2020 Heart of Texas Recumbent Rally
March 21-22, 2020 in Keller, Texas
Make Great New ‘Bent Friends…
Hang-Out With ‘Bent Celebrities…
Explore Gorgeous Trails & Paths…
Laugh Yourself Silly…
Enjoy the Best Weekend You’ve Had in Years!
— Only 65 Attendees Allowed —
Are you interested in recumbents? Well…
This is Mike Librik (also known as Trike Mike) from Easy Street Recumbents; with stores in Austin and Fort Worth.
I wanted to personally invite you to our special event for recumbent enthusiasts or anyone, cyclist, non-cyclist, upright cyclist, or whatever.
It’s called the “Heart of Texas” (HOT for short) Recumbent Rally this March 21-22.
Look, I know you are probably busy…
And I understand that getting out to a fun event may seem like a hassle (or maybe just the obvious choice)
But none of that will matter once you get the inside scoop of what the HOT Rally is really all about!
Give me just a few minutes and I will prove it to you…
Trike Mike’s Top 3 Reasons You Would be Nuts to Miss Out On The 2020 “Heart of Texas” Recumbent Rally
I prefer to ride, not talk.
So I’ll get to the point on why you “Need” to be at this event:
Trike Mike’s Reason #1: Ride with an Amazing Tribe
Do you ever look at your ‘bent and think “I really wish I had someone to ride with,” and end up not riding at all? Or have you ever wondered about recumbent cycling and wanted to meet people who ride those cool bikes and trikes.
Don’t feel bad. We’ve all been there.
I tell new recumbent owners all the time “You aren’t an oddball on a funny bicycle. You are part of a community of oddballs on funny bicycles.” Sharing a crazy passion with other like-minded folks is what this thing is all about. It’s the juice in the fruit, so to say.
Being a ‘bent owner with no tribe can be lonely and disheartening. But all of that can come to an end if you show up at this year’s HOT Rally.
Each year, a gaggle of recumbent enthusiasts just like you and I leave their homes (some even come from other countries) and make their journey to the HOT Rally because THEY also want to make new friends and share their passion for Recumbent riding.
People meet at our yearly events and quickly form
- lifelong friendships
- touring buddies
- riding buddies
- And develop as riders themselves
And you will too!
But you gotta show up!
When ‘bent owners sit at home and don’t meet new people to ride with, they don’t ride. They lose muscle tone… they get depressed… their tires get soft and their chain gets rusty!
When you come to our yearly HOT Rally, you are instantly welcomed into a very warm, passionate – very accepting community of like-minded people. No one at our HOT Rally is off in a corner by themselves…
They are part of the Family!
We had a couple who met a bunch of folks here and now, as a group, they ride, tour and go on thrilling adventures together. Their whole life was enriched by the people they met here. They all bought houses in Florida together beside a bike trail. I’m not kidding.
But you gotta show up!
Heard Enough? Ready to Sign-up and Join the Friends, Fun, and Festivities? Click the Button Below to Sign Up, Now! (Remember: Limited to 65 Attendees)
Trike Mike’s Reason #2: There are SO Many Fun Activities to Enjoy
Our HOT Rally events are structured and organized so that you will have plenty of “play time” as well as time to meet new friends, socializes and experience all we have to offer.
One this to make clear is that this isn’t a “bike ride.” Sure, you can ride your bike (or trike) while you are here, and you probably will. You can ride my bikes. You can ride other people’s bikes. But the HOT Rally is about the people you meet. It isn’t some anonymous mass of people who get on their bikes and ride off in a cloud of dust. It is a social event, with plenty of opportunity for bikey fun. Keep that in mind.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of our super fun activities you will enjoy:
- Ongoing Demo Day activities. This is a new feature I’ve added this year, which I’ll give special attention to below. I’m really excited about it, and I think it is the next step in the long evolution of this event.
