Event Information

Rolling Start: Leave at your leisure between 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Waller ISD Football Stadium

Choose between the 72 mile, 57 mile or the 37 mile route.

BlueBonnet Express 2024

The 2024 Bluebonnet Express

The 33rd annual Bluebonnet Express will be held on April 21st, 2024, 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, then turning north through open country roads before turning south heading back to the stadium. The routes are 95% on back country road and staying off most of the busier FM roads in Waller County. Cyclists can expect mostly flat sections and some gentle rollers. The Bluebonnet Express this year is one week from the MS 150 making it an excellent training ride to prepare for the big event.

Bluebonnet Express 72 mile route

72 Mile Route

58 Mile Route

37 Mile Route

Note: Riders doing the 74-mile route must be able to average 12-13 MPH, including rest stops.

Rolling Start: Leave at your leisure between 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Lunch will be served from 11 AM until 4 PM in the Waller High School Cafeteria, across from the stadium.

It is recommended that you download the route to your Garmin or other bike computer. Turn by turn cue sheets can also be printed.

TRAFFIC CONTROL WILL BE PROVIDED BY AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.

Registration Information

  • Registration is only available online. Click here to register:  https://www.bikereg.com/bluebonnetexpress-2024
  • Register by 2/5/2024 for $50 – You will receive T-shirt.
  • Register between  2/5/2024 and by 3/10/2024 $55 – You will receive t-shirt.
  • Register between 3/18/2024 and by 4/23/2024 $60 – You will not receive t-shirt.
  • You must register before 3/18/2024 deadline to receive a t-shirt
  • Online Registration Deadline is April 21 st ,2024 at 5:00 PM ET
  • Registration at packet pickup (on-line) will be $65 on April 19th & 20th.
  • You may register on-line, on site, on the day of the ride. You will need your cell phone to do this. Fee is $65. T-shirts will not be available.
  • Walk-up Registration time is 6:00 AM – 7:30 AM.

Ride marshals and bike medics receive free registration. Contact events@nwcc.bike or treasurer@nwcc.bike for the coupon code to be used when you register.

Packet and T-Shirt Pick-up

Before Event – Northwest Cyclery, 17464 Northwest Freeway @ Jones Road.

  • Friday, April 19th 11 AM – 6 PM
  • Saturday, April 20th 11 AM – 4 PM

At Event – Waller High School Cafeteria

  • Sunday, April 21st from 6:AM -7:30 AM

Event Location and Directions

Location: Waller ISD Football Stadium, 20735 Stokes Road, Waller, Texas.

Directions: Heading west on Hwy. 290, take the FM 2920 (Waller, Tomball Road) exit and cross over FM 2920 and take the next right onto Stokes Road. Heading east on Hwy 290 exit FM2920 and circle back under overpass and take the next street right onto Stokes Road.

PARKING IS ONLY ACCESSIBLE FROM STOKES ROAD

Event Restrooms

Restrooms are located inside the building at the stadium.

Safety Expectations for NWCC Sponsored Rides

  • Helmets Required!!!
  • No earphones while riding
  • Follow all traffic laws unless directed by a local law enforcement
  • Ride single file 0n two lane roads as to not impede traffic, if you ride two abreast on two lane road you could get a ticket.
  • Riding more than two abreast is illegal.
  • Announce and / or use hand signals for changes in direction or speed.
  • Announce or signal rod hazards to other riders.
  • Announce “slowing” or “stopping” when approaching intersections.
  • Scan and look behind before changing position.
  • Pass on the left announcing, “on your left” Do not pass on the right!
  • Watch for approaching traffic as well as traffic coming from the rear. Inform others by calling out “car up” or “car Back.”
  • Move off the road to stop.
  • For SAG, move off the road, call (346) 334-7515, and take off your helmet.
Covid-19 Information:
We expect riders not to ride if currently experiencing symptoms such as sore throat, cough, chills, body aches for unknown reasons, shortness of breath for unknown reasons, loss of smell, loss of taste, fever, temperature at or greater than 100 degrees F or if you have had these symptoms in the past two weeks. If you have been exposed to someone with Covid – 19, been advised to get tested, or been advised to quarantine, we expect you not to ride in any of our group rides until the quarantine period has passed.

No Refunds or transfers

For more information send email to bbx@nwcc.bike or cgrasshoff@att.net

BBX Ride Director: Carl Grasshoff

Area Hotels

Comfort Inn & Suites
39502 US 290
Waller, Texas 77484
936-372-5854

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites
19777 Stokes Road
Waller, Texas 77484
936-372-2227

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
31380 FM 2920
Waller, Texas 77484
1-877-666-3243

Best Western Plus
19720 Stokes Road
Waller, Texas 77484
936-372- 7570

Fairfield Inn
35527 US 290
Waller, Texas 77484
936-310-0501

BlueBonnet Express 2024
"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."

QUICK LINKS

PRIVACY POLICY

CONTACT INFO

For more information
send email to bbx@nwcc.bike

BBX Ride Director: Carl Grasshoff

Northwest Cycling Club