Four Pedals of the Rose Endurance 150 Series

The Tyler Bicycle Club will be hosting the Four Pedals of the Rose Endurance 150 Series.  This is event is our winter mountain bike series.  The series will include all four area trails and it will be an endurance ride.  Each event will be 150 minutes in length.  Each participant will complete as many laps as possible in that time frame.  You may participate individually or as a two person team.  Event dates are posted on the TBC calendar and listed below.  The endurance series is for fun and is only open to current TBC members.  You must join the club prior to competing.  You cannot join the day of the event.  There will be a raffle drawing at the end of the series.  Yhis year we will be raffling off a full Bontrager mountain bike makeover valued at over $450.00.  The Bontrager makeover is sponsored by Simpson’s Adventure Sports and Tyler Simpson.

11/30/2014  -  UT Tyler

12/14/2014  -  Faulkner Park

01/18/2015  -  Tyler State Park

02/01/2015  -  Lindsay Park

02/15/2015  -  Weather makeup day.

Tyler Bicycle Club Kits

Our new kits are almost ready.  We will bring samples to the annual meeting, November 3rd. We will be offering gender specific jerseys and a choice between race cut and club cut.  Online ordering will begin around that time as well.  Attached are the design proofs for the different garments.  Tyler-Bicycle-Club-canariGravity_10-03-14 Tyler-Bicycle-Club-canariJacket_10-09-14 Tyler-Bicycle-Club-canariLegwarmer_10-09-14 Tyler-Bicycle-Club-canariTTkneewarmer_10-09-14 Tyler-Bicycle-Club-canariVest_10-09-14 Tyler-Bicycle-Club-ShortSleeve_template_07-08-14

2015 Tyler Bicycle Club Board Nominations and Amendments

The Tyler Bicycle Club Board of Directors met last night, October 9th, to discuss the 2015 board elections.  The nominations were due Monday, October 6th, but we have run into several issues.  In August, the Board of Directors formed a nominating committee, made up of three outgoing officers, to find candidates for Board of Directors positions for 2015.  After two months of searching and asking members, we only had three candidates.  We learned this week that one of the candidates is not a TBC member.  Then, after the nomination deadline, we received several more nominations.  Some of the nominees submitted were not TBC members and some, after an inquiry, did not want to run.  Thus, we were faced with a dilemma.

The board has decided, in fairness to all club members, to wipe the slate clean and start all over.  We have directed the nominating committee to discard all previous nominees and begin taking new nominations.  We are extending the nomination period for ten days.  We require that each person self nominate.  If you desire to be on the 2015 TBC Board of Directors, please send an email to Royce Smith, moc.l1413863039iamg@1413863039cbt.t1413863039nedis1413863039erpec1413863039iv1413863039, stating your name and the position you wish to run for.  Royce will collect the nominations, and turn them over to the nominating committee.  All nominations must be submitted by Sunday, October 19th, at 12:00 pm (noon).  Any nominations sent after that time will not be accepted.

On Monday, October 20th, at 6:00 pm, there will be a meeting, on the FRESH patio, with all of the nominees.  Nominees must attend.  In this meeting we will discuss the expectations, requirements and duties of each of the board positions.  At that time, each nominee will accept their nomination or withdraw their nomination.  After the meeting, the nominating committee will announce, to the club, the nominees for the 2015 TBC Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors election will be held the first week of November, on Monday the third.  The meeting is posted on the TBC webpage on the left side of page.

The nominating process and all decisions made by the board, with respect to this process, is in accordance with the Tyler Bicycle Club By-laws.

Thank you,

Kelly Boucher, Royce Smith, Dennis Kutach, Roland Bailey, Sandra Robbins, Stephanie Jackson, Justin McInnis and Tyler Simpson.


In addition to the election, an amendment to the By-laws has been proposed.  The proposed amendment would change the past president from a non-voting board member to a voting board member.  This amendment will be on the ballot on November 3rd.

Killer Hill Time Trial Series

The winner of the Bontrager Aeolus 9 wheelset is Tino Jaramillo! Congratulations to everyone who participated in conquering Killer Hill!


It is time for the Killer Hill TT Series.  Again this year, we will be giving our riders a choice of one lap, 13 miles, or two laps, 26 miles.  We will have a volunteer supported “feed zone” for those who ride two laps.  The dates will be July 24th, 31st, August 14th and August 28th.  We will be giving away a Bontrager Aeolus D3 Carbon Clincher wheelset, sponsored by the TBC, ETT and Simpson’s Adventure Sports, to one lucky participant.  You must ride in three of the four events to qualify for the drawing.  See you on the 17th!

Cyclist Awareness Ad Campaign

The Tyler Bicycle Club, through the Bicycle Advocacy Committee of East Texas, is embarking on a cyclist awareness ad campaign in Smith and Cherokee Counties. The ads will be print ads in the newspaper and on billboards on the major roads in the areas that we ride. We need volunteers to be in the print ads. We will need two males and two females, age groups of 17 to 23 (students) and 35+ (professionals or parents). We would like to have people that the community will recognize, in a good way, or people others can identify with (mother, son, nurse, store owner, etc.). If you know of someone or you would like to be in the ad, please email a TBC officer.

Click link below to see ad draft.


Owens Ride Time Change

The Owens Ride is changing to an evening ride for the summer.  The long route, 40+ miles, will start at 2:00 pm and the short route, 23 miles, will start at 5:30 pm.  We will be adding an additional route that will start at 5:30 pm.  The new route will follow the 23 mile route to Teaselville, but we will be adding an additional loop that will add about 5 miles to the ride, for a total of 29 to 30 miles.  Hope to see everyone on Sunday!

Memorial Day Ride

Monday, May 26th, is Memorial Day and we will be having our annual Memorial Day Ride. We will leave from Super 1 Foods on Hwy 271 north at 8 am. We will ride to Hawkins for breakfast and ride back. For those not wanting breakfast, you can ride around Lake Hawkins and then ride back with the group. The ride is a 40+ mile ride and the group will stay together. Also, we will have SAG support.

Survey for TXDoT concerning cycling in Texas.

We need all cyclists in East Texas to fill out this survey!

We learned at the meeting Wednesday night that TXDoT has a survey for cyclists in Texas to fill out, to inform TXDoT of the particular needs of cyclists in various regions of the state.  This will help guide TXDoT planning through the year 2040. Cyclists from the larger cities knew about this survey and have completed it. However, cyclists in East Texas knew nothing about the survey and as a result, our needs for this region have not been conveyed to TXDoT. Once TXDoT knows what are needs are, monies will be allocated for projects in our area. Please take a few minutes and fill out the survey so we can let our needs be known.
Thanks so much! -Kelly Boucher

TXDoT Transportation Plan

Tyler Bicycle Club Advocacy Committee Meeting

On Monday May 5th at 6:45 pm, the TBC Advocacy Committee will be meeting after the TBC Board meeting. This is a preliminary meeting to form the committee, so anyone who is interested in serving on the committee or has ideas about cycling advocacy in the Tyler area is encouraged to show up. Information about the meeting is posted in the calendar.