Alpine DayRest stop: Kokernot Ballpark-watch for the stadium lights on the left going into Alpine (9:00-10:30) *Sign up Sunday night for bus return and for bike to be trailered back- 30 max. Bus will leave Alpine for the Ranch at 11:00, so plan your start time accordingly.
Scenic Loop DayWater/Rest stops: Madera Canyon, Bear Mountain, Valentine Rd. cutoff, Point of Rocks
Balmorhea Day (One-way, almost all downhill!)Water/Rest stops: Wild Rose Pass, Boy Scout Ranch road.
Marfa DayDrive on your own to Marfa and park near the courthouse. You may use restrooms inside the courthouse. Ride out/back on 2810 or on 90 toward Alpine. Water stops on 2810 at 12 mi. and 25 mi. Sag vehicle will sweep 2810. No support on 90. 2810 ultimately turns into a dirt road and ends at the border. You may see 1 or 2 vehicles. It is a pretty ride and slightly hilly. The surface is new chip-seal and will be somewhat rough. 90 is very smooth with a shoulder and a fair amount of traffic.
Observatory DayA- Ranch to Telescopes (22 miles) Highest paved road in Texas.
Independent RidesIndependent rides are done on your own without "official" DMFTC support, water stops, SAG support or sanction. These rides should always include at least two riders that maintain visual and/or vocal contact with each other at all times. Some of the rides listed below will need your own camper-arranged motorized vehicle support with water and food. If you take an independent ride over 15 miles or one hour, please tell a camp friend or roommate where you are going, so they can be looking for you to come back at the appointed time.