LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents from the Hebbronville Station hosted the third annual Vaquero Bike Tour near Hebbronville, Texas.
The event took place on September 30, at the intersection of FM649 and FM3073 near Hebbronville, Texas. Over 130 cyclists participated in the non-USA cycling sanction race, which followed their racing rules. The Vaquero Bike Tour attracts racers from all over Texas and Northern Mexico including state champions and Olympic racers.
The race consisted of the following divisions and distances:
Divisions Distance (miles)
Men’s Open 60
Men’s Advanced 50
Men’s Intermediate 50
Men’s Beginners 30
Women’s Open 60
Women’s Intermediate 50
Women’s Beginners 30
Results are available at www.swifttiming.com.
Proceeds from the event benefit Explorer Post 359 which consists of high school students interested in pursuing a law enforcement career. Explorer Post 359 was introduced in Hebbronville in 2010 and currently have six explorers and five advisors. The explorers are trained by Border Patrol agents and participate in competitions and volunteer in community events. The Explorer Program relies on partners and fundraisers to cover expenses for competitions, uniforms, room and board during the year.
Anyone interested in finding out more information on the Border Patrol Explorer Program can contact 956-726-5700.
Download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll-free telephone number at 1-800-343-1994.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.