No. This is a non-competitive bicycle ride. Although we will have police support at key intersections, participants are expected to obey the rules of the road and be good stewards of cycling.
No, the ranch entrance fee is included in your ride registration fee. Friends and family wishing to enjoy the ranch while you are out riding also do not have to pay to enter.
We will offer an early packet pick-up at Mellow Johnny's bicycle shop in Austin on Friday, June 2. Check out this site’s registration and schedule pages for updates regarding times. Day-of packet pick-up at Reveille Peak Ranch will open at 5 a.m.
After pre-riding the route, Lance Armstrong called the 100-mile route "one of the best rides in Texas." Trust us, you're in for a treat. Your 100-mile registration comes with on-course support and aid stations; entry into the ranch; a TEXAS HŪNDRED t-shirt; pint glass; cloth bib number; after-party including BBQ, good beer, live music; and a whole lot of fun. Our 20-mile registrants get a paved, beginner-friendly course; entry to the ranch; TEXAS HŪNDRED pint glass; cloth bib number and the after-party.
We will have rest stops approximately every 20 miles.
Any 100-miler who find themselves in difficulty out on course are asked to make their way to the nearest rest stop, even if that means turning around to go to the last one you passed. Remember they are approximately 20 miles apart. The rest stops will be staffed, and rest stop staff will arrange for you to get back to the ranch. We will have a support crew canvassing the course to help anyone in need of assistance.
For the 100-mile route only, this mellow stretch is optional and is a fairly typical Texas Hill Country dirt road. It is just under 4 miles long as it winds its way through the spectacular backdrop of Fry Ranch. Portions of the dirt/gravel road are packed and smooth, others are loose and rocky. We will have several Mellow Johnny's mechanics along this stretch to assist with any flat tires and/or mechanicals. Riders will have the option to ride this stretch or not.
About 4,000 feet.
We think the ideal tire width for this course is 25 mm.
The weather in early June can be unpredictable, but you can expect central Texas to bring the heat (average high temp in June is 90 degrees F). We are starting at 7 a.m. so we get in a solid number of miles before the oven turns on (about 10 a.m.).
Take your pick! Austin Bergstrom International Airport is about a 1.5 hour drive, and San Antonio International Airport is about a 2 hour drive.