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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Admin posted on February 18, 2016 02:32

Folks, we have the same issue this year as last.  The direction map generated at the Active.com registration website plots the start location incorrectly.  I have spoken with Active and they assure me they will get it fixed this year.

Just to be clear, the start/finish point is the same as last year - Lamar Dr., Hill College, Hillsboro, TX 76645.

All the maps on this website have the correct location for the start/finish.

See you on Saturday, May 7th.

Corrected start/finish location map:

 


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Below is the sponor banner for this year's Waggin' Trail Bike Ride.  We had more sponsors this year than in any previous year.

Thank you Hill County for your outstanding community support and we look forward to next year's ride - Saturday, May 7th.

 


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Thanks everyone (volunteers and riders) for making this year's Waggin Trail a hugh success.  We have received many complliments about all aspects of the ride, as well as some good constructive critizism (that we'll comment on later) that will help us improve the ride for next year.

Thanks to Betty Hendricks for manning the registration (which went extremely well, according to the feedback from the riders) as well as all the SAG workers.  The ride was well supported with support.  Several folks had mechanical problems (mostly flat tires) and were picked up quickly by SAG support.

All the rest stops were manned well, setup ontime, and ready to go when the ride started.  Thank you everyone who worked our numerous rest stops.

Needless to say, the hamburgers/hotdogs and live entertainment (band) was a big success and we can't thank David and Carol Huens (provided the hamburgers/hotdogs), Terry Martin (who provided the awesome grill), Deborah Dezendorf (who arranged the band), Dave Mojica, Lynelle Sparks, and Natasha Sawyer (Explorers and Sesame Club who cooked and served) enough for their contribution.

Great job everyone...

We had several photographers out and about during the ride and will post pictures here on the website soon.  But here are some to enjoy now.

So,  mark you calendars for May 7th, 2016 (always first Saturday in May) for next year's Waggin Trail Bike Ride.  I'm sure its gonna be the best ever...

 

 


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