Saturday's: Corner Bakery Meeting Place: Nolana Loop & 10th St McAllen,TX Wheels Down:7:15 a.m. SHARP Distances: Varies 20-40-60 miles Route Description: Route varies Pace: A Group18-20 mph
B Group 14-18 mph No Drop
Sunday's Meeting Place: Corner Bakery - Nolana Loop & 10th Wheels Down: 7:15 a.m. SHARP Distances: 40 miles Route Description: Sunday's usual route is heading towards Shary Road where we take a rest at El Tigre before continuing on to finish the ride back to Corner Bakery via Bus. 83. Ride duration varies according to pace. Usually 2 to 3 hours. Pace: Easy riders, Intermediate A and B, Elite. Slower paced Sunday rides. The easy-rider group is a NO-DROP ride followed by a SAG vehicle.
Monday's: Wally's Bicycles 53x11 Monday Night Ride Meeting Place: Wally's Bicycle Shop - 201 N. McColl Rd., McAllen Wheels Down:6:00 p.m. SHARP Distances: 25 miles Route Description: McColl down Bus 83 to Cage. From Cage head down Stewart to Military. Military to 10th then head down 2nd St. finishing at the shop. SAG supported ride. Pace: Fast
Tuesday's & Thursday's: Bicycle World Meeting Place: Bicycle World - 2025 Nolana Ave., McAllen Wheels Down:6:30 p.m. Distances: 22 miles Route Description: Bicentennial to 10th St. head towards Military. Military to Bryan Rd then head down Bus 83. Bus. 83 to Bentsen Rd to Nolana finishing at the shop. Pace: All levels of riders are welcomed.
Monday's & Wednesday's: Bike Masters Meeting Place: Bike Masters - N. 10th St. McAllen, Texas Wheels Down:6:30 p.m. Distances: 20 miles Route Description: North 10th to 107. West on 107 to Conway and back. No drop ride. Pace: 16-18 mph
Tuesday's & Thursday's: 5AM Wake-Up Ride Meeting Place: Starbucks - 2720 W University Dr, Edinburg Wheels Down:5:00 a.m. SHARP Distances: 10 Miles ( Ladies Loop) 16 miles (Coffee Loop) or 23 miles (Airport Loop) Route Description: SH 107 to Jackson. South of Jackson to Pecan. West on Pecan to 2nd. North on 2nd until Northgate. West on Northgate until 10th. North on 10th until SH107 and back to Starbucks Pace: All levels of riders are welcomed.
Team McAllen Cycling
P.O. Box 720053
McAllen, Texas 78504
Yearly Membership Dues: $40
2018 Club Officers Michael McNew - President VACANT - Vice President Open - President Elect JoLynn Hasler - Treasurer VACANT - Secretary Open - Webmaster
The club schedules regular weekly Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday rides. Other special events are scheduled throughout the year. Check this site regularly and attend TMC Monthly Member Meetings for updates on special events.
Paid Team McAllen Cycling Membership Benefits include:
Automatically included to TMC's Email Distribution List that provides important team news and announcements and exclusive information about receptions, celebrations, seminars, group pictures, group vacation, clinics, and other events.
Participation in TMC weekly group rides and other organized rides.
Support and Gear (SAG) during TMC's Sunday Ride which also includes food and beverages
Order or win custom team apparel and merchandise at team meetings and events.
Discounts at Local Bike Shops such as Wally's Bicycles, Bicycle World, and Bike Masters.
Opportunities to support the cycling community by participating and organizing cycling events such as:
A. Please fill out the online application and pay the membership fee of $40. Afterwards, you are considered an official member and are encouraged to join any of the group rides and events the team has available.
Q. What happens after I become a member?
A. You are encouraged to participate (by cycling or volunteering) in any team rides or events. Please continue to check the website for upcoming events and the current schedule for organized team rides.
Q. Do I have to race?
A. Racing is optional. Many members choose to do recreational cycling instead of racing.
Q. What do I need to take on a ride?
A. You can have a small seat pack to carry items in and we recommend the following list of things to have on the bike with you every time you ride:
Tire repair kit with patches and tire levers (know how to use these items)
A spare tube
A small tool kit (small crescent wrench, full set of Allen wrenches, a flat and Phillips screw driver)
A frame pump or some means to inflate a flat tire.
Spare money (for water, snacks or emergency phone calls)
Some sort of identification in case of emergency.
Energy snacks or gel
Lights (if riding early morning or in the evening)
Q. What are some of the common safety rules when riding with the team?
A. See the safety section below
The following safety rules are mandatory!
Helmets are required on TMC rides
All TMC are supported rides but please be well equipped
Carry plenty of water, and be sure to drink often during hot weather
Carry spare tubes, pump or CO2, and tools
Carry an emergency info card
Bicycles are legal vehicles on the road, and are required to obey all traffic laws
Stop at stop-signs and traffic lights
Use hand signals when making turns
Ride as far to the right as safely possible; never more than two abreast
Go to single-file when necessary; do not obstruct riders
Point out hazards such as potholes and gravel
For more information download the following documents: