About the Lone Star Circle of Life Bike Tour
Each fall, donor centers across Texas organize a bike tour called the "Lone Star Circle of Life" to raise the awareness of the need for life-saving donations of blood, marrow, organs and tissues.
Non-professional riders, most of whom whose lives have been touched by donations as a recipient, family member or donor, are chosen to ride in the event. Each day of the tour, the participants ride in honor of a Texan in need of a transplant. Local areas select these honorees from their community.
The eight-day long tour typically covers 600 miles throughout Texas. Local events in communities throughout the route are planned to offer an opportunity to participate by donating blood, registering for the Be The Match Registry and signing an organ and tissue donation card. Recipients, donors and donor families also attend to share their experiences and answer questions.
Many organizations, companies and businesses also participate by offering sponsorships to underwrite the cost of the tour and help fund tissue typing expenses.
We encourage everyone to take this opportunity to learn more about life-saving donations and support their neighbors searching for a life-saving gift.