Popular Demand Returns "LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour" to National Historical Park in March
Contact: Sherry Justus, 830-868-7128 ext. 245
Due to overwhelming response last spring, Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park announces the second annual LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour on Saturday, March 28 on the LBJ Ranch near Stonewall. Luci Baines Johnson, younger daughter of Lyndon and "Lady Bird" Johnson, will officially start the 32, 45, and 62-mile (100 kilometer) rides at 9:00 a.m. from the historic ranch airstrip adjacent to the famed Texas White House.
Afterwards, at 11:00 a.m., Ms. Johnson will lead an easy ten-mile ride around the ranch. This special ride includes reminiscences and stories about her parents and life on the ranch in the 1960s and includes several stops at various historic locations.
The longer rides of 32, 45 and 62 miles continue from the airstrip starting point and head north of the ranch into Gillespie County proper. Three rest stops for water and snack breaks will be provided.
The fee for riding on any of the routes is $40 and includes a t-shirt and a goodie bag. Riders can register at www.lbj100bicycletour.org or in person from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at: Performance Bike, 16648 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio, March 25; Performance Bike, 3005 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, March 26; Hill Country Bicycle Works, 702 E. Main, Fredericksburg, March 27; Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Visitor Center, 100 E. Ladybird Lane, Johnson City, March 27. Additional information is available by calling 830-868-7128, ext. 244.
Included among the riders this year will be ten representatives of the Texas 4000 Ride for Cancer.
Billed as "A Ride to Preserve History", the event is hosted by the Friends of LBJ National Historical Park, the Hill Country Bicycle Touring Club, Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, and Western National Parks Association. Proceeds benefit park programs and activities that enhance education programs and visitor enrichment.
Did You Know?
An invasive plant that Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park has problems with just happens to be a non-native grass called Johnson Grass. Besides being tough to get rid of, it is poisonous to livestock if eaten just after a freeze. (photo ©Barry A. Rice/The Nature Conservancy)