LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour News

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Thank You


The organizers of the 5th LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all the volunteer helpers, who put in endless hours of patient work, mostly behind the scenes, but also at the early packet pick-ups and on the day of the tour itself, helpers without whose efforts this great event would not have been possible, and – of course – we would like to thank all our generous sponsors, too.

A special and heartfelt thank you to all the Rangers of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, without whose invaluable and tireless help this event would not have been possible.

And last but not least we’d also like to thank all of the nearly 1,400 the riders  for their attendance as it is only them that make such an event a real success. And we’d especially want to thank them for their patience with all our little [hopefully not big] shortcomings in organizing such a large event.

To help us to learn and improve next year’s ride, we’d be grateful for any – positive or negative – comment, suggestion and/or criticism, by e-mail to and/or by leaving your comment on our weblog: we’d really appreciate your feedback.

If you have a (short) story/account of your ride, or pictures or even video(s), we’d appreciate it if you’d let us post them on our website. In case you upload video clips to YouTube, we’d appreciate if you let us know the link. Please, e-mail them to

And last but not least: we hope to see you all again at the Sixth Annual LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour.

Meanwhile: safe bicycling to you all!

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Online Registration is now closed.

Onsite registration at the event location opens at 7:00 A. M. on the day of the ride. Payment may be by cash, check or credit card. It is strongly recommended that a registration form (available by download from be completed before arriving at the LBJ Ranch.

Note that online registration ends at 11:59:59 P. M., Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Riders may register at the event location prior to 9:00 A. M. the day of the ride. Payment may be by cash, check or credit card. It is strongly recommended that a registration form (available by download from be completed before arriving at the LBJ Ranch.

Colnago will be bringing demo bikes to the LBJ Ranch, in conjunction with the 5th Annual LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour coming up March 24. This “get up close and personal” opportunity with new bike models is presented courtesy of one of Colnago’s newest retailers, and a major sponsor of the LBJ 100 – Ride Away Bicycles – with three shops in San Antonio.
Come on out to the event, talk to Ride Away, check out a Colnago, and feel that awesome handling ability on those gorgeous Texas hills.
[For more info on the LBJ 100, go to the events website .]

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Cue Sheets

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The cue sheet for the 85-mile ride is available from the downloads page: click here.

Dear fellow bicyclists,

This bill is truly atrocious. It gets just about everything wrong for trails, walking and bicycling. Please join Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in stopping the bill. Encourage your representative to vote “no,” now!
Some are calling the draft multiyear transportation bill being considered in the U.S. House of Representatives “the worst bill ever.” It’s hard to disagree with this regrettable distinction from a trails, walking and bicycling perspective. We need to stop the bill, now!
The bill as it is currently written would:

  • Eliminate dedicated funding for trails, walking and bicycling;
  • Destroy long-term dedicated funding for transit created by the Reagan Administration;
  • Do away with the rail-trail eligibility category in the Transportation Enhancements (TE) program;
  • Put our children in harm’s way by eliminating the Safe Routes to School program;
  • Fail to maximize its job creation potential, since trail, walking and bicycling projects create substantially more jobs per dollar than do highway projects;
  • Increase America’s dependence on foreign oil; and
  • Contribute to our growing health and obesity crises.

The bill could come to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in the next few days. Since it is beyond possibility of repair, we need to ensure that it does not leave the House floor.
We have no time to lose. Ask your representative right now to vote against the bill.
I’ll be doing everything in my power to ensure this bill is defeated in the House. I truly hope you’ll join me.
Even as we are working feverishly to defeat this House bill, please note that a Senate bill – which also fails to preserve dedicated funding for trails, walking and bicycling – will likely come to the Senate floor for debate and a vote next week as well. (When it rains, it pours!) We’ll be messaging you about that, too. Apologies in advance for so many messages from us in so short a timeframe, but please know that we wouldn’t write you so much if it weren’t absolutely necessary.

Thank you so much for your help to advance the cause of bicycling in the US, and safe bicycling,


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A 30-second video teaser [WARNING: large file - 25 MB] by Carlo Villareal is available here.

The 2012 commemorative jerseys are as of now available for purchase at all Rideaway Bicycle Shops in San Antonio.

Bike inspections are not required to ride in the 5th Annual LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour.  However, riders are strongly encouraged to bring their bike in to any of the three Ride Away Bicycles shops in San Antonio, any of the REI stores in Austin or Round Rock, or Hill Country Bicycle Works in Fredericksburg or Kerrville at least two weeks prior to the day of the event (March 24).  These sponsors have graciously agreed to perform a basic Mechanical Inspection free of charge to identify any major issues with the equipment.  Of course, anything found where the rider would want the sponsor’s techs to correct would be subject to prevailing sponsor shop rates. Help ensure that you’re mechanically equipped for an enjoyable ride!

Our friends at RaceTechs have worked the kinks out and as of now online registration is available again. To take you there, click here: online registration.