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Date: September 15-16, 2018
Event: 42nd Annual Fort Davis Cyclefest Tour
Routes: 10, 27, 55 and 76 miles
About the ride:
42nd Annual Fort Davis Cyclefest
September 15th – 16th 2018
On-Site Registration Available
Come and ride the highest roads in Texas through the beautiful Davis Mountains
CYCLEFEST will be headquartered at the beautiful Prude Ranch, 5 miles west of Fort Davis Texas on Highway 118. Close to Fort Davis National Historical Park, McDonald Observatory, Davis Mountain State Park and Indian Lodge, the Marfa Lights and the scenic towns of Ft Davis, Marfa and Alpine.
CPSC, SNELL OR ATSM HELMETS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES.
10 miles – Into Fort Davis, enjoy town and return when ready. Some hills. (Not Supported)
27 mile – Out and back along the Loop Route, rolling hills.
55 mile – Out and back along the Loop Route. Mostly rolling hills with a few climbs.
76 mile – Ride the Scenic Loop. Some VERY hard climbs.
Rest stops will be stationed about every 12 miles along the routes with plenty of fruit, water and ice. The last rest stop will close at 4:00 P.M. Begin your ride early enough to take full advantage of them. Please carry water bottles and personal items with you.
Limited SAG Service will be provided until 4:00 PM. Please observe start time to ensure you have plenty of time to enjoy your ride.
Event details and schedule
September 15th – 16th 2018
Friday Pre-Ride Experienced riders join us for an unsupported 100K or 200K Brevet. 7:30 at Stone Village. Sign waver.
Saturday morning The 42nd Annual Cyclefest Tour kicks off from the Prude Ranch at 8.00 A.M. Ride at your own pace through terrain and distances to match your ability.
Massages will be available for purchase after the tour.
Saturday afternoon join us for a party at the finish line. Music, drink, hamburgers, door prizes and a raffle for this year’s model of the Giro Atmos helmet. The McDonald Observatory Visitor Center is open for Star Parties on Friday and Saturday evening. Or take a trip to Marfa to see the Marfa lights. Or explore Alpine or the old fort in Fort Davis.
For more information visit www.mcdonaldobservatory.org or call 1-877-984-7827.
Sunday morning The infamous MT LOCKE HILLCLIMB to the McDonald Observatory. Choose from:
1.5 miles: 9:00 A.M. start at the McDonald Observatory Visitors Center, 8 miles NW of Prude Ranch. Register at the Visitors Center from 8:00-8:45 A.M. Special prizes will be given for anyone making it to the top under their own power.
7 miles: For more of a challenge, start in the Limpia Valley floor and climb 7 miles to the Observatory. Register at the Solar panels 8:00-8:45 A.M., ride at 9:00. All riders who cross the finish line under their own power with their bicycles will receive a special prize. Cash prizes to the top men and women.
Sunday afternoon stop for a swim at Balmorhea State Park. (fee necessary to enter park)
Area Information & Accommodations – Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce (800) 524-3015 or (432) 426-3015
Host Hotel Prude Guest Ranch: Motel Rooms, Family Cabins, Bunkhouse – Meals. P.O. Box 1431, Ft. Davis, Texas 79734. 1-800-458-6232
Special Cyclefest deal: two nights, two breakfasts $132.30/person double occupancy
Hotel Limpia: Historic hotel with 39 rooms, suites on the square and historic guest houses. 1-800-662-5517 or (432) 426-3237
Consider preparing for this ride at: Davis Mountains Fitness & Training camp http://www.fitnesscamp.org
Early Registration: must be postmarked by August 29th to receive a commemorative long sleeve T-shirt. Extra tshirts are ordered. The shirts will be sold on a first come basis at registration.
On line registration: www.active.com
On-site registration: Friday, September 14th from 6:00-10:00 P.M. and Saturday, September 15th from 6:30-8:00 A.M. at the Prude Ranch Office.
You must pick up your packet to get lunch and drink tickets
NOTICE: For 27/55/76 mile registrants – Late Registration after Sept. 1: (T-Shirt not included) $55.00.
10, 27, 55 & 76 Mile – $55 online, $60 onsite
1.5 & 7 Mile Mount Locke Hill Climb – $20
Benefiting Fort Davis EMT, Fire, and Fort Davis Lions Club
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