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Rides

Weekend Rides

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 Group 18-20 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.

Sunday Group Ride - A/B Group Route
Sunday Group Ride - C Group Route
 
Weekday Rides - Afternoon

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

Wally's Bicycles - 53x11 Route

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.

Bicycle World - TnT Route

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.

5AM Wake-Up Ride - Eddie's Coffee Loop
5AM Wake-Up Ride - Airport Loop
 

 

Club Information

Club Information:

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.

Membership Benefits

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:

- Individual Time Trials Series
- Team Time Trials
- Ride of Silence
- Participate in State wide events and more!

  • and above all, lifelong friendships!

FAQ

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:

  • Helmet (required)
  • Water bottle(s)
  • Sunscreen
  • 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

Safety

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

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