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Bluebonnet Express - 2015
Sun, Mar 22, 2015
Cycling-25 Mile - Individual Age group/open
Cycling-35 Mile - Individual Age group/open
Cycling-45 Mile - Individual Age group/open
Cycling-55 Mile - Individual Age group/open
Cycling-65 Mile - Individual Age group/open
Cycling-75 Mile - Individual Age group/open
About This Activity
The 26th annual Bluebonnet Express will be held on March 22, 2015 and will start from the New Waller ISD Stadium in Waller, Texas, 45 miles NW of Houston. This fully supported ride is one of the Houston area’s oldest rides and is presented by Northwest Cycling Club. Six different distances/routes will be offered, traversing both South and North of Hempstead staying mostly on country roads. Cyclists will encounter both flat sections and gentle rollers. This BP MS 150 recommended ride is only a few weeks before the MS 150 which makes this an excellent training opportunity.
Location: New Waller ISD Stadium on Stokes Road at Waller Spring Creek Road, Waller, Texas, one mile north of Hwy 290. Take Waller Tomball /FM 2920 exit and take Stokes Road north off Hwy 290 feeder for approx. one mile to stadium. Follow parking attendants. Riders who register by March 1st are guaranteed a free cotton event t-shirt! We’ll order extras, but it will be first-come-first-served at packet pickup.
In addition, you can order an awesome tech shirt for the event in either men's or women's style. Order by March 1 to pick up your shirt with packet. After March 1, your shirt will be mailed to you. You’ll be able to order this awesome shirt until March 29.. Starts: Open Start from 8:00 to 8:30 AM
Fees: $30 to $40 - register early for discount. You may register on site on the DAY-OF-THE-RIDE - FEE IS $45.00.
(on line registration closes Tuesday - March 17) Distances: 6 Routes from 25 to 75 miles - Helmets required!! No IPods or headphones!! Riders must average 11 MPH including stops to complete the 65 and 75 mile routes.
Friday: March 20, noon to 6:00 pm at Northwest Cyclery, 17458 Northwest Frwy @ Jones Rd Saturday: March 21, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Northwest Cyclery, 17458 Northwest Frwy @ Jones Rd
Sunday: - Day of Ride: New Waller ISD Stadium, starting at 6:30 am Lunch from 11 am until 2 pm?? served INDOORS at Waller HS cafeteria. Cafeteria is located immediately West of Waller Stadium.
Don't forget that lunch is included! You'll want to replace all those carbs with delicious pasta. Choose from chicken alfredo sauce or marinara sauce. Plus - salad and dessert. For those riding shorter routes, we will have a light breakfast for you. Safety Expectations for NWCC Sponsored Rides:
FOR YOUR SAFETY and the safety of others please be aware of the following group riding rules:
· Ride single file or two abreast. (Riding more than two abreast is almost always illegal.) · Announce and/or use hand signals for changes in direction or speed. · Announce or signal road hazards to other riders. · Announce “slowing” or “stopping” when approaching intersections. · Scan, look behind before changing position. · Pass on the left announcing “on your left”. If you need to pass on the right clearly say “on your right” since this is an unusual maneuver. · Watch for approaching traffic as well as traffic coming from rear. Inform others by calling out “car up” or car back”. · Move off the road to stop.
HELMETS REQUIRED. NO Earphones/iPods WHILE RIDING.
Sorry No refunds. No transfers
For more information send email to firstname.lastname@example.org Our club was voted USA Cycling Club of the years for 2012, 2013 and 2014
Event details and schedule
Location is new Waller ISD Stadium located just 1 Mile North of Hwy 290 on Stokes Rd. It is located 25 miles North from Beltway 8/Hiway 290. Exit at Waller Tomball / FM 2920 continue on feeder and turn right (North) on Stokes rd and go one mile. Arriving early is recommended. Allow time for parking, registration, bike preparation etc. Ride starts at 8 am but you may leave earlier - Open Start
If you have picked up your registration on Friday or Saturday at NWC shop, You may want to consider parking at Waller High School to avoid the traffic at the stdm. To get to Waller HS exit at Field Store Rd(next exit past FM 2920) Go North to HS and turn right on Waller Spring Creek Rd. You may park in HS Parking area just East of HS by the Ball fields Note: NO Packet PU here. Only parking. Your car will be next to cafeteria and lunch.
Use of the showers at the Stadium Field House will be available. Bring your towel and soap!!