Join us for a three-day road ride across the Texas Hill Country, supporting the work of Living Water International. The course difficulty level is advanced. Riders need to have completed at least one 100-mile ride or have ridden the 2-day MS150 in the past. Be prepared for serious hill climbing. The event is limited to 22 riders. Last year, our first Texas 250 was completed by 10 riders who raised over $17,000 for clean water projects!
Watch this video recap from our 2018 ride.
Between 80 and 90 miles each day
Cycling with all take place on paved roads in a variety of condition
Roads will include rural highways and backroads, as well as riding through hill country towns
Some roads will have a shoulder to ride on, others not
We will have a van behind the last rider and another ahead of the group
There will also be a truck and motorcycle to provide support
The back vehicle will have flags and a notice to watch for riders ahead
The front vehicle will provide 3 rest stops per day: a morning rest stop, lunch, and late rest stop
Additional stops will be available at gas stations and country stores (carry cash)
We will have a bicycle stand and tool kit for you to work on your bike. There are bicycle shops in Kerrville and New Braunfels for more serious repairs
Kerrville – Hill Country Bicycle Works open until 6pm
New Braunfels – The Chain Link open until 6pm
Thursday: Drive to Uvalde; stop for dinner in San Antonio
Friday: Ride Campwood to Kerrville (82 miles)
Saturday: Ride Kerrville to Gruene (87 miles)
Sunday: Ride Gruene to Flatonia (81miles) then drive back to Houston
We will use RideWithGPS as our map and cue sheet; printed routes will also be available
We will set up a group text so that we can communicate with each other during the rides
Accommodation will be a mix of churches and motels
You will need to bring an air mattress, sheets, pillow and a bath towel
All meals will be provided from dinner on Thursday through lunch on Sunday
Bicycles will be transported to and from the Hill Country in a U-Haul trailer
Bring a blanket to place over your bike to avoid scratching
Remove pedals from your bike for transportation
$200 will secure your spot on the ride
Registration includes transportation, sag support, accommodation, and food
You are responsible for your own bike and gear
We’ll be raising money for clean water!
Every rider must raise at least $1,250 – this amount will provide water for one person for year for each mile you ride
Those who raise $2,500 will receive a Legacy Texas 250 jacket
You will have your own fundraising page for online donations and can also accept checks
Start your fundraising page here
Ride director will plan 4 Saturday morning training rides – July 13, August 10, August 24, September 7
You are welcome to invite other riders to join you on other rides through the summer
Email Jeremiah at email@example.com for any questions about riding the Texas 250!
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