HCBTC

Enthusiastic cyclists founded the Hill Country Bicycle Touring Club because it was felt that a bicycle club was needed in the San Antonio area that had more emphasis on all levels of riding ability. Our rides are moderate, ranging in the 10 to 14 mph average. Most of our rides are leader- led, and we leave no one behind. Throughout the year we offer regular weekday rides in the morning and evenings (15-30 mile rides). Longer rides are offered on weekends (20-50 miles).

We are a very social club, and we have several picnics, parties and overnight events throughout the year. We also have weekend outings and tours.

 

What’s Coming Up

Dates for the out-of-town cycling events up to August 2015

March 27 – 29 Kerrville Schreiner Park.  Ride starts at 9:00 AM on March 28th at the river side (main) entrance to the park off of Bandera Highway (Texas 173). If you are camping out at the park and have not told Vanessa, please do so at vness.leal@yahoo.com or (210) 273-8835. More information about the park is available at: http://www.kerrvilletx.gov/facilities.aspx?RID=9&Page=detail. Cabins may also be available.

8th Annual LBJ100 Bicycle Tour
March 28, 2015
For more information, please contact LBJ100

April 24 – 26 Inks Lake State Park. Ride will start at 9:00 AM on April 25th in the parking lot just past Black Rock Park on Ranch Road 261. If you haven’t done so, those wishing to camp at Inks Lake should contact Amanda at bikentx50@yahoo.com or (210) 422-8039. She is making group reservations and needs to dates of arrival. For more information about Inks Lake go to: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/inks-lake. Cabins may also be available.

May 11 – 19 Chief Ladiga Trail and Silver Comet Trail (Anniston, AL to Smyrna, GA). We’ll rent a van, put the bikes in a trailer, and head to Alabama for a 5 or 6 day ride on the scenic Rail-to Trail!! The van will depart on the 11th with passengers, bikes, and luggage and return to San Antonio on the 19th of May This trip is fully booked at this time, but if you want to get on a wait list, , please contact Roy at 210-416-8485 or royal@munroUSA.com.

May 22 – 25 (Memorial Day Weekend) Painted Churches – Schulenberg area. Ride starts at 8:30 AM on May 23rd in the parking lot of Frank’s Restaurant (IH-10 and US 77). Here is a link to a blog about the churches: https://donnaharshman.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/touring-painted-churches-near-schulenburg-texas/. We’ll visit four of the churches – Dubina, Ammannsville, Swiss Alp, and High Hill. After the ride we’ll meet at Frank’s for lunch. On this weekend many folks will camp out at the 1000 Trails Colorado River RV Park http://www.thousandtrails.com/texas/colorado-river-rv-campground/ just outside of Columbus. On Sunday, a short (3 to 6 miles) kayak trip down the Colorado River is planned. For more information contact Roy at 210-416-8485 or royal@munroUSA.com.

July 23 – Aug 4 Northern Idaho (Route of the Hiawatha and Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes). The vans will depart on the 23rd with passengers, bikes, and luggage and return to San Antonio on the 4th of August. Those flying up will depart two days later. Due to a couple of recent drop-outs, we have space for a couple of more people; please contact Roy at (210) 416-8485 or royal@munroUSA.com if you want to be added to this trip