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Castroville has been recognized as a National and a Texas historic district. The quaint town is west of San Antonio on Hwy 90 and has ninety-seven Historical American buildings. Rich in history, the town was founded in 1844 by Henri Castro and a small group of colonist mostly from Alsace, France.
The weekend of February 7th was busy with the Alsatian Bike Race, which included a BikeTexas Kids Kup event free to area children. The event took place at the Regional Park, which features 126 wooded acres on the Medina River. The event was announced earlier in the week at the local school, and 44 children participated. The race was preceded by the ever-popular bicycle safety demo by Bill Payne. Funded by BikeTexas, Bill and Jacque Payne organize and run Kids Kup events all over Texas. The children especially enjoy the egg drop demo with Betty Bop, the wighead with a helmet.
While adult riders participating in the Alsatian Bike Race were riding a time trial on a circle in the park, the Kids Kup event took place in the grassy area in the middle of the park. Kids Kup is divided into several heats based on age, and each participant receives a medal, Shimano ride shirt and nutritious and tasty treats from Cliff. The course was so much fun that the children continued to ride the course after the event was over.
Click here for a Kids Kup Spring 2009 flyer (pdf) to pass on to friends, PE teachers and youth group leaders.