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The ride is on!

The San Antonio Wheelmen Bicycle Club is joining with Each One Teach One of San Antonio (EOTO) to put on a fund-raising ride to benefit EOTO. EOTO is a non-profit, adult literacy organization dedicated to helping under-educated citizens learn the basic life skills in order to live more productive and personally satisfying lives. 

This new ride, Reading and Riding 100, will take place on Saturday, September 24th, at Canaan Land Ranch (directions).

Nestled in the Eastern shadow of Lake Medina are some of the most beautiful and challenging roads on which to plant your two wheels. You want hills? We got ‘em along with some downhill runs that will satisfy the more hard-core adrenaline junkies. Want something tamer? We've got that too – beautiful flat routes where you can leisurely spin and look out over vast pastoral expanses. With four route distances each rider can take on as much or a little as they wish.

You’ll begin your day at the Canaan Land Ranch (directions) where you’ll pick up your packets and get ready for your ride. After the ride, hang around for the lunch and music. Bring your swim suit, cool off, and kick back in Ranch’s lifeguard-staffed pool. Bring the family and let the kids enjoy the playground equipment.

As part of your registration, you can buy raffle tickets to win the prizes below. We will raffle off the prizes before the start of the ride.

Grand Prize: Cycling Vacation Gift Certificate with Trek Travel for the 2017 Tour de France and a RnR yellow cycling jersey

Second Prize: A Garmin 1000 Cycling Computer and a green cycling jersey

Third Prize: An Apple Watch and a red polka dot cycling jersey
 

You can buy raffle tickets as part of your registration. However, if you simply want to buy a raffle ticket and not register for the event, you can purchase tickets through PayPal or you can mail your payment to us by providing your contact information on our registration form. 

You must be present to win! Check FAQ for more details.

The current registration fee is $55

Online registration is via active.com.

If you choose to pay by check, please complete this registration form (personal information can be entered directly on the downloaded form before printing). Mail the form, along with your check, to the address listed on the form.

 

Schedule

March 11th, 2016
Online and mail registration begins.
Registration fee is $45.

August 1st
Registration fee increases from $45 to $55.

September 20th
Online registration closes.

September 24th
6 AM: Gates open
Onsite registration fee is $60.
7:30 AM: Raffle*
8 AM: Wheels down


*The Raffle (7:30 AM on September 24th)
We will be raffling off some great prizes:

  • Grand Prize: A Cycling Vacation Gift Certificate with Trek Travel for the 2017 Tour de France
  • Second Prize: A Garmin 1000 Cycling  Computer and a green cycling jersey
  • Third Prize: An Apple Watch and a red polka dot cycling jersey

You can buy raffle tickets as part of your registration (online, mail, or on-site). Each raffle ticket is $25. You must be present to win!

Routes

You have 4 options:

You will receive maps and a cue sheet in your packet on the morning of the ride. All routes will be marked by color-coded arrows on the road.

    We provide two navigational methods for Reading and Riding 100:

    • Paper maps and cue sheets will be included in the registration packages distributed at packet pick-up. 
    • On-route directions: Color-coded arrows matching the paper maps will be placed on the roads before and at all turns. We highly recommend that you also carry the paper map because, in the event of rain, the arrows can be washed away.

    There is a third method for navigation. If you have a GPS cycling computer, you can download your route to your cycling computer. Please leverage ridewithgps.com for details and instructions. We do not provide support for how to do this.

    Sponsors

    Each One Teach One and The San Antonio Wheelmen thank you for your support of our efforts to help under-educated citizens learn the basic life skills in order to live more productive and personally satisfying lives.

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Sponsorship opportunities are available for financial contributions in the following categories:

    If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please complete and mail one of the following application forms, along with your check:

    • Sponsorship of a donation for the event
    • Sponsorship of a donation that will be used to fund some of the supplies required for the ride

    Volunteers - We need you!

    We need individuals who are willing to step up and take on the various roles required to create a successful, pleasurable, and memorable ride, Please review the roles below and send an e-mail per the instructions for any role in which you are interested.

     

    Parking Attendants

    8  people are needed. 

    Responsibilities: Arrive at Canaan Land Ranch by 5:30 AM on September 24th. Please bring your own flashlight. Safety vests will be provided.  Attendants will help guide rider vehicles to the ranch entrance and show them where to park.  Attendants will be done by 8 AM, but may be asked to assist in other duties. 

    Contact: Tanya Conway is the supervisor and will provide instructions the day of the ride. 

    For more information email rnr100@sawheelmen.com, subject line: "Parking Attendant Question".

    If you are ready to volunteer, please submit your contact information.

     

    Registration

    8 people are needed (4 are confirmed).

    Responsibilities: Arrive at Canaan Land Ranch by 5:30 AM on September 24th. Two people will help direct riders to the correct tables according to Pre-registration or On-site registration. Three people at Pre-Reg will check names off a list and hand out maps and hats. Three people at On-site will be helping people complete registration forms and collecting money; then handing out maps and hats. Registration will be completed by 8 AM, but you may be asked to assist in other duties. 

    Contact: JD Simpson is the supervisor and will provide instructions the day of the ride. 

    For more information email rnr100@sawheelmen.com, subject line: "Registration Question".

    If you are ready to volunteer, please submit your contact information.

     

    ROUTE MARKING

    2 more people are needed.

