arts, the Pink Ribbons Project promotes breast health, saves lives and improves the quality of life for those touched by breast cancer. Through education, awareness and outreach programs, the Pink Ribbons Project helps underserved women receive breast cancer screening and follow-up care through services at clinics and mobile mammography units throughout the Greater Houston area.

To become a Pink Partner and for more information about Pink Ribbons Project’s many programs, call 713-524-PINK (7465) or visit www.pinkribbons.org/.


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