Fort Davis Cyclefest 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 8:00 AM (CDT) - Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 4:00 PM (CDT)
Prude Ranch 5 Miles NW of Fort Davis Texas on Hwy 118. Fort DavisTX  79734
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 8:00 AM (CDT) - Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 4:00 PM (CDT)
Prude Ranch 5 Miles NW of Fort Davis Texas on Hwy 118. Fort DavisTX  79734

About This Activity

A Fun, Challenging ride through the Mountains of West Texas 36th Annual Fort Davis Cyclefest
September 15th 16th. 2012
Come and ride the highest roads in Texas through the beautiful Davis Mountains

CYCLEFEST will be headquartered at the beautiful Prude Ranch, 5 miles west of Fort Davis Texas on Highway 118. Close to Fort Davis National Historical Park, McDonald Observatory, Davis Mountain State Park and Indian Lodge, the Marfa Lights and the scenic towns of Ft Davis, Marfa and Alpine.

Tour routes

10 miles Into Fort Davis, enjoy town and return when ready. Some hills.
27 mile Out and back along the Loop Route, rolling hills.
55 mile Out and back along the Loop Route. Mostly rolling hills with a few climbs.
76 mile Ride the Scenic Loop. Some VERY hard climbs.
Rest stops will be stationed along the routes with plenty of fruit, water and ice. The last rest stop will close at 4:00 P.M. Begin your ride early enough to take full advantage of them. Please carry water bottles and personal items with you.
Limited SAG Service will be provided until 4:00 PM. Please observe start time to ensure you have plenty of time to enjoy your ride.

Commemorative Cyclefest Jerseys will be available for sale in limited quantities. Participants will be able to view the jersey and place an order if desired.

September 15th 16th 2012

Saturday morning; The 36th Annual Cyclefest Tour kicks off from the Prude Ranch at 8.00 A.M. Ride at your own pace through terrain and distances to match your ability.

Massages will be available after the tour

Saturday evening; Enjoy a fun filled evening by starting with a great dinner at Prude Ranch from 6.00-7.30. During dinner, we will be handing out some great door prizes. We will have a drawing for special prizes and a raffle for this year s model of the Giro Atmos helmet. The McDonald Observatory Visitor Center is open for Star Parties on Friday and Saturday evening. For more information visit or call 1-877-984-7827.

Sunday morning; The infamous MT LOCKE HILLCLIMB to the McDonald Observatory. Choose from;
1.5 miles: 9:00 A.M. start at the McDonald Observatory Visitors Center, 8 miles NW of Prude Ranch. Register at the Visitors Center from 8:00-8:45 A.M. Special prizes will be given for anyone making it to the top under their own power with their bicycle.
7 miles: For more of a challenge, start in the Limpia Valley floor and climb 7 miles to the Observatory. Register at the Solar panels 8:00-8:45 A.M., ride at 9:00. All riders who cross the finish line under their own power with their bicycle will receive a special prize. Cash prizes to the top men and women.

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Early Registration: must be postmarked by August 31st to receive a commemorative long sleeve T-shirt.
Please be aware that late or on site registrations may not be able to join us for the Saturday evening meal seating is limited. Extra tshirts are ordered. The shirts will be sold on a first come basis at registration.

On-site registration: Friday, September 14th from 6:00-10:00 P.M. and Saturday, September 15th from 6:30-8:00 A.M. at the Prude Ranch Office.

NOTICE: For 10/27/55/76 mile registrants - Late Registration after Aug. 31st:
(T-Shirt not included) $40.00.

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Map & Direction

Prude Ranch 5 Miles NW of Fort Davis Texas on Hwy 118. Fort DavisTX  79734
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