Texas Hell Week -
March 9-16, 2013
We believe this event represents the premiere organized cycling experience in Fredericksburg and the Hill Country. The original Texas Hell Week moved to Fredericksburg in 1994, after we discovered the town and its surrounding area to be ideal for safe cycling. There are over 480 miles of paved roads in Gillespie County, where Fredericksburg is the county seat. The many one-lane farm roads put cyclists in idyllic settings more reminiscent of Europe than Texas.
Hundreds of Cyclists from, well, just about everywhere converge in Fredericksburg during Spring Break. Rides begin every morning with groups of varying capabilities riding routes of various distances. Many routes of well over 100 miles distinguish this event and attract ultra-endurance cyclists. Those with a milder constitution should not be deterred, however, because shorter routes feature daily as well.
For those desiring packs of cyclists to ride with as they explore our fine countryside, this event may be just for you. Also, because there is no sag support (to our knowledge) riders may feel free to ride any route they choose, on any day, at any time.
We welcome "Texas Hell Week" participants, and we hope they will seek out and visit our generous sponsors, who appreciate and support the Hill Country cycling community.