The Sawickis' Favorite Hill Country Challenge

Fredericksburg, Texas

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The town of Fredericksburg provides a perfect home base for bicycle touring, with sweet cycling in every direction. The summer climate is moderated by Hill Country elevations, the area's country roads are well maintained and lightly traveled, and rolling hills provide a variety of vistas and challenging terrain. Many of its residents and much of Fredericksburg's architecture is reflective of its German heritage. Some of this history is preserved in interesting local museums and seasonal festivals. A variety of antiques shops, German bakeries, and handiwork stores will keep shoppers busy. Terrain: rolling hills with three challenging climbs. Road: mostly on quiet, low-traffic country roads. US 290 (used for 3.0 miles), Texas 16 (used for 1.5 miles), and RM 965 (used for .7 mile) have some faster traffic, especially on weekends, but there is ample lane space and shoulder to accommodate cyclists.

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"The town of Fredericksburg provides a perfect home base for bicycle touring, with sweet cycling in every direction. The summer climate is moderated by Hill Country elevations, the area's country roads are well maintained and lightly traveled, and rolling hills provide a variety of vistas and challenging terrain. Many of its residents and much of Fredericksburg's architecture is reflective of its German heritage. Some of this history is preserved in interesting local museums and seasonal festivals.

A variety of antiques shops, German bakeries, and handiwork stores will keep shoppers busy. Terrain: rolling hills with three challenging climbs. Road: mostly on quiet, low-traffic country roads. US 290 (used for 3.0 miles), Texas 16 (used for 1.5 miles), and RM 965 (used for .7 mile) have some faster traffic, especially on weekends, but there is ample lane space and shoulder to accommodate cyclists."

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Fredericksburg
Distance: 53.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Season: Year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to The Sawickis' Favorite Hill Country Challenge

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9/27/2005
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Nice ride, but make sure you take extra liquid and calories as there are no opportunities to purchase any. The ride becomes longer than expected when you run out of calories and water. Also, be sure to heed the advice to walk across the low water crossings. Two in our group paid the price of ignoring this simple tip!



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