What a great turnout we had for the 2013 Pedal Thru The Pines! This year, 750 cyclists rallied to ride! We would like to thank you for participating in the ride and supporting the Family Crisis Center!
As Pedal has grown over the last 12 years, we have been fortunate enough to see many outstanding cyclists come back year after year to ride and support the event. This year, we saw fire recovery efforts well established in Bastrop and Buescher State Parks, and it was wonderful to be able to return to ride through the parks. Many remarked on the changes taking place. Areas that were densely wooded are now more open and provide increased visibility of trails and the surrounding landscape. With the arrival of spring green, planted seedlings and new growth in the parks reassures us that the loblolly forest and its habitants will continue to prosper.
Many involved with this ride, from the cyclists to volunteers, have shared with us their stories about the event and why they enjoy participating. For some, the parks and those challenging hills keep them coming back; others are particularly fond of the Serbin stop’s homemade cookies; and many have said that they return to support the Family Crisis Center.
Pedal Thru The Pines is one of three annual fundraisers that the Center holds in order to support services and programs for survivors of domestic or sexual violence. For individuals and families who have experienced these issues, advocacy, emergency shelter, and support services provide hope and healing. Every fundraising dollar that we raise supports a victim on their path to survivorship. By supporting our ride, you have helped to make these services available. We are honored by your participation in this event and we forever are grateful!
Thank you for supporting the Family Crisis Center and our vision of a safe community built on equality without the existence of violence.
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The Family Crisis Center would like to thank our fiscal year 2013 annual sponsors. The Center strives to provide quality, comprehensive programs to ensure victim safety and offender accountability with the ultimate goal of helping families create and maintain violence-free lives. With the support from these sponsors, we are working toward our vision of a safe community built on equality without the existence of violence.
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative
The Family Crisis Center would also like to thank our Pedal Thru The Pines event sponsors who help make this ride a success!
Bluebonnet Electric (website)
City of Bastrop (website)
Bastrop County Sheriff Department
Bastrop Police Department
Smithville Police Department
Texas Parks & Wildlife-Bastrop State Park & Buescher State Park
RE/MAX Bastrop Area
Greater Texas Federal Credit Union (website)
Bastrop Back & Neck Clinic
Cedar's Mediterranean Grill
Stanberry & Associates
Austin Cycling Association (website)
Sun & Ski Sports (website)
Bicycle Sport Shop (website)
Ben E. Keith
Thank you for participating in Pedal Thru The Pines and helping to support Family Crisis Center! We rely on the support of community partners like you in order to maintain core service programs. Your support, dedication and enthusiasm make this event something special to look forward to each spring!!!