For the first time in a long time we had great weather this weekend. The blue bonnets were out and there were plenty of athletic events to participate in.
Saturday was the LBJ100 Ride which is a great ride on country roads and the proceeds go to preserve the history of LBJ and his ranch for future generations. As many of you already know LBJ was the only American President that was born and claimed Texas as his home. Also this year is the 50 year anniversary of the Civil Rights Act being enacted. I believe next month all the living Presidents will be visiting the LBJ Presidential Library downtown so you might want to check that out.
Sunday only a hand full of us showed up for a nice flat 30 mile ride out to Spicewood and back. It appears that many people did the Run the Ranch.
This upcoming weekend there will be a number of options for rides to choose from.
For Saturday rides there have been a lot of people asking for an A and B group with each group rolling out 5 minutes apart. Maybe we can see who is interested in that. An A group would be for those that want to go all out balls to the wall and the B group which will still have a brisk pace will be for those that want to ride at talking speed. So next time we have a big Saturday turnout maybe we can try it out and see how it works.
Many of you have been asking for new routes to add to our rotation of rides that leave Steiner Ranch and there have been some great ideas. Please send me a link to Google Maps and I’ll get it on our rotation.
If you are interested in racing or watching a race you can do so on Thursday’s at the driveway. The races run through October 16th and you can learn more at http://www.drivewayseries.com/
If you are in need of a new bike or cycling gear both Bicycle Sport Shop and Mellow Johnny’s are having their Spring sales from April 4-6. Both shops are offering deep discounts. Check out their website at www.mellowjohnnys.com and www.bicyclesportshop.com
TEXAS GRANDE FONDO – Saturday April 5th in Fredricksburg
Roam the wonderful landscapes of the Hill Country and crown your experience in the festive environment in Downtown Fredericksburg come April 5th. The choice of three routes: Gran Fondo 100 miles, Medio Fondo with 65 miles or Piccolo Fondo with 35 miles, is in your hands. Take on this experience at your own pace, according to your skill level.
SPOKES n’ SPURS 10th Anniversary Ride – Saturday April 5th at Spirit Reins in Liberty Hill
The Spokes ‘n Spurs is the core fund raiser for Spirit Reins’. Spirit Reins’ offers a variety of counseling services to children who have experienced abuse, neglect, or other traumatic events in their lives. The ride is a great Hill Country ride. Courses range from 6 – 62.5 miles and it is a fully supported ride with a bunch of fun activities after the ride. There will also be a 5k and 10k brick available for a post ride run. The cost of the ride is $45 and it is for a great cause. In prior years the first people off the line were racing and I think you could buy into a pool. I don’t know if they still do that but you can go fast if you want.
Learn more about the ride and register at: http://spokesnspurs.org/sns-register-now
MYSTERY RIDE – Saturday April 5th at 8:30am at Cups & Cones
As many of you know there are a bunch of Saturday rides to choose from so just show up on Saturday morning and you all can vote on a route. I’ll be doing the Spokes n’ Spurs ride.
SUNDAY SOCIAL RIDE – Sunday March 30th at 8:30am at Cups & Cones
On Sunday the Steiner Ranch Cycling Group (SRC) will roll out from Cups & Cones at 8:30 am this Sunday morning for either the Tour de Steiner Ranch or Ski Shores or some other mystery ride. Typically we stay in Steiner Ranch. This is a NO DROP RIDE.