Texas Bicycling Daily News Roundup for March 25th

Spring Six Pack MTB Race Series – Race 1
Location: Amarillo, TX
Contact: Sun Adventure Sports Amarillo
Details: Spring MTB race series @ Girl Scout Trails. Cat 1,2,and 3 with age groups. $ payouts in each cat and age group, $ for end of series top finishers in each cat and age group. 25$ entry and you can drop one race in series standings, only five races count towards series totals.
Sun Adventure
Here is a list of whats going on this week.
4/1 Race #2 of the Sun Adventure Spring6Pack race series @ Palo Duro Canyon @ 10am, registration starts @ 8:30am. Call Sun Adventure 4 details.

Monday-OTC No Drop road ride from Gander @ 6pm
Tuesday-Hammerfest road ride from Hollywood theater @ 6pm
Wednesday-OTC Road ride from Gander 6pm

FREE Repair clinics at 10am, every Saturday Sun Adventure. Bring your bike in and learn how to work on it. No question to big or to small

March 31st Chilly Hilly Half Marathon and 5K
9:00AM at Wildcat Bluff On-Line Registration

March 31st 5K Bustin’ for Justin and The Perryton Preemies Run/Walk
10:00AM at Whigham Park Perryton, TX

El Paso Bicycle Club Ride
Saturday, April 7
Easter Hop-8:00 am
Description:     Meet at Rio Plaza (6205 Upper Valley Rd at Artcraft) for holiday ride to La Union and Border Crossing. 30 miles, moderate to fast pace. Rick Rivas, 8915-67-7199.

Tyler Bicycle Club / East Texas Triathletes 2012 Time Trial series*
First Series (Spring):
Dates: March 29,  April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, and June 7 (Thursday evenings–2 weeks apart)
Time: First rider starts at 6:30 but please arrive at 6 PM for registration and warm-up.
Cost: Free to Tyler Bike Club and East Texas Triathletes members.  Dues must be current and paid in advance!  Insurance regulations do not allow for joining either club at the…

Manor Road Race Day 1 Results
Great turn out by the team today at the J. Lorraine Ghost Town for some Manor racing!  Here are some of the results.
Women Open: Kim Ciolli – 2nd, Celina Richardson – 4th, Lindy Alton – 7th, Tiffani Harkrider – 8th
Women Cat 4: Kelly Martinez – 3rd
Men Cat 3: Jeromie Payne – 6th
Men Cat 4: Mark Moze – 19th
Masters 40+ 1/2/3/4: Mark Jansen – 2nd, Larry Blanchard – 7th, James Murff – 19th, Rob Eason – 20th, Jorge “Part Timer” Martinez
Masters 50+ 1/2/3/4: Will Visser – 7th, John Collins – 12th, Jason Newman – 14th, Charles “Attack Dude” Bippert
Masters 35+ 4/5:  Barry Conlan – 28th,  Rance Ivie  – 40th, Phil Durham – 42nd, Gary “Dang Hill” Obernalte, Grant “There goes the hamstring” Woolf

A&MCHS Mountain Bike Team Race #1
by ajpwilkerson            Brazos Valley Mountain Bike Association

The inaugural Texas High School Mountain Bike League race took place at Rocky Hill Ranch this past weekend, 24-25 March. Our own local team, the A&M Consolidated High School Team, was one of 7 teams that participated in this ground-breaking event, and man, did they earn their stripes at this one. Between the 6 racers, they had a jersey-eating tree encounter, a lost shoe incident, a couple of wayward chains, a front wheel come loose on a downhill, a corner collecting a skidmark and a tumble, a disintegrating headset, and a flat requiring an…

Big Event wrapup
by ajpwilkerson            Brazos Valley Mountain Bike Association

Big Event happened this weekend – thanks to the Masters of Real Estate, 3 trail runner class participants, one mountain bike class participant, and one volunteer (sorry, I don’t have the list for the names), as well as Barry, James, Christopher, Kerry, Gina, Brad and Will, Colin and Dina, Ali, and Mike for coming out and putting muscle to the trail! We fixed the Munnerlyn uphill, the Game Trail downhill, and moved a bridge. The trails were still…

Bessies Creek 24 – Texas Ultra Cup Challenge
The 2012 edition of Bessies Creek 24 cycling races will be held over the weekend of April 14/15. Spring riding is a wonderful time of the year to be cycling in southeast Texas.

Racers will be treated to a profusion of brilliant wildflowers inhabiting the lush verges bordering the  course; bluebonnets, Indian paintbrushes and cornflowers are just a few of the dozens of varieties of wild flowers which bloom this time of the year in southeast…

Denton bike riders aim to beat rare disease
by DEBBIE DENMON        www.wfaa.com

DENTON — Earlier this week, we introduced you to Natalie Newman, a 13-year-old girl with a rare disease. She’s hoping to beat the odds, and her dream is inspiring hundreds of other people — many of whom hit the road Saturday in Denton. The Ride for Ataxia is a rare race for a rare disease; only the second bike ride of its kind in Texas to raise money and offer education about…

Visit the link to Don’s blog to see some unusual animals enjoying the wildflowers.

Cycling – 61 miles of Wildflowers on March 24, 2012
by donbynum            Don Bynum’s Blog

On Saturday 24 March, Don Senzig and I made a pilgrimage to enjoy the great wildflower show on some favorite back-country roads out west of Lake Buchanan in northeastern Llano County.  Don did it on his road bike and I rode my Catrike Road.  My Garmin Heart Rate Monitor/GPS thinks I burned just under 4,000 calories.  For folks not in as good a shape as the two of us (average age about 72!) you can drive this route in your car.  If you do choose to drive, for Pete’s sake roll down all the windows and enjoy the smells of spring as well as the sights. …

RIDE of SILENCE, MAY 16 @ Potter County Courthouse
Old Tascosa Cycling Club
Amarillo’s 8th annual participation in the internationally observed memorial bicycle RIDE OF SILENCE is May 16 (Wednesday) at Potter County Courthouse, Taylor St @ 6th Ave. Assembly is at 6:30 PM with rollout at 7 PM. A post-ride social gathering will be held on the beautiful new lawn so pack your lawn chairs, etc. This is a free, slow-paced ride without talking, open to all riders and hosted each year by OTC in conjunction with Share the ROAD!. APD police escort service is provided for our 6-8 mile ride at 10 MPH.

Steam N Wheels
by Roy and Christine        Pedal Pushers

Steam-N-Wheels is the one race per year that Christine and I participate in. Located in Abilene some 90 miles up the road from San Angelo, it is a popular event for the San Angelo cyclists. One person stated he counted 25 from San Angelo, I found a few. …

Bob Simonette (@bongo_bob)    via Twitter
89 Miles yesterday, 43 tomorrow, enjoying perfect cycling weather in Central Texas!

Marshall Glasgow (@MGlasgow)    via Twitter
Rode out to Washington on the Brazos on this beautiful Texas morning with @alisonzs.

Rick Ankrum

In 1999 I had a burning desire to create a web site focused on Texas bicycling. Over the years this web site has existed many people have visited. As I think of information I need to bicycle I add them to the web site.

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