Rolling Hills Challenge Bike Ride
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What many have claimed to be the best kept secret in Texas cycling, the Rolling Hills Challenge offers cyclists some of the most picturesque, yet challenging bike routes in South Central Texas.
25, 50, 62.5 and 100 Mile Routes
We encourage you to take part in the ride and Discover Columbus.
For more information on the bike ride please call James Yearwood at 979.732.3750.
Commonly referred to as the "Gateway to the Hill Country," Columbus is conveniently located at the junction of Highway 71 and 1-10, seventy miles west of Houston, 90 miles southeast of Austin and 120 miles east of San Antonio.
The Rolling Hills Challenge will begin at Colorado County Beason's Park on the east bank of the Colorado River.
From Houston (traveling west on I-10): Take the 698 exit and follow Hwy. 90 towards Columbus. Beason's Park will be on your left prior to crossing the Colorado River bridge.
From San Antonio (traveling east on I-10): Take the Columbus 696 exit, turn left under the freeway and go north on Business Hwy 71, veer to the right on Spur 52 to downtown Columbus. Turn right at the red light on to Walnut and continue until you cross the Colorado River bridge. Beason's Park will be on your right.
From Austin (traveling south on Hwy-71): Take the Columbus Business Hwy 71 exit and turn left under the highway. Follow Business Hwy 71 across the Colorado River into Columbus. Pass under the railroad tracks and turn left at Walnut / Hwy 90 (first red light). Continue east on Walnut and continue until you cross the Colorado River bridge. Beason's Park will be on your right.
Century (100 mile) cyclists will start at 7:30 a.m.
Tandem cyclists will start at 7:45 a.m.
All other cyclists will start at 8:00 a.m.
All riders must start before 9:00 a.m. The course will close at 4:00 p.m.
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Completed forms should be mailed to the Columbus Lions Club, P.O. Box 532, Columbus, Texas 78934 prior to April 15th to be guaranteed a T-shirt.
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Registration packets may be picked up from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Beason's Park Pavilion the morning of the ride. No packets will be mailed.
Riders can register on the day of the ride from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
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Pre-registration is $35 per person and includes a T-shirt, if received by Saturday, April 28. Tandem pre-registration is $55. T-shirts are not guaranteed for entry forms received after the May 1st deadline.
On the day of the ride, the registration fee is $40 per person and $65 Tandem.
All riders will receive an after-ride meal.
Children under 12 ride free and do not receive a T-shirt. A T-shirt can be purchased for $10.
On-site registration will be accepted until 9:00 a.m. Ride will take place rain or shine. Sorry, no refunds.
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Stops are available about every 15 miles along the route with refreshments and portable toilets. Roving vehicles will travel the routes to assist riders, but riders should be equipped to fix flats and do minor repairs. Emergency medical assistance will be provided by the Colorado County EMS.
The cyclists' safety is a concern of the organizers of the Rolling Hills Challenge 2012. Cyclists are expected to obey the rules of the road and honor all traffic signs and lights. Cyclists will also be asked to form a single line to allow vehicles to pass. Use of an ANSI or SNELL approved bicycle helmet is strongly recommended.
Conditions in early May are usually warm, with highs in the mid 80's and Spring showers often occur.
For more information call 979.732.8385. Come Discover Columbus.
Accommodations can be made by calling:
America's Best Value Inn (979) 200-2293
Best Western Columbus Inn & Suites 979.732.3785
Columbus Inn 979.732.5723
Baymont Inn & Suites 979.732.3785
Country Hearth Inn 979.732.6293
The Falls Golf Club & Resort 979.992.3123
Holiday Inn Express 979.733.9300
La Quinta Inn and Suites (979) 733-0522
Magnolia Oaks Bed & Breakfast 979.732.2726
If planning to stay overnight, cyclists are encouraged to make hotel reservations. Also, cyclists and their families may camp at Beason's Park. However, the park does not have potable water.
COLUMBUS LIONS CLUB ROLLING HILLS CHALLENGE
P. O. Box 532
Columbus, Texas 78934-0532
Contact: James Yearwood 979.732.3750