The 25th annual Bluebonnet Express will be held on March 23, 2014 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.
Cotton T Shirt to first 1500 registered riders. We also have an optional upgrade to a "Tech" T - moisture wicking T Shirt made by New Balance. These optional shirts can be substituted for the cotton shirt to early pre registered riders at an additional cost. (after March 4 you will not be able to preorder the tech shirt).Some of these Tech T Shirts will/may be available for sale at packet PU.
Link to Optional up grade to Tech T Shirt
Ladies Style Tech Shirt
Both mens and ladies styles available for Tech T Shirt - Color is Sapphire Blue Swatch, See sizing charts in above link
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 Saturday - March 22)
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.
Route maps at:
Packet Pickup and Walk-In Registration
Friday: March 21, noon to 6:00 pm at Northwest Cyclery, 17458 Northwest Frwy @ Jones Rd
Saturday: March 22, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Northwest Cyclery,
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. (This is different than previous years). Cafereria is located immediately adjacent West of Waller Stadium.
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.
NO Earphones/iPods WHILE RIDING.
Sorry No refunds. No transfers
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