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Date: April 8, 2018
Event: 28th Annual Bluebonnet Express
Route Distances: 25, 35, 55 and 75 Miles
About the Ride:
The 28th annual Bluebonnet Express will be held on April 8, 2018 and will start from the 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. Four 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.
TRAFFIC CONTROL AT WALLER COUNTY INTERSECTIONS PR0VIDED BY NON WALLER CO. POLICE
Location: 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.
NOTE: DUE TO CONTINUING CONSTRUCTION ON HWY 290 IT IS RECOMMENDED TO TAKE IH10 TO GRAND PARKWAY NORTH TO 290. AND TURN NORTH ON 290.
Riders receive a free colored event t-shirt!(see event files for picture of shirt) in choice of two colors based on a first-come-first-served basis at packet pickup, until we run out of them.
Starts: Open Start from: 7:30 to 9:00AM
Fees: $35-$45 – online.
You may register on site on the DAY-OF-THE-RIDE – FEE IS $50.00.
Please click on link below for BBX web site information
(on line registration closes Saturday – April 7)
Distances: Bluebonnet has 4 routes from 25 to 75 miles. Routes have improved from previous years (smoother roads, and will not go through bumpy section north of Hempstead)
Helmets required!! No IPods or headphones!!
Riders must average 11 MPH including stops to complete the 75 mile routes.
Route maps at:
Packet Pickup and Walk-In Registration
Friday: April 6, 11 am – 7:00 pm at Northwest Cyclery, 17464 Northwest Frwy @ Jones Rd
Saturday:April 7, 11 am – 5:00 pm at Northwest Cyclery, 17464 Northwest Frwy @ Jones Rd
Day of Ride: New Waller ISD Stadium, starting at 6:30 am
Lunch from 11 am until 3 pm served INDOORS at Waller HS cafeteria. Cafeteria is located immediately West of Waller Stadium. Enjoy lunch: Menu TBA but most likely Lunch will include Buffalo Chicken pitas, Ham Pitas, Turkey Pitas, Hummus Pitas, plus Tomato Florentine or Spicy Black Bean soup. Salad pitas will also be available.
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
Location: 20735 Stokes Rd, Waller, TX 77484
Contact Info: email@example.com
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