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For the second Texas Legislative session in a row Texas Bicycle Coalition has coordinated the “Sine Die Bipartisan Bike Ride”. Legislators and staff from the Capitol laid down their swords and went on a friendly 8 mile bike ride through central Austin on Sunday May 27th. It was the day before “Sine Die” which is Latin for the “final day” of the legislative session.
In spite of the threat of severe thunderstorms, Senator Rodney Ellis, D- Houston, Senator Elliot Shapleigh, D- El Paso, and Representative Geanie Morrison, R-Victoria, led the group of capitol professionals on a beautiful urban bike ride.
In addition to TBC staff, Brenda Chuleewah, Mark Stine and Robin Stallings, several local volunteers helped out. Former Executive Director Gayle (Cummins) Stallings, former TBC Education Director Preston Tyree, Austin Cycling Association President Steve Coyle and longtime TBC member Michael Portman participated in the VIP ride.