El Camino - The Texas Gravel Adventure
September 28, 2019
Tired of the 9-5, working for the man? Need to get out in nature? If so, you are sane! The Piney Woods offers new places to ride, share good times with pals, and experience very little traffic. Palestine, Texas, our host town for the Camino105, is a great headquarters for your adventure!
FREE BEER at registration and after the ride courtesy of Michelob Ultra.
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Benjamin Franklin
Camino routes have miles of beautiful gravel roads, shaded by trees, music provided by streams and birds, and hardly a car to be seen. We have spent many hours sourcing the freshest routes for your riding enjoyment. But be prepared for self-sufficiency, your companions are 'possums and hawks, there ain't no Denny's Diner for 100 miles!
Our cycling routes traverse the old Spanish Camino Real, memorialized at Mission Tejas State Park. The park was built in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps as a re-creation of Mission San Francisco de los Tejas, first established in 1690. The 105 routes has a check-in at Mission Tejas SP.
The 105 route has about 4,600 feet of climbing - just enough to make it fun. The 65 even has some climbing too - what goes up...