Are there age limits for the ride?
No, there are no age limits, but please take into consideration what skills are needed to complete each course. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone is required to wear a helmet.
Will the ride be timed?
There will be no official timing on any of the courses. There will be no chips used. For safety and simplicity we will no longer be tracking riders at the finish line, or awarding prizes for top finishers. But we will be welcoming you and cheering you on!
What's the weather like in Dublin in June?
It's Texas, in the summer, so heat is definitely possible. The high temperatures on ride day, for the past four years, have been: 93F, 95F, 89F, and 92F. Dublin sits at an elevation of 1,463 feet (446m).
When and where is packet pick-up?
For the Tour de Agua, packet pick-up & in-person registration will be at Cottonwood Church which is located at 273 CR 527, Dublin, TX 76446.
Friday, 6/12, 6:30p-8p
Saturday, 6/13, 6:30a-8:15a
For Gotta Love Gravel, you can get your packet at the Tour de Agua station. Or you can get your packet beside Dublin Bottling Works on 6/13, 5p-6:15p. DBW is located at 105 E Elm St, Dublin, TX 76446.
What is the best way to get to Dublin?
You'll find more information about Dublin on our Visiting Dublin page. The basic directions are:
From Stephenville: Go south on 377 to Dublin.
From Hico: Go west on Highway 6 to Dublin.
From Comanche: Go north on 377 to Dublin.
From De Leon: Go east on Highway 6 to Dublin.
Where do I park?
Parking is plentiful at Cottonwood Church. Follow the signs and directions of parking personnel.
Where is the Start/Finish Line?
What time will the rides start?
We are implementing an Open Start concept this year. You may start your Tour de Agua ride anytime between 7am - 8:30am. You may start the Gotta Love Gravel ride between 5:30pm - 6:30pm.
How long will the courses remain open?
The Tour de Agua courses will remain open until 2:00pm.
The Gotta Love Gravel courses will remain open until midnight.
** GLG IS AN UNSUPPORTED RIDE **
How do I find out about changes due to inclement weather, disaster, etc?
We will send out updates through BikeReg, through our email list, and on social media. To join our email list, please click here.
What is your refund policy?
If we have to cancel the event due to COVID-19, we will offer refunds. You will also have the option to convert your registration into a donation to our charity, Kids Across Cultures.
BikeReg does not refund the online fees but if you would like those refunded as well please contact us and we will send that refund separately.
Should extreme weather or other “acts of nature” result in cancellation the day of the event, BikeReg will refund your registration.
Do you give awards?
Not anymore. For safety and simplicity - and to provide a casual, fun, enjoyable event for all - we will no longer track times or provide awards for top finishers. Your bib number will be entered for door prizes at the event.
Are showers & restrooms available?
Unfortunately, we do not have shower facilities this year. Several restrooms will be available at Cottonwood Church.
Portable toilets will be at the rest stops, provided by A+ PortaKans of Stephenville.
Can our group bring their own SAG vehicle?
Yes, groups can use their own SAG vehicle for rider support.
Where can I stay?
Dublin has two motels plus RV and camping spaces at the City Park. Find more details at our Visiting Dublin page. Several hotel options are available in Stephenville.
What is there to do in Dublin?
Lots! We're the Irish Capital of Texas with many shops and restaurants, five museums, an airport, and a farmstead cheesemaker. We want you to enjoy your time here! We are also located close to the cities of Stephenville, De Leon, Comanche, and Hico. Find more details at our Visiting Dublin page.