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USAC BENEFIT
USA Cycling is very pleased to introduce a new member benefit for our members -
Welcome to the West Texas Cycling Association
Next Monthly Meeting
Date: May 9, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Host: TBA
Phone:
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May is National Bike Month
National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride. Whether you bike to work or school; to save money or time; to preserve your health or the environment; to explore your community or get to your destination, get involved in Bike Month in your city or state — and help get more people in your community out riding too!
• National Bike to School Day:  05/04/2016
• National CycloFemme Day:  05/08/2016
• National Bike to Work Week:  05/16/2016 - 05/20/2016
• National Bike to Work Day:  05/20/2016
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WTCA Caprock Escarpment Tour
Date: May 7, 2016
Location: Crosbyton, TX
Contact: Pat Gerdemann
Details: The Caprock Escarpment will be held on Saturday, May 9th, at 09:00am starting from the Silver Falls Rest Area just east of Crosbyton. Silver Falls Rest Area is on highway 82 going east from loop 289. Just take the Idalou exit and follow Hwy 82 through Idalou, Ralls, Lorenzo, and Crosbyton to arrive at the rest area. The drive takes about 45 minutes from central Lubbock. The bicycle route continues east on hwy 82 until you arrive in Dickens. At Dickens, we will have a rest stop and then have you turn south to Spur. We'll refuel you in Spur and then send you northwesterly back to Hwy 82. We'll have a rest area at the top of the hill before you turn onto hwy 82. At hwy 82, you will turn left, west, and head back to Silver Falls. The total mileage is 58 and the cost for the ride is $5 per person. Tour promoter is Pat Gerdemann.
Bike Out Hunger - Texas
Date: May 16, 2016 - May 21, 2016
Location: Fredericksburg, TX
Details: Bike Out Hunger – Texas is scheduled for May 16-21, 2016. We’ll continue to raise awareness, money and involvement in ending the cycle of hunger as we ride six days and up to 486 miles across Texas From Fredericksburg to Dallas. May 16 is a travel day to Fredericksburg with a 40-mile afternoon warm-up ride. As always, we take good care of you with hotels, SAG, breakfasts, snacks, suppers and transportation from Dallas to Fredericksburg and to nightly suppers which are all included in the fee. Full-week and single-day riders are all welcome as we ride well and do good. Full-week riders also get a 2016 Bike Out Hunger jersey included in the fee…so, probably want to ride the whole week.
Ride of Silence
Date: May 18, 2016
Location: Lubbock, TX
Contact: Marta Rosas806-535-0451
Details: This year’s ride will start at 6:30 p.m. Wheels will roll at 7:00 p.m. The parking lot just east of the Texas Tech Credit Union at 19th and Indiana will be the starting point. A police escort will be provided by the Lubbock Police Department as the cyclists travel south along Indiana to 98th Street and back. The route is about 11 miles. Riders should be able to ride 12 miles at 12 miles per hour. Cyclists must also wear helmets and lights are recommended. The Ride of Silence is a free ride where cyclists ride at a slow pace, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. There are no sponsors and no registration fees. The ride, which is held during National Bike Month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured. All cyclists are encouraged to participate. All attendees will be required to sign in at the registration table which is being coordinated by Jill Booker. Black wrist bands will be provided to the riders at that time. Please mark your calendars to be present for this event. Spread the word and encourage others to join this ride. The bigger the number of cyclists that participate, the bigger the impact to the residents of the City of Lubbock and the more effective our message of bicycle safety will be.