The Emerald City Band will
be back to kick off the weekend events with a concert and street dance
beginning at *:30p.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.
The 2017 Southwest Buick GMC 21st Anniversary
Cotton Patch Challenge Bicycle Rally
is fun for the whole Family!
21st annual Southwest Buick GMC Cotton Patch Challenge
(CPC) will be held in Greenville, Texas on Saturday, September 16, 2017.
The Rotary Club 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.
6 new spacious scenic southern routes: 12, 21, 35, 46, 61 and 74
61 and 74 miles routes cross Lake Tawakoni on the smooth new 4 lane
concrete “Two Mile Bridge” with picturesque vistas
Conquer “Bowman’s Mountain” on 61 and 74 mile routes
8 rest stops with cookies, variety of fruit, diverse music and cheer
Free Landon Winery samples
Complimentary beer ticket following ride
Complimentary fresh made fruit smoothies at Hunt County Courthouse
Start and end in historic downtown Greenville
Friday evening free street concert featuring Emerald City Band
first 800 riders to sign up will receive a 21st anniversary, performance
shirt with their 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 at the South West corner of Court House, Stonewall and Washington
Special activities taking place during the ride:
Ain't Just Pie will open for breakfast at 6 AM just
two blocks from registration at 2205 Lee St.
Park Street Community will cheer on riders as they
leave Greenville at beginning of the event.
Corner marshals with bright orange flags will man
the major turns on the routes.
Loud music, cookies and cheering volunteers will
be on hand at each rest stop.
Paris Jr. College students will give bottled water to riders
on “Bowman’s Mountain” (large hill on Hwy
69 about 2 miles from Lone Oak) from 8:20 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. across from
the TxDOT wayside rest area.
Landon Winery will be serving complimentary wine samples
at the Cullen Ranch rest stop (FM 2101 @ FM 2947) from 10 am to 1 p.m.
The YMCA's American Girls Club will cheer on participants
as they finish the ride.
PJC students will serve free fruit smoothies on
the SE corner of the courthouse at the courses end.
Fruit, water, and soft drinks will be served in front of Landon Winery
at ride's (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.
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
To request SAG help on ride day, call 214-802-8679.
Rest stops are positioned every 8-12 miles with a large assortment
of fresh fruits, sports drinks and snacks.
Port-a-potties are available throughout the course.
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.