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.
When and where is the packet pickup?
Pre-registered riders may pick up their numbers and rider bags on Friday beside Dublin Bottling Works from 6:30-8:00 p.m. or Saturday morning beginning at 6:30 a.m. If you have purchased the Enhanced ticket, you will receive meal tickets when you get your packet. Meal tickets will also be available for purchase.
Race-day entrants may register beginning Saturday morning at Dublin Bottling Works at 6:30 a.m., where a rider bag will be given to you.
What is the typical race day temperature in Dublin?
The high temps on ride day, for the past three years, have been: 91F, 91F, and 86F.
What is the elevation in Dublin, TX?
1,463 FT (446 M)
What is the refund policy for Ride For The Change?
Registration is non-refundable. Proceeds from the ride are used by Kids Across Cultures for clean water projects around the world.
Can I switch my registration to another distance?
Yes, every course has the same registration fee. Please contact us via email to switch your course registration.
How can I find out if I’m registered?
You will receive a receipt via email for registering online. For paper registration, you will receive a receipt in the mail if no email address information is given.
Will the ride be timed?
There will be no official timing on any of the courses. There will be no chips used. Volunteers will track the order of riders as they cross the finish line.
Can groups bring their own SAG vehicle?
Yes, groups can use their own SAG vehicle for rider support.
What is the best way to get to Dublin the morning of the ride?
Check out our map & directions under the travel section.
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND AVOIDING HWY 6 FROM HICO TO JUST EAST OF DUBLIN. The road is literally melting on hot days and the dangers are loose, wet tar, numerous pot holes, and ongoing construction and repair. If you decide to travel that road TxDOT recommends extreme caution and a maximum speed of 45mph.
From Stephenville: Go south on 377 to Dublin.
From Hico: If traveling on Highway 6 from Hico to Dublin, TxDOT recommends extreme caution and a maximum speed of 45mph. An alternate route would be to go north on 281 to Stephenville, then south on 377 to Dublin.
From Comanche: Go north on 377 to Dublin.
From De Leon: Go east on Highway 6 to Dublin.
Are there awards for the top three male & female riders in each course?
Yes, there will be unique awards given to the top three men and women riders for the 37 & 62 mile courses:
- 1st Place: Commemorative Tour de Agua bottle cap award & one case of Dublin Bottling Works Soda
- 2nd Place: Commemorative Tour de Agua bottle cap award & one case of Dublin Bottling Works Soda
- 3rd Place: Commemorative Tour de Agua bottle cap award & two 6-packs of Dublin Bottling Works Soda
In addition, the top placing individual in both the 37 and 62 mile courses will receive an on-site catered brisket lunch for eight.
For the 9 mile course, the top 3 riders under age 16 will also receive a special award.
Where do I park on race day?
REMEMBER that the ride begins at Dublin Bottling Works this year, not the high school, so parking is a bit more complicated. Packet pick up on Friday and Saturday is also at Dublin Bottling Works. The address is 221 S Patrick St, Dublin, TX, 76446, but you won’t be able to park right at that location. See the maps below for more details.
There are two large grassy areas just down the street where we will have parking teams until those lots are full.
You may park along both sides of Patrick/377 and both sides of Blackjack/Hwy6, as long as the curbs are not painted red or yellow, you are not blocking a driveway or intersection, and there is not a No Parking sign.
You may park at Harrell Funeral Home just north of Blackjack.
You may park at the Dublin Elementary and Dublin Intermediate schools. They’re farther away from the start line but definitely spacious.
You may park at the City Park on the west side of town.
Please do not park at First Baptist Church. (They have an event that day.)
Please do not park at the nursing home on E Live Oak.
We will do our best to help parking go as smoothly as possible. Thank you for your understanding! Reply to this email with any questions or send us a message on Facebook.
How do I find out about changes due to inclement weather, disaster, etc?
Please refer to Ride For The Change website to be kept up on any of the latest changes that may occur. You may also join our email list. Click on our Contact page and scroll down to sign up.
What time will the rides start?
The 37 mile and 62 mile routes will start at 8:00am. The 9 mile route will start at 8:10am. Please leave enough time to park and pick up your number and rider bags before the ride starts.
How long will the courses remain open?
The courses will remain open until 3:00pm.
Where is the starting and finishing line?
In previous years the ride has started at the Dublin High School and finished near Dublin Bottling Works. Due to road conditions on Hwy 6 east of Dublin to Hico, OUR ROUTES THIS YEAR HAVE CHANGED. See the pinned post on our Facebook page for more details.
For 2017, all routes will start and finish in downtown Dublin near Dublin Bottling Works. Their address is 221 S Patrick St, Dublin, TX, 76446.
What if I fall behind?
Don’t worry, there will be SAG drivers available throughout each course. If for any reason you cannot finish the ride or you fall behind, hitch a ride with them to the finish line.
Where can I leave my bike?
There will be a guarded bike corral available near the finish line. Please pick up your bike by 3:00pm. The bike corral will not be manned after 3:00pm.
Are there showers available after the ride?
Showers will be available in the Dublin High School locker rooms until approximately 2pm. HOWEVER! Road conditions on Hwy 6 are extremely poor. The road is literally melting on hot days and loose, wet tar is a high possibility. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND RIDING YOUR BIKE ON HWY 6 EAST OF DUBLIN TOWARD HICO.
WE REPEAT – DO NOT RIDE YOUR BIKE ON HWY 6.
We recommend you stay stinky. But if you want to use the showers you will need to drive your vehicle to the Dublin High School.
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