“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.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Last Road Time Trial This Year!

Hey, everyone - tomorrow is the last ABC road time trial for 2009. Like always, meet out at Mueller's on FM 18. There is a time change this month! Due to fewer daylight hours, the time has been moved up 30 minutes. Registration will begin at 5:30 and the first rider will take off at 6:00.

In case you need directions, here they are: FM 18 is off of Hwy 36 right before the airport. Turn east onto FM 18 and drive for a mile or so. Mueller's will be on your right. Pull into their parking lot and get ready to ride. Once again, the entry fee is one non-perishable food item to be donated to the Food Bank. All donations this year will be made in memory of Don Dunston.

It's your last chance this year for the ABC time trial. Come on out and see how you do!

Forum Reminder

Lots of you have taken us up on our forum offer. Thanks! For those of you who haven't, today is the last day to be entered in the drawing. Anyone who visits our website, signs up on our forum, and makes at least one post will be entered in a drawing for a $30 BikeTown gift certificate. Go to www.biketown.com and click on the forum link. There are quite a few new registered users, but remember - you have to make a post to be in the drawing! You have until the end of today to make your post. We'll announce the winner of the drawing in the next few days. Just check back here.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Short Track Race at Buck Creek Trails Tomorrow

So we got rained out at the first event of the Buck Creek Trails Fall Series...let's try again tomorrow! This time around it will be a short track race. Basically, we'll ride a short loop a predetermined number of times, and whoever finishes first, wins. Simple enough. It will start at 4:00pm in the main parking area. Be there a little before that with your bike and helmet. It's open to anyone - just come on out and have fun. There is no charge. We'll provide drinks and cookies after the race. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Time Trial at the Trails this Saturday

WooHoo! It's time to start the fall events out at Buck Creek Trails! This Saturday will be the first event: a time trial followed by a cookout. Here is the info you need:

When: Saturday, September 12, 2009
Registration at 3:30 pm
First rider takes off at 4:00 pm

Where: Buck Creek Trails
Register and start in the main parking area

What: Time Trial
Riders will be started about a minute apart and the route will take about 30 minutes to complete.

Who: Anyone who wants to come and give it a try!

Cost: nada - Only one event in this Buck Creek series will have a cost (the Bent Wheel Bash that is part of the West Texas Series). All the other ones are free and a great chance to just come out and have fun at the trails!

After the time trial there will be a cookout. Hot dogs, chips, drinks, etc. are on the menu. After the cookout there will be a trail ride for anyone who wants to see what the trails are like. This is for anyone who wants to give it a try. There will be a few loaner bikes available if you want to give one a try.

Anyone participating in the time trial or trail ride MUST wear a helmet. No helmet - no ride.

If there is rain, there will be no riding so let's hope it holds off until after the time trial!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

September Road Time Trial Results

Here are the results for the latest time trial. Sorry for the delay!

1. Thomas Talley - 22:13
2. Mark Rogers - 24:32
3. JR Brock - 26:29
4. Chuck Patton - 27:36
5. Patrick Stevenson - 27:45
6. Craig Jones - 28:43
7. Travis Seekins - 29:14
8. Brandon Rogers - 29:39
9. Cameron Moore - 30:13
10. Luke Allen - 31:46

Thanks, everyone for coming out. There will be one more time trial this year. Due to the shortening daylight hours, the start time for the last one will move up half an hour. So, registration will be at 5:30 and the first rider will take off at 6:00.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September ABC Road Time Trial

It is time for the September ABC Time Trial. Can you believe it is already September? Where did summer go? Plan on coming out this Thursday evening, September 3. Once again, here is all the info:

Meet at Mueller's on FM 18. Registration will be at 6:00 and the first rider will take off at 6:30 It is the same 10-mile loop as last year. 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 Dunston.

For those who are new, FM 18 is off of Hwy 36 right before the airport. Turn left (east) onto FM 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! We'd love to see you there! And, of course, check back here on Thursday night for the results.