Permian Basin Bicycle Association

Member of the League of American Bicyclists


Ride of Silence – Wednesday May 24th

UTPB CEED Building

Corner of HWY 191 and 1788

Rollout at 7:00 p.m. (Please arrive early so we can distribute wrist bands, do a safety briefing, conduct the Memorial Ceremony and ensure a prompt 7:00 rollout)

Why: To honor and remember the cyclists killed in the Permian Basin. To educate bicyclists and motorists alike of our shared responsibilities when we share the road

How: Twelve mile out and back, going no faster than 12 mph. We will stop at the Ghost Bikes along the route to render honors.

Helmets are required, lights are strongly encouraged as we will be finishing shortly after 8:00 p.m.

I hope to see you all there. Stay safe.

John Floyd
Public Health Preparedness Coordinator
Midland Health & Senior Services
3303 W. Illinois
P: 432-681-7648



Hi Everyone,
It’s almost time for this year’s Junction Ride.
Doug and I looked forward to hosting this ride again this year and hope to see all that came last year and some new faces as well.
Below is all the important information you might need.
See you soon
Doug Randel and Linda Randel

2017 Junction ride

Dinner at 6 pm Saturday night (pasta)
Hanging out, floating river, fishing,
Doug and Linda Randel place
296 Hogg Road
Junction, Texas
Doug – 432-213-5508
Gate code – 3606, left at the “Y”, push button to open gate

We have blocked 10 rooms for this weekend.
There will be 2 rooms with King beds and 8 with double beds.
The cost will be $63.27 per room a night. That is the total amount with tax included
They will have until 4:00 PM May 18th to book at this price. The rooms are blocked under PBBA and Linda Randel. FYI they only had the 2 king beds available. All other rooms will have 2 double beds. A 1:00 pm late check out is available.

The address is:
Rodeway Inn
2343 North Main Street
Junction, Texas 76849

All rides will begin and end at the Rodeway Inn on the south side of I-10
Saturday 5/20/17
Short ride 40 miles total. Ride off 10 am for lunch @ 10-13 mph
Junction to Roosevelt, lunch in Roosevelt, back to Junction.
Follow RM 1674 west from Junction, cross under I-10, left onto loop 291 over I-10 and follow loop 291 to Roosevelt. Lunch with long course riders in Roosevelt. Reverse course back to Junction with long course riders.

Long ride 91 miles total ride off 7:30 am for lunch @ 15-16 mph
Follow RM 1674 west from Junction, cross under I-10 and follow RM 1674 north to Ft. McKavett. Reverse direction on RM 1674 to I-10. Turn right on frontage road, left onto loop 291 over I-10 and follow loop 291 to Roosevelt. Lunch with short course riders in Roosevelt. Reverse course following loop 291 and RM 1674 back to Junction with short course riders.

Sunday 5/21/17
Junction to Telegraph and back 36 miles 8:30 ride off.
Follow hwy 377 into town, turn right at the (only) light and follow hwy 377 south to the big city of Telegraph. Gentle climb and headwinds going out and downhill with tailwind coming back. Bonus points to ride just past Telegraph into some really good (steep) climbs.


Successful work day at OMBP

PBBA Members,

We had a very successful workday on Saturday. We had approximately 25 volunteers. Salazar Trucking brought a water truck, Tom and Ben Sorenson brought a tractor with a front end loader as well as a Mule to move supplies around and supervise the work. Warren-Cat (Thanks to Isaac Navarette) provided us with a skid steer and Jeff Wade skillfully operated the skid steer.

Russell Potter donated a very nice new weed eater to the club and he put it to work for at least 4 hours. Jack Henry brought a brush mower and cleaned trails for hours and then sprayed weed killer afterwards, Mark Solari provided us with an additional brush mower. Tim Smith donated a truck load (10 cubic yards) of quality dirt to make the berms. The VIM racing team showed up in force also and would like to acknowledge there effort. We worked about 5 hours and built over 20 new berms, cleared most of the weeds, and cleaned nearly the entire trail of rocks and debris. All together we had approximately $1000 in material and equipment time donated towards the effort. The trails are in great shape again. I want to thank each and every member that helped with this effort.


Steve Mitchell
PBBA Mountain Bike Director


PBBA Round Up Ride Photos

Here are photos from the March 4 Round Up Ride. Photos taken by Sylvia and Gilbert Young.


PBBA Mountain/Road Bike Round Up, Saturday, March 4th

Location:  Odessa Mountain Bike Park

When:  Saturday, March 4th, 11 a.m.

Parking lot behind Odessa Fire Station #5
7155 Eastridge Road
Odessa, TX

 Ride off at 11 am at the Odessa Mountain Bike Park and go for approximately 2 hr Mountain or Road Bike Ride.

 PBBA will provide lunch after the ride at the Park Pavilion.
This is a great opportunity to meet and socialize with your counterparts, talk about biking, and make plans for your next big epic ride.



Dinner 7 00 :pm   ($5)      

Meeting/Program 7:30 pm

Location:   Mission Fitness Center”/mission+Fitness+Center+Midland,/data=!4m5!4m4!1m0!1m2!1m1!1s0x86fbcf9996bdae47:0xc9d7c5c1be7a0872?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwigtYmw2L_PAhXJVz4KHTpNAXcQ9RcIiAEwCw



Rock Stacker Challenge results

You can download the official results of the Rock Stacker Challenge here.




Dinner 7 00 :pm   ($5)                             Meeting/Program 7:30 pm

Location Mission Fitness Center”/mission+Fitness+Center+Midland,/data=!4m5!4m4!1m0!1m2!1m1!1s0x86fbcf9996bdae47:0xc9d7c5c1be7a0872?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwigtYmw2L_PAhXJVz4KHTpNAXcQ9RcIiAEwCw


One of the most important factors in cycling performance is how well your body supplies energy to your working muscles.  The presentation will primarily focus on how your body provides you with the energy you need for optimal performance on the bicycle.  We will also explain different field and laboratory tests that can be done to assess your fitness and review general training principles that will help you improve your performance.

About the Presenter – Dave Morris is a former competitive road cyclist and mountain biker.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in 2005 and has spent several years working as a physiologist for the United States Olympic Committee and the US Cycling Team.  In 1997, Dave created, a coaching, consulting, and research company that focuses primarily on endurance athlete performance.  Over the past twenty years, Dr. Morris has coached cyclists to dozens of national, world cup, and world championships.  In addition to his work with athletes, Dave spent several years consulting and collaborating with the warfighter performance staff at US Army Special Operations Command, Ft. Bragg, NC, where he assisted in the preparation of special forces soldiers.  Dr. Morris currently holds a faculty position at the University of Texas – Permian Basin where he teaches exercise physiology and sport nutrition and performs research in the areas of athlete performance and environmental physiology.


Volunteers needed for Mud Run

Mountain Bike Skills & Prep ClinicThe annual Buffalo Battle Mud Run is scheduled for September 24th at the Odessa Mountain Bike park.  The race promoter has agreed to donate $1000 dollars to the PBBA if we will provide volunteers on race day. Volunteers need to show up at around 9 am on the 24th at the main entrance to the MTB park.  The donated money will go to the PBBA general fund and will benefit the entire club.  Please come help out Saturday morning for a couple hours.
Steve Mitchell
PBBA Mountain Bike Director


Mt Locke Hill Climb results 9/18/16

Official results of the Mt Locke Hill Climb on September 18, 2016, are now available!

Click here to download!