Member of the Month for May 2012

Lynn Blanco (left in the photo) is currently the Rider Education Series (RES) Administrative Assistant, providing information to individuals interested in the RES classes and communicating with the prospective- students. She supports the Rider Education Chairperson by assuring that instructors and students are informed on class schedules and other administrative matters. She has been a member of the San Antonio Wheelmen since 2010 and successfully completed the Road Riding 101 class in 2001. She has been a very active member of the Club and is willing to volunteer when help is needed.

In the summer of 2011, Lynn started riding with Team in Training (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society). She truly believes in charity rides and fund-raising because 10 years ago her Mother was diagnosed with lymphoma. She is thankful she can bring attention, and raise money for this worthy cause, through Team in Training's outstanding cycling program. She is currently training with Team in Training for her first Century Ride in June at Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

Lynn describes herself as a “baby” cyclist, since she has only been riding for 1 ½ years. Her “favorite” ride is the one with very few hills, a tailwind and good company on a cool morning! Her passion is what wakes her up at 4:30 a.m. in order to ride at 7 a.m. Her one and only bike is a Trek 2.1, which she LOVE”S because “it tries her hardest to help me get up hills!” Her dream bike would be any bike that “could help me climb hills!”

Lynn is one of four siblings from a military family, and was born in Virginia. She moved to San Antonio in 1971, graduated from East Central High School, and attended Texas A&M University in 1980, receiving a BA in journalism. She has been the CEO of The Rape Crisis Center for the last 13 years. Prior to that, she worked in Austin on the Texas Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program.

Lynn is the single mother of a 15-year-old daughter who is a freshman at East Central High School. Her daughter, has been competitively dancing with private studios since the age of 3.. She now is on her high school dance team, and still competes. Lynn describes herself as a '“dance diva” Mom.The next time you see Lynn on a ride say hello, suggest a good climbing bike, and ask her how her first century ride went with Team In Training. She is so passionate for nonprofit work and volunteerism that you will find that chatting with her during a ride will make the ride that much more enjoyable.