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 be announcing early packet pickup dates closer to the ride.
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 registration comes with on-course support and aid stations; entry into the ranch; a TEXAS HŪNDRED t-shirt; cloth bib number; after-party including BBQ, good beer, music; and a whole lot of fun.
We will have rest stops approximately every 20 miles.
Any rider 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.
This mellow stretch 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.
About 4,000 feet.
We think the ideal tire width for this course is 25 mm.
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.