BTX bike race on Oct. 4

The second annual BTX Roundup and Ride is scheduled for Oct. 4 in affiliation with Chicken and Bread Days.
BTX Cycle-Run-Swim and Montague County Area Cycling Group are bringing organized cycling back to Montague County.
TJay McEwen, event coordinator, said as of Tuesday they have around 40 pre-registered, but they are expecting more than 100 riders to enjoy the day.
Saddle up your bike for a 12-, 22-, 40-, 60- or 80-mile ride beginning in downtown Bowie at 9 a.m. on Oct. 4.
The courses will tour beautiful rolling hills and country side through Montague, Clay and Jack Counties.
Supported rest spots along the way will help to make your ride enjoyable. Day of event registration will be from 7:30-8:45 a.m. at 104 N. Smythe.
Any additional funds raises above event expenses will be used to purchase bikes and helmets for the Bowie VFD Christmas Toy Drive.
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Here’s a scene from the BTX Roundup and Ride from last year. (News file photo by Barbara Green)