Saturdays Meeting Place: Burger King - Nolana Loop & 10th Departure Time:6:30 a.m. SHARP Distances: 40, 60 and/or 80 miles Route Description: There are several routes taken on Saturdays, depending on the wind and weather conditions. Route usually begins South on Military 281 towards Progreso and beyond, and North on 107/Montecristo area towards McCook or FM 1015 and back. Ride duration varies. Pace: Intermediate A and B, Elite. Fast paced training rides.
Sundays Meeting Place: Burger King - Nolana Loop & 10th Departure Time:7:15 a.m. SHARP Distances: 42 miles Route Description: Sunday's usual route is heading towards Anzaldua's Park where we take a rest before continuing on to finish the ride back to Burger King 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.
Tuesdays Meeting Place:North Side Route : Fred Loya Insurance Headquarters Parking Lot (107 & 23rd St.) Departure Time: 6:00 p.m. (be there by 5:45) Distances: Vary from 7 - 35 miles (1 to 5 laps) Route Description: Enjoy the long sunny days of Spring and Summer doing laps around the Edinburg loop. This loop is approximately 7 miles long and you may complete as many loops as you wish. Pace: All levels of riders are welcomed.
Thursdays Meeting Place:South Side Route : Granjeno Community Center Departure Time: 6:00 p.m. (be there by 5:45) Distances: Vary from 18-24 miles (3 to 4 laps) Route Description: Enjoy the long sunny days of Spring and Summer doing laps around the Granjeno loop. This loop is approximately 6 miles long and you may complete as many loops as you wish. Pace: All levels of riders are welcomed.
Team McAllen Cycling
P.O. Box 720053
Mcallen, Texas 78504
Yearly Membership Dues: $40
2013 Club Officers Richard Clipson President Open President Elect Open Vice President Sabrina Guerra Treasurer Laura Alvarez Secretary Ruben Pena Webmaster
The club schedules regular weekly Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday rides. Other special events are scheduled throughout the year. Check this site regularly 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.
Insurance for members on TMC designated organized group rides.
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:
- King of the Causeway Race & Tour Ride at Bike Fest
- SB 250 Mcallen to San Antonio Ride
- Ride of Silence
- Toys for Tots Ride
- Duathlon for Education Ride
- Individual Time Trials
- Team Time Trials and more!
and above all, lifelong friendships!
Q. How do I join?
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: