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    Rip Roar'in Ride : September 28, 2013, 8am, Liberty Hill, Tx

    Rip Roar'in Ride : September 28, 2013, 8am, Liberty Hill, Tx
    When: September 28, 2013
    Where: Liberty Hill Elementary School
    Contact: Ray Anderson
    Entry/Reg. Form: Click here
    Add'l info.: www.lhlions.org/riproarinride/
    The annual RRR bike race. A beautiful ride through the Hill Country of Texas. Starting and ending at the Liberty Hill Elementary School on Loop 332. Registration received on or before 9/26/2013 is $30.00, registration received after 9/26/2013 and on ride day will be $40.00. Participants will receive a quality t-shirt.
    As always all profits will be used to provide scholarships for students of Liberty Hill ISD, to purchase eye exams and eyeglasses for the needy, support the Lions Camp for handicapped and diabetic children in Kerrville, TX and other Lions charities.
    Registration is online, can be mailed or paid on the day of the event. Checks are to be made out to Liberty Hill Lions Club and mailed to Liberty Hill Lions, 214 Hobby Horse, Liberty Hill , Tx 78642. If you have any questions please call Ray at 512-548-6011.
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    Liberty Hill Elementary School
    Liberty Hill, TX
    About This Event
    Welcome to the Annual Liberty Hill Lions "RIP ROARIN' RIDE", one of the most scenic routes in Texas. You will experience the Texas Hill Country in a unique way, with lovely vistas, gorgeous valleys with century-old oaks, and crystal-clean, spring-fed creeks. You may get a glimpse of a fox, a flock of wild turkeys or a red tail hawk, and, of course, our white-tail deer. Come join us for the fun. You won't forget it.
    The Route
    This is one of the most scenic routes in Texas. You'll see Central Texas at its best - peaceful, gently rolling hills, plateaus and valleys of the Hill Country. The winding roads offer challenges for all levels of cyclists. Come prepared to bring in Fall with a ROAR at the Liberty Hill Lions "RIP ROARIN' RIDE".
    Registration
    Registration will began at 6:00 A.M. on ride day and will continue until 9:00 A.M.
    Refreshments Before the Ride
    Liberty Hill Lions will provide FREE to all riders coffee, juice, and a varity of pastries.
    Lunch After the Ride
    The BBQ was a big hit last year so we are serving it again. Our after ride meal will include FREE BBQ on bun, chips and ice cold lemonade. It doesn't matter when you finish the ride you will be guaranteed a hot BBQ meal.
    Accommodations
    Motels are available in Georgetown, Cedar Park, Round Rock and Burnet. Sorry, Liberty Hill is not big enough to have one yet. RV Parks are available in the Liberty Hill area. Camping will be allowed at Lions Foundation Park next to the Liberty Hill High School. Call or email Ray Anderson at andersonwray /at/ hotmail.com or 512-548-6011 for details regarding accommodations.

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    Hook 'Em Horns
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    I 2nd this motion, Rip Roaring is a pretty enjoyable charity ride

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    How are the hills on this course? I ride in generally in flat areas (75-90 mins+, 4-5x per week) and am thinking of making this my first ride with others on public roads. Seems like a very worthwhile cause too.

    BTW, I assume my Trek 7.2FX will work OK.....just hope it cools off by then....

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    Hook 'Em Horns
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    There are some hills but it's hardly like riding in the Rocky Mountains, my wife managed to do 44 miles out there in April at another charity ride that runs on basically the same roads, at that point it was the longest she had ever ridden on a bicycle.

    Your Trek hybrid should work fine, it's listed as having a triple. Shoot for the 28 mile ride if you are used to doing 75-90 mins, that will be a sufficient challenge for you.

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    Thanks for the info - was thinking the 28 miler would be a good target to aim for. The extra distance and hills will be more than a sufficient challenge for me!

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    The Longhorns are not playing on 9/28, so for you Austin folks there's really no excuse

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    Well, not a Longhorn fan but I'm officially in now. Looking forward to the social aspect plus some changing scenery....oh, and hopefully, cooler weather that day!

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    Well, I survived and had a great time (getting up early was the biggest pain!). Very well-organized and the weather worked out perfectly - overcast after a worry about rain. This was my 1st organized bike event and look forward to many more though I may need to get me a road bike....

    Did the 28 miles in just over 2 hrs with stops at the 3 rest stations.......some of the hills were rather challenging but managed OK.

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