The San Antonio Wheelmen Bicycle Club is joining Earn-A-Bike to put on a fundraising ride to benefit Earn-A-Bike, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing obesity-related diseases and inspiring healthy life habits.
Our second edition of this ride, the Wheelmen 100, will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Texas Pride Barbecue.
You’ll begin your day at Texas Pride Barbecue, where you’ll pick up your packet and get ready for your ride. After the ride, hang around for the BBQ and music.
Pre-event registration opens on March 1st, 2019.
The registration fee is currently $45 and it provides:
Five well-marked routes from which to choose
Maps and cue sheets
Downloadable GPS routes for turn-by-turn directions.
A ticket for a BBQ lunch, drinks, and music
1 commemorative t-shirt (pre-registration will ensure that you receive your t-shirt on the day of the ride).
We are also offering a Wheelmen 100 cycling jersey for $75. Your order must be received before August 1st.
Team registrations (5 to 15 members) are currently offered for $40 per member.
Pre-event registration ends on September 17th.
Interested in donating to Earn-A-Bike? Please check out these details.
The routes will be marked by color-coded arrows on the road.
Purple route: 7 miles - the family route.
Yellow route: 27 miles
Blue route: 44 miles
Green route: 63 miles
Orange route: 100 miles
We provide two navigational methods for the Wheelmen 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 this method.
The San Antonio Wheelmen thank you for sponsorship. Through your support, we are able to deliver a positive impact on the community through local organizations like Earn-a-Bike.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. 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 Earn-A-Bike 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.
2. What is Earn-A-Bike?
Earn-a-Bike is an organization focused on preventing obesity related diseases and inspiring healthy life habits.
7. What equipment could I loan or donate to the Wheelmen 100?
We need canopies for rest stops and large ice chests.
8, Will my registration packet be mailed to me/is there a packet pick-up?
You will receive your registration packet at Texas Pride BBQ during the morning of the ride.
9. 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, 2018, you will have the option of donating your $45 registration fee to the Wheelmen 100 or receiving a refund. Registrations received on August 1st or later are donated to Wheelmen 100.
10. Can the course or ride finish time be altered during the ride?
We will monitor weather conditions on the ride route and will change the route or finish time if conditions warrant.
11. I want to donate to Earn-A-Bike. How can I do so?
Please check out these details.
13. Can I buy an extra BBQ lunch through my registration?
We do not offer extra BBQ lunch purchases through registration. Anyone wanting to join you for lunch can purchase food on-site at Texas Pride BBQ.