Well I just checked the weather forcast and it is looking real good.  High of 81, kinda cloudy, and maybe a touch of wind.  Not bad...

We have added two new rest stops to the routes this year.  The Beagle (27 miler) has a stop at the new TA center at I35 and FM77 (view the Beagle route to see location).  The rest stop will be in front of the Rangers Virtual Cafe, which is part of the new TA Center (gas/truck stop).  The cafe has granted permission to use their rest rooms.

The second new rest stop will be at HWY22/HCR4350 and supports the Bulldog (94 miler) and Greyhound (65 miler) routes.  This rest stop is about half way from the Brandon Rest Stop back to the Start/Finish.  For the longer routes, riders have suggested we add a place to rest and refresh on that last leg back to Start/Finish as it is mostly uphill from Brandon's rest stop to the Start/Finish.   Well, we agree, so now you have a place to stop and get your breath.  Actually it's a nice place for a rest stop as there are some picnic tables and lots of shade trees.  So enjoy...

We will be having hamburgers, hotdogs and all the fix'ins as well as live entertainment again this year in the pavillion behind Start/Finish.

So, it's not to late to tell all your biking buddies what a great ride their gonna miss if they don't show up for the "Waggin' Trail".

See ya on Saturday.  Resgistration starts at 7:30am with the ride starting at 9:00am.

Warren

 


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wcsmith posted on March 8, 2016 08:26
Good News.  The direction map at http://www.active.com/hillsboro-tx/cycling/races/waggin-trail-bike-ride-2016 has been fixed to show the correct Start/Finish location.

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Admin posted on February 18, 2016 02:32

Folks, we have the same issue this year as last.  The direction map generated at the Active.com registration website plots the start location incorrectly.  I have spoken with Active and they assure me they will get it fixed this year.

Just to be clear, the start/finish point is the same as last year - Lamar Dr., Hill College, Hillsboro, TX 76645.

All the maps on this website have the correct location for the start/finish.

See you on Saturday, May 7th.

Corrected start/finish location map:

 


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wcsmith posted on February 17, 2016 13:02

Spring is coming (well actually, with this crazy weather, seems Spring is already here) and so is the 9th Annual Waggin trail Bike Ride.  This year's event will be Saturday, May 7th, 2016  Last year we had a very good ride (weather was perfect) and this year's ride will be even better.  You don't want to miss this great ride...

On-line registration is available at active.com or you can download a printable registration form here.  If you use the downloadable/printable registration form, please make your checks out to Hill County Paw Pals and send the check and registration form to Hill County Paw Pals, P.O. Box 1533, Hillsboro, TX 76645

Everyone who registers by April 15th will receive a free T-shirt, so be sure and mark your T-shirt size on the registartion form.

Early registration (online prior to the event) is $25.00 for adults and $15.00 for children under 12 (accompanied by an adult).  Registration at the event is $30.00 for adults and $20.00 for Children under 12 (accompanied by an adult).  So save a little money and register early.

Quick summary of the planned routes (click on each route for detail route descriptions, maps, etc.):

Bulldog Route (Orange) 94 Mile - 7 rest stops

Greyhound Route (Blue) 65 mile - 7 rest stops

Labrador Route (Green) 41 mile - 4 rest stops

Beagle Route (Yellow)  27 mile - 2 rest stops

Please check by the website periodically for route updates, etc. regards the ride.

Hope to see you at the Waggin Trail Bike Ride 2016, Saturday, May 7th.

 

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Below is the sponor banner for this year's Waggin' Trail Bike Ride.  We had more sponsors this year than in any previous year.

Thank you Hill County for your outstanding community support and we look forward to next year's ride - Saturday, May 7th.

 


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Thanks everyone (volunteers and riders) for making this year's Waggin Trail a hugh success.  We have received many complliments about all aspects of the ride, as well as some good constructive critizism (that we'll comment on later) that will help us improve the ride for next year.

Thanks to Betty Hendricks for manning the registration (which went extremely well, according to the feedback from the riders) as well as all the SAG workers.  The ride was well supported with support.  Several folks had mechanical problems (mostly flat tires) and were picked up quickly by SAG support.

All the rest stops were manned well, setup ontime, and ready to go when the ride started.  Thank you everyone who worked our numerous rest stops.

