wcsmith posted on May 2, 2018 15:24

OK.  The weather has finally got it's act together and Saturday, May 5th is forecasted for plenty of sun and 2 % chance of rain.  So, no excuses.  Be there or your gonna miss a really great ride.

See everybody on Saturday.

Don't forget.  Registration starts at 07:30am and the ride "kicks off" at 9am sharp.

It's gonna be a good one...

Warren

 

 

 

 


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As I watch the weather forecast for this coming Saturday, May 5th, I see it is not the best weather forecast.  However, over the last week or so, the forecast has changed quite a bit (Thunder storms forecasted, then rain in the AM, then cloudy, and the current forecast calls for a 30% chance of rain with a possible thunderstorm.

However, as we used to say in the Navy -- DAMN THE TORPEDOS, STRAIGHT AHEAD.  That's what we are gonna do.  Come rain or shine, Waggin' Trail will be there.  Registration starts at 7:30am and the ride starts at 9am.

We sincerely hope you will come and join us.  As we have done the past few years, free hamburgers, hotdogs and the fixins will be available around 10:30 - 10:45, with live entertainment as well.

So, see ya this Saturday, May 5th for the "WAGGIN' TRAIL"... 

Warren

 

 

 


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Spring is coming -- well actually, with this crazy weather, I'm not sure. Anyway, I am sure that Waggin Trail Bike Ride 2018 is coming and it will be Saturday, May 5th.  Last year we had a very good ride (weather was perfect) and this year's ride will be even better.  You don't want to miss this great ride...

On-line registration is available at active.com or you can download a printable registration form here.  If you use the downloadable/printable registration form, please make your checks out to Hill County Paw Pals and send the check and registration form to Hill County Paw Pals, P.O. Box 1533, Hillsboro, TX 76645

Everyone who registers by April 15th will receive a free T-shirt, so be sure and mark your T-shirt size on the registartion form.

Early registration (online prior to the event) is $30.00 for adults and $15.00 for children under 12 (accompanied by an adult).  Registration after April 24th and the day of the event is $35.00 for adults and $20.00 for Children under 12 (accompanied by an adult).  So save a little money and register early.

Quick summary of the planned routes (click on each route for detail route descriptions, maps, etc.):

Bulldog Route (Orange) 94 Mile - 11 rest stops

Greyhound Route (Blue) 65 mile - 8 rest stops

Labrador Route (Green) 41 mile - 5 rest stops

Beagle Route (Yellow)  27 mile - 3 rest stops

Please check by the http://waggintrailbikeride.com periodically for route updates, etc. regards the ride.

Hope to see you at the Waggin Trail Bike Ride 2018, Saturday, May 5th.

  
 

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Well I just checked the weather forcast and it is looking real good.  High of 80, kinda cloudy, and maybe a touch of wind.  Not bad...

We have new routes this year for the Bulldog (96 miler) and Greyhound (64 miler).  The website has all the new routes posted and if you download a pdf of the route (Bulldog here, Greyhourd here it will give you turn-by-turn direction arrows.

Printed maps of each route will be available at registration.  The printer maps will have the map route on one side and turn-by-turn directions of the reverse side. 

We will be having hamburgers, hotdogs and all the fix'ins as well as live entertainment again this year in the pavillion behind Start/Finish.

So, it's not to late to tell all your biking buddies what a great ride their gonna miss if they don't show up for the "Waggin' Trail".

See ya this comming Saturday, May 6th.  Resgistration starts at 7:30am with the ride starting at 9:00am.

Warren


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wcsmith posted on February 16, 2017 13:02

Spring is coming (well actually, with this crazy weather, seems Spring is already here) and so is the 10th Anniversary Waggin trail Bike Ride.  This year's event will be Saturday, May 6th, 2017  Last year we had a very good ride (weather was perfect) and this year's ride will be even better.  You don't want to miss this great ride...

On-line registration is available at active.com or you can download a printable registration form here.  If you use the downloadable/printable registration form, please make your checks out to Hill County Paw Pals and send the check and registration form to Hill County Paw Pals, P.O. Box 1533, Hillsboro, TX 76645

Everyone who registers by April 15th will receive a free T-shirt, so be sure and mark your T-shirt size on the registartion form.

