Starting and ending on the famed LBJ Ranch, the routes take riders under majestic live oaks, past historical landmarks that figured prominently not only in the Johnson family history, but also in U.S. presidential history. See the descendants of President Johnson’s famed Hereford cattle herd as you exit the Ranch. Thereafter, it’s on to spectacular Texas Hill Country cycling – on smooth-surfaced ranch-to-market roads and pastoral country lanes that will take you back in time. Visit rural, historic Gillespie County schools that do duty as rest stops on this scenic tour. This is truly a “Ride to Preserve History.”
Our 36th President loved his ranch. He often conducted presidential business under the spreading oak trees, and he sought solace here from the rigors of the presidency. As President Johnson told visitors to his beloved Texas Hill Country ranch, “All the world is welcome here!” We want riders in the LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour to feel the same warm welcome and sense of Presidential history as those who came before them. 10, 30, 42 and 62 mile routes available. For a special experience, at 2 pm Luci Johnson will share her family’s history while leading a bicycle tour of the LBJ Ranch.
9 am to 4:30 pm. Gates open at 7 am (meet at the airstrip) and close at 5 pm. $50 per rider; family rates available.
Directions from Fredericksburg: Take US Highway 290 East toward Johnson City. About 3 miles after Stonewall, TX, and a mile past the entrance to the LBJ State Park, turn left after the rest area onto Lower Albert Road. At Park Road 1, turn right and proceed a half mile to the entrance to the National Park on your left. Cross over the Pedernales River and follow the traffic directions to the airstrip. (About 30 minutes from downtown Fredericksburg.)