The Fort Worth Bicycling Association invites you to the 46th Annual Easter Hill Country Tour (EHCT) on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 19 – 21, 2019.
Experience the charm and hospitality of the Texas Hill Country and three days of the best riding Texas has to offer. Quiet, well-paved roads, fully-stocked rest stops and panoramic scenery have made the Easter Hill Country Tour one of the premier cycling events in Texas, with routes suitable for all categories of participants from novices to experienced riders.
Join around 1,000 other like-minded cyclists and see why the EHCT is an Easter weekend tradition. All rides offer cue sheets, maps, road markings, and GPS files. The Friday and Saturday rides are fully-supported with rest stops and SAG vehicles. On Easter Sunday we offer a non-denominational Sunrise Service at the ride start location. Then you may choose a ride on your own, either a short relaxed river ride or a last final scenic challenge. You’ll enjoy a relaxed, friendly cycling experience and, like so many of us, will want to come back again and again.
Founded in 1974, the EHCT has been hosted in rotation by some of the premier cycling clubs in Texas. Currently the Fort Worth Bicycling Association, the Houston Bicycle Club, and Bike Austin share the honor.
If you have never been to Kerrville and the Texas Hill Country, it occupies the eastern half of the Edwards Plateau. The countryside is characterized by hilly, arid terrain populated by cedar, mesquite, and live oak trees. A number of rivers and creeks have sliced the Plateau as they flow generally southeasterly down to the Gulf of Mexico. Roads along the river valleys tend to be flat with gentle slopes; roads that cross the valleys and ridges often entail short, steep climbs. These routes also include the best vistas!
Originally populated by a number of Native American groups, most of this part of Texas was first settled by Europeans in the 1840 – 1870
period. Throughout the Hill Country, riders will enjoy the diverse history of the area, a blend of Hispanic and Central European cultures (primarily German, Czech and Polish).