The 24th Annual Pineywoods Purgatory cycling event is happening early next month on Saturday October 3 starting at the George H. Henderson, Jr. Expo Center in Lufkin. The event will take place from 8 am to 4 pm with cycling paths winding through the Texas Forest Country.
Ranging from 25 to 102 miles, there are four rides with varying distance and terrain for every kind of cyclist. Whether you want a serious challenge or a more leisurely ride, you’ll have a great time at Pineywoods Purgatory.
The Pineywoods Purgatory event includes excellent hospitality from the folks at Angelina Expo Center, so this is more than just a day of cycling, it’s also a fun event for families and friends.
The name Pineywoods Purgatory comes from the experience of being “between the heaven of the East Texas countryside and the ‘hell’ of having one more hill to climb,” and it was invented and named by cyclist Garland “Bubba” Parise in 1992. Parise wanted Lufkin to have a big cycling event comparable to others in big Texas cities. We hope you’ll join us at Rex Perry Hyundai in supporting this important part of Lufkin’s history!