People Cycling Rides

FREDERICKSBURG'S BLUE BONNET RIDE.

This is a Approved Ride
Moderate
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Vicki LaBella
Tour Dates
4/13/2023–4/21/2023
Start Location
Fredericksburg, TX
End Location
Fredericksburg, TX
Cost (est.)
$1475 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
Deposit
$600 (USD
Payment Due
1/14/2023
Avg. Distance
40 mi / 64 km
Avg. Elevation
2800 ft / 853 m
Ride Description

OVERVIEW: The Texas Hill Country has been a spring training ride for decades. Organizations such as Adventure Cycling Association® have mapped this area and there are over 4,700 individual blogs on Crazy Guy on a Bike® that mention pedaling here. Yes – it is well traveled. Our leaders have each led tours in this area, and now invite you to participate in what we are calling: "FREDERICKSBURG’S  BLUE BONNET RIDE”. By mid-April cyclists are pedaling through acres and acres of wildflowers in the Texas Hill Country. Enjoying miles of riding on little traveled, very picturesque, pothole free ranch and market roads that are, in many cases, open range. Fredericksburg is the cycling capital of Texas (see www.cycletexas.com). This town of 9,000, with millions of visitors annually, has many restaurants, wine bars and shops all within walking distance of our lodging. Main Street has art galleries, wineries, breweries, antique shops and so much more. Fredericksburg boasts a lively dining and music scene, and is known for their “German Heritage and Texas Hospitality”. For the non-cycling spouse, or if it's raining, there is the “Museum of the Wars of the Pacific” (people have spent two days within, to fully explore its exhibits). Gillespie County has over 500 miles of paved country roads. And you're within a few pedal strokes of Luckenbach, the LBJ ranch, the Willow City Loop (“m… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy
Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Challenging
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a recently launched cycling club, which you can join for free, and is led by volunteer ride leaders. We will be offering tours in the United States and overseas. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 20-30 or so) who want to ride 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

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