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DATES Blue Ridge Ramble

  • Saturday, December 10, 2016
  • 9:00 AM
  • Mitas Hill Vineyard - 2300 Vineyard Hill Lane, McKinney, TX 75071

DATES Blue Ridge Ramble

Join DATES for a scenic country ramble from Melissa to Blue Ridge in northeast Collin County. The 37 and 54 mile options traverse rolling terrain on smooth asphalt, some chip seal and paved county roads. We will eat lunch afterward at Mitas Hill Vineyard, which has a great patio and view.

Date: Saturday December 10, 2016

Time: Long route 9:00 AM. Short route 9:30 AM. We're suggesting an earlier start for the long route riders so all can hopefully meet up for lunch.

Leaders: Ernie and Regina Coose; 469-520-7615;

Start Location: Mitas Hill Vineyard, 2300 Vineyard Hill Lane, McKinney, TX 75071, phone: 972-316-7991 (

Directions to the start:
•Head north on US 75.
•Exit 44 - SH 121 North, toward Bonham.
•From 121, turn right on Miller Road at the stoplight. Shell station restroom stop is on the right corner.
•Turn left onto County Road 362, then bear right onto Country Road 340.
•Vineyard Hill lane will be on the left.
•GPS address: 2300 Vineyard Hill Lane, McKinney, TX 75071

Restroom: Shell station at Hwy 121 and Miller Road stoplight. You'll pass it on the way to the winery.

The Routes: We'll provide cue sheets. Links to RideWithGPS to download gpx (and other) files for your Garmin are listed below.

The routes stay together to the first rest stop in Blue Ridge. After a brief, but scenic, loop through Blue Ridge, the 37 mile route heads back to Melissa via FM 1377 and Princeton. The 54 mile route continues east onto some hilly county roads before heading back.

After the ride: We hope you’ll join us for lunch at Mitas Hill Vineyard. They serve salads, really great pizzas, and of course their wines.

GPS downloads:

Blue Ridge short (37 miles)

Blue Ridge long (54 miles)


(Thanks to Marc and Suzie Mumby for pioneering this ride last year.)


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