The Waco Bicycle Club is an organization whose mission is to promote the love of cycling. Each year the WBC works hard to service the cycling needs of the McLennan County area by providing communication and fellowship among cyclists, trail development and maintenance for private and governmental land owners, safety education to schools, churches and other community organizations and assistance to individual cyclists and cycling-related charitable activities.
In 2007 WBC members contributed money and or hours of service to Texas Bicycle Coalition, Texas Mountain Bike Racing Association “Kids Cup”, USA Cycling Junior Development Fund, International Mountain Bike Association trail access fund, Waco Center for Youth Bicycle Training Program, the National Star Circle of Life Donor Institute and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Members served as volunteers for bicycle rides and races—such as the “Outback Blowout” and “Waco Wild West Century”—enhancing city prestige and tourism throughout the year. Members spent hundreds of hours working to improve our local parks—building trails and bridges, making signs, constructing trailhead features and picking up litter. In Cameron and Speegleville Parks, miles of new trails were constructed for the joint use of hikers, cyclists and equestrians. These efforts were coordinated with Texas Equestrian Trail Riding Association, Waco Striders, Waco Parks and Wildlife, and the U.S. Corps of Engineers—demonstrating exceptional community spirit and efficiency.
The Waco Bicycle Club is privileged to have among it’s members both men and women who race competitively in triathlons, X-terra, USA Cycling and UCI-sanctioned road and mountain biking events throughout Texas, the greater U.S. and Canada. In addition, members participate in many of the 90+ USCF sanctioned venues as well as several of the 150+ Texas Tours. As successful competitors, members’ achievements receive national recognition and further promote public perception of Waco as a vibrant and activity-rich place to visit and to call home.