Medium: Short but a challenge. This ride consist of hard climbs for the 1st half with stunning Hill Country views. The 2nd half is flat, following the Guadalupe River.
Start out at Schriener College main entrance, heading left on Texas 27. Take Loop 534 to FM 1341. At about 14 miles, take a left onto Stoneleigh Road and make your way to Center Point. Take River Road to Wharton Road and then a right on Tx. 173. Then hop on Loop 534 again, making your way back to your starting point.
The Peterson Loop
Hard: This is a long, 53 mile loop that will challenge any rider. Traffic is a major concern on this route and small to no shoulder in some areas. Use caution.
Start in downtown Ingram and head west on Tx. 39. Take a right on FM 1340. From there take State 41 to State 27 and back to your starting point.
On this route, you'll pass the MO-Ranch, beautiful bride over the Guadalupe River and the Kerr Wildlife Management Area along with beautiful views.
Bear Creek Ride
Easy: A scenic out- and-back w/ mostly mild climbs. There is one steep hill towards the half-way point. This route offers great ponds, seasonal flowers, wildlife, and other livestock along the way.
Start out at 1655 Junction highway, the parking lot of the Lakehouse Restaurant and head out on Arcadia Loop and turn onto Bear Creek Road.. When Bear Creek ends, just turn around and head back to your starting point.
Local Helpful Links:
www.hillcountrybicycle.com offers local & state-wide events, rides and routes. Owners, Adam & Lisa Salladin, offer that this area is a great combination of climate and hills. "A lot of cyclists are looking for hills to challenge themselves, and we have the best riding in the state around here."
Susi@familysportscenter.com will give you information for those interested in finding a group to join Tuesday/Thursday's at 5:30 p.m. & Sunday's at 3 p.m. Contact her for the latest changes.
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