The BP MS 150 is a two-day fundraising bike ride organized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The ride is the largest event of its kind in North America, with 13,000 cyclists, 3,500 volunteers, and countless spectators along the route and at the finish line in Austin. The fundraising goal for the 2018 BP MS 150 is $14 million dollars to bring hope to many who are affected by multiple sclerosis.
Your participation will drive MS research forward faster and deliver services to those who face the challenges of MS every day so they can live their best lives.
- Date – April 28 & 29, 2018
- Start / Finish Location – Houston to Austin (overnight in La Grange)
- Fundraising Minimum – $400
- Age Minimum – 12 years old
There are three official start locations for the BP MS 150 in the Houston area. The total mileage on each route varies between 150 and 180 miles to Austin, with breakpoints located every 8 to 15 miles. The ride begins Saturday morning at three convenient starting points:
- Energy Corridor Park Row (Houston): 100 miles to La Grange (*NEW in 2018*)
- Rhodes Stadium (Katy): 83 miles to La Grange
- Waller Stadium (Waller): 76 miles to La Grange
Cyclists can choose from three exciting routes from the La Grange overnight site to the new finish line at the Circuit of the Americas in Southeast Austin. †.
- Bechtel Challenge Route to the Circuit of the Americas (through Buescher and Bastrop State Parks) 66 miles
- Bechtel Challenge Route to the Circuit of the Americas (by-pass the State Parks) – 62 miles
- Lunch Express Route to the Circuit of the Americas – 60 miles
†All routes merge before lunch at the Bastrop Intermediate School.
After lunch, the route takes cyclists to the finish line at the Circuit of the Americas in Southeast Austin.
For more information: BPMS 150 website