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King Ranch bike ride among upcoming events in Kingsville

Posted: 9:26 AM, Apr 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-13 10:26:42-04

Don’t miss your one chance to see the King Ranch on bicycle!

According to their website, A Ride on the Wild Side offers 16.2 km, 52 km and 100 km routes through the historic King Ranch. Your participation helps send children with disabilities to the Texas Lions Camp in the Hill Country. 

Riders take to the trails at 8:00 AM on Saturday, April 28th, but the fun begins Friday night with a free pasta and pizza dinner for anyone registered for the ride. 

Entry is $50 and benefits the Kingsville Noon Lions Club.

After the ride, there is plenty to do in Kingsville.  The Farmers Market will offer fresh eggs, produce and meats, along with artisan creations. Ride on the Wild Side participants will also get a buy one get one coupon for the Loteria games happening during the first ever Festival de la Loteria in historic downtown Kingsville. 

The festival begins at 10:00 AM and features live music, a costume contest, grito contest and low rider and car show.  There will be cash prizes and H.E.B. gift cards.

While enjoying the festivities, be sure to visit the beer garden, provided by Kingsville Historic Downtown District merchants.  Children will get to create arts and crafts at the Lowes booth, plus, there will be several piñatas broken throughout the day. The festival will end with a concert by the Nic Sabala band.

The fun continues on Sunday at the 34th annual St. Gertrude Parish & School Spring Festival at the J.K. Northway Expo Center. There will be children’s game booths, a live and silent auction, and brisket plates for just $7 in advance ($8 at the door). 

The expo center opens at 11:30 AM and the fun wraps up at 5:00 PM.

For more information on any of these events or for special rates and discounts on hotel rooms, follow Kingsville Visitors Center on Facebook .