wcsmith posted on March 11, 2014 06:04

The 94 and 65 mile routes have been established.  They both avoid the chip/seal road surface issues of past routes.

This year, the 40, 65, and 94 mile routes all follow the same course until the Brandon Rest Stop.  At that point the 40 mile route returns to Hillsboro as in the past.

The 65 mile route does a loop from Brandon, east on Hwy22 to Mertens, the South to Irene on FM 308.  At Irene, the route takes FM 1946 west to Bynum.  At Bynum you turn right on Hwy171 for just a bit and then take FM1243 north to Brandon to end the loop.  Once back at Brandon, you then go west on hwy 22 back to Outlets at Hillsboro.

The 94 mile route does a double loop at Brandon - an outer loop and an inner loop.  The outer loop takes Hwy22 from Brandon to Mertens, then south on FM308 thru Irene and on to Malone.  At Malone, it turns right onto Hwy171 thru Bynum and then turns north on FM1243 back to Brandon.  The inner loop takes Hwy22 from Brandon to Mertens, then south on FM308 to Irene.  At Irene, it takes FM1946 to Bynum.  At Bynum it turns northwest on Hwy171 for just a bit, then FM1243 back to Brandon.  Once both loops are finished, the route then heads west on Hwy22 back to Outlets at Hillsboro.

Warren

View the 94 mile route - Bull Dog Course 

View the 65 mile route - Greyhound Course


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Well it's that time of year again.  Spring is coming and so is the 7th Annual Waggin trail Bike Ride.  This year's event will be Saturday, May 3rd, 2014.

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 22nd 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.  Registration at the event is $30.00 for adults and $20.00 for Children under 12.  So save a little money and register early.

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

Hope to see you at the Waggin Trail Bike Ride 2014, Saturday, May3rd.

 

 

      

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wcsmith posted on April 29, 2013 23:21

Everyone get yours bikes ready cause it's Waggin Trail Bike Ride Time!!

The weather forecast looks great and all is set for this year's Waggin Trail.

Don't forget, we have moved the start location to the Outlets At Hillsboro (outlet mall on I 35 North in Hillsboro) and registration starts at 7:30am with the ride starting at 9am.

This year, we have two new partners supporting the ride, Black Eyed Pea restaurant, and Brookshire's Grocery.  Both will be at the start/finish and Brookshire's is also manning one of our rest stops - the one at Hwy 77 and FM1243 (supports all routes).

Speaking of rest stops.  This year we have converted all of our previous "cooler only stops" to full rest stops.  That adds three new rest stops.  The one just mentioned that Brookshire's is manning (supports all routes), a new one at the PETRO station on FM2959 and I35 (supports the 40 mile route), and a new one at Irene (FM1946 and FM308) which supports the 100 mile route.

So get ready, tell all your riding buddies and friends, and come join us for a great day of cycling this Saturday, May 4th, at the Waggin Trail Bike Ride.

See you there...

 

 


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Good News...

This year's Waggin' Trail Bike Ride on Saturday, May 4th, 2013 will return to the start/finish point at the Outlets at Hillsboro Mall at 104 Interstate Highway 35 NE at Hillsboro, TX. 76645.

The last few years we have had to start the ride elsewhere as there were legal issues to be solved before using the Outlets at Hillsboro.  Those have been resolved and we are excited with having the start/finish at the Outlets.

Starting at the Outlets at Hillsboro provides a much safer (and easier) entrance and exit from the ride routes, plus parking is very adequate and convenient.

So, online registration is available at Active.com or you can download a PDF of the registration form and mail it in.  Everyone who registers by the 20th of April will be guaranteed a free event T-shirt.

See you on ride day - Saturday, May 4th, 2013.  Registration starts at 7:30am and the ride stagger starts at 9:00am.

 

Waggin' Trail Bike Ride Planning

 

 


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wcsmith posted on May 4, 2012 15:02

In case you need to talk to us inbound for the ride, call 703 955-2906 or 254 580-5260.  We'll be up and about by 6:30am Saturday, May 5th.

Weather looks good for the event.

