Monday, April 18, 2005

An Image Problem?

Trying to counter its reputation as "America's Fattest City", Houston, Texas, put on the "Tour de Houston" bicycle event. The response was staggering: at least 2,300 people showed up, raising $50,000 to upgrade the city's parks and recreational facilities. Organizers didn't time the cyclists, noting it was "recreational, not a race." Another reason for the great turnout: participants were given free beer and tacos. (according to the Houston Chronicle) ...And they didn't even think that was strange, which gives you some insight as to how they became America's Fattest City.

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