“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.” ~John F. Kennedy

Here at BikeTown we couldn’t agree more. We love riding our bikes and want to help as many people as we can love riding their bikes, too.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Time Trial This Week

WooHoo! Spring is here, which means it is time to start up the ABC road time trials yet again. Make plans to be at the first one of the season, THIS Thursday. Meet at Mueller's on FM 18. Registration will be at 6:00 pm and the first rider will take off at 6:30. It is the same 10 mile loop as last year. Once again, there is a fee of a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Food Bank. This year, all donations will be made in the memory of Don Dunstan.

For those who have not been before, FM 18 is off of HWY 36 right before the airport. Turn left onto 18 and drive for a mile or so. Mueller's will be on your right. Just park in their parking lot and get ready to ride. This is a great way to see how well you are riding and to see how you improve over the season. Come on out and give it a try. Everyone is welcome!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Steam-N-Wheels 2009 Results

Official results of the seventeenth annual Steam-N-Wheels Bike Race and Fun Ride held March 21, 2009, sponsored by the City of Abilene's Recreation Division and the Abilene Bicycling Club are as follows:
24 & Under Male
1. Kyle Anderson
2. Jerry Hodge
3. Joel Thompson
4. Steve Novak
5. Nick Erhard
6. Travis Crisman
7. Trevor Anderson
8. J.C. Whitten
9. Cameron McGaughey
10. Jonathan Elswood
11. David Tilton
12. Nicholas Outland
13. Justin King
25-29 Male
1. Josh Brown
2. Daniel Winterholter
3. Dan Brower
4. Patrick Stevenson
5. Andrew Charter
6. Justin Thornton
7. Graeme Dewstow
8. Benjamin Bryan
9. Joseph Glover
10. Kevin Wellborn
30-34 Male
1. Jason Frazee
2. Brian Chung
3. Jeremie Perry
4. Michael Geranis
5. Chad Walters
6. Faz Sharapov
7. Andre Ardales
8. Marlon Miller
9. Mark Outland
35-39 Male
1. Eric Burkhart
2. Thomas Talley
3. Kelly Brown
4. Stephen Dodd
5. Robert Atkinson
6. Arnold Rieder
7. Don Whitten
8. Paul Vaughn
9. Stephen Abernathy
10. William O’Brien
11. Andy Cardoza
12. Nathan Williams
40-44 Male
1. David Armstrong
2. Richard Linebaugh
3. Michael Ramsey
4. Robert Anderson
5. J.R. Brock
6. James Walker
7. Andrew Knox
8. Karl Leonard
9. Jeffrey Jones
10. Manuel Cortez
45-49 Male
1. Lance Slack
2. Brad Fisk
3. Rory Randel
4. Mike Zoellick
5. Scott Wilson
6. Jim Kuntz
7. Robert Casper
8. Craig Jones
9. David Shaw
10. Bill Markunas
11. Cory Strickland
12. Paul Reynolds
13. Michael Minter
14. Joel Dement
15. David Durbin
50-54 Male
1. Chris Watson
2. Doug Pierce
3. Chuck Patton
4. Paul Patterson
5. Jeff Braaten
6. Dan Fergus
7. Richard Frazee
8. Ramiro Gomez
9. Dick Turman
10. Patrick Gerdemann
11. Ricky Kyker
12. Allen Wilson
13. Philip McDaniel
14. Mark Merrell
15. Randy Tollett
16. James Standler
55-59 Male
1. John Colburn
2. Dennis Harris
3. Lynn Cornett
4. Michael Cornelison
5. Bill Minter
6. Herbert Smith
7. Patrick Whelan
8. Craig Leeper
9. Richard Chengson
10. Robert Munger
60 & Over Male
1. Scott Sanford
2. Gary Ferguson
3. Richard Arthur
4. Ken Pittaway
5. Herman Luce
6. Gene Leeper
7. Don Sanderson
8. Reed Justus
9. Bill Analla
10. Roy Jones
11. Bruce Grimes
24 & under Female
1. Kye King
25-34 Female
1. Eryn Wike
2. Meyling Sanford
3. Cori Bryan
4. Christy Compeau
35-44 Female
1. Deb Manley
2. Anne Zoellick
3. Helen Romeiser
4. Deonna Shake
5. Karen Woodcox
45 & Over Female
1. Iris Stagner
2. Lisa Anderson
3. Terri Cason
4. Linda Randel
5. Kalisa Gudelman
6. Christine Jones
7. Donna Durbin
1. Kirk Merrell / Ciana Merrell
2. Howard Lund / Janine Lund

I do not have a list of any of the finishing times, so if anyone knows the top 10 or so overall finishers, let us know in the comments.

Many thanks to the City of Abilene Recreation Division for putting on a good ride!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Steam-N-Wheels 2009

It must be spring! Steam-N-Wheels is right around the corner - this Saturday, in fact. If you haven't already registered, make plans to be at Nelson Park by the zoo entrance on Saturday morning, March 21. The ride starts at 10 am and will have three routes: a 48 mile, 32 mile, and 21 mile. The entry fee is $25. Registration the morning of the ride will be open from 8:00-9:45 am. After all the riders take off, there will be a children's bicycle rodeo and tour from 10:00-12:00 in the park and zoo area. It is for ages 3-12 and costs $5 per child. Each child will get a free ticket to the zoo for that day as well. Everyone come on out and join the fun!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Thanks for the Hard Work!

If you were out at Buck Creek Trails last Saturday, you might have seen these guys. Richard Valdez, Steve Stovall, Bob Sanderson, Mike Daniel, and Jay Kish were hard at work building a new bridge to tie in Mutt Loop to the rest of the trail system.

They also spent some time taking care of the big ruts in the parking area. It's a much smoother place now.

Buck Creek wouldn't be the great trail that it is without so many of us working hard to get it that way.

We appreciate all the time and effort these guys put in last Saturday.

Enjoy the trails, and if you see any of these guys be sure and say thanks!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Just a reminder...

...that tomorrow is the next time for the Short Track XC Race at Buck Creek Trails.

Get ready for a fast and furious time at the trails!
When: Sat Feb 7th
Sun Feb 22nd
Sun March 8th
Sun March 22nd
Time: 3pm
Classes: Open beginner men/women combined
Sport/Expert combined men/women
Course length: approx. 3/4 mile
Duration: 30 min. plus 1 lap
MTB, SS and cyclocross bikes welcome. Think of it as a criterium on dirt! No entry fee. No awards. Just a lot of fun to be had by everyone. For more info email: Steve@anson4@att.net

Friday, March 6, 2009

Bar H Bash 2009

The second race in the TMBRA series, the Bar H Bash, was held on March 1 up in St Jo. It was a cold and windy weekend. Brrr. Despite the weather, several Abilene folk traveled out to the race and did well.

Here are the results:

Cat 2, Men 15-18
3. Luke Allen

Cat 2, Men 45-49
9. Greg Allen

Cat 2, Men 50-99
2. Gary Fraser

Cat 2, Women 30-39
3. Brenda Andress

Cat 3, Men 1-10
15. Trent MacDonald
17. Troy MacDonald

Cat 3, Men 19-29
3. Baylor Blessing

Cat 3, Men 40-49
1. Jim MacDonald

Cat 3, Women 1-10
1. Maggie Allen

There will be some pictures posted of the event later. Unfortunately, the computer is not cooperating with uploading the pictures right now.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Great Job, Josh!

Josh Brown raced in The Primavera at Lago Vista on March 1. He WON the Cat 3 road race. Way to go, Josh!