The Beauty and the Beast Bicycle Tour has always been a fun, memorable and safe event for the riders who come from all over the state to ride in it.
Those three things drive us as we plan and put the event together.
This year we had to make a difficult decision. The weather has forced us to weigh all these things- especially safety – and we had to make the call to cancel this year’s tour, unlike any year in the past.
With the non-stop rain the past few weeks and with rain a certainty for Saturday, falling temps and a greater risk to the riders , we think this is the most responsible thing we can do. Rider safety was our prevailing theme throughout our planning and we even included a bike light to, in effect, highlight that concern.
All that being said, we want to make this as much of a win/win as we can.
Whether we have the ride or not, we spent the money to put it on and guaranteed donations to the benefiting non-profits and charities, so a full refund isn’t possible nor, do we think, expected from a non-profit fundraiser such as the Beauty and The Beast Tour.
But here is what we’d like to do.
Everybody who preregistered will receive their t-shirt and light – we will mail it to you.
Also, we will use BIKEREG to set up a $10 rebate for any preregistered rider who wants one.
We are very sorry we had to cancel this year’s event. We haven’t done so in the previous 26 years of the event but, as we said, enough things have changed where we can, in good conscience, go forward.
We will be in contact via our Facebook page and BIKEREG email to provide Further details
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This year, the BNB is excited to be included in the Tyler Triple Threat, a series of endurance events spanning three months. The events include the FRESH 15, a 15k and 5k road race event, the Beauty and the Beast Bicycle tour and the Tri Tyler Half, a half/olympic/sprint triathlon.