Member of the Month for July 2011

Edmond (Ed) Shadrock is a native of San Antonio. He grew up on the banks of the San Antonio River and rode frequently on Mission Road (river road) from King William's Roosevelt Park to Bergs Mill at Mission San Juan. He joined the Wheelmen in 1985 and for the last three years has been the ride leader for the quarterly Elmendorf ride. Those who do that ride are familiar with his friendly, helpful attitude. He is a great riding companion.

Ed formerly rode a fluorescent orange Italian Tomasso (all iron and vintage Campy) bicycle. He recently upgraded to a black and gold GT Series, which may not be as classic as the old bike but sure looks great. He was a strong rider on the old bike, but is even stronger with the new bike. In the 1950's, Ed worked a downtown shoe-shine route on a knee-action Schwinn with two inch knobby's! He has come a long ways as a rider since those days.

Ed has been active in a variety of San Antonio bicycling activities for a number of years. He helped plan and conduct the MS Society's first charity ride from UTSA to Fredericksburg. Over the past five years he organized and led rides for Chain Reaction, the Cyclones, the Hill Country Bicycle Touring Club and the Wheelmen. He helped organize and develop routes for the first LaVernia Hammerfest Ride which has become a very popular annual event enjoyed by numerous area riders. He has also promoted Southside cycling by publishing a webpage of area-specific route maps

While Ed also has a competitive streak. In 2006 and again in 2010 he competed in the San Antonio Senior Games. In the 2006 Games, Ed took second place in the 20k and 40k road races. In the 2010 Games he took second place in the 10k time trial.

Join Ed the next time the Wheelmen ride at Elmendorf. He runs a great ride and you will enjoy the experience.  Even better, ride the 44 mile route