CHRISTUS Second Annual Miracle Tour in Bossier Returns

CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System is hosting the second annual Miracle Tour on Oct. 6 at Haughton High School. Registration and check-in begins at 7 a.m. and the start time is at 8 a.m. Miracle Tour includes 64, 42, 28,14 and 5-mile cycling routes to raise funds to benefit the 17 signature Children’s Miracle Network Hospital programs at CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System and the community.

Miracle Tour offers bicycle rides catering to every cyclist including a 5-mile family fun ride with routes featuring the beautiful scenery of Lake Bistineau and the surrounding
countryside. Registered event participants will enjoy stocked rest stops, SAG vehicles on well-marked routes, and an event t-shirt, all while raising money to contribute to the medical costs of local kids. Food and drinks will be provided at a post-ride celebration.

“We are excited to raise money for local kids with this event for a second year,” said Amy Heron, CHRISTUS Foundation Shreveport-Bossier Director. “We saw what an impact this event had on our fundraising last year and how enthusiastic the cycling community was about participating in an event that helps local kids! Our Children’s Miracle Network Hospital programs at CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier helps both sick and healthy children. We can’t wait to see how much of an impact this event will have for our local babies, kids and teens.”

Last year the event attracted over 130 cyclists and the number is expected to grow to
over 200 this year.

Cycling for a Good Cause

Riders who raise funds will receive great incentives including a 2018 Miracle Tour jersey and the chance to win prizes. Every dollar raised stays in Shreveport-Bossier to support the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital programs at CHRISTUS Health Shreveport-Bossier.

“My son, Mason, attends CHRISTUS Kid’s Clinic for therapy,” said Heather Bonnette. “Equipment, toys and various materials used in his therapy sessions have been purchased by Kid’s Clinic with money raised for our Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. By participating in Miracle Tour, you are helping to raise funds to benefit children, just like Mason. Please join Miracle Tour today and help make a difference in our children’s lives.”

The start and end of the cycling tour will be at Haughton High School. Online registration is $40 per cyclist and open through Thursday, Oct. 4 on their website. Participants will be able to register in-person for $45 per cyclist at the Carb Loading Dinner and Packet Pick Up at Great Raft Brewing, Friday, Oct. 5, and the day of the race, Saturday, Oct. 6, beginning at 7 a.m. The Family Fun Ride is $15 per rider.

Great Raft Brewing in Shreveport is hosting the Carb Loading Dinner and Packet Pick Up for participants on Oct. 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registered participants will be able to to pick up their packets, meet local Children’s Miracle Network Kids and enjoy dinner catered by Panda Express, a partner of the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

To register for Miracle Tour, visit their website or call 318-681-6781.

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