Zuehl is a small community 14 miles SW of Seguin. Wilhem Zuehl settled on the land near Cibolo Creek in 1870 and two years later opened a store, from which the community took its name. The Robert Redford movie The Great Waldo Pepper was filmed here. The walk starts at Rio Cibolo Ranch where there is a Food Court which sells tasty breakfast tacos, hamburgers, hotdogs, and BBQ. A variety of drinks such as coffee, tea and soft drinks can also be purchased.
The walk route is flat and mostly on paved surfaces. Some parts are heavily tree covered and others are in the open areas and pastures. The walk enters a private airfield which the locals call Zuehl International Airport. It was used as an Army Airfield during World War II. The 11km walk route goes through “downtown” Zuehl which supports one church, one tavern, two nine-pin bowling societies, and a renowned pottery maker.
This is not a speed event. You are encouraged to bring along your children and walk/talk and spend some time together enjoying the great outdoors. All are welcome to come walk with us.
Start/Finish point and registration: Zuehl’s Hall @ Rio Cibolo Ranch, 1101 Ulrich Road, Marion, Texas 78124-6529. (Marion is a USPS postal address ONLY). The event takes place in ZUEHL, TX. Use the Rio Cibolo Ranch North Gate for entry into the ranch.
START TIME: 8: – 11:30 Walkers must be off trails by 2:30 p.m.
This is a Volksmarching event and you will need to register to get a start card. We request a $3.00 per person donation to help defray the cost of hosting the event.
When you finish (anytime before 2:30 p.m.) you turn in your start card. If you are an official Volkssporter and have an Event and/or Distance Record Book you will receive a stamp in your record books.
If you do not as yet have an AVA record book, they will be for sale at the start/finish. Just ask for a new walker’s packet. The packet is $5.00 but it contains three coupons for free registration ($9.00 value) as well as both an Event and a Distance book.
Directions to Walk Location: EASTBOUND on I-10 from San Antonio and points West: Take Exit-593, Trainer Hale RD/FM-2538. Turn RIGHT on Trainer Hale RD at EXxon Station and go 1.6mi. Turn LEFT onto Gin RD (note Rio Cibolo Ranch (RCR) sign on the right. Go 1.7 mi and turn RIGHT onto Ulrich RD. Go to first entrance to Rio Cibolo Ranch (T-intersection) and go LEFT into RCR.
WESTBOUND on I-10 from Seguin, TX and points East and North: Take Exit-597, Santa Clara RD and swing LEFT crossing on bridge over I-10. At STOP sign go RIGHT for 0.9mi to Gin RD. Turn RIGHT and go 1.8mi to Ulrich RD. Turn LEFT and go to the first entrance to Rio Cibolo Ranch (T-intersection) and go LEFT into RCR.