A “Ride to the Races” motorcycle event is being held Sunday to raise money for Houston Fire Department Captain Bill Dowling, who was severely injured in last year’s fire at the Southwest Inn. 

Today’s ride starts at the Bass Pro Shop at Hwy 288 and Beltway 8 at 9:00am.  Riders will head to the Kart Nation track in Angleton, where the fundraiser will continue until 5:00.  The event will also include a chili cook-off, an auction and raffle. 

Captain Dowling was hurt in a four-alarm fire on Memorial Day weekend 2013.  The fire killed four others, in the deadliest event in HFD history.