Bike Ride Routes
You head west out of Salado into the foothills on this route.   All this on the way to the smoothest stretch of blacktop you’ve ever ridden.  You wind your way through the hills west of town until you get to Eagle's Nest Road.  Climb to the top of Eagle's Nest Road (walking is permitted, this baby is STEEP!) to enjoy the best view in Bell County.  Continue on to Crow’s Ranch Road, back out to more incredible views of Stillhouse Hollow Lake (http://swf67.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/stillhouse).   Head toward Long Bridge across the west end of the lake.  There is a rest stop on the shore of the lake, just past the bridge, so practice your intervals going across the bridge and then take a break at the rest stop before riding on towards Nolanville Hill.  It’s plenty steep, and it’s over a mile long!!  A few miles past Nolanville Hill, you will come to a rest stop on the dam overlooking Stillhouse Hollow Lake at Overlook Park.  Bring the camera and get some action photos from atop the dam!!  Finish up the ride with a trip across the one-lane bridge over Salado Creek and some “rollers” coming back into town, along with the final stretch down Main Street in Salado.  There are five rest stops on this route.  

50 MILE ROUTE OPTION!!  If you don’t want to do the 7-mile Eagle Nest Road loop, go straight at Eagle Nest Road instead of turning right.  You’ll miss the big hill but you also miss the views!!  (C’mon, do the hill...you won’t regret it!)
You head west out of Salado into the foothills on this route.   All of  this on the way to the smoothest stretch of blacktop you’ve ever ridden.  You wind your way through the hills west of town until you get to Eagle's Nest Road.  Climb to the top of Eagle's Nest Road (walking is permitted, this baby is STEEP!) to enjoy the best view in Bell County.  Continue on to Crow’s Ranch Road, back out to more incredible views of Stillhouse Hollow Lake (http://swf67.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/stillhouse).   Head toward Long Bridge across the west end of the lake.  There is a rest stop on the shore of the lake, just past the bridge, so practice your intervals going across the bridge and then take a break at the rest stop before riding on towards Nolanville Hill.  It’s plenty steep, and it’s over a mile long!!  A few miles past Nolanville Hill, you will come to a rest stop on the dam overlooking Stillhouse Hollow Lake at Overlook Park.  Bring the camera and get some action photos from atop the Dam!!  From here you’ll head out east of Salado towards Summer’s Mill (http://summersmill.com).  Keep the camera handy for the rest stop at the waterfalls at Summer’s Mill.  Finish up the ride with some “rollers” coming back into town, along with the final stretch down Main Street in Salado.  There are six rest stops on this route.

63 MILE ROUTE OPTION!!  If you don’t want to do the 7-mile Eagle Nest Road loop, go straight at Eagle Nest Road instead of turning right.  You’ll miss the big hill but you also miss the views!!  (C’mon, do the hill...you won’t regret it!)
You head west out of Salado into the foothills on this route.   All this on the way to the smoothest stretch of blacktop you’ve ever ridden.  You wind your way through the hills west of town until you get to Eagle's Nest Road.  Climb to the top of Eagle's Nest Road (walking is permitted, this baby is STEEP!) to enjoy the best view in Bell County.  Continue on to Crow’s Ranch Road, back out to more incredible views of Stillhouse Hollow Lake (http://swf67.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/stillhouse).   Head towards Long Bridge across the west end of the lake.  There is a rest stop on the shore of the lake, just past the bridge, so practice your intervals going across the bridge and then take a break at the rest stop before riding on towards Nolanville Hill.  It’s plenty steep, and it’s over a mile long!!  A few miles past Nolanville Hill, you will come to a rest stop on the dam overlooking Stillhouse Hollow Lake at Overlook Park.  Bring the camera and get some action photos from atop the dam!!  From here you’ll head out east of Salado towards Summer’s Mill  (http://summersmill.com).  Keep the camera handy for the rest stop at the waterfalls at Summer’s Mill. Continue on south towards the rest stop at “Too Late Gate” at mile 76.  Finish up the ride with a tailwind and some “rollers” coming back into town, along with the final stretch down Main Street in Salado.  There are seven rest stops on this route.

