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Downloadable routes for your GPS:
Directions to the Start Line:
Vernon L. Richards Riverbend Park is located at: 107 Hwy 71W, Smithville, TX 78957
From South Austin: Take Hwy 71 east past Bastrop 11 miles. 1.5 miles past the exit to Smithville take a right turn, a U-turn under the highway, to the start line.
From North Austin: Take Hwy 290 east to Elgin. Turn right on to Texas 95 South. Go about 16 miles. In Bastrop, turn left onto Hwy 71 East. Go 11 miles to the U-turn under the highway to the start line.
From Houston on I10W: Take I10 West to Hwy 71 West. Take Hwy 71 west to Smithville. About a half a mile past the Colorado Dr. Exit in Smithville, take a right turn into the park.
From Dallas/Ft Worth: Take I35 south to Toll Road 130 South, near Georgetown. Take 71 east to Smithville. 1.5 miles past the exit to Smithville, take a right turn, a U-turn under the highway, to the start line.
From San Antonio: Head North on I35 to Exit #205 turn right onto TX-80 south 0.3 miles take ramp to TX-21 East, 35 miles later take TX-71 East towards Smithville; 1.5 miles past the exit to Smithville, take a right turn, a U-turn under the highway, to the start line.
Start Line Google Map:
Here’s the start line.
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