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Houston: 61 / 76 Miles Hosted by Houston Area ALC Training Rides

May 20, 2023 @ 6:30 am - 5:00 pm

Chappell Hill Expedition

60 / 75 Miles, Rolling Hills with a Few Steep Climbs

Ride ID 755

Meet: 6:30 AM

Ride-Out: 7:00 AM

Heavy Rain Cancels

Houston-Area ALC Training Series

Ride hard and climb high on our final ride of the ALC 2023 Training Season! We’ll start in the little town of Chappell Hill and ride through Washington County. Primary route is 75 miles with 3,740 ft of climbing! This is about the best simulation of an ALC ride that you can get in this part of Texas! The route has 4 rest stops: Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park, Independence, Brenham, and Chappell Hill. Riders who wish to quit riding at 60 miles can return to start on the way to the last rest stop, which is just 1/2 mile from ride start. Road are mostly FM roads and county roads with little traffic. About 1.6 miles of the route are on TX 105, which is a busy highway with wide shoulders. Route is full of rolling hills, some with steep climbs, including the last 7-mile climb into Chappell Hill. Riders should bring plenty of water (at least 3 water bottles or a hydration pack) and should be acclimated to the heat. Afternoon temperature can reach 95 F or more at this time of year.

All skill levels are welcome! If any ride is too much, we will work with you on making sure you have alternatives to the entire route. You will have a great bike ride. That’s a win! And remember, safety is critical. We will be following all bicycling laws and regulations as well as COVID regulations!

The 76 mile route is:

Reach out with any of your questions or concerns. You really can do this.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP so we have an idea of whose coming. Have questions? Contact Chuck D’Angelo at

REQUIRED ITEMS: bike, helmet, water bottle(s), tire changing tools, and a mask.

COVID-19 Policy: Vaccination is required to participate. All participants must have received one Johnson & Johnson dose or the second Pfizer/Moderna dose at least two weeks before the Training Ride. Masks are required when 6’ of social distancing cannot be maintained. This includes rest stops, indoors and in vehicles with more than one person.



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May 20, 2023
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Parking Lot Across from 9031 Polar
Parking Lot ACROSS from 9031 Poplar St
Chappell Hill, TX 77426
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Event Region
Outside California