Just got back from riding Hellweek for the second year in a row. Ride takes place in Fredericksburg TX around the second to third weekends of March and you can ride for 8 days. Each day the rides begin and end at the same place in town and there are 3 rides to choose from each day, generally from around 45-55 to 60-75 and 90 to100+ miles. This is a great ride for anyone over 50 because of the good paved roads, scenery and the temperature is nice/great.
I would advise anyone to go to the Visitor Center in town and get the county road maps for the area to keep with you on the ride. You can use these maps to get a better idea of the route you'll be riding on, or you can use it to change up the actual ride to something more suitable to you.
Fredericksburg is a very nice smaller town in the Hill Country of Texas with plenty of shopping, eatery's, winery's and vineyards to visit. Check it out at hellweek.com, then see Texas hellweek. A great get away for anyone in the Northern US!