Team Hobbs (Hobbs, New Mexico) is sending four cyclists to the Tour du Rouge – Donnie Hill, Mesong Harrison, Ric Crosby, and Bob Reid. Bob rode in the inaugural event in 2009 and looks forward to returning after taking a year off. Donnie, Mesong, and Ric will participate for the first time. Team Hobbs (sponsored by Southeast New Mexico cycling – http://www.senmcycling.org) supports charity bike rides throughout the Southwest from Tucson to New Orleans and is pleased to support the Tour du Rouge.
In each of the first two years of the Tour du Rouge, the Texas and Louisiana state flags have been carried through downtown New Orleans upon conclusion of the ride. For the first time in 2011, the New Mexico flag will join our Texas and Louisiana colleagues in the procession toward the ending point. Team Hobbs is proud to be part of this challenging (526 mile) and worthwhile event and we are especially pleased to have the New Mexico flag to demonstrate unanimity with our friends in Southeast Texas and the Louisiana coast in support of hurricane victims.
Donnie, Mesong, Ric, and Bob look forward to spending six exciting days along side of (and occasionally drafting) our fellow cyclists.