Fields of bluebonnets will greet cyclists Saturday in the first bike tour to grace the Lampasas area: the Hillacious Bike Tour.
While it isn’t snowing and rain isn’t expected, Tour Director Joe Corcoran said riders can expect low 60-degree weather in the morning and mid-80s in the afternoon.
“We’ve got both the hills and the winds, the wind is just an invisible hill as I say,” he said, referring to the ride’s route.
Still open for registration, Corcoran said more than 120 people have already signed up, with more calling to tell him they will be there.
Cyclists can elect to ride one of five routes: a 9-, 23-, 36-, 45- or 80-mile loop. The tour begins at the intersection of West 10th and Broad Street in Lampasas, near the middle school. The first ride will take off at 8:30 a.m.
Organized by Vision Lampasas, Lampasas Association for the Arts and the Lampasas Chamber of Commerce, ride officials will host samples from area wineries on site at the Chamber of Commerce, the local H-E-B will be serving hot dogs, there will be two masseuses, and two bike shops to help adjust bikes if needed, Corcoran said. The first 300 riders will also get t-shirts.
On site registration is $45, from 7 to 8:30 a.m., at 10th and Broad Street. Payment must be cash or check, but if anyone associated with Wounded Warriors calls him, Corcoran said he would gladly waive the registration fee.
“I think it’s going to be a real boost to tourism in the county because they are actually just going to be leisurely riding along looking at all the sites in the county,” County Judge Wayne Boultinghouse said. “People will come in and hopefully eat a meal or two here.”
For more information, call Corcoran at 210-326-8892.