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Two hundred and fifty-two riders attended the memorial ride for Duane Evans!  Click on the link below, to see the pictures posted on our PBA Facebook page.





Name our Trailer Contest!


Like any good boat, our trailer needs a name. Since we had such good luck naming our Newsletter, we’re going to hold another contest to put a name to our beloved trailer. It’s up to you to give the name it (she) deserves.  And as we all know, this is a PG rated club, so I assume any entry from either the Casteel or Evans family will be summarily excluded from consideration.


What:  Name the PBA Trailer Contest

When:  From now through July 31, 2012

Prize:  Fabulous

Who is eligible?  Any current PBA members

Rules:  Several. See below.


You ask, “What rules?”  Of course we have rules. What good would is it to have a club if we don’t have rules.  These, however, are fairly benign.  They are as follows:


  1. The first entry received with the eventual winning name wins.
  2. You can submit as many names as you like and can submit them at the same time.
  3. Judging will be done by a vote of our board at the August board meeting. They will be highly subjective and will vote for the name that best suits your club.  Just like you, when your parents named you, you were stuck with that name for the rest of your life.  Please keep that in mind.
  4. The prize will be fabulous.  The definition of fabulous is the sole responsibility of the board. Pray that they’re in a generous mood at the time of the vote….
  5. You do not have to be there to win, but you have to be an active member, per Natalie’s specific guidance.



You may submit your entries below in the comment section, or email them to    lori@maucieri.net.













     Our own Geoff Godsey, the 2012 Masters Texas State Criterium champ will race this Friday night, May 25th at the Bike the Bricks in McKinney.  Last weekend Geoff raced in Georgetown, Texas, where he won the Masters Texas State Criterium championship.  Geoff rode with some of our PBA members Tuesday morning on the Rudy Ride, and showed off his spiffy new jersey.  Come out and cheer Geoff on at his race Friday night!  His race starts at 8:00 pm on the square in McKinney.  Check out the following link to get more info on this fun event….  





Ever think about trying a tandem? They are great fun for couples and families. This coming weekend, the Dallas Area Tandem Enthusiasts (DATES) will be at Plano Cycling & Fitness (Saturday, 5/26, 12-4:00 pm) and Richardson Bike Mart in Richardson (Sunday, 5/27, 12-4:00 pm) to answer any questions you may have about tandeming. The bike shops will have tandems to test ride and technical support for seat adjustments, etc.


Visit www.doubledates.com for information on tandeming activities.

Check out this fun and FREE event coming up this Friday, May 25th at the square in McKinney!