Columbus Lions Club
Columbus, Texas  -  Founded 1943

 

21TH ANNUAL

ROLLING HILLS CHALLENGE - MAY 11, 2013

RollingHillsChallenge.com
 

 
 

 

 

Columbus

Starting Point

Registration

Entry Fee

More Information


25, 50, 62.5 and 100 Mile Routes

 

 

Rest Stops

Safety

Weather

Entertainment

Lodging

2013 Rolling Hills Challenge Sponsor
Black Creek Drilling
Mike & Dorothy Wostarek
866.897.3188

ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Riders can register on the day of the ride from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

2013 Rolling Hills Challenge

Presented with the support of a grant through the Columbus Hotel Occupancy Tax funds

 

 
     
 


What many have claimed to be the best kept secret in Texas cycling, the Rolling Hills Challenge 2013 offers cyclists some of the most picturesque, yet challenging bike routes in South Central Texas.

25, 50, 62.5 and 100 Mile Routes

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25 Mile Route Map

PDF Map

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50 Mile Route Map

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62 Mile Route Map

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100 Mile Route Map

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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.

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.

james@columbuslionsclub.org



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 COLUMBUS


MAP

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.



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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.

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Beason's Park Map

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.

ROLLING HILLS CHALLENGE ROUTE MAPS

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25 Mile Route Map

PDF Map

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50 Mile Route Map

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62 Mile Route Map

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100 Mile Route Map

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 REGISTRATION

Completed forms should be mailed to the Columbus Lions Club, P.O. Box 532, Columbus, Texas 78934 prior to May 1 to be guaranteed a T-shirt.

Mail-In Registration Form

REGISTER ONLINE  

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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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 ENTRY FEE

Pre-registration is $35 per person and includes a T-shirt, if received by Wednesday, May 1.  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.

 

REGISTER ONLINE .

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 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.



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 SAFETY

The cyclists' safety is a concern of the organizers of the Rolling Hills Challenge 2013.  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.



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 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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 ENTERTAINMENT

For more information call 979.732.8385. Come Discover Columbus.



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 LODGING

Accommodations can be made by calling:

America's Best Value Inn  979.732.6293

Columbus Inn  979.732.5723

Comfort Inn  979.732.3785

The Falls Golf Club & Resort  979.992.3123

Holiday Inn Express  979.733.9300

LaQuinta Inn & Suites  979.733.0522

Magnolia Oaks Bed & Breakfast 979.732.2726

Prairie Street Heritage House - Bed & Breakfast  979.732.5555

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.



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 MORE INFORMATION

COLUMBUS LIONS CLUB ROLLING HILLS CHALLENGE 2013
P. O. Box 532
Columbus, Texas 78934-0532

Contact: James Yearwood  979.732.3750

james@columbuslionsclub.org  
979.732.8385
979.732.3022 Fax

Website by David Stall
david@DavidStall.com

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