New Cycling

The West Texas Cycling Association was organized when cyclists from the Lubbock Bicycle (touring) and Chaparral Cycling (racing) clubs decided to join forces in January of 2000. Since that time, membership has grown to include racers and tourists from all over West Texas, as well as New Mexico. More information on the individual clubs is available below.

The Chaparral Cycling Club was formed in 1989 in order to better serve the racing community in and around Lubbock. Over the last two decades, cyclists sporting the purple and gold jerseys of the CCC have been participating in races statewide. Led by a group of veterans in the racing arena, the Chaparral Club boasts members competing in road, as well as mountain bike racing.

Lubbock Bicycle Club, originally founded as the Lubbock Wheelmen, was formed in 1968. The group that started as a small contingent of dedicated cyclists has grown to a membership of over 150 members. LBC, the originators of the Easter Hill Country Tour held annually in Kerrville, is primarily a touring club. However, since joining forces to form the WTCA, several members of the LBC have raced in the respected purple and gold jersey of the Chaparral racing club.

2003 TOURING SCHEDULE

Note: Due to insurance regulations, all tour participants must be a member of the West Texas Cycling Organization.

FEBRUARY
21-23

Big Bend Tour. Day 1 of the tour includes a 42 mile road ride from Cottonwood Campground over Sotol Mesa and then into Rio Grande Village.

Day 2 of the tour includes a riders choice of road or off-road. Promoter Pat Crawford (797-7882) has set tentative cost at $20 per person for sag support and camping. Each participant is responsible for their own food for the weekend.

MARCH
15

Post 1-day tour. Watch newsletter or this site for information.

29
Tailwind Century. Watch newsletter or this site for information.

APRIL
18-20

Easter Hill Country Tour. Watch this site for information.

MAY
10

Caprock Escarpment. 1-day tour around Roaring Springs area.
Contact J.D. or Jill at 785-3834.

23-25
Ft. Davis tour. Two day tour of 74 mile loop around the Davis Mountain
Loop. $20 cost includes 3-nights camping, 2 lunches, continental breakfast, and sag. Limited to first 16 registrations. Must make reservation by May 19 with Mike Long @ 794-4492.

JUNE
7

Rails to Trails. Day ride on the converted railroad near Quitaque. Contact Rickey LaShomb @ 793-5488 for information.

JULY
19-20

MS150 Fundraising Tour.
Two-day tour from Midland to Post. Information in bike shops soon.

AUGUST
9

Self-contained century. Watch for information in newsletter or this site.

23
Hotter n’ Hell. Information in bike shops this spring.

SEPTEMBER
6-7

Enchanted Circle century. Information on Red River Chamber of Commerce
website.

OCTOBER
4-5

Quitaque Quest. Two-day camping and bicycle tour of area around Quitaque.
Watch for information on newsletter or this site.

18
Grape Days Celebration ride. Watch for information in newsletter
or this site.

DECEMBER
8

Annual Christmas party. Watch for details.

Tuesday

6:00 P.M. at Church on the Rock, 10503 Slide Road

Hammerfest! Moderate to fast group ride with race training

And for the rest of us… Slow to moderate group ride leaves from the Church at 6:00 P.M. and rides against the wind and returns with a tailwind

Wednesday

6:00 P.M. from MLK Lake # 6 parking lot

Thursday

6:00 P.M. from TxDot on the Slaton highway

Moderate to fast group ride into the canyons

It appears that the highway department as completed enough of the construction to allow our group to start at the TXDOT parking lot. We might have to modify our beginning route a bit for a couple of weeks, but will soon be back to our normal route.

Saturday

8:00 A.M. from Church on the Rock; 105th and Slide Road
Moderate ride of 30 to 50 miles

Sunday

8:00 A.M. from 3214 – 26th Street Contact Kim Cain @ 792-4707

1:30 P.M. from TxDot on the Slaton Highway