Bike the Bend for Literacy Raises Over $21,000

Jeff Tallas, Beth Wolf and Kelli Metzenthin.

Sunday, January 7th was a beautiful day to ride in the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County’s annual Bike the Bend for Literacy.  Presented by Houston Federal Credit Union, the event was the first official BP MS 150 Recommended Training Ride of the year.

Nearly 280 riders assembled at Foster High School ready to ride the scenic 20, 35 or 62 mile routes from Richmond through Fulshear and into Wallis. Volunteers manned two

Candance Caesar and Adessa Ellis.

rest stops along the route and provided riders with a chance to charge and refuel. Each rest stop included a variety of snacks and waiting for the riders back at Foster High School was plenty of hot coffee and hot chocolate, along with breakfast tacos.

Ride co-chair Chris Thayer said, “I want to extend a big thank you to all of the sponsors, volunteers, staff and riders who made the event a success. I rode myself and enjoyed trading stories with everyone after about just how beautiful it was! The support of everyone involved made my second year as co-chair very enjoyable. I’m looking forward to making the next year’s ride bigger and better!”

Kim and Chris Thayer.

Bike the Bend for Literacy raised over $21,500 and all proceeds will support the life-changing work of the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County, whose mission is to improve family, community and professional lives through adult literacy education. The Literacy Council’s programs include Basic Literacy, English as a Second Language, GED Preparation, U.S. Citizenship Preparation, Computer Skills, and Job Readiness Skills.

For more information on Bike the Bend for Literacy, call the Literacy Council at 281-240-8181, email Alexandra Sanchez at or visit