Red Poppy Bike Ride for Sertoma website
The idea of a fund-raising local bike ride was conceived by late Georgetown SERTOMA Club member Chris Mealy and presented to members in 2003.
A small group of interested bike riders including the Cyclopaths, Sun City Bike Club and interested Sertoma bikers met to work together to plan an annual local bike ride. After many long hours of work and meetings with Georgetown officials including the Georgetown Police Department, the first Red Poppy Bike Ride took off in 2004 and was held every year through 2019 until COVID-19 interrupted the event.
Plans are already being made to renew the Red Poppy Bike Ride in 2022 next spring.
The Red Poppy Bike Ride benefits the following charities: Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center, the SERTOMA Scholarship Program for Georgetown ISD and the Bicycle Program of the Georgetown Police and Fire Departments.
Red Poppy Bike Ride sponsors are the Georgetown SERTOMA Club, Sun City Cyclists, Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center and the Georgetown Cyclopaths.
Check here for updates on the 2022 Red Poppy Bike Ride.
There are five well-defined and supported routes of approximately 12 miles (Family Circle), 28 miles, 40 miles, 62 miles and 100 miles, so there is a distance for everyone. Water stops are prominent on each route. On all routes, bikers pedal over moderately flat terrain interspersed with rolling hills on the eastern side of Williamson County.
For further details on this ride, please go to www.redpoppyride.org