Magical Museum Bike TourTake the scenic route at the Fifth Annual Bike Ride Fundraiser for the Houston Bicycle Museum.9:30 AM • Saturday • October 5, 2019All funds raised from the ride will be matched by a donor grant up to $25,000 to support the Houston Bicycle Museum. A leisurely bike ride traversing lush central Texas countryside and winding through treelined country roads as well as far away visits. $35 online$45 on day of eventRegister online at bikereg.com/magicalmuseumtourCheck in: 8:30 am, Ride: 9:30 amLeaves from Wolter’s Park in Schulenburg, TXPause along the way at each of the Painted Churches of Fayette County to grab a refreshment and to admire the elaborate hundred-year-old wall paintings done by Texas and European artists.Contact Houston Bicycle Museum, (713) 459-4669 with questions or to volunteer. Link to a PDF file flyer for this event. The "Magical Museum Bike Tour" is a fundraiser and social ride for the Houston Bicycle Museum starting and finishing in Schulenburg, Texas. It features rides of different lengths on low traffic country roads and will also provide you with a chance to visit the famous “painted churches” of Fayette County. Each of the routes will cross a piano-wire truss bridge erected in 1885 (that’s 131 years ago). Also, there will be a historian on site at the Saint Cyril Methodius Catholic Church in Dubina to provide historical context for your enjoyment and education.See for yourself how beautiful these churches are:https://texashillcountry.com/historic-painted-churchesIn the spirit of the growing movement of vintage bike riding, we encourage you to participate as a vintage rider of any era. Bring your vintage machine and dress the part as well, as there will be a prize given to the rider in the most authentic attire. (Helmets are still required.)Here is a good overview of vintage cycling:h t t p s : / / w w w. t h e g u a r d i a n . c o m / s p o r t / g a l l e r y / 2 0 1 4 / o c t / 0 6 / l e r o i c a - v i n t a g e -bike-ride-in-picturesAfter the ride, tour the local wineries for tastings then visit the Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum and the Texas Polka Music Museum.Go early and spend the night enjoying the little town with its historical Czech flavor. An area map will be available for those of you who want to stay over and explore the roads of Fayette County on Sunday. The roads in the area are all lightly traveled. Rides to other destinations would be “on-your-own".Come join us in 2019 for a great ride for a good cause, the funding for the Houston Bicycle Museum!Join us, Register nowPlease donate.