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All American Bike Rally, Springtown, TX

June 6, 2015

"First time I've done this ride and it was well-executed from beginning to end. Did the 28-mile route. Decent roads, well-marked route, minimal traffic, very good rest stops, very good law enforcement and SAG support, and very good post-ride lunch (BBQ sandwich, chips, drink). All the volunteers were friendly and enthusiastic. I'll do it again next year, if able."

"First time I've done this ride and it was well-executed from beginning to end. Did the 28-mile route. Decent roads, well-marked route, minimal traffic, very good rest stops, very good law enforcement and SAG support, and very good post-ride lunch (BBQ sandwich, chips, drink). All the volunteers were friendly and enthusiastic. I'll do it again next year, if able."

June 14, 2014

A+ again this year for the AAR! For those cyclists looking for good roads, LOW traffic, 2800+ of ascent, great scenery, very friendly small town people happy to be of assistance at the rest stops, home town BBQ sandwich after, all for $25, this is it. Don't know why anyone would not want to do this one.

All American Rally – 67 mile ride. This ride continues to impress. Despite the smaller than deserved turnout, the organizers do it right. Online registration and packet pickup are quick and easy. Plenty of parking. The school is open so there are plenty of facilities. Showers are available after the ride as well. On road support is top end with plenty of motorcycle support. The route is clearly marked. Most of the roads are empty with little interaction with traffic. The route is challenging but avoids some of the bigger hills in the area. Great bb-q after the ride. When you have a great ride like this, there is no reason to deal with all the issues over in Collin County. I'll continue to support this ride and encourage others to do so as well.

 

June 8, 2013

 74 mile All American Bike Rally. First time doing this ride. Registered online with no problem. Packet pickup was quick. Plenty of parking and we had access to the schools restrooms which seemed enough for the crowd. The riders were led out by a motorcycle escort which stayed with the riders for the whole route. The route has minimal traffic and the roads were about as good as you see in North Texas. Signage for the root was ok, there were a few intersections that could have been better marked. The route is hilly but it's more volume than the height of them. Post ride had bar-b-q sandwiches. Showers were available in the football practice facility. While there was only several hundred riders, it was well attended by some of the top riders in the area. People can go to Collin, and compete for parking and the mass of 2000+ riders or they can come to Springtown and have every bit of enjoyable ride as they'll find at Collin and Dublin (I've done all three in the last 3 years). Overall a good job and I'll be back next year.

June 8, 2012

Being only its 4th year, All American Bike Rally is less known gem. It definitely deserves more notice and participants (I was told they had slightly over 200 riders this year). It's unfortunate that it took place at the same weekend with other more well-established bike rallies. The route was scenic, the volunteers were very friendly, attentive and opened to our suggestions. The routes go through very scenic area, with little to no traffic. It is a dream rally for people like hills because there are plenty hills to climb from the start to the finish. Others might want to choose the shorter (54 miles) route. It would give you more work out than a typical 100k distance. For our group of five, we have been to the majority of rallies in the area and wanted to do something new. We chose the 74 miles route. When we finished, we all agreed that it was an excellent choice. As we sat down and enjoyed the pull pork sandwiches from Woody Creek BBQ and snow cones, I was pretty sure we will be back next year with a bigger group.

June 9, 2012

 Another great ride put on by the city of Springtown and Moss Rehabilitation? A+ in all aspects of organization, routes, rest stops, TRAFFIC control and refreshments after. You need to put this on your ride calendar for next year.

For a ride that is only three years old these people are doing almost everything right… great course for the 74 miles and best marked routes for sure… the motorcycle escorts and traffic control along with local law enforcement were all top notch. This ride deserves more attention than they are getting and I will be back next year and keep telling my racing buddies this is an awesome training ride. Good job guys, keep it up!

In my three years of Dallas and North Texas area rallies, this one was the very best!!! Did the 54 mile route. Great and incredibly well organized ride. Registration had no lines. Start was easy, and they staggered it as well - sending out the shorter distance riders after the long riders. Best part: The motorcyclists on the course, who were "do it all" kinda guys. One guy had two dogs at bay so that riders could safely ride through. When the motorcycles were ahead of you, they would stop at the next intersection, stop traffic and clear it for you. Rest stops were well stocked - and the BBQ Brisket sandwich at the finish was phenomenal. Final mention to all the people - hard working, friendly, completely focused on making the ride as easy as possible for me.

June 11, 2011

This is a great ride. We have ridden most of the local rides and this is one of the best organized and friendly smaller rides. I would estimate 300 riders, roads were very lightly traveled, almost no chip seal. Even with the very light traffic most important intersections were traffic controlled. After the ride free BBQ sandwiches and shady place with tables to eat. This is one of the hillier rides in the area so take that into consideration. My Garmin said that there was 2,200 ft of climbing on the 52 mile route.

June 12, 2010

This was the first year for this rally & a huge congrats to everyone involved. Registration was well organized & speedy. Great start with the Pledge & Anthem with a roll out with the motorcycles. Plenty of parking. The course was challenging with lots of climbing, roads well marked with bad spots. Rest stops well maintained with the usuals & some with donuts, lots of cheering coming into & leaving the rest stops. The after ride meal was awesome of barbequed brisket burgers, chips & drinks all inside the covered football practice area with large fans going, just remember to toss in the lawn chair if you want to sit on something. Just a few things for next year would be to have your zip code on your entry form, a couple more port a potties @ reststops & SAG vehicles marked with signs.
This is a definite ride on my calendar for next year. For the first year I thought ya'll did a awesome job, congrats again.