4 day Big Bend/ Hill Country Ride.
April 4th Thursday
Meet at The Flying J/Denny's at fm359 and I-10 in Brookshire Tx between 5:30-5:45 am. Breakfast sandwhiches and such can be gotten inside the Flying J. KSU at 6:am sharp. If you are eating breakfast in the Denny's we will not wait for you. Yes we are leaving early to get out of the city. Arrive in Alpine Approximately 5:00 pm. I-10 to Fort Stockton then
South to Alpine. Lunch in Sonora. I will make reservations for myself for April 4th and April 5th at the Best Western in Alpine. Yes we will be staying in Alpine for 2 nights this year. Phone #[masked]-1530.
April 5th Friday
KSU at 8:00am. We will ride to Marfa and then to Presidio and the river road to the Chisos basin for lunch. Afterward we will ride to the Santa Elena Canyon and then to the Boquillas overlookinto the Big Bend park. We will view the Boquillas overlook and gas up and ride back to Alpine for the second night at the Best Western. Group therapy poolside for those up to it.
April 6th Saturday
KSU 8:00am. We will ride to Sonora where we eat lunch and then tour the Caverns of Sonora. The cave toura take aprox 2hours and involve walking several miles inside the caverns with about 300 stairsteps. This will be a relatively easy day. The Admission Price is $20. We will ride to Kerrville for the night. I have made a resevation for myself at the Days Inn [masked]-1000.
April 7th Sunday
We will ride from Kerrville on Highway 16 over Medina pass and then 337 to Leaky and then south to FM 1050 to Bandera for lunch and then return to the Starting point of the ride to the flying J. From Bandera we will take 46 to pipe creek to Boerne and return the way we came.
On this ride we have a long way to go and a short time to get there. Please have your emergency plan in place and know who to call if you have a breakdown etc. Except for making sure you help is on the way We cannot wait for you. I will have a detailed route posted before we leave so if you fall behind you will know where to catch up with us. As with last years trip the ride out will have limited short stops. When we stop take care of your Business. Restroom,fuel snack etc. The stops will be no longer than 15 minutes. I will sound my horn 2 minutes before we pull out as I restart my GPS. Don't wait until we are ready to pull out and decide you have to do something. You will be left. Please study the route and know where to meet us if you fall behind. I will also announce the next stop at each stop.The rest of the trip will be a bit more relaxed.
Questions comments call Travis [masked])
This ride is 4 hard days of riding and activity. It is not a beginner ride. The climate could be anything from cold to raining and or 100+ heat. More than likely there will be some of all of it. Everyone that had made the ride in the past has enjoyed it and wanted to return.
Stops for trip
1st stop Bucee's Luling Tx 10070 west IH-10 Fuel
2nd stop Travel I-10 to Sequin and take hwy 46 to Boerne Fuel
Exxon Staton at 440 West Bandera Rd
3rd stop ?? Segovia for fuel if needed by anyone. If not ride on to Sonora.
4th stop Exit 400 Sonora Fuel and lunch
After Sonora we will take exit 343 to Sheffield (Highway 290)
349 south to Ranch Road[masked] Hy 285 to Sanderson
Left on Hwy 90 to Alpine.
This is approx 150 mile run to Sanderson and there is no fuel. If you can't make the distance let me know and you can topoff in Ozona getting the distance down to 110 miles. There will be several stop on this part for stretching and photo ops.
6th stop Alpine Best Western 2402 e highway 90 alpine tx[masked]
Numerous stops in Big bend park including lunch at Chisos basin
Leaving Alpine we will simply take Hwy 67 to Fort Stockton,I-10 to Sonora for Lunch. Go to the Caverns and back to I-10 to Kerrville.