The Waco Bicycle Club needs your help! As many of you may be aware, the WBC has been working with a local land owner this past year to develop a private 420 acre mountain bike park in Valley Mills, TX. The response to this project has been overwhelming positive and we believe the Broken Oak Ranch will be one of the premiere mountain bike facilities in the state.

We are now in the final preparations for the 2003 Subaru Texas Championship Series final to be held on site. This will be the last race in the TMBRA Spring Series and we can’t wait for folks to see Texas’s newest edition to the circuit.

The Broken Oak Ranch is open to the public the second weekend of every month, February through October (closed for deer season). The next public weekend is schedule for March 8th and 9th. As an incentive to see/ride the park AND help the Waco Bicycle Club make final course preparations, we’ll be hosting a work day on SATURDAY, MARCH 8th!! We’ll be trimming trails, clearing rocks and brush, cutting grass, and marking trails with permanent course markers. And don’t forget, all hours qualify for Pay Dirt Points!

Scheduled work hours will be from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on SATURDAY, MARCH 8TH!! This will be a PAY DIRT POINT OPPORTUNITY!!

AS A BONUS, camping will be permitted Saturday night for all workers FREE OF CHARGE!!! Although there are no hook-ups, there are grills for cooking and city water is available on site (there is an outside make-shift shower with “warm” water by the barn).

Sunday, the ranch will resume regular operating hours. If you wish to ride and do NOT want to work you may do so for $5.00 per day/per person. Also, you may still camp if you do not work for a $5.00 fee.

Water (if you don’t want city water to drink), food, gloves, sun screen, steel rakes, pruners, loppers, bow saws, gas weed wackers, mattocks, etc. We’ll have extra tools available for those who need them. Also, don’t forget to bring your bike, helmet, gloves, shoes, water bottles or hydration pack, etc.

Visit the Waco Bicycle Club web site ( for trail information, maps, and directions to the Broken Oak Ranch. For more information please contact Rusty Hansgen (Broken Oak Chairman):

We REALLY appreciate the help. Thank-you!!