The 2023 Bluebonnet Express
The 32nd annual Bluebonnet Express will be held on April 23, 2023 and will start from the Waller ISD Football Stadium in Waller, Texas, approximately 40 miles northwest of Houston.
This fully supported ride is one of the Houston area’s oldest rides and Is presented by Northwest Cycling Club. Three different distances/routes will be offered, heading south of Waller, and then turning north going into Montgomery County and finally turning south heading back to the stadium. The routes this year are brand new and are 95% on back country roads, staying off most of the busier FM roads in Waller County. Cyclist can expect mostly flat sections and some gentle rollers. This fully supported ride is only one week away from the MS 150 making it an excellent training opportunity. The Bluebonnet Express is a MS 150 Recommended Ride.
The Bluebonnet Express is promoted and sponsored by Northwest Cycling Club. It is one of two rides that we organize each year to promote cycling in the greater Houston area. The proceeds from this ride go in various directions, are predominantly cycling related, and are naturally subject to the profitability of the ride.
Boy Scout Troop 202 uses this ride as their major fundraiser. We budget an amount for them each year and if the ride turns out more profitable, we increase the donation to them. The troop has volunteers, scouts and parents, manning our rest stops and start/finish area.
Northwest Cycling Club supports the following organizations for 2023:
- The Spina Bifida SB-250
- Boys and Girls Country
- Houston Food Bank
- Major Taylor – Houston Cycling Club
- Hempstead High School Sponsorship
- Local MTB Trails Preservation
- Waller County Sherriff Office
- Boy Scouts
- Girl Scouts (we may also have them help us with rides)
- Bike Houston
In addition to the above, NWCC sponsors weekly rides, open to not just club members but all cyclists – new and old – beginner to advanced. On a typical, good-weather day, it is not uncommon to see over 200 cyclists show up for our Saturday rides. Throughout the year, NWCC also organizes cycling educational classes and skills clinics and, of course, a host of other cycling related activities.
So, as you can see, NWCC is all about giving back to the cycling community and for the advancement and education of cycling in general – from local to state and nationwide. It’s the funds from our annual Katy Flatland Century and Bluebonnet Express events that allow us to do these things.
Northwest Cycling Club (NWCC) is a tax exempt Sec 501- 3C organization.
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BBX Ride Director: Carl Grasshoff