The LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour, termed “A Ride to Preserve History”, has become an iconic Texas Hill Country bicycle event. Starting and ending on the famed LBJ Ranch, the routes take riders under majestic live oaks, past historical landmarks that figured prominently not only in the Johnson family history, but also in U.S. presidential history. See the descendants of President Johnson’s famed Hereford cattle herd as you exit the Ranch. Thereafter, it’s on to spectacular Texas Hill Country cycling – on smooth-surfaced ranch-to-market roads and bucolic country lanes that will take you back in time. Visit rural, historic Gillespie County schools that do duty as rest stops on this scenic tour.
Our 36th President loved his ranch. He often conducted presidential business under the spreading oak trees, and he sought solace here from the rigors of the presidency. As President Johnson told visitors, “All the world is welcome here!” We want riders in the LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour to feel the same warm welcome and sense of Presidential history as those who came before them. The LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour is annually sponsored by the National Park Service and Friends of LBJ National Historical Park. There are 10, 30, 42, and 62 mile routes. Please visit the website to register and for more information. Online registration closes on March 23 and riders cannot register at the event.
Gates open at 7 am. Race begins at 9 am. Luci Johnson will share her family’s history at 1 pm while leading a one-hour bicycle tour of the LBJ Ranch. $65 per rider; kids age 12 and under are $35 per rider.