Texarkana Cycling Club Bike Rides

Saturdays
NOV. 4 – 9:00 a.m. Meet at the Park Headquarters at Lake Wright Patman, south side of Spillway. Bring $$ for lunch…. NOV. 11 – 9:00 a.m. Meet at Dixie Diner in Nash and ride to Lake Wright Patman and back…. NOV. 18 – 9:00 a.m. POKER RUN, meet at Buchanan United Methodist Church, S. Kings Hwy.-Liberty Eylau. Bring $ if participating …. NOV. 25 – 9:00 a.m., meet at Dixie Diner in Nash and ride to Hooks and back.

Sundays
NOV. 5. Starting at: Spring Lake Park All Sunday rides for November will start at approximately 5:00 p.m.. Meet at the parking lot across from the swimming pool. Mileage will vary depending upon those who show up to ride.

Tuesdays
Nov. 7. Starting at: Flying J Truck Stop & Trinty Baptist Church Tuesday night rides: NOV. 7 6:30 p.m. Ride will start from the parking lot at the Flying J Truck Stop off I-30 in Mandeville, AR and ride on Hwy. 108 to Hwy. 71 and back…. NOV. 14 6:30 p.m. Meet at Trinity Baptist Church off Hwy. 245 N/I-30 and ride Sugar Hill area…..NOV. 21 6:30 p.m. Flying J Truck Stop…… NOV. 28 6:30 p.m. Trinity Baptist Church.

New pro race for Armstrong’s hometown of Austin

from cyclingnews.com

By Tim Maloney, European Editor

Big time professional cycling for both men and women is coming to Austin, Texas, the hometown of seven time Tour De France winner Lance Armstrong next June. The Austin International is a new race that has already earned a prestigious 1.1 UCI rating for its first edition. Executive Director of the Austin Sports Commission Matthew Payne declared “On behalf of the City of Austin, the Austin Sports Commission is very excited to welcome the Austin International in June 2007. It will be one of the first international sporting events ever hosted in Austin and will continue to distinguish our city as a true global destination. It will be a great new event for our corporate sponsors, the city of Austin and all of the avid cyclists that are proud to call Austin their home.”

The 2007 Austin International, slated for June 17, 2007, will feature a pro men’s and women’s race and will be evaluated as a potential Women’s World Cup event for 2008.