Lake Travis Cycling Club will be using this ride as our first club charity ride for the year and hope to have a good showing. We will be doing some carpooling from the Lakeway area and will have our banner up on one of our vehicles in the parking lot of the ride. Look for us and our jerseys/signs. (send a msg to Tim or Ken if you would like to be a part of the carpool)
Join us on Saturday, March 24, 2012, in the Texas Hill Country for a ride already touted as "an iconic Texas ride." We've seen rapid growth: 1130 riders enjoyed the ride and post-ride festivities in 2011.
Starting and ending on the famed LBJ Ranch, the routes take riders under majestic live oaks, past historical landmarks that figured prominently not only in the Johnson family history, but also in U.S. presidential history. See the descendants of President Johnson's famed Hereford cattle herd as you exit the Ranch. Thereafter, it's on to spectacular Hill Country cycling – on smooth-surfaced ranch-market roads and bucolic country lanes that will take you back in time. Visit rural, historic Gillespie County schools that do duty as rest stops on this scenic tour. This is truly a "Ride to Preserve History."
An added 85-mile route will provide new challenges while we continue the existing 62, 42, 30, and 10-mile routes. With a 9:00 AM staggered start, all routes start/end on the LBJ Ranch air strip.
We want all levels of riders to come out and make it a family event. Following the ride, enjoy a delicious meal, hang with friends and fellow cyclists in the expansive food tent, and visit some of the vendor booths we'll have, located next to the food area.
LBJ 100 website (http://www.lbj100bicycletour.org/index.html)