The Cotton Patch Challenge Bicycle Race & Tour

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Date: September 21, 2013

Event: 17th annual Texas Farm Bureau Cotton Patch Challenge

Route Distances: 21, 31, 41, 56 and 63 miles

About the Ride: The 17th annual Texas Farm Bureau Cotton Patch Challenge will be in Greenville on Saturday, September 21st this year.   We have a fun packed weekend with lots of bicycle events, live entertainment and food.

Kicking off this year’s weekend events will again be the Emerald City Band concert on the Hunt County Courthouse Square in front of Landon’s Winery from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.   This 14 piece, 4-horn section Dallas area band has played all around the country and was a huge hit in Greenville last year.   Emerald City electrifies audiences with a repertoire encompassing the last 50 years of popular music, as well as playing the most current songs on the radio with a mix of their original music.   Emerald City Band has performed for President and Mrs. Bush at The White House, and numerous fortune 500 companies including MCI, Ford Motor Company, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines. As Wedding Musicians, Emerald City has been featured at many high profile weddings for clients such as Emmitt Smith, Mark Cuban and Angie Harmon.   Com

Location: Hunt Co. Courthouse, Greenville, TX

Event Website:

Registration details: Registration details

Contact info:

  • Tour questions: Christa Compton
  • Greenville YMCA: 903-455-5405  ask for Christa Compton
  • Rally Round Greenville questions: 903-455-1510 at the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and ask for Milton Baab


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