Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tonya's Top Ten Bike Rides in Texas

I decided to go along with one of the themes in our library display cases. There are four different themes for July but the one that I am most excited about is the bike riding display. For years my son completed ride after ride and then I decided I wanted to join him on his adventures. I am not sure he was as excited as I was but that didn't stop me from joining in.

Over the last several years, I have completed several rides and have put many more on my wish list. One thing I have noticed at all the rides are there are riders at all levels. You have those that are wanting to compete and win, those that want to beat their best time, all the way down to those that just want to finish the ride. That is what is great about riding, all fitness levels can join in and have a great time. One bit of advice, don't get in front of those that are serious riders....they don't come with great sense of humors.

Here is a list of my top ten bike rides in Texas:

1. Peach Pedal in Weatherford, TX - July 14th

2. Tour the Peanut Country on Gorman, TX - July 14th

3. Firecracker 100 in Stephenville, TX - July7th (already took place-but is an annual event)

4. Tour de Paris in Paris, TX - July 21st

5. The Goatneck in Cleburne, TX - July 28th

6. Hotter'n Hell Hundred in Wichita Falls, TX - August 25th (my dream is to complete this one)

7. Cowtown Classic in Fort Worth, TX - September 8th

8. Waco Wild West Century in Waco, TX - September 22nd

9. The Paluxy Pedal in Glen Rose, TX - October 6th (this is the one that got me hooked)

10. Tour Dallas in Dallas, TX - usually in March/April; 2013 date is not set yet

This is from the Melon Patch Tour several years ago. This has become something that our extended families have come to love to do together. It is a great tradition that I am happy to be a part of. The Melon Patch Tour is another one you should try....http://www.themelonpatchtour.com/

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