 

Waggin Trail Planning

 

 


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Just a note to keep everyone updated on the lastest for Waggin' Trail Bike Ride 2012.

The weather forcast is great

Remember, registration starts at 7:30am On Saturday.  There are still a couple days to pre-register online (at active.com) for just $25.00 (vice $30.00 on ride day).  Just click here to register online.

Remember, we have 5 Rest Stops that are stocked with ice, coke, water, pickle juice, bananas, oranges, pretzels, and cookies.  Each rest stop has a porta-potty.  Rest stops are spaced every 20 miles or so (usually less) on the routes.

Also, remeber if you have a GPS unit you can download the GPS data for a route at the Ride with GPS website.  There is a link to details about each route (route, rest area locations, mileage points, etc.) in the left sidebar nav section.  Additionally, each route has a google map and a link to view the route at the Ride with GPS website.

Drive safely and we hope to see you Saturday, May 5th. 

Waggin' Trail Bike Ride Planning

 

 


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OK.  All the routes are set and the final planning is being completed for Waggin' Trail Bike Ride 2012 on Saturday, May 5th, 2012.

This year as an added attraction the Hillsboro High School band will be at the start point to get us all "pumped" for the ride and will play the "Star Spangled Banner" just before start time.

Also, Mad Duck Cyclery will be on hand this year as well with their Van and this year we also have a local bike shop (Corbin's) that will be on hand for last minute tune-up/adjustments.

Remember, The 22nd is the last day of registration if you want to be guaranteed a T-shirt.  Of course registration is available, even on ride day, but to be guaranteed a T-shirt you need to register by April 22.

Also, Saturday, May 5th, registration begins at 7:30am and the ride will start at 9:00am.

Looking forward to seeing everyone...

Warren

PS - Don't forget the ride routes are listed at the Ride With GPS website where you can download the route to your GPS unit (most are supported, I believe).  Here are the links for the routes at Ride with GPS:

Bulldog - http://ridewithgps.com/routes/992498

Greyhound - http://ridewithgps.com/routes/999174

Labrador - http://ridewithgps.com/routes/999218

Beagle - http://ridewithgps.com/routes/967754

   


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As a new feature this year we have all our rides (except the 8 mile route) available at http://ridewithgps.com.

If you are not familiar with the Ride With GPS website, Ride With GPS provides an outstanding ride mapping service.  Routes are complete with elevation data and most importantly, ride cue sheets and the ability to export the route data to most common GPS units.

So check out the routes on Ride With GPS.

Bulldog 100 miler

Greyhound 68 miler

Labrador 40 miler

Beagle 26 miler

These links are also available on the individual route page (see vertical nav bar at left).

Looking forward to seeing all our returning riders and all you first time riders as well.

Saturday, May 5th is gonna be a great day for cycling.

 

 


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Admin posted on January 8, 2012 11:16

OK.  It's that time of year again to start thinking about Spring "Cycling Events".

Waggin Trail Bike Ride 2012 is scheduled for 5 May, 2012 and it's already looking to be as exciting and enjoyable as in previous years.

Hill County has some of the best Farm to Market (FM) roads in all of central Texas.

This year we are planning on 5 routes - 100, 68, 40, 26, and 8 mile routes.

So mark your calendars for Saturday, May 5th, 2012 for an exciting, fun day of great cycling and exercise!!!

Stayed tuned for more...

 


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4th Annual Waggin’ Trail Bike Ride 2011 (www.waggintrailbikeride.com), Saturday, May 7.

Staggered start 9:00am at Anytime Fitness, 303 Coke Street Suite #100, Texas 76645.

Proceeds benefit both Hill County Paw Pals and Hill County Boys and Girls Club (IRC 501(c)(3) organizations).

Guaranteed event T-shirt if pre-registered by April 22.

All routes have been updated with course descriptions and route maps, so take a look at the routes and pick your ride.  This year we have added a 100 miler.  Goes all over Hill County - North, South, East and West.  Ride this one and you'll "see it all".

It's going to be a great day to be riding a bike - hope you'll come and join us and bring your riding buddies as well.

 

 


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