The El Paso Bicycle Club was started up by “Doc” Bill Reynolds in 1981. Cyclists would gather at Doc’s office and start their rides from there. Since then, the club has grown and continues to be a cycling resource to the tri-state community.
There are many notable rides the EPBC has hosted over the years. The club organized a 100 mile “Century” ride, called the Chile Pepper Challenge. Which blossomed into a very popular, large scale event for many years until red tape with New Mexico authorities intervened. Club rides routinely rode to the Lower Valley, Upper Valley, and Mesilla. Occasionally, rides took place in Cloudcroft, Ruidoso, and Juarez. Holidays and unique days were celebrated such as a Christmas lights ride with decorated bikes, costumed Halloween excursions, and watching Fourth of July fireworks. Over the years individual members have taken bicycle vacations to Mexico, Crater Lake, Erie Canal, Europe, RAGBRAI, as well as many other locations. Group trips as a club have included Ft.Davis, Hillsboro, and participating in the Tour De Tucson.
The varied background of the El Paso Bicycle Club membership has placed it in a great position from which to advocate for area cyclists. Club members have helped advocate for bike lanes and bike routes with the City of El Paso. Other club members have been able to bring effective gains to the cycling community from their individual positions within government agencies.
With decades of experience as a foundation, the El Paso Bicycle Club looks forward to the continued service of area’s cycling community.
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El Paso Bicycle Club
PO Box 13040
El Paso, TX 79913
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