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BLUEBONNET EXPRESS 2018

Sunday, April 8, 2018
Waller Stadium Stokes rd and Waller Spring Creek WallerTX  77484
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Waller Stadium Stokes rd and Waller Spring Creek WallerTX  77484
Cycling-35 Mile - Individual Age group/open
$40.00
in 27 days $45.00
Cycling-35 Mile - Individual Age group/open
$40.00
in 27 days $45.00
Cycling-35 Mile - Individual Age group/open
$40.00
in 27 days $45.00
Cycling-35 Mile - Individual Age group/open
$40.00
in 27 days $45.00
Cycling-52 Mile - Individual Age group/open
$40.00
in 27 days $45.00
Cycling-52 Mile - Individual Age group/open
$40.00
in 27 days $45.00
Cycling-72 Mile - Individual Age group/open
$40.00
in 27 days $45.00
Cycling-72 Mile - Individual Age group/open
$40.00
in 27 days $45.00

About This Activity

The 29th annual Bluebonnet Express will be held on April 8, 2017 and will start from 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. Three 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. 

 NOTE: DUE TO CONTINUING CONSTRUCTION ON HWY 290  IT IS RECOMMENDED TO TAKE IH10 TO GRAND PARKWAY THEN NORTH TO 290 

UPDATE WE SHOULD HAVE COLORED T SHIRTS FOR ALL PRE REGISTERED RIDERS!!!   

Starts: Open Start from 8:00 to 8:30 AM

Fees:    $35 - $45 . 

You may register on site on the DAY-OF-THE-RIDE - FEE IS $50.00.

 www.bbx.bike

 (on line registration closes Thursday  -  March 30)

Distances:  6 Routes from 25 to 75 miles. We have improved our routes,  smoother roads (we took out bumpy  section north of Hempstead and bypass Hempstead)

 - Helmets required!!  No IPods or headphones!! 

Riders must average 11 MPH including stops to complete the 72 mile route.

Route maps at:

http://ridewithgps.com/users/63077/routes

Packet Pickup and Walk-In Registration

 

Friday: APRIL 14, 11 am to 7:00 pm at Northwest Cyclery, 17458 Northwest Frwy @ Jones Rd.

 Sunday: - 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.  

Don't forget that lunch is included! You'll want to replace all those carbs with a delicious lunch. Pita wraps, soup, and salad.

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.

 

HELMETS REQUIRED.  
NO Earphones/iPods WHILE RIDING. 

 

 Sorry No refunds. No transfers

 For more information send email to  bbx@nwcc.bike

Our club was voted USA Cycling Club of the years for 2012, 2013 and 2014

  

Event details and schedule

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 2 pm served INDOORS at Waller HS cafeteria.  Cafeteria is located immediately West of Waller Stadium.  Enjoy lunch:  Menu TBA.

Location is new Waller ISD Stadium located just 1 Mile North of Hwy 290 on Stokes Rd.  It is located 25 miles North from Beltway 8/Hiway 290.  Exit at  Waller Tomball / FM 2920 continue on feeder  and turn right (North)  on Stokes rd and go one mile. 

 NOTE: DUE TO CONTINUING CONSTRUCTION ON HWY 290  IT IS RECOMMENDED TO TAKE IH10 TO GRAND PARKWAY THEN NORTH TO 290 

Arriving early is recommended.  Allow time for parking, registration, bike preparation etc.  Ride starts at 8 am but you may leave earlier - Open Start

If you have picked up your registration on Friday at NWC shop,  You may  want to consider parking at Waller High School to avoid the traffic at the stdm.   To get to Waller HS exit at Field Store Rd(next exit past FM 2920) Go North to HS and turn right on Waller Spring Creek Rd.  You may park in HS Parking area just East of HS by the Ball fields  Note:  NO Packet PU here.  Only parking.  Your car will also be next to cafeteria and lunch. 

Use of the showers at the Stadium Field House will be available.  Bring your towel and soap!!  

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Map & Direction

Waller Stadium Stokes rd and Waller Spring Creek WallerTX  77484
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