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.
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. Every effort is made to note the order of every rider but sometimes lapses do occur. Please help us by ensuring your rider bib and helmet numbers are visible. You are welcome to speak with the counting team as well, after you cross the finish line, to make sure they jotted down your number.
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: 94F, 88F, 91F, and 91F. Dublin sits at an elevation of 1,463 feet (446m).
When and where is packet pick-up?
Packet pick-up & in-person registration will be in the grassy area beside Old Doc's Soda Shop which is located at 105 E Elm St in Dublin.
Friday, 6/7, 6:30p-8p
Saturday, 6/8, 6:30a-7:30a
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 available throughout town but the closest spots will be:
Both sides of E Elm St (the wide, red brick road to the east of Old Doc's)
The parking lot of the Courthouse Annex, off of Grafton
You may park along both sides of Patrick/377 and both sides of Blackjack/Hwy 6, EXCEPT:
Do not park beside red or yellow curbs
Do not park in front of businesses or the police station/City Hall
Do not block a driveway or intersection
Do not park where there is a No Parking sign
You are also welcome to park at the Dublin High School. The shower facilities will be open and available for you on ride day, until about 2pm. From the school, it’s about a 1 mile bike ride to the start/finish line.
You may park at the Dublin Elementary and Dublin Intermediate schools. They’re farther away from the start line but definitely spacious.
Where is the Start/Finish Line?
The Tour de Agua begins and ends at the intersection of Elm & Grafton, to the east of Old Doc's Soda Shop at Dublin Bottling Works, in downtown Dublin. See map on our home page.
What time will the rides start?
The 66 mile route will start at 7:30am. The 41 mile route will start at 7:45am. The 25 mile route will start at 8:00am. The 9 mile route will begin at 8:15am. Please leave enough time to park and pick up your numbers and rider bag before the ride starts.
How long will the courses remain open?
The courses will remain open until 3:00pm.
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. You can also stop at any rest stop for assistance.
How do I know I'm registered?
If you registered online through BikeReg, you should've received an email from them. If not, please contact us. For paper registration, please include your email address and we will send you a confirmation. Or we mail you a confirmation if no email address is given, if time allows.
Can I switch my registration to another distance?
Certainly! You should be able to make the change at BikeReg.com. If not, please contact us. You can also switch your course choice at packet pick-up.
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 our Facebook page. To join our email list, please click here.
What is your refund policy?
Registration is non-refundable, other than cancellation of the event by organizers prior to 6/8/19. Refunds will not occur should weather conditions or other “acts of nature” result in cancellation the day of the event. Failure to participate in the event will not result in refund. The Tour de Agua is a fundraising event put on by Kids Across Cultures, a non-profit organization.
Where can I leave my bike?
There will be a guarded bike corral near the finish line, which will be manned until 3:00pm.
Do you give awards?
Yes, there will be unique awards given to the top three men and women riders for the 66 mile, 41 mile, and 25 mile courses, and also the top three finishers under age 14 on the 9 mile course. See the bottom of our Overview page for details.
Are showers & restrooms available?
Showers will be available in the Dublin High School locker rooms until 2pm. Park & enter at the east side of the high school. You are welcome to park at the school in the morning and ride your bike to/from the Start/Finish line.
Portable toilets will be located near the Start/Finish line, 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.