Chainge the World Bike Ride - Refuge International

Rider Comments

"I've told you before, but I will say it again! Your cycling event is one of my highlights each year. The friendliness, hospitality and wonderful support for the cyclists is much appreciated. The bike routes are beautiful, challenging, but very fair and enjoyable!...Lord willing, I will be back!"


Routes and 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. Cherokee Trace is a county road and has a couple of bumpy places along the way. This ride is designated with yellow markers.

13.6 km, n/a


Twenty Mile Ride

The 20-mile plus ride is a nice spin through the East Texas landscape. 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 markers.

34.3 km, n/a


Forty Mile Ride

Actually 37 miles but with rolling hills and wonderful rest stops along the way - it's a terrific option on a beautiful late summer day. Travel the back roads through Upshur County and enjoy the pedaling. There are rest stops about every 10 miles. Not overly challenging but a great ride! This route is designated with green markers.

60.3 km, n/a


100 KM Ride

A wonderful ride, just shy of 100k, but your legs will feel it thanks to the rolling terrain! A challenge with lots of hills, some tougher than others. Enjoy this spin through Upshur and Camp Counties. Rest stops offer a nice break about every 10 miles. Beautiful scenery and good roads. This route is designated with red markers.

94 km, n/a