The Lamar County Cyclist Association and The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce recently traveled to Austin and made a presentation to the Texas Mountain Bike Association (TMBRA) to promote Paris, and Barber Hills as a new location for their series of races throughout Texas.
Bryan Hargis and Mike Donnan, who represented Barber Hills, were joined by Lamar County Chamber of Commerce president Paul Allen.
The Texas Mountain Bike Association voted and approved Barber Hills as a new location for the series.
The new event, called Barber Hills-Hard Labor, will take place on Labor Day weekend 2020.
“This new biking event could bring over 200 cyclists from all over Texas and surrounding states,” said Allen.
Bryan Hargis stated that this means a lot to Barber Hills because it will attract more people to ride our trails that normally wouldn’t travel this far to ride.
“It is a big deal for Paris because it has the potential to attract hundreds of families that will come and stay in our hotels and dine in our restaurants over the Labor Day weekend. It will also help us with the funds needed to perform upkeep and improvements necessary to keep our trails some of the best around,” he stated/
Allen praised the work of the Lamar County Cyclist Association and said the organization is being rewarded for their hard work and dedication to Barber Hills.
“They have volunteered their time and money to make this a venue that will be recognized all over the state,” Allen further stated.
Paris has also landed an event with Trail Racing Across Texas which will take place in September.
This new event will utilize the Northeast Texas Trail and Barber Hills for cyclists and runners. Those events are still in the planning stages.