Cycling for Libraries, Texas Style: Event Information

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This is a ticketed event, and registration must be completed through the preregistration process by Friday, March 21. Participants can bring their own bikes or rent one for an additional fee.

ORGANIZERS
Barbara Fullerton, Librarian in the Cloud, Inc.
Kris Helge, UNT Libraries

SPONSORS

Texas Library Association
Cycling for Libraries: Library Advocacy
Road ID

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WELCOME to our first Cycling for Libraries, or conference on a bike, event in Texas!! In addition to spending the morning exploring San Antonio streets, parks and institutions, participants will enjoy a memorable networking opportunity while visiting local libraries. 

We will cycle a 20-mile round trip from the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center to the outskirts of Bexar County. Our first stop is the famous BiblioTech Library, the country's first digital library. There we will experience a special tour and a cyclist's snack break. We then hop back on our bikes and enjoy a short 5 mile ride to the San Antonio Public Library, Mission Branch. See what's different at this library! Last stop: the convention center for a group photo!

We will be riding the bike trails and about 2-3 miles on public roads. Never ridden 20 miles? Never fear! The route is on a flat trail and public roads, plus you have 7 weeks to prepare! The pace will be moderate around 9-10 mph. Participants receive a specialty designed t-shirt. And, Road ID has graciously donated six gift certificates; so watch for announcement of the winners!

Schedule: Tuesday, April 8th

  • 7:45 am-8:15 am: Check-in, biking instructions, and t-shirts (location at convention center TBA)
  • 8:30 am: Leave the convention center. We need to keep a tight schedule, so please be ready to ride at 8:30 am!
  • 10:15 am: Tour stop and snacks/water break at the BiblioTech Library. Host and speaker: Catarina Velasquez, BiblioTech Branch Manager
  • 11:15 am: Visit the San Antonio Public Library, Mission Branch Tour. Host and speaker: Oscar González, Librarian
  • 12:30 pm: Arrive back at the convention center and group hhoto
  • 2 pm: Cycling for Libraries Session with April Kessler

Register online: Cycling for Libraries is the first item under "Ticketed Events" toward the bottom of the form. Registration for the conference is not required to participate in this event! The registration deadline is March 21st. Maximum riders: 50 -- Waiting list available! Cost is $25 with bringing your own bike; $35 with bike rental.

What to bring:

  1. Full Water Bottle
  2. Rain Poncho (just in case, and hopefully not needed!)
  3. Bike lock if needed
  4. Suntan lotion
  5. Smiles

We will have riding with us a medic and a bike mechanic. At each location we will have volunteers watching the bikes, so locks are recommended but may not be needed.

Rental bikes info (Kris can you write this?)

Would you like to volunteer? We need a few volunteers...especially a photographer! For volunteer opportunities please email Barbara Fullerton by March 21st at bjfullerton@gmail.com. For more information, please contact Barbara at bjfullerton@gmail.com; 214-557-2279 or Kris Helge at kristyn.helge@unt.edu;

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Created on Jan 31, 2014 | Last updated February 12, 2014