LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour set for March 28

LBJ 100 courtesy NPSHas your bike been mothballed all winter? Now’s the time to pump up the tires.

Then, on March 28, you can bike through the ranch where Lyndon Baines Johnson once lived during the LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour.

Cyclists choose from routes of 10, 30, 42, 62 or 85 miles in this non-competitive group bike ride, which rolls off at 9 a.m. from the LBJ Ranch in Stonewall. All courses begin and end on the LBJ Ranch airstrip, cover quiet country roads and pass historical landmarks that figured prominently in U.S. Presidential history.

LBJ 100 two courtesy NPS

Registration is $40 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under, or $95 for families here . (That’s cheaper than last year, folks, because registration doesn’t include a T-shirt. If you want one, you can buy one onsite for $10.)

That same day, as about 1,500 cyclists pedal through Central Texas, a team of 25 active military personnel in Afghanistan will ride their version of the LBJ 100 on stationary bikes. Ride organizers even sent them goodie bags filled with T-shirts, water bottles, Whittington beef jerky and Asleep at the Wheel CDs so they get as close to the real experience as possible.

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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