Ride Details and Information

Tour Map | Directions | Lodging & Dining | Requirements

The ride begins Saturday morning at the George H. Henderson, Jr. Exposition Center, located at 1200 Ellen Trout Dr in Lufkin. Get directions here.

Pineywoods Purgatory Tour Map

25 mile route... takes you through gently rolling hills. A quick, invigorating ride! Get directions and elevations.

52 mile route... shows off our lush forests and the rural communities that dot the area. Get directions and elevations.

72 mile route... is our most popular ride! Provides a scenic view of three counties including an iron bridge crossing! Recommended for the experienced cyclist. Get directions and elevations.

102 mile route... a true purgatory between the treacherous hills to climb and the wonderful downhill glides- wind your way through the beautiful countryside to a finish you’ll never forget. Should be attempted by the experienced cyclist only. Get directions and elevations.

Purgatory Bike Route Map

Lodging & Dining

Lodging prices may change. Call for special Purgatory rates.

Sleep Inn/MainStay Suites
2409 N. Timberland, Lufkin

$79.00/Night for a King or Double Queen

Best Western PLUS Crown
Colony Inn & Suites

3211 S. First Street, Lufkin

$89.99/Night for a King or Double Queen

Comfort Suites
4402 S. First Street, Lufkin

$85.00/Night for a King or Double Queen

Hampton Inn & Suites
4400 S. First Street, Lufkin

$99.00/Night for a King or Double Queen

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
4404 S. First Street, Lufkin

$105.00/Night for a King or Double Queen

Courtyard Marriott
2130 S. First St, Lufkin

10% Discount

Quality Inn & Suites
4306 S. First St., Lufkin

$65.00/Night for a King or Double Queen

La Quinta Inn
2119 S. First Street, Lufkin

$79.00/Night for a King or Double Queen

*Call each hotel directly to book. When making reservations please mention the Pineywoods Purgatory rate to qualify for these special group rates. Discounted rates are based upon availability. Special negotiated rates preclude other offers.


Helmet Requirement: Helmets are required for all riders. Ansi or Snell approved helmets are strongly recommended.

Age Restrictions: We believe in starting 'em early, but all persons under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Rest Stops

Purgatory rest stops get rave reviews every year! Many of the sponsors return year after year to feed - and entertain - riders with their own unique offerings. Last years winning rest stop was sponsored by Davis Insurance. For riders on the three longer routes, the Parise Family rest stop is "the place to eat" with lots of great food offerings. Look for cheerleaders, comic characters and other entertainment en route. Each year brings new faces, food and fun!

From Experience...

"Let's hear it for the routes! Well marked and mapped. Even those folks struggling with 'scenic elevation changes' had fun. I highly recommend the Pineywoods Purgatory. Fall in East Texas is not to be missed!"

Lufkin Bikers