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Date: Saturday, March 24-26, 2017
Event: RAAM Texas Cycling Challenge
Route Distances: 200 Miles (Solo, 2-person team), 400 Miles (Solo, 2-person team, 4-person team).
The Texas Hill Country offers some of the best cycling in the USA – thousands of miles of quiet country roads. Springtime is the best time of year to experience the Hill Country – Blue Bonnets and Indian Paint Brush are beginning to bloom. Cool mornings and warm afternoons are perfect for riding.
The RAAM Texas Cycling Challenge offers two distances – 200 and 400-miles. Both routes start/finish at Johnson Park in Marble Falls – a small community located on Lake LBJ 45 minutes northwest of Austin. Both routes feature winding roads, stream crossings, rolling hills, vineyards and ranches.Both the 200 and 400-mile riders cross Lake LBJ and pass through Spicewood, Cypress Mill and Luckenbach. The two routes divide south of Sisterdale.The 200-mile racers head west through Comfort to Kerrville, where they turn north and pass west of Fredericksburg and east to Willow City.The 400-mile racers continue south to Boerne. At Boerne the racers head west through Bandera, Medina, Vanderpool and Leakey to Camp Wood. This part of the course is semi-arid ranch country and features several steep climbs. From here racers head north and east through Mountain Home, Harper and Cherry Spring on the way to Willow City.The 200 and 400-mile routes re-join west of Willow City and racers ride the same course back to Marble Falls. About 10 miles east of Willow City we threw in something different – a 3-mile section of unpaved ranch road. We love riding in the Texas Hill Country. We love these routes. Start your season with the first scheduled ultra road race in North America.Location: Johnson Park, Marble Falls, Texas
Event Website: www.raamchallenge.com
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