The term - "Thank You for Your Service" - is one that is truly appreciated by Veterans of all Military Branches. Over the past 8 decades America has engaged in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Cold War, Gulf War, and The Global War on Terror. It was during these conflicts and during times of Peace that Americans from all walks of life answered our Nation's call to serve as the defense for our FREEDOM and our WAY of LIFE.
On April 24, 2022, we will be hosting our Second Annual Tour De Corps 1775 bike ride through the City of Friendswood, Texas.
THE INTENT of this ride is to provide an opportunity for Bike Enthusiasts at all skill levels to participate in a GROUP RIDE to show their support for our Veteran Community. In honor of the United States Marine Corps, the ride will be 17.75 miles - a distance representative of the year of birth of our beloved Corps.
THE PURPOSE of this ride is to raise funds for the Marine Corps Coordinating Council, Southeast Texas' Colonel "Iron Mike" Harrington Education Grant Fund. The current purpose of this fund is to provide educational grants to Marines assigned to the Rice University/University of Houston/Prairie View A&M Naval ROTC Consortium as Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) students as they study to earn a Degree then become commissioned as Marine Corps Officers.
The funds raised by this ride will allow us to realize our future purpose and expand the reach of our education grant and begin to award them to selected dependent children of Marine Veterans throughout Southeast Texas.
Purchase your entry between February 15 and April 10 to ensure that you can enter with the Standard Entry Fee of $35.00. You can pay your Entry Fee by using the PayPal Button posted below.
You must complete and send the Entry Form and Hold Harmless Agreement posted below - simply download, complete, scan, then send to the Council Secretary at email@example.com.
Entry Form and Hold Harmless Agreement are required.
If you miss the Standard Deadline (April 10) you will still be able to join us for the ride by paying a Late Entry Fee of $50.00 between April 11-15.
April 15 is the Final Deadline for entry to the ride so make sure you plan and pay on time - we would had for your to miss out on this great event.
We ask that you arrive at Clear Creek ISD Challenger Stadium - 1955 W Nasa Blvd, Webster, TX 77598 by 6:00am for Rider Check-In. This will allow you time to check in, do final checks of your bike, do a warm-up ride around the parking lot, then prepare for staging.
Riders will begin to stage at the start line at 6:30am. Since this is a GROUP RIDE, we will not stage by Ability Group. You will be allowed, however, to align by your team/friends group as we prepare to depart.
The ride will begin at 7:00am. The route is 17.75 miles and we anticipate an average pace between 10-15mph. We would like to keep the group together as we ride the route through Friendswood, Texas. We will have Law Enforcement Escort from the Friendswood PD in front of and behind the group. We will also have trucks available for riders in the event of bike malfunctions.
We anticipate a total ride time no longer than two-hours.
The Ride Event will end by 11:00 am with an anticipated 1-hour teardown and departure timeline.
Once you compelete your Entry Purchase, download and complete the form posted below. Once complete, scan or photograph the form and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you at Challenger Stadium on April 24, 2022 at 6:00am. It's going to be GREAT!
Become a Sponsor for our ride - your Sponsorship will help us make this a great event for our riders and accomplish the mission of the event.
The image posted above shows the Start/Finish location and all turns associated with this ride. We look forward to seeing you there - WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A GREAT TIME!