Early registration (online prior to the event) is $25.00 for adults and $15.00 for children under 12 (accompanied by an adult).  Registration after April 24th and the day of the event is $30.00 for adults and $20.00 for Children under 12 (accompanied by an adult).  So save a little money and register early.

Quick summary of the planned routes (click on each route for detail route descriptions, maps, etc.):

Bulldog Route (Orange) 94 Mile - 11 rest stops

Greyhound Route (Blue) 65 mile - 8 rest stops

Labrador Route (Green) 41 mile - 5 rest stops

Beagle Route (Yellow)  27 mile - 3 rest stops

Please check by the website periodically for route updates, etc. regards the ride.

Hope to see you at the Waggin Trail Bike Ride 2017, Saturday, May 6th.

 

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Well I just checked the weather forcast and it is looking real good.  High of 81, kinda cloudy, and maybe a touch of wind.  Not bad...

We have added two new rest stops to the routes this year.  The Beagle (27 miler) has a stop at the new TA center at I35 and FM77 (view the Beagle route to see location).  The rest stop will be in front of the Rangers Virtual Cafe, which is part of the new TA Center (gas/truck stop).  The cafe has granted permission to use their rest rooms.

The second new rest stop will be at HWY22/HCR4350 and supports the Bulldog (94 miler) and Greyhound (65 miler) routes.  This rest stop is about half way from the Brandon Rest Stop back to the Start/Finish.  For the longer routes, riders have suggested we add a place to rest and refresh on that last leg back to Start/Finish as it is mostly uphill from Brandon's rest stop to the Start/Finish.   Well, we agree, so now you have a place to stop and get your breath.  Actually it's a nice place for a rest stop as there are some picnic tables and lots of shade trees.  So enjoy...

We will be having hamburgers, hotdogs and all the fix'ins as well as live entertainment again this year in the pavillion behind Start/Finish.

So, it's not to late to tell all your biking buddies what a great ride their gonna miss if they don't show up for the "Waggin' Trail".

See ya on Saturday.  Resgistration starts at 7:30am with the ride starting at 9:00am.

Warren

 


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wcsmith posted on March 8, 2016 08:26
Good News.  The direction map at http://www.active.com/hillsboro-tx/cycling/races/waggin-trail-bike-ride-2016 has been fixed to show the correct Start/Finish location.

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wcsmith posted on April 28, 2015 03:25

Alert! Alert! Alert!

Registration was closed momentarily for Waggin Trail on Active.com online registration.

Registration is now active and will be active until Thursday nite - midnite.

Thanks


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It's just about "Waggin" time so hope you folks are ready to have a great ride.

Just for your info here is a link (http://www.waggintrailbikeride.com/wtbr/all routes) to a map of all the routes with written descriptions, so take a look at it to become familiar with the available routes.

These will be available at the info desk durning registration this Saturday.

So get ready; don't forget to set your alarm clocks; it's gonna be a great day for a bike ride.

More to come...

 

 


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wcsmith posted on March 11, 2014 06:04

The 94 and 65 mile routes have been established.  They both avoid the chip/seal road surface issues of past routes.

This year, the 40, 65, and 94 mile routes all follow the same course until the Brandon Rest Stop.  At that point the 40 mile route returns to Hillsboro as in the past.

The 65 mile route does a loop from Brandon, east on Hwy22 to Mertens, the South to Irene on FM 308.  At Irene, the route takes FM 1946 west to Bynum.  At Bynum you turn right on Hwy171 for just a bit and then take FM1243 north to Brandon to end the loop.  Once back at Brandon, you then go west on hwy 22 back to Outlets at Hillsboro.

The 94 mile route does a double loop at Brandon - an outer loop and an inner loop.  The outer loop takes Hwy22 from Brandon to Mertens, then south on FM308 thru Irene and on to Malone.  At Malone, it turns right onto Hwy171 thru Bynum and then turns north on FM1243 back to Brandon.  The inner loop takes Hwy22 from Brandon to Mertens, then south on FM308 to Irene.  At Irene, it takes FM1946 to Bynum.  At Bynum it turns northwest on Hwy171 for just a bit, then FM1243 back to Brandon.  Once both loops are finished, the route then heads west on Hwy22 back to Outlets at Hillsboro.

Warren

View the 94 mile route - Bull Dog Course 

View the 65 mile route - Greyhound Course


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