Starting and ending on the famed LBJ Ranch, all LBJ 100 routes take riders under majestic live oaks, past historical landmarks that figured prominently not only in the Johnson family history, but also in U.S. presidential history. See the descendants of President Johnson's famed Hereford cattle herd as you exit the Ranch. Then, it's on to spectacular Hill Country cycling – on smooth-surfaced ranch-market roads and bucolic country lanes that will take you back in time. Visit rural, historic Gillespie County schools that do duty as rest stops on this scenic tour. This is truly a "Ride to Preserve History."

Our 36th President loved his ranch. He often conducted presidential business under the spreading oak trees, and he sought solace here from the rigors of the presidency.

As President Johnson told visitors to his beloved Hill Country ranch, "All the world is welcome here!" We want riders in the LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour to feel the same warm welcome and sense of Presidential history as those who came before them.

Funds raised through the LBJ 100 are used to support the Park in three key areas: education, preservation, and restoration. Ride proceeds have helped support these projects and many others:

  • The preservation of President Johnson’s beloved Herefords. Descendants of the original Herefords can be seen at the Show Barn at the LBJ Ranch.
  • An accessible ramp to the President's office in the historic Texas White House
  • Distance learning programs and resources
  • Pole banner replacements throughout the Park
  • Accessibility ramp to President's Office at the Texas White House
  • Removal and treatment of ball moss on live oak trees at the Park
  • Ongoing support for AmeriCorps VISTA interns
  • The restoration of the porch at the Johnson ancestral cabin in Johnson City. The Friends funded historic techniques to restore the porch, which dates back to an era when Blanco County was part of the Texas frontier.
  • A new foundation for the Secret Service Command Post at the LBJ Ranch
  • Dark-Sky-friendly lighting for the Visitors’ Parking Lot in Johnson City
  • Promotion and marketing of Park activities and events
  • Funding for the Texas White House film shown at the Hangar Visitors’ Center at the LBJ Ranch
  • Assisting the transition back to in-person events and programming