Thousands of bicyclists will have a new route next spring for the Texas MS150, and that route leads through Burton.

During Tuesday’s Burton City Council meeting, Mayor David Zajicek announced that the annual 150 mile bike ride to raise funds for multiple sclerosis will come through Burton in May.

The route typically goes from Houston to Austin, but ongoing construction around the state capitol has required changes in the route for 2020, and potentially 2021.

Zajicek said riders will begin Saturday, May 2nd in Houston and Austin and meet in La Grange.  From there on Sunday, May 3rd, they will take two different routes, one through Carmine and one near Round Top.

Riders will then come through Burton, on the bridge passing over Highway 290. They will stop to rest at the high school, before taking FM 390 out of town.  Bikes will then head through Somerville and Snook before hitting the finish line at Kyle Field in College Station.

Zajicek said he is “very excited” to have the bike route come through Burton, and asked that citizens greet riders as they arrive. He added that councilmember Jeff Eckhardt will be on the route.  Eckhardt said he would soon let people know how they can sponsor him, if they are interested in contributing to the fundraiser.

At least 8,000 to 10,000 cyclists are expected to participate in next year’s MS150.

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