The Hill Country 600k is an ultracycling race put on by RAO and RAAM race director, George Thomas in March. The start is in Helotes, TX, west of San Antonio. All but a few miles are on quiet, rural roads with beautiful scenery. There’s a shocking (for those not familiar with the Texas Hill Country) amount of climbing. Best of all you can still get in on the fun for 2011.
Dist: 375 mi / 600 km
Ascent: 13422 ft / 4081 m
- rural roads
- great scenery
- challenging climbs
- well organized, fun event
- heavy traffic along 4-lane road for about 16 miles near the end of the ride
- road construction near Sisterdale in 2010 (surely this is finished now)
- waterway crosses OVER roadway in many locations
Vist the Hill Country 600 website for map, profile and more information about the race.