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. These 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 routes will start and finish at the Hermann Sons Lodge located at 1109 South Adams Street, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624. 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 25

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Check-in

6:00 PM: Welcome Happy Hour

Sunday, March 26

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Check-in

8:00 AM: A-route - Willow City–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)

5:00 PM: Happy Hour

Monday, March 27

8:00 AM: A-route - Camp Verde Loop (90.1 miles/4,372 ft)

8:30 AM: B-route - Kerrville-Center Point Loop (75.3 miles/3,359 ft)

9:00 AM: C-route - Headwaters Loop (47.0 miles/2,029 ft)

5:00 PM: Happy Hour

Tuesday, March 28

8:00 AM: A-route - Mountain Home Loop (100.6 miles/5,400 ft)

8:30 AM: B-route - Klein Branch Loop (73.1 miles/3,592 ft)

9:00 AM: C-route - Harper Loop (52.1 miles/2,731 ft)

5:00 PM: Happy Hour

6:00 PM: Seminar - Nutrition and Performance

Wednesday, March 29

8:00 AM: A-route - Cain City-Luckenbach Loop (62.7 miles/2,944 ft)

8:30 AM: B-route - Grapetown-Luckenbach (45.9 miles/1,939 ft)

9:00 AM: C-route - Muesebach-Luckenbach Loop (35.0 miles/1,274 ft)

5:00 PM: Happy Hour

6:00 PM: Seminar - Injury Recovery and Avoiding Race Burnout

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Thursday, March 30

8:00 AM: A-route - Center Point-Waring-Welfare Loop (91.9 miles/5,217 ft)

8:30 AM: B-route - Center Point Loop (75.8 miles/3,857 ft)

9:00 AM: C-route - Bear Creek-Morris Ranch Loop (42.4 miles/1,927 ft)

5:00 PM: Happy Hour

6:00 PM: Seminar - Providing Rider Support

Friday, March 31

8:00 AM: A-route - Sisterdale-Kendalia-Blanco Loop (95.5 miles/5,013 ft)

8:30 AM: B-route - Sisterdale Loop (64.4 miles/3,137 ft)

9:00 AM C-route - Hayden Ranch Loop (45.9 miles/2,103 ft)

5:00 PM: Happy Hour

Saturday, April 1

8:00 AM: A-route - Waring-Comfort Loop (98.1 miles/4,789 ft)

8:30 AM: B-route - Old Tunnel State Park Loop (50.9 miles/2,097 ft)

9:00 AM: C-route - River Road-Old Tunnel Loop (42.2 miles/1,906 ft)

5:00 PM: Happy Hour

Note: All routes based on original routes developed by Nick Gerlich.

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.