On Saturday, September 25, two of Hill County’s finest community oriented organizations, Hill County Paw Pals and Hillsboro Police Department Community Outreach Programs, have joined together to launch their third annual “Waggin’ Trail Bike Ride” (waggintrailbikeride.com).  Five routes are planned to meet the needs of avid cyclists to the casual rider which include 66, 54, 40, 26, and 10 mile routes.  Registration ($15-$30) begins at 7:30pm with the help of Hillsboro Lions Club and Hill County Boys and Girls Club.  Staggered starts will begin at 9:00am at 126 West Elm Street (Antique Village) in Hillsboro, Texas.  This cycling event is in conjunction with Go Texan Cotton Pickin’ Fair and Roadside America Elm Street Rod Run (car show) for a full day fun!

Required operating expense for this event were needed for printed t-shirts, food and drinks, advertisement, printing, and rest area portable lavatories.  These expenses were covered with valued sponsorships from our generous community’s businesses.  Our platinum group of supporters (in alphabetical order) that provided $250 or equivalent support include: Antique Village, Citizens National Bank, Christi Pevehouse’s T-Shirts, Expressions Photography, HILCO Electric Cooperative, Hill Regional Hospital, Hillsboro Lions Club, Hog Wild Graphics, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Road ID, and Walmart.  Our gold sponsors that provided $100 or equivalent support include: Ace Hardware & Fleming Lumber Company, Amanda L. Scarborough, DDS-Hill County Dental, Brookshire’s, Cain Amusements, Days Inn, D. L. Williams Wood Products, First National Bank of Central Texas, H-E-B, Hill County Dental, Hill County Insurance Agency, Hometown Pride Car Care & Storage, Jim Hart’s Printing, Julie Siddons Realty, Marshall & Marshall Funeral Home, R & R Health & Fitness Center, Sims Moore Hill Gannon & Crain, Thunderbird Motel, Tipton International, Tucker Lumber Company, and White Bluffers Motorcycle Club.  Our silver group of supports that provided $50 or equivalent support include: Citizens State Bank, Dwight Carmichael Law Office, Hill County Title Company, Kaddatz Auctioneering & Farm Equipment Sales, Patillo Brown & Hill, Paula Beers Texas Farm Bureau Insurance, Polansky’s Body Shop, Town Hall Estates-Hillsboro, and Triple H Feed Store.  Area newspapers that continue their support are: Hubbard City News, Reporter Newspaper, Paw Print Press, and Whitney Lakelander.  Our community also remains grateful to Hill County law enforcement officials and area volunteer fire departments for their support service in making this event safe and enjoyable.

This year’s event planning committee (in alphabetical order) are: Detective Israel Abrego (HPD), Chief Tony Cain (HPD), Vivian Caldwell (HCBGC), Lana Crow (HCPP), Barbara Diltz (HCPP), Dana Fuchs (HCPP), Mike Hendricks (HCPP),Carol Knight (HCPP), John Knight (HCPP), Warren Smith (HCPP), and Greg Solomon (HCC).


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admin posted on September 1, 2010 15:10

Two of Hill County’s finest community oriented organizations, Hill County Paw Pals and Hillsboro Police Department Community Outreach Programs, have joined together again to launch their third annual “Waggin’ Trail Bike Ride” on Saturday, September 25.  The event is planned with five routes to meet the needs of avid cyclists to the casual rider which include 66, 54, 40, 26, and 10 mile routes.  Registration begins at 7:30pm with staggered starts beginning at 9:00am at 126 West Elm Street (Antique Village) in Hillsboro, Texas.  Hillsboro is conveniently located 56 miles south of Dallas/Worth or 32 miles north of Waco on I-35.  Once in downtown Hillsboro, the business Antique Village (start point), is located one block west of the courthouse on Highway 22 (Elm Street).

The planned routes of Waggin’ Trail Bike Ride offer cyclists a unique tour of Central Texas.  Hill County is 986 square miles of rural area that is joined together with miles and miles of splendid paved farm-to-market roads.  With a combined population of only 33,000, Hill County offers open spaces.  On many areas of the bike ride, one can see for miles around—the splendid beauty of open land—flowing creeks, pastures with cattle and horses grazing, farmers’ cultivated fields, and proud, rural communities.  The varied routes all explore the back roads of Hill County and go through communities that were established during the 1850’s when Hill County was created and named after Dr. George W. Hill, a settler who served as a congressman and Secretary of War for the Republic of Texas.

This year’s event has been planned in conjunction with “Go Texan Cotton Pickin’ Fair” and “Roadside America Elm Street Rod Run (car show) — fun for entire family!

Planning committee for this year’s event are (in alphabetical order):

 Detective Israel Abrego (HPD), Chief Tony Cain (HPD), Vivian Caldwell (HCBGC), Lana Crow (HCPP), Barbara Diltz (HCPP), Dana Fuchs (HCPP), Mike Hendricks (HCPP), Carol Knight (HCPP), John Knight (HCPP), Warren Smith (HCPP), and Greg Solomon (HCC)

 


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