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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2002 - Community. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 23, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20875/show/20771.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2002 - Community. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20875/show/20771

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 2002 - Community, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed July 23, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20875/show/20771.

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Title Houstonian 2002
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  • Students of the University of Houston
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  • University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Digital Collection Houstonian Yearbook Collection
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Title Community
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript BP M5-150 THOUSANDS TAKE PART IN A CRUELINC RACE TO BENEFIT MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS. Multiple Sclerosis is one of the most debilitating diseases people can suffer from; an illness that affects hundreds of thousands of Americans each year. There were very few treatments and no proven cures, though research continued tirelessly as the new century dawned. But such research requires large amounts of money. It was for this reason that MS-150 bicycle races have popped up across the nation. By far, the largest bike race in the nation was the annual Houston-Austin trek sponsored by British Petroleum. At the 2002 MS-150, which took place April 20-21, more than 10,000 riders and an additional 5,000 volunteers participated to raise money for this worthy cause. The money raised from the 150-mile bike ride was donated to charities which help do research for Multiple Sclerosis. In the end, more than four million dollars were raised from the event. The bike race began bright and early, with a 7:00 a.m. start time from two locations in the Houston area. More than 8,000 riders began their journey from Tully Stadium, just off of Dairy Ashford. Due to space constraints at Tully Stadium, for the first time riders gathered at a second location; an additional 2,000 riders gathered at Rhodes Stadium in Katy. Day One of the trip was approximately 100 miles to the town of La Grange, Texas. Most of the riders who participated in the event made it to this quiet town in the Texas Hill Country by around 4:00 that afternoon. The trip was graced with gorgeous weather, and the riders were blessed with the added bonus of seeing Texas' famous wildflowers in bloom for most of the trip. Day Two of the journey stretched from La Grange all the way to Austin, a trip of approximately fifty miles. An early start time was of some bother to most of the riders, but the early arrival time in Austin that resulted seemed helpful. After people began arriving in Austin, bus rides were arranged to take riders and their bicycles back to Houston. Almost everyone had finished the race and was on their way home by 5:00 that evening. Overall, the race was a stunning success, and a great deal of money was raised for a very noble cause: that of bringing some relief to those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. But in addition to raising money, everbody who participated had a chance to meet some new friends, and got one heck of a good workout. Story by Matthew E. Caster MILE 119- MOMMY, ARE WE THERE YET? Though these riders said they felt great and were ready and willing to finish the race, other riders battled exhaustion and dehydration. 150 miles is quite a trip, after all, but the company of friends and family often eased the toll the ride took on the participants. Photo by Matthew E. Caster MILE 34- STARTING TO CRAMP UP A BIT Showing off his Texas pride, this rider bravely endeavors across fields of beautiful wildflowers to raise money for a cause he holds dear to his heart. Many riders and volunteers in the event felt a special connection to the cause for which they were raising money. Photo by Matthew E. Caster MILE 178- HEY, WAIT A MINUTE! As the ride seemed to stretch on interminably, many riders found strength, determination and resolve through knowing what they were raising money for a great cause. More than four million dollars was raised by this event, and more than 10,000 riders made the voyage between Houston and Austin. Photo by Matthew E. Caster MILE O - LINED UP, READY TOCO Riders in the British Petroleum MS-150 line up at Rhodes Stadium in Katy to begin their grueling 150- mile ride to Austin. Many riders admitted it was their first time participating in the event, and expressed uncertainty about how difficult riding a bicycle for 150 miles would be. Photo by Matthew E. Caster s^bo? Ooniniunaty IS-150 <259,