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Second annual bike ride honors memory, life of Sloan Everett

Second annual bike ride honors memory, life of Sloan Everett
October 21
08:40 2018

Fog cloaked the Breckenridge City Park on Saturday morning as family, friends and community members gathered for the second annual Sloan Everett Memorial Bike Ride, but the mist lifted just in time to clear the way for the riders to head off down the highway.

Saturday morning, Katharine Everett Meuli addresses the crowd gathered for  the Sloan Everett Memorial Bike Ride (Photo by Tony PIlkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Before the official bike ride began, attendees gathered around the memorial that was dedicated to Everett last year. Everett, who was a Breckenridge civic and community leader, as well as an avid bike rider, died in a March 2017 wildfire in the Texas Panhandle.

On Saturday, Katharine Everett Meuli, one of Sloan’s sisters, spoke on behalf of the family at the memorial service. “Sloan loved this community; he loved Breckenridge,” she said, discussing how her brother spent a lot of his time and energy helping the community and how the family hopes to continue his legacy through events such as the bike ride.

Following the brief memorial service, about 30 bike riders, ranging from young children to grandparents, assembled near the Breck Trade Days barn for the start of the ride. As with last year’s inaugural event, the riders could choose from three routes, traveling south on U.S. Highway 183.

Cutline, top photo: About 30 riders took part in the second annual Sloan Everett Memorial Bike Ride on Saturday morning. They took off from Breckenridge City Park and chose from three different routes down U.S. 183 Highway South. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Story by Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

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BRUSH PICKUP The City of Breckenridge and Stephens County will be picking up brush with a woodchipper inside the corporate limits of Breckenridge the week of Oct. 18. Residents need to have brush that they would like chipped and hauled off at curbside by Friday, Oct. 15. For questions about the disposal, please call the City Offices at (254)559-8287.

CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT The Breckenridge Lions Club will host its second annual Scholarship Cornhole Tournament beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Trade Barn in the Breckenridge City Park. For more information click here.

ARTIST MEET-AND-GREET BRECKENRIDGE FINE ARTS CENTER The artistic quilts of Maynard Westlake are on exhibit at the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center through Nov. 2. The BFAC will host an artist meet-and-greet for Westlake from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at the BFAC, 207 N. Breckenridge Ave.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT The Breckenridge Police Department will host a local National Night Out event from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the Law Enforcement Center, 210 E. Dyer St. National Night Out is an annual, national event that focuses on growing the partnership between law enforcement and the community in the fight against crime.

MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE The annual Sloan Everett Pure Country Pedal Memorial Bike Ride is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Breckenridge City Park. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will feature five routes. For more information, visit the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce’s website.

COMMUNITY-WIDE SIDEWALK AND GARAGE SALE The Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce is looking for garage sales and sidewalk sales to add to its list for the annual event on Saturday, Oct. 9. For more information, call 254-559-2301.

CREATION VS EVOLUTION PRESENTATION International speaker and author Jay Seegert will give a presentation, Creation vs Evolution, at the National Theatre, sponsored by St. Andrew’s Anglican Church. The event will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the National Theater at 116 E. Walker St.


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