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DATES Annual Halloween Ride

  • Saturday, October 26, 2019
  • 9:00 AM
  • Sunday, October 27, 2019
  • Purtis Creek State Park (Eustace, TX) to Tyler


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DATES Halloween Ride October 26 & 27, 2019

Ride Start at 9:00 a.m.
Start Location: Purtis Creek State Park (Eustace, TX) to Tyler
Route Options: Saturday (51, 57 or 65)mi & Sunday (51 or 57)mi
Ride Leaders: Scott and Mindy Mashburn
Contact info:
Mindy 214-395-9565, Scott 214-641-5607

DATES Halloween Ride Routes

It's time for the annual Halloween Ride through beautiful east Texas to Tyler. We will meet in Purtis Creek State Park in Eustace (62 miles from Dallas) and ride to Edom for lunch at The Shed. There are funky little art galleries and shops there as well. We will then continue on to Tyler, staying at the Comfort Suites Hotel.

As always, we will hold a happy hour there, so bring your snacks to share and your beverage of choice. Tyler is now "wet" for beer and wine! Hurray! They sell it in grocery stores, gas stations, etc. So you do not need to bring your booze with you unless you have that special bottle you've been dying to drink! There are quite a few restaurants within walking distance for dinner after that. Breakfast is provided by the hotel, and we will ride back to Purtis Creek State Park where DATES will provide a picnic lunch spread.

Here are the details:

Ride start is 9 a.m. To get to Purtis Creek State Park, take US 175 E toward Kaufman. After Mabank, take exit to County Road 2938 and turn left. Go about 4 miles and merge onto 316 till you see the park entrance on the left.

There is NO SAG, so you will have to carry your overnight gear, food, water, tools, etc....
We will provide maps/cue sheets and GPS routes, and if you are late, they will be left on the windshield of our car (white Mercedes SUV).

I will block rooms at the Comfort Suites, and you will need to make your own reservation. 903-534-0999. These rooms will be released 2 weeks prior to the event. They are under the DATES name.

Costumes and bike decorations are optional but always fun!!
Please RSVP to Mindy at by October 14, so she will know how many to make the lunch reservation for.

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