Are there age limits for the ride?
No, there are no age limits, but please take into consideration what skills are needed to complete each course.
When and where is the packet pickup?
Pre-registered riders may pick up their numbers and rider bags on Friday beside Dublin Bottling Works from 6:30-8:00 p.m. or Saturday morning beginning at 6:30 a.m.
Race-day entrants may register beginning Saturday morning at Dublin Bottling Works at 6:30 a.m., where a rider bag will be given to you.
What is the typical race day temperature in Dublin?
The high temperatures on ride day, for the past four years, have been: 88F, 91F, 91F, and 86F.
What is the elevation in Dublin, TX?
1,463 FT (446 M)
What is the refund policy for Ride For The Change?
Registration is non-refundable. Proceeds from the ride are used by Kids Across Cultures for clean water projects around the world.
Can I switch my registration to another distance?
Yes. Please contact us via email to switch your course registration.
How can I find out if I’m registered?
You will receive a receipt via email for registering online. For paper registration, you will receive a receipt in the mail if no email address information is given.
Will the ride be timed?
There will be no official timing on any of the courses. There will be no chips used. Volunteers will track the order of riders as they cross the finish line.
Can groups bring their own SAG vehicle?
Yes, groups can use their own SAG vehicle for rider support.
What is the best way to get to Dublin the morning of the ride?
Check out our map & directions under the travel section.
From Stephenville: Go south on 377 to Dublin.
From Hico: Go west on Highway 6 to Dublin.
From Comanche: Go north on 377 to Dublin.
From De Leon: Go east on Highway 6 to Dublin.
Are there awards for the top three male & female riders in each course?
Yes, there will be unique awards given to the top three men and women riders for the 25 mile, 41 mile, and 66 mile courses:
- 1st Place: Commemorative Tour de Agua bottle cap award, one case of Dublin Bottling Works Soda, plus lunch voucher.
- 2nd Place: Commemorative Tour de Agua bottle cap award & two 6-packs of Dublin Bottling Works Soda.
- 3rd Place: Commemorative Tour de Agua bottle cap award & one 6-pack of Dublin Bottling Works Soda.
For the 9 mile course, the top 3 riders, age 13 & under, will also receive a bottle cap award and a 6-pack of Dublin Bottling Works Soda.
Where do I park on race day?
REMEMBER that the ride begins at Dublin Bottling Works, not the high school as we did some years back. You are welcome to still park at the high school. The shower facilities will be open and available for you on ride day. From the school, it’s about a 1 mile bike ride to the start/finish line.
Packet pick up on Friday and Saturday is also at Dublin Bottling Works. The address is 105 E Elm St, Dublin, TX, 76446. See the maps below for parking areas for packet pick-up, as well as ride day.
There are two large grassy areas just down the street where we will have parking teams until those lots are full.
You may park along both sides of Patrick/377 and both sides of Blackjack/Hwy6, as long as the curbs are not painted red or yellow, you are not blocking a driveway or intersection, and there is not a No Parking sign.
You may park at Harrell Funeral Home just north of Blackjack.
You may park at the Dublin Elementary and Dublin Intermediate schools. They’re farther away from the start line but definitely spacious.
You may park at the City Park on the west side of town.
Please do not park at First Baptist Church. (They have an event that day.)
Please do not park at the nursing home on E Live Oak.
We will do our best to help parking go as smoothly as possible. Thank you for your understanding! Reply to this email with any questions or send us a message on Facebook.
How do I find out about changes due to inclement weather, disaster, etc?
Please refer to Ride For The Change website to be kept up on any of the latest changes that may occur. You may also join our email list. Click on our Contact page and scroll down to sign up.
What time will the rides start?
The 66 mile route will start at 7:30am. The 41 mile route will start at 7:45am. The 25 mile route will start at 8:00am. The 9 mile route will begin at 8:10am. Please leave enough time to park and pick up your number and rider bags before the ride starts.
How long will the courses remain open?
The courses will remain open until 3:00pm.
Where is the starting and finishing line?
The Tour de Agua begins and ends at Dublin Bottling Works, in downtown Dublin.
What if I fall behind?
Don’t worry, there will be SAG drivers available throughout each course. If for any reason you cannot finish the ride or you fall behind, hitch a ride with them to the finish line.
Where can I leave my bike?
There will be a guarded bike corral available near the finish line. Please pick up your bike by 3:00pm. The bike corral will not be manned after 3:00pm.
Are there showers available after the ride?
Showers will be available in the Dublin High School locker rooms until approximately 2pm.