About Waco Bicycle ClubMeet our Officers
The Waco Bicycle Club has been meeting for over 30 years. Our mission is to promote the love of cycling 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. We bring together people from all walks of life, ages, and skill levels. Our members include organizers for major rides in the area, triathletes competitive cyclists and supportive family members. We meet regularly for business and socialization. We also have a variety of weekly rides to accommodate any pace and length you might need. Come to a ride, social, or meeting to get to know us first-hand.
In 2017 we were granted official 501 (c) (3) non-profit status. Donations made to Waco Bicycle Club are now tax-deductible. Non-profit status also make us eligible for some public and private grants.
Trent is a philosophy professor at Baylor University. Living near Cameron Park gives him easy access to the trails for riding, trail maintenance and trail building. Trent has a lovely wife who is a professional bike mechanic, 4 children, 2 dogs and 6 cats. His daughter, Fiona, is a nationally ranked mountain bike racer. At last count they own 20 bicyles.
I started riding bikes in first grade on an old clunker, but really got into cycling in college, commuting to school on a Schwinn Continental. After college came the first Euro racing bikes, then mountain bikes in the 1980s I believe in the bicycle as a tool for transportation, health, recreation, touring and fitness. I am very interested in helping the Waco region become more bike friendly and maintaining and expanding our trail networks. My three goals for 2016:
- Double WBC membership, reflecting a wide variety of ages and cycling interests;
- Facilitate the club’s cycling advocacy – there are big opportunities right now implementing the bike projects outlined General Plan update and Regional Transportation Plan;
- Improve/relocate some of the trails in Cameron Park that are seriously degraded by erosion right now. I am ever mindful that the term ‘Gung Ho’ means ‘pull together’.
I hope folks reading this want to join me in 2016!
Renee Van Treuren
I started out riding my son’s mountain bike. I soon learned that mountain bikes on the road are not the best. So I graduated to a hybrid bike since I thought that skinny tires were scary. I loved that bike.
Since then I’ve owned a few different bikes and now know that skinny tires are good.
Riding is the perfect way to get outside and enjoy the countryside.