Needless to say, the hamburgers/hotdogs and live entertainment (band) was a big success and we can't thank David and Carol Huens (provided the hamburgers/hotdogs), Terry Martin (who provided the awesome grill), Deborah Dezendorf (who arranged the band), Dave Mojica, Lynelle Sparks, and Natasha Sawyer (Explorers and Sesame Club who cooked and served) enough for their contribution.

Great job everyone...

We had several photographers out and about during the ride and will post pictures here on the website soon.  But here are some to enjoy now.

So,  mark you calendars for May 7th, 2016 (always first Saturday in May) for next year's Waggin Trail Bike Ride.  I'm sure its gonna be the best ever...

 

 


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wcsmith posted on April 28, 2015 03:25

Alert! Alert! Alert!

Registration was closed momentarily for Waggin Trail on Active.com online registration.

Registration is now active and will be active until Thursday nite - midnite.

Thanks


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It's just about "Waggin" time so hope you folks are ready to have a great ride.

Just for your info here is a link (http://www.waggintrailbikeride.com/wtbr/all routes) to a map of all the routes with written descriptions, so take a look at it to become familiar with the available routes.

These will be available at the info desk durning registration this Saturday.

So get ready; don't forget to set your alarm clocks; it's gonna be a great day for a bike ride.

More to come...

 

 


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Admin posted on April 23, 2015 07:37

Waggin Trail is just around the corner and I just checked the 10 day forcast (we know they are always correct - Right:) and the weather is going to be great again this year.

Couple things new this year. 

1.  The Hillsboro Explorers and Scouts are going to be serving free hamburgers and hotdogs (with fixin's) from about 10:30 or so till 3 or 4 in the afternoon.  So plan on hanging around a bit after you finish and chat awhile with us and other riders.

2.  Along with the hamburgers and hotdogs, there will be live entertainment throughout the day at Start/Finish.

Each of our many rest stops will be stocked with ice, water, gator aid, bananas, oranges, pickle juice, pretzels, cookies, paper towels, and friendly volunteers.

In addition, one of the after ride critiques last year requested that we have PBJ sandwiches.  Well you got it.  We will have them at the Brandon rest stop (central rest stop of all rides) and probably at others (Irene, Malone, Bynum).

Since the Start/Finish is at Hill College this year, click HERE for a map of the Start/Finish with parking lots highlighted in green.  The location map at Active.com is not qute right and they have been working with us to get the location pointer to point to the correct spot (ie Hill College).

It's simple really.  Hill College is just behind the Outlets at Hillsboro (that would be to the East of the mall).  Just Google "Hill College, Hillsboro, TX 76645".  Google will "point" you in the right direction.

Building #70 (Start/Finish) is right next to the Performing Arts Center (PAC) which is located in the central portion of the campus right off Lamar Dr. (the central road that goes thru the whole campus).

So pump up those tires, greese the bearings, adjust the derailleur and chain and get ready for Waggin Trail Bike Ride.  It's gonna be great.

Look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, May 2nd.  Registration starts at 07:30am with the ride starting promptly at 09:00am.

See ya there....


 


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The planning is going well and all is looking good for this year's ride.  Here are some comments from last year's ride (ride reviews from www.bicycle-stuff.com) :

 "...this was a great little ride, very we'll organized. Quick and easy packet pickup. I even got a shirt (and in the right size) even though I registered late, so thanks to the organizers for ordering extras. And the t-shirts were nice. Lots of SAG on the route and lots of rest stops with adequate supplies, including lots of ice. Signage was great..."

"EXCELLENT Ride. I rode the 100 mile route and the directions were spot on...  ...Rest stops were every 10 miles with ice and some goodies. Temperature got pretty hot so the ice was very much welcomed. They came prepared. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. This was my 4th time to do this ride and will definitely be back again next year. It gets better and better every year. Thanks guys/gals for a great job!"

So don't miss out on all the fun.  Great scenery, great road surfaces, lots of rest stops.  It's gonna be a great ride this year.

Don't forget to mark your calendars for Saturday, May 2nd.  Registration starts at 07:30am and the ride begins at 09:00am

Also don't miss that the ride starts at Hill College this year - Building #70, Hill College, 112 Lamar Dr., Hillsboro, TX 76645

See ya at the Start/Finish.

 

 


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