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    Ride the NETT 11/2

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    Ride the NETT is a unique adventure ride utilizing the Northeast Texas Trail as well as a network of dirt and country roads for the longer routes. The NETT is a converted railway line which is still very rugged along much of it’s path. Mileage and routes may change at promoters discretion based on weather, trail and road conditions or as warranted for safety purposes.
    Either mountain bikes or CX bikes would be appropriate but we do not recommend road bikes at all. We offer numerous route lengths for most skill levels. Registration is online only @ https://www.bikereg.com/net/ride-the-nett which closes 8pm 11/1.

    Route lengths vary from 27 to 270 miles.

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    Looks like fun. I have been wanting to ride this trail system.

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    We've added a 60 mile route through Ladonia that includes a free pie stop. Any rider who rides that route or one of the longer ones gets a free slice of pie from Gloria's Kitchen.

    Must register by 10/18 to be guaranteed a shirt. I expect this to be our most popular shirt ever based on the concept art I've seen so far.

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    T-shirt deadline has been extended to 10/24. Here's the final art:

    Ride the NETT 11/2-1387_10152272359627892_40469768_n.png

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    Nice write up on the NETT from a hiker's perspective. The obstacles he encountered at Pecan Gap have been cleared.

    A Long Walk on the Northeast Texas Trail|| TPW magazine|November 2013

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    Last day for a shirt.

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    Going to do a quick overview of the different routes each night this week. If you have specific questions on your route pipe in that night. We'll go in order from shortest to longest starting with the Kiddie Train:

    Kiddie Train – Farmersville to Celeste and Back (all NETT) 27 miles round trip
    Ride will start with a full group parade lap through downtown Farmersville and up main street with a police escort out of town. The group will pick up the trail a few miles outside of town allowing riders to spread out a bit before getting on the trail.

    The first 8 miles of this route will primarily be pavement and crushed stone trail. Once into Hunt County the trail becomes double track and a bit rugged. Please do recognize that mountain bike skills are needed for this ride even though labeled as the “Kiddie Train”.

    This route will be entirely out and back on the NETT except for the parade out of town. This group will turn around at Celeste. No riders will leave Celeste until the sweep time verifies that the last Northbound rider has reached the Celeste turn around. The trail is too narrow in parts for two way traffic.

    There is a gas station/convenience store in Celeste.

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    Wish I could make it. I really enjoyed the Red River Riot: fun and well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinewmexico View Post
    Wish I could make it. I really enjoyed the Red River Riot: fun and well done.
    Will be doing it again in April.

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    This is a rain or shine event but current forecast is for weather which is most excellent:

    Friday Sunny, with a high near 75.
    Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 50.
    Saturday Sunny, with a high near 71.

    Wolfe City Limited – Farmersville to Wolfe City and back 50 miles round trip

    Ride will start with a full group parade lap through downtown Farmersville and up main street with a police escort out of town. The group will pick up the trail a few miles outside of town allowing riders to spread out a bit before getting on the trail. The first 8 miles of this route will primarily be pavement and crushed stone trail. Once into Hunt County the trail becomes double track and a bit rugged There is a gas station/convenience store in Celeste (13 miles in).

    After Celeste this group will proceed to Wolfe City before turning around. The return to Celeste will primarily be via dirt roads to avoid two way conflict. Once back to Celeste this group will follow the NETT all the way back into Farmersville. Wolfe City amenities include: Exxon station/Convenience store, a couple of small restaurants, Dollar General and possibly access to the volunteer fire station for restrooms and water. That should be nailed down tomorrow.

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