Chainge the World Bike Ride and Run
- Saturday, April 27, 2013
- 104 N. Montgomery, Gilmer, TX
- Registration starts at 7am; run begins at 8 am; ride begins at 10am
- Early registration: Friday, April 26, 5 to 7 pm: Wooley G's Bike & Fitness, 4410 N. Highway 259, Longview, Texas OR 104 N. Montgomery, Gilmer, Texas
- $30 for bike ride, $25 for run, $45 for run & ride
- Click here to register at Active.com
Join Us for the 2013 Chainge the World Bike Ride and Run!
Enjoy a picturesque bicycle ride through East Texas, with its towering pine trees and rolling hills, or a 5K run or 1-mile "fun run" near beautiful Lake Gilmer. There are rides and runs for everyone of every ability! The ride is fully supported with rest stops every 10 miles. Enjoy one of Texas's best kept secrets...cycling in East Texas!
Ride starts at the home of Dr. Joseph & Deborah Bell at 104 N. Montgomery, Gilmer, Texas. Phone number 903-843-6203. Riders should be prepared to do their own tire changes and repairs. Run registration will be at 104 N. Montgomery, Gilmer, Texas. The run will start and finish at Lake Gilmer City Park at Armadillo and Cherokee Trace. Check our website for maps of rides and runs!
Your participation helps Refuge help the people of Guatemala. We are a compassionate 501(c)3 volunteer organization dedicated to the goal of improving the lives of families and individuals through the collaborative development of sustainable programs in areas where health care, adequate nutrition, clean water and education are lacking or non-existent.
Bike distance: 8 miles, 20 miles, 40 miles, and 100K
Run distance: 1 mile "Fun Run" and 5K
Bike ride: $30
Run & Ride: $45
Add $5 for entries after April 21, 2013
All riders must wear helmets.
How You Can Help With the Chainge the World Bike Ride & Run
Download information on volunteer opportunities and sponsorship levels (Microsoft Word document).
Make a Donation
- Donate By Phone: (903) 234-8660
- Donate by Mail:
P.O. Box 3586
Longview, TX 75606-3586
- Donate Online through PayPal:
- We accept all major credit cards, including American Express.
Photos from the 2011 Ride
Ride and Run Maps
Eight Mile Ride
Enjoy a leisurely ride through Gilmer, Texas, and along the historical Cherokee Trace. A rest stop at 5 miles waits for you at Lake Gilmer. This ride is for those wanting an easy, leisurely ride on a spring day. Cherokee Trace is a county road and has a couple of bumpy places along the way. This ride is designated with yellow signs.
Twenty Mile Ride
The 20-mile plus ride is a nice ride for the beginning of the riding season. There are a couple of challenging hills, one of which is Barnwell Mountain. There is a rest stop at about 10 miles. A beautiful ride! This ride is designated with blue signs.
Forty Mile Ride
A great ride, actually a little less than 40 miles, with rolling hills and wonderful rest stops along the way. Travel the back roads through Upshur County and enjoy your day. There are rest stops about every 10 miles. Not overly challenging but a great ride!
100 K Ride
A wonderful ride, actually a little less than 100k, unless you count the hills! A challenge with lots of hills, some tougher than others. Enjoy your ride through Upshur and Camp Counties! Rest stops are there for the rider about every 10 miles. Beautiful scenery and good roads.
Enjoy your run or walk, starting at Gilmer Lake City Park, continuing down Armadillo Trail, and returning the same way. Little or no traffic with lots of scenery.
1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
Enjoy your walk or run, starting at Gilmer Lake City Park, and take your time on the off-road, paved track, looping around twice to make sure you see all of the sights.