Celebrating 100 Years of White Rock Lake
White Rock Lake is celebrating their centennial this year and local cycling enthusiasts Dan Patterson and Stuart Crow decided that was reason enough to sponsor a bike ride at the lake. With their support, we will be able to donate 100% of the registration fees and donations to the White Rock Lake Centennial.
Ride The Rock, scheduled for Friday, April 22, 2011, will begin at 9am and last until 4pm. While Dan and Stuart plan to ride 100 miles, participants can ride as much or as little as they like. The idea is to just spend a day hanging out at White Rock Lake, enjoying the weather, location and enjoying a little cycling. Here is a message from Stuart Crow:
“I have been riding bikes for decades all over the country. I have never come across another urban park with a 9 mile nonstop lap for cyclists. Central Park–probably the second best place to ride in an urban environment–has only 6 miles. White Rock Lake is a true marvel for cyclists. Please join me in supporting our lake and ensuring that cycling remains a central part of it’s purpose.”
Let’s get the word out to all our friends and family members so that we can show how much the local cycling community appreciates and supports White Rock Lake.
Our route will be a combination of streets and the White Rock Lake Trail (between Winfrey Point and Garland Road).
Check in will be at The Big Thicket on the east side of the lake.