Happy New Rear Bike Ride

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Date: Sunday, January 1, 2017

Event: Happy New Rear Bike Ride 2017

Route Distances: 15, 28 and 41 miles

About the Ride:

Back in 1990 we started inviting friends to join us for a bike ride on January 1 so that we could get a healthy start on the new year. After the ride, which varied in length due to weather conditions, we always sat down for some black-eyed peas and cornbread.

We opened up the invitations to include the local cycling community in 2000 and began what has become a local cycling tradition, called the Merry Fitness/Happy New Rear Ride.

Since 2007 we have been launching this ride out of the Community Center in Blue Ridge TX. This year we have 3 routes, offering distances of 15, 28 and 40 miles. The support team has grown and the weather still varies, but the ride still ends with some black-eyed peas and cornbread.




Start Time is 10:00AM on January 1, 2017

Everybody who rides gets fed when they finish. IF you want a T-shirt, you MUST enter prior to December 1 and pay for the long sleeved shirt. If you do not want a shirt, you can register before December 1 at the lowest rate.

Registration through December 1, 2016 is $15 and our Long Sleeved T-shirts are $15 (available by pre-order only)

After December 1, you cannot order a shirt, but you can still register to ride.

Regsitration fees from December 2 until December 31, 2016 are $20 per person. Day of ride registration is $25 per person (payable by cash/check or charge). Lunch after the ride is included for all riders.

There is no pre-event packet pick up. All packets and shirts will be handed out on January 1 at the Community Center in Blue Ridge.

Our route maps:    15 Mile Route               28 Mile Route          41 Mile Route

Route files for your Garmin device:     15 Mile Route     28 Mile Route     41 Mile Route

Registration Form          Locator Map for the Start Site

For Online Registration, look for our Happy New Rear Artwork at our online store

Online Registration Here

Online registration closes at 12 noon on Saturday, December 31, 2016

We WILL have onsite registration on the day of the event, payable by cash, check or credit card

On January 1st, you might get lucky and get to buy an unclaimed shirt

Location: Community Center, Blue Ridge TX

Event Website: www.bikinmike.com

Registration: Online Registration

Contact info: mike@BikinMike.com


Find more information about other rides on our mainpage

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