79 MILE ROUTE OPTION!!  If you don’t want to do the 7-mile Eagle Nest Road loop, go straight at Eagle Nest Road instead of turning right.  You’ll miss the big hill but you also miss the views!!  (C’mon, do the hill...you won’t regret it!)

Rest stops are located at very scenic locations.  One is on the shore of Stillhouse Hollow Lake.  Another is at the Overlook Park on top of  Stillhouse Hollow Dam.  One of the most scenic and serene settings is at the old Summer’s Mill.   Bring a camera...you’ll be glad you did!!  Rest stops are placed further apart in the first half of the routes and closer together in the back half to aid the rider's progress more effectively.  On the longer routes the BIG hills are in the first half of the route.   On the longer routes you’ll likely have a tailwind for the last 15 miles coming back in to Salado! Did we mention that most of that 15 miles is downhill?? 
This route takes you through the gently rolling hills east and west of Salado.  A few challenging hills, a one-lane bridge across Salado Creek, and a great finish down Main Street await the adventurous cyclist who completes this route.  There is one rest stop on this route.
This route follows the 15 mile route up until mile 10.  Then it splits off and heads further east of Salado.  (This provides a great option for those folks coming to the ride wanting to ride different distances.  You can ride together up to mile 10 and then split up to finish the two different routes). From the split at mile 10, you’ll head out east of Salado towards the rest stop at Summer’s Mill.  Bring the camera along for some action shots at the waterfall at Summer’s Mill.  This route finishes up with a couple of miles of rolling hills, a few tough ones thrown in to challenge you guys, as you head for the great finish down Main Street in Salado.  If you haven’t gotten too many miles in yet this spring, this is the route for you! There are two rest stops on this route.
85 Mile Route
102 Mile Route
The 102 mile Century encompasses all the best riding that Salado has to offer. You head west out of Salado into the foothills on this route.  You wind your way through the hills west of town until you get to Eagle's Nest Road.  Climb to the top of Eagle's Nest Road (walking is permitted, this baby is STEEP!) to enjoy the best view in Bell County.  Continue on to Crow’s Ranch Road, back out to more incredible views of Stillhouse Hollow Lake (http://swf67.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/stillhouse).   Head toward Long Bridge across the west end of the lake.  There is a rest stop on the shore of the lake, just past the bridge, so practice your intervals going across the bridge and then take a break at the rest stop before riding on towards Nolanville Hill.  It’s plenty steep, and it’s over a mile long!!  A few miles past Nolanville Hill, you will come to a rest stop on the dam overlooking Stillhouse Hollow Lake at Overlook Park.  Bring the camera and get some action photos from atop the dam!!  From here you’ll head out east of Salado towards Summer’s Mill (http://www.summersmill.com).  Keep the camera handy for the rest stop at the waterfalls at Summer’s Mill. Continue on south towards the rest stop at “Too Late Gate” at mile 76.  

“TOO LATE GATE” CLOSES AT 3:00 PM!!!  You MUST be through the gate by 3:00 PM to do the 102 mile route!!  You will need to average 11 miles an hour to get through the gate before it closes.

Finish up the ride with a tailwind and some “rollers” coming back into town, along with the final stretch down Main Street in Salado.  There are eight rest stops on this route.

95 MILE ROUTE OPTION!!  If you don’t want to do the 7-mile Eagle Nest Road loop, go straight at Eagle Nest Road instead of turning right.  You’ll miss the big hill but you also miss the views!!  

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EVENT  TIME AND PLACE

All routes begin and end at Salado Intermediate School located at 550 Thomas Arnold Road. We are trying this location this year due to parking as we are growing. 
The event begins at 8:00 am on Saturday. 
Event headquarters are located at 550 Thomas Arnold Road in Salado.
Exit I35 at Exit 284 and proceed west onto Thomas Arnold Road. The school is located on the right. 
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