The Rolling Hills Challenge will Return,
but not this year. For 2021 we have a special ride for you!

Turning miles into smiles for local charities.


For 2021 we are hosting our first Virtual Bike Ride! wink

You can ride anywhere you like! Feel free to visit Columbus and ride around our beautiful town, ride around your own neighborhood, the beach, trails, or even on your stationary bike. You get to pick the location, the distance you want to ride, and you can ride any time between May 1 and June 15. You can ride your distance in one day, or take as many as 10 short trips. 

What do you get out of it?
- a great sense of accomplishment!
- a cool t-shirt!
- a bandana for any registered pet!
- the great feeling of knowing you have supported an organization that will pay out 100% of the proceeds to local, regional, national and international programs. Lions Club is over 100 years old, has more than 1.4 million members in 46,000 local clubs in more than 200 countries.


Since '21 is the year we'll beat that Pandemic, we started with $21, but need $3.50 to help cover credit card processing fees.

Adults         ------------------                  $24.50
Kids (17 and under with paid adult)   $14.50
Pets (with paid adult)       -------          $12.50


Visit the Facebook page

Once you're registered:

Get T-shirts and bandanas here

Log your rides here

Who Your Donation will Support 

  • Global Sight Preservation initiatives
  • Scholarships for Columbus High School students
  • Columbus Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts
  • Texas Lions Camp
  • Other Lions programs
    • Programs for the Blind
    • Hearing Needs
    • Other Programs
  • Eyeglass Support Program
  • Local Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Columbus School Programs
  • Columbus Food Pantry
  • Columbus Meals on Wheels
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Sponsor Delegates to Girls State program
  • Grants to other Community Programs and Ad Hoc Needs and
  • Child Cancer research program 
  • Free vision screening for young children
  • Free Diabetes Testing in partnership local hospital

2021 Rolling Hills Challenge Sponsor

Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available!



The Rolling Hills Challenge typically offers distances from 25 to 100 miles, but this year you can pick any distance you like.

Feel free to come out and ride the gentle hills of Colorado and Fayette Counties. These offer cyclists a unique setting not found in bike rides around the Houston area. Cyclists will also discover very little vehicle traffic on the routes.

We encourage you to take part in the ride and Discover Columbus.



The Rolling Hills Challenge will begin wherever and whenever you choose to ride. Pick a nice flat scenic route, challenge yourself with a Hill Country route, ride our beautiful beaches, or ride your stationary bike at home or in the health club. Be sure to send us your photos and post to the Pandemic Pandemania Facebook page


The great thing about a virtual bike ride is that it starts when you're ready. You can complete your ride in a single day, or break it up into as many as ten shorter rides. 


Since we won't know where, or when you are riding, we won't provide rest stops. Feel free to set up your own rest stops as often as you like. Enjoy the scenery, see new places, send us photos and post to the Facebook page.


The cyclists' safety is a concern of the organizers of the Pandemic Pedalmania 2021.  Cyclists are expected to obey the rules of the road and honor all traffic signs and lights.  Cyclists will also be asked to form a single line to allow vehicles to pass.  Use of an ANSI or SNELL approved bicycle helmet is strongly recommended.


If you're in Texas conditions in early May are usually warm, with highs in the mid 80's and Spring showers often occur. The weather will depend, to some extent, on where and when you choose to ride. Choose well!


 About Columbus


Commonly referred to as the "Gateway to the Hill Country," Columbus is conveniently located at the junction of Highway 71 and 1-10, seventy miles west of Houston, 90 miles southeast of Austin and 120 miles east of San Antonio.

For more information call 979.732.8385. Come Discover Columbus.


P. O. Box 532 
Columbus, Texas 78934-0532



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