The Emerald City Band will
be back to kick off the weekend events with a concert and street dance
beginning at 7 p.m. on the Hunt County Courthouse Square Friday night.
This 14 piece, 4-horn Dallas-area band has played all over the country
and was a huge hit in Greenville last year. Their play list includes the
last 50 years of popular music, as well as current songs on the radio
with a mix of their original music.
Come enjoy their performance while a sipping a glass of wine and eating
a fine meal.
Following the ride participants will have the opportunity
to enjoy the Rally
Round Greenville Festival in downtown Greenville. The festival
this year will include a live music stage, kids alley, food vendors, arts
and crafts vendors. A chili and barbecue cook-off competition is set for
Friday night and Saturday.
A Saturday night concert will be held at the Bud Light
Stage on Lee Street starting at 7:00 PM. It is a FREE concert adjacent
to the beer garden.
The 2016 Southwest Buick GMC 20th Anniversary
Cotton Patch Challenge Bicycle Rally
is fun for the whole Family!
20th annual Southwest Buick GMC Cotton Patch Challenge
(CPC) will be held in Greenville, Texas on Saturday, September 17, 2016
as part of the Rally Round Greenville Festival. The
Rotary Clubs of Greenville and the YMCA of Greenville & Hunt County
will host the CPC, which benefits YMCA youth programs.
Join us for a fun-packed weekend with lots of bicycle events, live entertainment,
food and fun for the entire family.
All new spacious scenic southern routes: 8, 18, 23, 36, 48, 63 and
63 mile and 75 miles routes cross Lake Tawakoni on the new smooth
4 lane concrete “Two Mile Bridge” with picturesque vistas.
Conquer “Bowman’s Mountain” on 63 and 75 mile routes.
9 rest stops with homemade cookies, variety of fruit, diverse music
and cheer squads.
Free Landon’s Winery wine samples
Free Collin Street Bakery samples
Complimentary beer ticket following ride
Complimentary custom made fruit smoothies at Hunt County Courthouse
Start and end in downtown Greenville during Greenville’s Rally
Round Greenville festival
Live street music on stage all day on Saturday with featured bands
Friday evening free street concert featuring Emerald City Band.
Weekend includes Texas Legends of Cycling 3 day event honoring Jim
and Rhonda Hoyt.
tour participant will receive an event T-shirt, one wrist band for a complimentary
beer and a ride number.
Covered parking is available at the Paul Mathews Exchange Building, 2500
Stonewall Street on the west side of the courthouse square. Additional
parking areas (available after 6 a.m.) are located in the downtown area.
Event volunteers will direct you to their locations.
NOTE: Bikes mounted on top of vehicles need to be removed prior to entry
to the Exchange Building parking garage, since there is low clearance
on the entrance ramp.
pre-ride and post-ride event activities will be held at Landon Winery
and Bistro, 2506 Lee Street, across from the Hunt County Courthouse. Register
for the rally from 6:30-8 a.m. on Landon's covered patio. Be sure to check
out their small display vineyard while you wait in line! Tours start under
the CPC arch directly in front of Landon’s Winery.
Following your ride fruit, water, and soft drinks will be served in front
of Landon’s Winery (Sorry, no cycling cleats allowed in the winery
and restaurant). The winery and restaurant will also serve wine and meals
for those desiring a more substantial reward for their efforts.
Complimentary beer will be served after the ride, provided by Ben E.
Routes and Rules
All tours start promptly at 8 a.m. from the Hunt County Courthouse
Square at 2507 Lee Street.
The ride will take place RAIN or SHINE. No refunds.
Helmets and ride numbers are required.
Riders under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
No late starts after 8:30 a.m. Ride at your own pace, however all
courses and rider services close at 2 p.m. Volunteers will be welcoming
the riders as they finish their routes.
Road Assistance & Rest Stops
Corner marshals with color-coded flags will man the major turns.
Visible Support And Gear (SAG) teams and area bicycle shops will
provide mechanical support.
Rest stops are positioned every 8-12 miles with a large assortment
of fresh fruits, sports drinks and cookies.
Port-a-potties are also available at the start, finish and throughout
After the Ride
Get your complimentary fruit smoothie at Landon Winery,
2506 Lee Street after the ride. In addition to Landon’s dining area,
they have a large reception room in the rear of the facility with a 2,500
sq. ft. covered outdoor patio.
Following the ride participants will have the opportunity to enjoy the
Rally Round Greenville Festival in downtown Greenville. The festival this
year will include a live music stage, kids alley, food vendors, arts and
crafts vendors. A chili and barbecue cook-off competition is set for Friday
night and Saturday. It will be a fun day for the whole family!
A Saturday night concert will be held at the Bud Light Stage on Lee Street
starting at 7:00 PM. It is a FREE concert adjacent to the beer garden.
For updates and more information about the events, visit these sites:
Bicycle Rally: Click here to
download the tour flyer