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Schedule and Routes

Each day, there will be three routes offered, an A-route, B-route, and C-route. The routes will range in length as follows:  A-routes 60 through 100 miles, B-routes 50 through 80 miles, and C-routes 30 through 50 miles.  Participants may choose to ride any of the three daily offerings. There is no formal structure to the rides, but are meant to be social and fun. Participants ride at their own pace, and may choose to ride in a group or one their own. All rides are self-supported, though there are numerous convenience stores or other locations on each route, where riders may get water and supplies. SAG support will be available only in case of emergency.

All activities will take place at the Hermann Sons Lodge (1109 South Adams Street, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624), including Check-in, ride starts and finishes, social happy hours, and seminars. A-routes will start at 8:00 AM, B-routes at 8:30 AM and C-routes at 9:00 AM.

In addition, there will nightly happy hours and seminars with topics such

as nutrition, injury recover, crewing for ultra races, or other similar areas.

Following is a summary of the schedule and rides (subject to change). 

Saturday, March 23, 2024

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Check-in

Sunday, March 24, 2024

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Check-in​

8:00 AM: A-route – Crabapple-Doss-Harper Loop (101.9 miles/5,778 ft)

8:30 AM: B-route – Crabapple-Doss Loop (65.9 miles/3,824 ft)

9:00 AM: C-route – Crabapple-Mason Loop (37.3 miles /1,842 ft)

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM – Social Happy Hour

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Monday, March 25, 2024

8:00 AM: A-route - Camp Verde Loop (89.4 miles/4,489 ft)

8:30 AM: B-route - Kerrville-Center Point Loop (74.6 miles/3,474 ft)

9:00 AM: C-route - Headwaters Loop (46.3 miles/2,144 ft)

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM – Social Happy Hour

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

8:00 AM: A-route – Willow City-Stonewall-LBJ Loop (96.6 miles/4,605 ft)

8:30 AM: B-route – stonewall-Grape Creek Loop (55.1 miles/2,706 ft)

9:00 AM: C-route - Stonewall Loop (45.0 miles/2,111 ft)

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM – Social Happy Hour/THW Pizza Dinner

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

8:00 AM: A-route – Luckenbach-Bear Creek Loop (51.1 miles/2,279 ft)

8:30 AM: B-route – Luckenbach-Cain City Loop (37.2 miles/1,454 ft)

9:00 AM: C-route – Luckenbach-Pedernales Loop (30.3 miles/1,069 ft)

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM – Social Happy Hour

5:00 PM: Seminar - Benefits of Sports Massage 

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

8:00 AM: A-route – Mountain Home Loop (104.5 miles/5,653 ft)

8:30 AM: B-route – Harper-White Oak Loop (69.1 miles/3,709 ft)

9:00 AM: C-route – White Oak Loop (29.7 miles/1,349 ft)

​3:00 PM - 5:00 PM – Social Happy Hour

5:00 PM: Seminar - Injury Recovery and Avoiding Burnout

Friday, March 29, 2024

8:00 AM: A-route – Center Point-Waring-Welfare Loop (86.4 miles/4,936 ft)

8:30 AM: B-route – Center Point Loop (75.1 miles/3,835 ft)

9:00 AM C-route – Bankersmith-Hayden Ranch Loop (43.2 miles/2,187 ft)

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM – Social Happy Hour

Saturday, March 30, 2024

8:00 AM: A-route - Waring-Comfort Loop (93.9 miles/4,707 ft)

8:30 AM: B-route - Old Tunnel-Grapetown-Luckenbach Loop (54.6 miles/2,444 ft)

9:00 AM: C-route – Old San Antonio-Old Tunnel Loop (34.4 miles/1,688 ft)

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM – Social Happy Hour

Note: There will be a short meeting before every ride to discuss route notes, safety and anything else that might be relevant to that ride. Routes may change from time-to-time due to weather, road conditions, etc. 

WHAT TO BRING

March in the Hill Country is perfect cycling weather.  March days are typically mild, warming and by the end of the month the Bluebonnets and Indian Paint Brush are blooming. Mornings can be foggy. The fog burns off giving way to bright sunny days. While sunny days are the norm, it’s not unusual to experience a rainy day in a week of cycling. So, be prepared for wide ranging conditions.

 

Clothing:

Always remember your normal cycling gear (shorts, jersey, socks, shoes, gloves and helmet).  And, while the weather is normally very nice, it’s always a good idea to come prepared for cooler weather and/or rain (base layer, vest and/or jacket, knee warmers).

 

Additional items:

Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, cellphone, water bottle(s), pump (or CO2 cartridge), patches, tire levers, spare tube(s), basic bike tools.

WHAT TO BRING
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