Posted by: Kirsten | Friday, 11 April 2008

A Lovely Bicycle Journey at the LBJ Ranch

The 1960s return to the LBJ Ranch

From an NPS news release:

On August 27, 2008, President Lyndon B. Johnson would have been 100 years old. During this centennial year, Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park has three events planned for April.

– April 11-12: The LBJ Ranch will host the first-ever “Celebration of the 1960s” on April 11 and 12. Authors, educators and experts on the tumultuous decade will gather for lectures, reminiscences and book signings in an exploration of Lyndon Johnson’s legacy in the field of education and a look back at the decade’s significance.

– April 19: The LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour–Beginning and ending on the LBJ Ranch, riders can select routes of either a ten-mile family ride wholly on the ranch or a 31-mile, 45-mile or 62-mile (a metric 100) loops through the scenic Texas Hill Country in commemoration of Lyndon Johnson’s “Can-Do” spirit.

– April 26-27: LBJ Ranch Cycling Weekend–In observance of National Park Week, the LBJ Ranch will open up for self-guided bicycle traffic. On April 26 only, the National Amphicar Owners Association will exhibit their amphibious vehicles. Lyndon Johnson owned a turquoise aqua car (still on display on the LBJ Ranch) that he enjoyed on lakes near the LBJ Ranch, sometimes to the great surprise of his passengers. For more information, please contact Sherry Justus at 830/868-7128, ext. 245



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