The 12th annual Moritz Ride for Heroes will be on April 19, 2014. The start and
finish lines are on the Aledo High School campus ( view Google Map). We have six scenic routes, ranging from 8 miles through 75 miles. And since
the ride is in mid-April, Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes should be in bloom! Your entry fee includes a post
ride lunch of grilled hamburger or hot dog, chips, and drink.
Start time for all routes is 8:30 AM
Basic Route Information
Route lengths are 8, 23, 35, 44, 64, and 75 miles (Moritz Challenge). The routes will not be supported after
3:30 PM. Please pick a route distance that you can complete comfortably within that time.
Adequate parking is available at the Aledo High School. Please make sure you arrive in plenty of time to get
parked and ready to ride. See Directions page for specific travel information.
Maps and route markings:
Route maps for 2013 are published on the RideWithGPS website. Maps are also available (see individual routes pages) for
downloading and printing. GPX files are also available for those with GPS-enabled bike computers. Please come
prepared. There may not be maps available at the registration area. However, you should not need a map. We take
great care in marking our routes clearly. Expect both roadside signs, orange arrows on the road and volunteers
helping you along the way. If you do get off course, you can call for SAG support,
What to expect when riding in East Parker County:
Many people who ride here for the first time are surprised at the number of hills. Parker County is not flat.
Bring your climbing legs. The roads are a combination of smooth state highways and county roads. Heavy truck
traffic associated with gas drilling has been tough on our roads. We do try and pick the best roads possible for
both safety and comfort; however, you will experience some rough areas, possible pot holes and chip seal that
cannot be avoided. Most of the roads are comfortable to ride on.
The Ride for Heroes is proud of our rest stops. We have clubs and organizations from Aledo High School
responsible for decorating and handing out goodies so there is no shortage of friendly faces to help you out at
each stop. Every rest stop will have the basics including oranges, bananas, water and sports drink. Most rest stops
will also feature other goodies including home made cookies. All rest stops
are manned by an EMT.