- We’ll have an assortment of social and creative activities during the day Saturday, some I’m still cooking up, and some I’m keeping as a surprise
- Come see an ongoing tech clinic, teaching about tire repair, common maintenance, wheel building, and other bike-tech topics
- Relax in our VIP lounge during the Demo Day event, with snacks, drinks and activities
- Attend dinner that evening at Spring Creek with the gang. We’ll have informative talks, a raffle, and other fun events while you chew.
- We’ll meet again Sunday morning for the breakfast rides, mainly on the John Barfield and Cotton Belt trails, going either to Grapevine or North Richland Hills for breakfast, depending on whether you want to a 22 mile or 14 mile out-and-back ride.
- And, especially dear to my heart, the triumphant return of TEXAS-STYLE CHICKEN ROPING, the most ridiculous trike-specific game in the universe. The Chicken Roping got rained out last year, so I still have this exquisite trophy.
Texas-style Chicken Roping
This hilarious event aims to capture everything that is great about the spirit of Texas! That means tricycles and chickens!
For three minutes, one trike rider, called the Cowboy, chases another trike rider, called the Chicken, around a defined circular area. Neither the Chicken or the Cowboy can leave this area. The Cowboy attempts to throw a bicycle tire over the Chicken’s head (Don’t worry, it’s a lightweight tire)
A third player, called the Clown, keeps spare tires on hand to give to the Cowboy. The Cowboy gets one point for every tire thrown over the Chicken.
At the end of the three minutes we add up the points and then switch Cowboys. The Cowboy who has the most points is declared the winner.
This also gives us an opportunity to make lots of chicken noises and to play some country music.
(Have Questions? Call 512-789-4118)
Trike Mike’s Reason #3: Be the recumbent celebrity that you always suspected you were
The HOT Rally isn’t some experiment that we just threw together. Nosireebob.
Our first event goes back to 2010. As I said earlier, people actually come from other countries just to attend our HOT Rally events.
I’ve always looked at it as a celebration of the recumbent community, a place for them to meet and have fun. But since I run a recumbent shop I’m thinking of ways to reach new riders.
I’ve had Demo Days before, and they are alright. Lots of ‘bents in the parking lot, lots of people, some pre-production models of the latest from my suppliers, a chance to closeout some older merchandise at bargain prices. It is more than just another day in the showroom.
But still, it is a bunch of prospective customers, a bunch of salespeople. I’ve seen other shops doing the same thing. It needed something new, interesting, exciting.
That something turned out to be YOU!
Along with everything else at the demo, we’re going to introduce a lot of interesting recumbent enthusiasts. Now the newbies can meet with their peers, not just salespeople. Now you can introduce interested civilians to the activity you love. Go for a ride with them. Tell them what you like. Show them your ride, and what about it is special to you. You don’t have to be a salesman, just someone who loves to ride.
As I said, you’ll have lots of other things to do. You’ll have the VIP lounge if you want to get away from it all. But this is a synergy that I haven’t seen tapped in similar events.
The HOT Rally is a Recumbent Cultural event.
We are building a tradition here, folks.
A tradition we would love for YOU to be a part of!
But you gotta show up!
Heard Enough? Ready to Sign-up and Join the Friends, Fun, and Festivities? Only 65 Spots Open–Click the Button Below to Reserve Your Spot!
The 2020 HOT Rally event is destined to be our best yet!
The team and I want you to come…
There are so many thrilling things to do…
So many wonderful, open and fun new friends to meet and form lasting relationships with…
So many gorgeous Texan trails to explore with your new friends…
Food, music, all that good stuff…
Hours and hours of laughter and good times – the Texas way!
But you gotta show up!
You gotta signup and then just be here in Keller, Texas; March 21-22
Don’t miss this years event! You can always go back home and be busy afterwards, if you want!
We can’t wait to meet you!
“Trike Mike” Librik
Big Kahuna, Easy Street Recumbents