4rd Annual LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour Set for March 26
Contact: F. Gus Sanchez, (830) 868-7128, ext. 235
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park announces the 4th annual LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour, "A Ride to Preserve History," which begins on the historic LBJ Ranch airstrip near Stonewall, Texas on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. The tour provides four separate routes of 10, 30, 44 and 65 miles throughout the scenic Texas Hill Country and one special historical tour narrated by Luci Baines Johnson beginning at approximately 2:30 p.m.
Cost of the event is $40.00 as of March 1, but there are discounts for kids, tandem riders and family riders. Registration includes the ride route of your choice, post-ride hot meal, Ranger-led tour of the Texas White House, and the tour led by Luci Johnson . Non-riders can also purchase the post-ride meal. Registration is online at www.LBJ100BicycleTour.org.
This year we are honored that a contingent of Wounded Warriors – British and American troops undergoing rehab in San Antonio – will be riding in the event. "These guys are amazing", marvels Superintendent Russ Whitlock. "We’re honored to have them, and I invite the public to come out and support them."
Luci Baines Johnson’s "Historical Tour of the Ranch" is 10 miles in length and will feature her reminiscences and stories about her parents and life on the ranch in the 1960s. It includes several stops at various historic locations. This event is one that supports Ms. Johnson’s desire "to get the owners of the park to use it."
The LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour is sponsored by the Friends of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, the Hill Country Bicycle Touring Club, the National Park Service, and Western National Parks and Monuments Association. All net proceeds will support the educational programs and historic preservation of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park.
For more information about Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park and some of its partners, including the Friends of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, Western National Parks Association, and LBJ State Park and Historic Site, visit the following web sites:
Did You Know?
President Johnson flew home to his Texas ranch 74 times during his 5 years in office, living and working for 490 days—or about one-fourth of his presidency—at the Texas White House. Here he confers with Gen. William Westmoreland on May 30, 1968. Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park