About the Waco Wild West

The Waco Wild West Bicycle Tour has made a tradition of great rest stops and super rider support will return for 2018. This is one event you don’t want to miss! There is a tour for everyone.

A family tradition for people all over Texas, the Waco Wild West 100 has been around for 33 years. That’s a lot of candy! All volunteer driven and a 501c3 nonprofit, the ride’s goals are to encourage and motivate people to cycle, to promote safe riding and camaraderie, as well as to donate to local nonprofits. Each rest station is manned by groups that contribute to our community and receive a small amount of the funds in appreciation for their supporting you on the routes. Additional funds raised over the years have been donated to Be the Match, our local bike club, veterans, our remote radio operators, school bike rodeos, and many, many more worthy causes. We look forward to the contributions we will be able to make with this year’s ride!

Proceeds from this ride benefit the Be The Match Registry® and various other local organizations. At the Miracle Match Marathon in January 2018, we had 39 people join the National Marrow Donor Registry and put their names on a list to help save the lives of patients searching for a match. If you are between the ages of 18-44 and missed the chance and still want to be a part of this live saving mission, go to Join.marrow.org/save1life. All it takes is a cheek swab to join and make a difference.

2019 Honorary Chair

Joe Griffin

Joe Griffin

Honorary Chair

Joe Griffin, a Waco native and commercial photographer for over 40 years, discovered the joy of cycling in 2014. He rode in his first WWW100 that same year, and signed up to be included in the Be The Match stem cell donor registry at that event. Little did he know at the time, that instead of being a donor, he would become a recipient. In the spring of 2017, he was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a somewhat rare form of bone marrow failure that prohibits the formation of all three lines of blood cells—White, Red, and Platelets. By late August of 2018, a perfect 10 of 10 stem cell donor was identified in Canada through a search of the database of 22 million volunteers in the Be The Match registry, and received his new stem cells on September 5, 2018. Joe wants to remind others in the (WWW 100/ MM) to be sure and sign up to be included in the registry. You could very well “Be The Match,” that literally saves a life!

Read Joe’s August 2018 health update.

Our Board and Key Volunteers

Nancy Goodnight

Director

Rickey Taylor

Rickey Taylor

Married with two children and four grandchildren. Involved with WWW100 since 1999. Currently serving on Board of Directors. Official duty is to show up early and work late. Set up of registration area, pick up of rest station supplies and assisting with registration are some of my duties. I also work sag on the 100 mile route and make sure the rest stops get set up and have ice before the first riders arrive.

Rusty Hansgen

Rusty Hansgen

I have been helping out with the Waco Wild West for about 25 years and have been on the board for over 20 years. My volunteer duties involve coordinating SAG support, communications, course marking, candy supply arrangements, helping Larry out with routes and making route maps for the event. I help out with set up and take down and operate one of the SAG vehicles.

The best part of the Waco Wild West 100 is seeing families riding together and getting kids exposed to the fun of bicycling. Helping out worthwhile charities is a bonus.

Paul Brewer

Paul Brewer

Registration and Mars (Skittles) liaison.

Paul has been involved with the Waco Wild West for 17 years….give or take a year or two.

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The Waco Wild West Bicycle Tour has made a tradition of great rest stops and super rider support will return for 2018. This is one event you don’t want to miss! There is a tour for everyone.

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