A total of 283 participants registered in the 2013 Tour de Cypress bike rides and runs on Saturday, April 20.
“We had great community support from individuals, law enforcement, fire departments and businesses alike,” stated Diana Duckworth, co-director of the bike ride. “It was exciting and wonderful to see the community come together to produce this event. The Rotary Club could not do it without this level of support.”
The first riders to complete the 100K course were Roger Price of Paris and Randall Pruitt of Pittsburg. They crossed the finish line seconds apart just over three hours after they started the ride.
Judy Price of Paris was the first woman rider to finish the 100K. She crossed the finish line just minutes after her husband, Roger.
Patrick Jumper finished the 45 mile ride in 2.5 hours. Kevin Jablonski of Athens rode across the line 15 minutes later.
Chalyce Bland of Dallas and David Aycock of Tyler were the first to complete the 30 mile ride in two hours.
Rick Grigsby of Mount Vernon was the first to finish the 10 mile ride. He rolled back to the downtown plaza 46 minutes after the start. Dale Kellett of Moyers, Okla. came in five minutes later.
The names of those first returning from the 52 mile ride were not available at press time.
Lunch and beverages were provided to riders and made available to the public for purchase on Saturday. More than 250 hamburgers were served.