The Hill Country Bicycle Touring Club was organized in 2000 as a recreational organization for cyclists of all abilities. Throughout the year we offer regular weekday rides in the morning and evening at various places to meet many needs. Longer rides are offered on weekends. Most of our rides are leader led where we stay together in groups. Maps may be available for riders who want to ride at their own pace. Usually we will meet at a nearby restaurant after the ride to socialize. They’re a great way to meet other club members and keep in touch with club events.
Club Bylaws Click Bylaws to view or download the club’s bylaws.
Overnight Tours Central Texas is an excellent location for bicycle touring. The club offers many weekend camping and hotel tours suitable for both beginner and advanced members.
Charity Rides – our club supports and participates in the following
- LBJ 100 Bicycle Ride at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
- South Central Texas Tour de Cure Ride in San Antonio, Texas
- A Ride to Remember in Poth, Texas
- Conquer the Coast Ride in Corpus Christi, Texas
- Mission to Mission Ride in San Antonio, Texas
Special Events – Each year the club hosts the Fredericksburg Fall Foliage Frolic weekend where cyclists from all over the country get together to enjoy riding in the Texas Hill Country. Also, the club offers a century (100 mile) ride to its members.
Monthly Club Meetings – Every month the club holds a membership meeting to get together and share information. Frequently we will have a program with a guest speaker. Programs in the past have included video shows of bicycle tours and parties. Club Meeting Minutes:
Beginner Training – Each year the club offers beginners with a series of training rides to learn the basics and get in shape for longer more challenging rides.
Discounts at Bicycle Shops- Many local bicycle shops offer members a 10 percent discount on parts and accessories. Check the club website for participating shops
Dues – Membership fees are collected in January for the Calendar Year rather than annually unless you are a new member joining mid-year. Dues are $1.00 per month per household or $12.00 for one Calendar Year unless paying for multiple years. For example, if you are joining/renewing in June, to complete the Calendar Year 2016, you would pay $7.00 (June plus six more months); if you wanted to also pay for an additional two years, you would pay $30.00 (the $7.00 for 2011 plus the $23.00 for the two-years renewal). In doing that, you would be paid up through December 2018. Please see the rate schedule in the drop-down list below. When paying with PayPal, members joining October through December will be charged $3.00 as transaction costs are more than the 1 or 2 dollar charges.
Options for Applying for Membership – You can either fill out the options below and sign up on-line with PayPal, or you can click here to bring up an online form to fill out. You can print it out and mail it with a check to the address shown on the form or you can hand it with the fee to one of the board members at one of the club functions. They will ensure the application (and money) gets into the proper hands. If you are having problems downloading the online form, you might need to update the version of Adobe Acrobat Reader you have in your system, by downloading their latest version from http://get.adobe.com/reader/.
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