Cyclists from all across the greater Houston area came to Cleveland Saturday to experience the beautiful landscapes in neighboring San Jacinto County in the third annual Rock-n-Ride Cleveland, an event organized by the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce.
The approximately 130 cyclists who signed up had their pick of a 51-mile ride or a 28-mile ride, circuitous paths that took them through the Sam Houston National Forest. The rides began and ended outside of CBS Furniture, 502 N. Washington Ave., in Cleveland. Along the way, they were met by Chamber volunteers at comfort stations, where they could take a break and enjoy a snack before cycling on.
After the ride, cyclists were treated to food, music and goodie bags.
While the event is only in its third year, it has grown in popularity and numbers among cyclists. For last year’s Rock-n-Ride, the weather was brutally cold and 80 cyclists participated.
This year’s event was sponsored by Emergency Hospital Systems, Anne Vickery and Associates Realty, City of Cleveland, CBS Furniture, Veritex Community Bank, Oliver J. Bell Unit, First America Homes, Livingston/Cleveland Pediatric Clinic, Austin Bank and Vulcan Materials Company.