Alcohol-filled festivities will certainly abound this weekend, as Bordertown Blues attests, but don't fear, for not every event in Laredo requires a designated driver be present. The Pedalheads of Laredo, together with Laredo Ciclo Mania, are sponsoring a mountain bike race Sunday, April 1, 2012, at the City of Laredo Shiloh Trails. The registration fee for adults is $25. For those younger than 18, the fee is $5.
Bicycling has had a small following in Laredo but things seem to be looking up. Just today I learned that the city is making some progress with the Chacon Creek Hike/Bike Trail, offering local enthusiasts an alternative to some of the trails already in place. The construction of the new stretch of trail, once competed, will enable riders to bike from the south Meadow/Chacon Creek area (Mami Chulas nearby) all the way to the Haynes Rec. Center behind the Target on Loop 20.
San Antonio has even seen an increased interest in cycling.