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Metric Century Bike Rally

Due to some other engagements, I may not be able to make it this year , still posting this for others.

The 100 kilometer (63 mi.); 65 Kilometer (40 mi.); and 35 Kilometer (22 mi.) course is pedaled over paved roads in this beautiful and scenic North Texas area. It is a fast and challenging course. Be prepared for some long and steep climbs up rolling hills and the exhiliration you'll experience coming down! (For PDF map of route, click here.)

ENTRY FEES: All entries postmarked by April 20, 2013, will be $30 per rider. All entries postmaked after April 21, 2013 and those who register the day of the ride will be $35 per rider. Registration is at the Sacred Heart Community Center, located on Main Street, 6 blocks north of Hwy. 82. Entries postmarked by April 22, 2013, will receive a FREE T-Shirt. Packets and T-Shirts can be picked up at the Community Center between 8:00 am and 10:30 am the day of the ride. T-shirts must be picked up the day of the ride. T-shirts will be presented to the first 1500 registered entries.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICK-UP: From Thurs. April 18 thru Thurs. April 25 at Richardson Bike Mart, in Richardson, SE corner of Coit & Campbell Rds.; Denton Bicycle Center, 1700 N. Elm, in Denton; or Online Registration.

Each rider will receive 1 FREE pass to the Germanfest grounds the day of the rally and 2 FREE tickets for Beer or Coca Cola products.

RULES: By law, and for your safety and protection, you MUST abide by all traffic laws throughout the ride. For your safety, helmets are expected to be worn. All riders under 18 must be accompainied by an adult.

REST STOPS/SAG WAGONS: Rest stops will be placed approximately 10-15 miles apart. Water, fruit and other liquids will be available. Medical aid will be provided along the route and at the finish. In addition, the route passes through areas where food and drink may be purchased. If at any point, our medical personnel determines that you should not continue, you will be detained and/or returned to the start by a sag wagon.

MEDICAL FACILITIES: The Muenster Memorial Hospital and local doctors and nurses will be available to assist with any complications. Emergency ambulance service and qualified paramedics will also be available.

WEATHER: Late April weather in North Central Texas is variable. Usually the temperature will average 72 degrees at mid-afternoon. Riders are cautioned to "plan your ride" considering temperature and humidity and then be careful to "ride your plan".

RAIN OR SHINE: There will be a ride and there will be no refunds. The Germanfest Bicycle Rally staff will not be responsible for mailing Rally T-shirts to bikers who fail to ride.

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  • George G.

    One of the best 60 milers close to Dallas! Quite demanding for the unfit (like me) due to the hills. Garmin says 960m of total elevation.
    Very low traffic for most of the ride.

    April 27, 2013

    • Robert U.

      The hills were tough towards the end of the 60 miler. Enjoyed the ride I will have to do it again next year.

      April 28, 2013

    • ¡oʞɐsɐW

      Wow that's a lot of climbing! Mine was tot 456ft gain. So when did you guys get back? After I bought foot long strudel, I was ready to head home besides, sampling tasty sausages and frozen margarita. I think I left around 4.

      April 28, 2013

  • Robert U.


    April 28, 2013

  • Jim T.

    the ride starts at 11 am according to the website. this meet up starts at 9:30 am. why?

    April 26, 2013

    • ¡oʞɐsɐW

      Jim-san, we can meet up afterwards. I am trying to get there 10:30am but coming from downtown Dallas, I am not sure at this moment. :)

      April 26, 2013

  • Liz

    I will be there with my son & step mom!! See you there!!

    April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, we registered for the 40 miles, will be nice to meetup before and after if anyone is interested.

    April 23, 2013

    • ¡oʞɐsɐW

      Sounds good to me! I registered for 35Km... :)

      April 24, 2013

  • ¡oʞɐsɐW

    I am thinking doing the shortest course! :)

    April 21, 2013

  • ¡oʞɐsɐW

    This sounds interesting, thanks for posting!

    April 13, 2013

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