The 25th Annual Cross Timbers Classic benefiting Northwest Metroport Chamber of Commerce and Flower Mound Rotary invites you to join their upcoming ride happening on May 19, 2012 at Texas Motor Speedway
We were lucky enough to be granted an interview with Jill Burns, Event Coordinator of Cross Timbers Classic to ask some questions about their upcoming ride.
Why join the this year’s ride?
To meet friendly volunteers and enjoy the beautiful North Texas countryside.
How long has the event been around?
It’s our 25th anniversary this year! Every rider who crosses the finish line will receive a medal to celebrate!
What was the motivation behind starting the tour and who benefits from it?
The Flower Mound Rotary started this ride to benefit it’s many projects and charities. The Northwest Metroport Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Rotary last year and this year in preparation for taking the ride over in 2013. The ride will benefit the Chamber and its projects and charities.
Can we get a TCX or GPX file included for download? Over 63% of folks say they are more up to attend a ride for which they have information about the routes for their on-bike devices.
Do you hav a map of the start facility showing registration point, parking, all toilets, water/snacks, start line?
Click here to download map
Logistically, can you give us an idea how many volunteers, finances, and planning it takes to put on this event?
This event is an epic undertaking that takes year round planning. With a staff of four at the Chamber, we can’t do it alone!
We have at least 200 volunteers who help with this event. We receive donations from generous sponsors like our title sponsor, The Thompson Group at Classic Chevrolet. They have donated countless hours in addition to their sponsorship.
Baylor Grapevine is another generous sponsor that also donates their time to handle rider safety on the medical side.
Craig Lloyd and the team at Glint Advertising started working on the design for this year’s logo and marketing material last fall. They did a great job and are true professionals. They rebuilt our website and spent countless hours to make it all look good!
It takes cooperation from 9 different local police departments, sheriffs and constables. These guys are great to work with by the way. We met with them back in March to go over the routes to make sure they are safe. Their primary concern is the safety of our riders.
What was the most rewarding experience throughout the years hosting this event?
When the cyclists are happy, we are happy. We really do our best to make this a great day for them. When we get positive feedback from them it’s very rewarding.
What is the average number of participants per year? How many riders do you assist during the average race?
About a thousand.
Do you ride and if yes, what kind of bicycle do you ride and what is your favorite route in your area? Which are your top 3 favorite MUST DO rides in Texas (besides your own)?
I only ride a sad little cruiser around the lake by my house! I did attend Hotter n’ Hell last year as a spectator. That is an awesome ride!
Thanks Jill Burns for this quick interview and we hope to catch everyone at the ride!
Click here to view the event details of the 25th Annual Cross Timbers Classic