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Donny Kloster Honoree

Conquer the Coast Organizers Announce New Program
Donny Kloster Honoree Will Lead Riders Each Year

(Corpus Christi, Texas) – Organizers of Conquer the Coast, the premiere cycling event in the Coastal Bend, have announced a new program designed to honor former Corpus Christi cycling leader, Donny Kloster.

In addition to being recognized before, during and after the ride, the “Donny Kloster honoree” will lead Conquer the Coast from its starting location wearing a specially designed jersey.

The guidelines and criteria for selection include, but are not limited to:

• Promotion of cycling locally
• Promotion of rider safety
• Promotion of open communication and collaboration between all cycling groups
• Being a kind and caring individual

Kloster, who rode from Anchorage, Alaska, to Corpus Christi in 1995, was a longtime president of South Texas Area Runners Riders and Swimmers. Known for his kindness and sweet nature, he constantly preached about safety to riders of all levels.

“Our family is very proud of my dad’s efforts to promote cycling and safety in Corpus Christi and we are honored that Conquer the Coast is doing something to continue his legacy,” stated Kloster’s daughter, Dawn Cox. “My dad just wanted to inspire more people to pick up cycling and fitness and enjoy life to the fullest.”

Nominations should be sent to by Aug. 15.

Nominations should include person’s name, contact information, specific examples of the criteria mentioned above and be no more than one page in length.

Selection will be made by Aug. 21 by a committee made up of Kloster’s family, Conquer the Coast committee members and various members of the cycling community.

The 9th Annual Conquer the Coast takes place on Saturday, Sept. 22 and features three distinct rides from the 65-mile “long” ride around Corpus Christi Bay, to the 25-mile “intermediate” ride down scenic Shoreline and Ocean Drive and the shorter 10-mile “family cruise” through downtown Corpus Christi and Shoreline Boulevard.

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2 thoughts on “Donny Kloster Honoree

  1. Please send in your nomination of Janet Lee for this award. She certainly meets the criteria. So many CC cyclists owe Janet for getting them involved with cycling and for developing so many resulting friendships. The deadline is Aug 15, so act now. And pass this along to your cycling friends.

    Posted by David Dunlap | August 13, 2012, 9:33 am

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