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Ride the Rolling Hills Challenge for 2022 was a great success!
We hope to see you again in 2023

Turning miles into smiles for local charities.

  

What many have claimed to be the best kept secret in Texas cycling, the Rolling Hills Challenge 2022 offers cyclists some of the most picturesque, yet challenging bike routes in South Central Texas.

25, 50, 62.5 and 100 Mile Routes

25 mile 50 milke 62 mile 100 mile
Map - 25 Map - 50 Map - 62 Map - 100
Directions - 25 Directions - 50 Directions - 62 Directions - 100
       

The gentle hills of Colorado and Fayette Counties offer cyclists a unique setting not found in bike rides around the Houston area. Cyclists will also discover very little vehicle traffic on the routes.

For more information on the bike ride please call James Yearwood at 979.732.3750.

What do you get out of it?

- a great sense of accomplishment!
- a cool t-shirt!
- free delicious Lions Burgers for every rider
- the great feeling of knowing you have supported an organization that will pay out 100% of the proceeds to local, regional, national and international programs. Lions Club is over 100 years old, has more than 1.4 million members in 46,000 local clubs in more than 200 countries.

 ENTRY FEE

Pre-Registration (online by May 7):

Single         ------------------------           $35
Tandem (2 riders on a bike)               $55
Kids (under 12) -------------------           $10 (Ride free, but can purchase a t-shirt)

Late Registration (available the day of the race, or online after May 7):

Single         ------------------------           $40
Tandem (2 riders on a bike)               $65
Kids (under 12) -------------------           $15 (Ride free, but can purchase a t-shirt)

REGISTER HERE

Once you're registered:

Order T-shirts here

Who Your Donation will Support 

  • Global Sight Preservation initiatives
  • Scholarships for Columbus High School students
  • Columbus Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts
  • Texas Lions Camp
  • Other Lions programs
    • Programs for the Blind
    • Hearing Needs
    • Other Programs
  • Eyeglass Support Program
  • Local Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Columbus School Programs
  • Columbus Food Pantry
  • Columbus Meals on Wheels
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Sponsor Delegates to Girls State program
  • Grants to other Community Programs and Ad Hoc Needs and
  • Child Cancer research program 
  • Free vision screening for young children
  • Free Diabetes Testing in partnership local hospital

2021 Rolling Hills Challenge Sponsor

Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available!


ONLINE REGISTRATION

REGISTER ONLINE


The Rolling Hills Challenge typically offers distances from 25 to 100 miles, but this year you can pick any distance you like.

Feel free to come out and ride the gentle hills of Colorado and Fayette Counties. These offer cyclists a unique setting not found in bike rides around the Houston area. Cyclists will also discover very little vehicle traffic on the routes.

We encourage you to take part in the ride and Discover Columbus.

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 STARTING POINT

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.

Beason's Crossing Park on Google Maps

STARTING TIMES:

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. 

 REST STOPS

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.

 SAFETY

The cyclists' safety is a concern of the organizers of the Rolling Hills Challenge 2016.  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.

                                                      

 WEATHER

Conditions in early May are usually warm, with highs in the mid 80's and Spring showers often occur.

                                                               

Weather Forecast

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 About Columbus


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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.

For more information call 979.732.8385. Come Discover Columbus.

 MORE INFORMATION

COLUMBUS LIONS CLUB ROLLING HILLS CHALLENGE
P. O. Box 532 
Columbus, Texas 78934-0532

Contact: ColumbusTXLions@gmail.com


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