Whenever possible, all ride routes utilize state, county, and local roads that carry only light vehicle traffic. However, riders should expect some vehicle traffic, must obey Texas traffic laws, and must use caution when crossing major highways. Riders will be verbally reminded of this fact at the start of the ride.
Maps below were for the 2016 ride. 2017 maps will be posted closer to the ride date.
2017 Updated 25 mile course:
25 Turn-by-turn Directions – Download the PDF
Please Note: All riders will be given a paper narrative of the course. When in doubt – follow the paper course description, as Garmin (or other brand) GPS will sometimes re-route a traveler to a road that is easier for a car to drive (but is not so fun for cycling). This happened last year – ignore this warning at your peril.
Personal Support Vehicles
For the 205 mile route, cyclists may meet a personal support vehicle at the Trinity County Park, intersection of Highways 287 and 94, approximately 1 mile northwest of Groveton, TX. For both the 105 and 205 routes riders may meet a support vehicle at Mission Tejas State Park, on Highway 21 in the northwest corner of Davy Crockett National Forest.
Conceptual maps for the various courses – lots of up and down. The routes may be fine-tuned beyond what is shown to maximize the fun!