Second day of BP MS 150 ride cancelled due to weather

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The second day of the BP MS 150 ride has been cancelled due to weather concerns. The ride will now be a one-day event, with a finish line in La Grange.

Event organizers issued the following statement: "After serious consideration and evaluation, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and BP MS 150 organizers have made the difficult decision to cancel Day 2 (Sunday, April 17) of the 2016 BP MS 150 Houston to Austin Bike Ride. Due to the forecast for severe weather on Sunday, including lightning, heavy rainfall and flooding, we have great concerns about the ability to provide a safe event for cyclists, volunteers, supporters and staff. At this time, Day 1 (Saturday, April 16) will continue as planned from Houston to La Grange, and are preparing for a great finish line experience there. We recognize this may impact your personal and team plans for the weekend, and want to help you best prepare for the weekend."

Cyclists are encouraged to stay in La Grange and enjoy the party there. If participants decide to leave Saturday or wait until Sunday morning, the MS society will provide shuttle service back to Houston.

What to expect for the weekend weather
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What to expect for weekend weather impacting the BP MS-150

On Saturday, abc13 will air a live program from the finish line in La Grange, at 1pm. Then watch the "End of the Ride" program on Sunday at 11pm.

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