    Responsibilities: Drive an assigned portion of the routes and mark turns with Mylar arrows on the road. Put other signs on the route as required (Rest Stop ahead, Slow, Steep Hill, etc.). Maps showing the route with warning areas and rest stops will be provided. This task will be performed on the day before the event, Friday, September 23rd.

    Contact: Cliff Hickel is the supervisor and will provide instructions on September 23rd. 

    For more information email rnr100@sawheelmen.com, subject line: "Route Marking".

    If you are ready to volunteer, please submit your contact information.

     

    SAG Drivers

    3 more people are needed.

    Responsibilities: 

    • Go to the “Command Post” at Canaan Land Ranch to pick up your SAG materials, first aid and SAG kit (same location as Registration) Attach the SAG signs to your back windows
    • Drive to your designated start point then slowly drive the route watching for riders who might have a problem
    • Stop to help riders with mechanical problems, injury or those not feeling well
    • Transport riders who cannot continue the ride to the next rest stop
    • Fill out the Safety Log form (get pertinent info from the injured rider) and return the form to the Command Post when your driving tour is over
    • Check in with each Rest Stop on your route on every circuit you make
    • If severe weather develops check with the Command Post to see if the course is being closed
    • Make a final sweep of the route to make sure all riders have completed that segment and notify the Command Post and the Rest Stops on your route that the route is clear
    • Return to the Command Post to turn in your SAG materials, SAG kit, road signs, and any accident forms you completed

    Each SAG driver will need a pickup, SUV or automobile with a bike rack, plus a floor pump. The club will provide all necessary supplies plus a gas card.

    Contact: Cliff Hickel is the supervisor and will provide instructions on September 23rd. 

    For more information email rnr100@sawheelmen.com, subject line: "SAG Drivers".

    If you are ready to volunteer, please submit your contact information.

     

     

    FAQ

    How do you get to Canaan Land Ranch?

    From San Antonio - Go West on Potranco Rd (Hwy 1957) for 6.6 miles. Turn right on County Rd 381. Head North for 2.6 miles and turn right on County Rd 382. Go 1 block and turn right on CR 3820 then left on CR 3821. Canaan Land Ranch will be on the right. Watch for our signs when you get to CR 381.

    From Hwy 16 Northwest of SA – Go South on State Highway 211 until you hit the “T” intersection at Hwy 471 (Culebra Rd). Turn left (West) onto Hwy 471 and go 4.3 miles then turn right onto CR 381. Go 1.5 miles and turn right on County Rd 382. Go 1 block and turn right on CR 3820 then left on CR 3821. Canaan Land Ranch will be on the right.

    From Castroville - Go North on Hwy 471. Turn right (East) onto Hwy 1957. Go 4.5 miles and turn left on CR 381. Head North for 2.6 miles and turn right on County Rd 382. Go 1 block and turn right on CR 3820 then left on CR 3821. Canaan Land Ranch will be on the right. Watch for our signs when you get to CR 381.

     

    What is Each One Teach One?

    Each One Teach One of San Antonio is a non-profit, adult literacy organization dedicated to help under-educated citizens learn the basic life skills in order to live more productive and personally satisfying lives. Please view the EOTO website for a more comprehensive look at the wonderful services they provide and then register for the ride in order to help us support this vital work.

     

    Who are the San Antonio Wheelmen?

    For over forty years the San Antonio Wheelmen have been active in San Antonio providing cycling education, input into the city’s cycling services and infrastructure, law enforcement and EMT support and many other activities to benefit the community. The Wheelmen see the work of EOTO as vital to contributing to the overall strength and well-being of not only the clients they serve but also to the community at large.

     

    How can I help?

    We could certainly use your support:

     

    Will my registration packet be mailed to me?

    No. You will receive your registration packet at Canaan Land Ranch during the morning of the ride.

     

    I noticed that there was not an option to choose a t-shirt size. Why?

    Instead of providing the usual t-shirt for a registration, we decided to provide baseball caps.

     

    What prizes will be raffled off before the start of the ride?

    • Grand Prize: A Trek Travel Cycling Vacation Gift Certificate for the 2017 Tour de France
    • Second Prize: A Garmin 1000 Cycling  Computer and a green cycling jersey
    • Third Prize: An Apple Watch and a red polka dot cycling jersey

    You can buy raffle tickets as part of your registration. However, if you simply want to buy a raffle ticket and not register for the event, you can purchase tickets through PayPal or you can mail your payment to us by providing your contact information on our registration form. You must be present to win!

     

    What are the details of the Cycling Vacation Gift Certificate with Trek Travel?

    The winner of our Cycling Vacation Gift Certificate will receive a Trek Travel Voucher with a face value equal to Trek Travel's Week 1 trip to the 2017 Tour De France. However, the voucher can be used for any Trek Travel vacation, including  a trip to the 2017 Tour De France. Trek Travel has temporarily reserved our winner a spot for its Week 1 Trip for the 2017 Tour De France and will contact the winner to make final arrangements as this is an extremely popular destination. Please go to the Trek Travel website for details about what is included in this great vacation package.

     

    What happens to my registration fee if the ride is cancelled due to weather or due to the request of civil authorities?

    If your registration is received before August 1st, 2016, you will have the option of donating your $45 registration fee to Reading and Riding 100 or receiving a refund. Registrations received on or later than August 1st are donated to Reading and Riding 100.

     

    Who are the primary contacts for this event?

     

    What are some of the other great rides in the local area?

    Please review our list here.

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