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
(Events / Outings through the End of the Year)
Conquer the Coast, Sep 19, Corpus Christi – http://www.conquerthecoast.org/ Those in the club that plan on camping out, we are going to the Sea Breeze RV Park in Portland; just across the bay, north of Corpus Christi. The reserve a spot go to: http://www.seabreezerv.com/. Most folks will probably go down on Friday and come back on Sunday. Perhaps on Sunday we could do a little kayak trip to the Lexington.
Streetwise Cycling Workshop, Sep 19, Hollywood Park – The League of American Bicyclists is sponsoring an 8:00am workshop to teach a small group how to ride safely, legally and confidently in traffic. The workshop is a great way to refresh yourself on the classroom traffic theory and put it into practice on the road. Location: Voigt Community Center, 700 El Portal, Hollywood Park, TX. Cost is $40 and includes lunch, basic bicycle fit, bicycle safety inspection and minor adjustments. BYOB – Bring Your Own Bike!! Information and registration: smartcycling.weebly.com
Fredericksburg Fall Frolic, Oct 24, Fredericksburg – Ride starts at 8:00 am. This will be a unsupported ride, open to everyone who wants to enjoy a great ride of 25, 40, or 60 miles through the beautiful Hill Country of Texas. After the ride, lunch will be available (donations accepted). For those camping make your reservations by calling the Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park at (830) 997-4202.
Lake Somerville Outing, Nov 6 – 11, Somerville (sort of near College Station). The group camping area has been reserved at Lake Somerville State Park. It has 14 RV spaces and several tent spaces. The are four RV spaces available at this time. Bike rides are planned for the 7th and possibly 8th as well as kayaking in the lake. Other side trips in the area are also being planned. For more details or to reserve one of the remaining spaces, contact Roy at royal@munroUSA.com or (210) 416-8485.
Annual HCBTC Christmas Party, Dec 5, Roosevelt Park Club House, 331 Roosevelt Ave, San Antonio TX. Details will be provided as the event draws nearer. For information contact Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org or (210) 422-8039