Guided Rides in Fredericksburg JAN 15 2017
Fredericksburg is a cyclists’ heaven – great weather, beautiful routes, and delicious options to “carb up.” Want an insider view on our cycling oasis? The Fredericksburg cycling community, including Hill Country Bicycle Works and Jack and Adam’s Bicycles of Fredericksburg, hosts regular rides that are open to the public.
Our oldest cycling shop, Hill Country Bicycle Works, hosts rides year-round. Their most consistent rides are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday is a faster paced ride for the more experienced cyclists, while Thursday is no-drop and better for beginners or those who just want to take it a little easier.
And if you’re looking for an outdoor adventure to add to your girls’ trip to Fredericksburg, make plans to join the Hill Country Bicycle Works’ “girls ride” on Friday mornings. Take note, the “girls ride” might not be as “girly” as you think – it’s fast paced, and if you can’t keep up, you will get left behind.
Jack and Adam’s Bicycles of Fredericksburg may be the “new kids on the block” in the Hill Country cycling world, but they too lead weekly rides for cyclists. One option rolls out each Saturday at 8:00 a.m. from Pasta Bella Restaurant. Cyclists are led along a two hour “no drop” ride where they can push it to the limit or take it easy, as no rider will be left behind. Jack and Adam’s second weekly ride is a social ride on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. from March through November. The ride is a 7-10-mile excursion that starts and ends at Jack and Adam’s shop with food and drinks to follow.
Texas Bike Tours, which partners with Jack and Adam’s, allows you to create your own completely personalized cycling tour of the Texas Hill Country. Each tour includes rental bikes picked just for you by the TXBT crew, SAG Wagon road support, homemade goodies from the TXBT chef and a photographer to capture your experiences.
Interested in Mountain Biking?
Hill Country Bicycle Works helps organize a pair of mountain bike rides. Monday night at 6:30 p.m. is a ride on Fredericksburg’s new mountain bike trail at The Hill Top Resort, 2329 North Llano Highway. Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. the ride is at Flat Rock Ranch in nearby Comfort, Texas. The ride is followed by a few cold beers and grilled sausage.
Meanwhile, Jack and Adam’s hosts a ride at The Hill Top Resort on Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Once the entire resort is completed the trails will be open every day year round for a fee.
For more information and cycling routes, visit www.visitfredericksburgtx.com/cycling.