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Be Ready for your Big Ride

April and May are full of charity rides, races, and triathlons. Stop by and make sure you have all you need for a fun and successful event, from gear to nutrition to good advice.

Be Prepared in Mind, Body, and Equipment

To have the best ride, you should be prepared in mind, body, and equipment. Here are some things to think about.

  • Stop by the shop to make sure your bike is rolling, shifting, and stopping successfully. We can quickly check, clean, lube, and adjust it.
  • Pack tubes and a flat kit with a pump or CO2. Don't bank on ride support.
  • Bring your own nutrition. Again, rest stops are usually well-stocked, but it's smart to carry your favorite gel and/or electrolyte drink.
  • Make sure your cleat bolts are all there and tightened.
  • If you are new to the sport, come in and see our Bike Packages. Get all you need—and nothing you don't—for fun on your bike. The right bike and accessories in one stop.
  • Pack a multi-tool, to be safe. We have lots to choose from.
  • Be trained for the distance. Sounds obvious, but fight the temptation to take the 100 mile turnoff if you been training for the 60 mile ride. It happens.
  • Hydrate! Drink early and often. About a bottle an hour. Work in some Electrolytes, too, especially in the heat of the summer.
  • Have fun!

Rides Around Central Texas

Below is a list of rides around Austin and Texas in general. There are certainly many more, but we included the ones high on our list. Send us more!

April

Hill Country Ride for Aids - http://web.hillcountryride.org/

May

Cap Texas Triathlon - Austin - http://www.captextri.com

Rooke Tri- Austin - http://therookietri.com/

Shiner Gasp-Austin/Shiner - http://shiner.com/shinergasp

June

Fayetteville Good Old Summertime Classic -http://northwestcyclery.com/articles/fayetteville-good-old-summertime-classic-pg324.htm

Spindletop Spin – Beaumont, TX - www.spindletopspin.com

Texas 4000 ATLAS Ride – Cedar Park, TX - www.texas4000.org/atlas/about

July

David’s Ride – McQueeney, TX - www.davidsride.com

Katy Flatland – Katy, TX - www.northwestcyclingclub.com/index.php/rides-and-events/club-rides/katy

August

Hamilton Chamber of Commerce 10th Annual Hillaceous Bike Tour - www.hillaceous.com

Jack's Generic Tri - http://www.jacksgenerictri.com

TriRock Austin - TriRock Austin

Hotter ‘n Hell Hundred – Wichita Falls, TX - www.hh100.org

Cove House Classic - covehouse.org/cove-house-events/2013-cove-house-classic-bike-tour/

September

1400 Miles – Austin, TX - www.1400miles.com

The Texas Time Trials - www.tt24tt.com

Freescale Central Texas Tour de Cure - www.diabetes.org/ctxtour

Fort Davis CycleFest Tour - peytonsbikes.com/?case=fortdavis

Skittles Waco Wild West - www.wacowildwest100.com

The Kerrville Triathlon Festival - http://www.kerrvilletri.com/

Conquer the Coast – Corpus Christi, TX - www.conquerthecoast.org

Rip Roarin’ Ride – Liberty Hill, TX - www.lhlions.org/riproarinride/

La Vernia Wild West Hammerfest – La Vernia , TX - www.laverniawildwesthammerfest.org

Mamma Jamma – Martindale, TX - www.mammajammaride.org

October

Armadillo Hill Country Classic – Liberty Hill, TX - www.armadilloclassic.net

Bike MS: Valero Alamo Ride to the River

San Antonio/New Braunfels/Back – www.bikeMStexas.org

College Station Rotary Ride - www.rotaryridebcs.com

Mission’s Tour de Goliad – Goliad, TX - www.goliadcc.org

Team LIVESTRONG Challenge – Austin, TX - www.livestrong.org/austin/

Outlaw Trails 100 – Round Rock, TX - www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=635

Pinewoods Purgatory – Lufkin, TX - www.pineywoodspurgatory.com

River Region Classic – Garner State Park, TX - www.facebook.com/pages/River-Region-Classic-Dragons-Back-Century/122171154462371

Sweatin’ Burnt Orange Bike Tour – Blanco, TX - www.utexascycling.org

Wheels for Meals – Jeff Davis County (Ft Davis, TX) - www.foodpantry-jdc.org/Our_Events.html

November

Tour de Gruene – Gruene, TX - www.tourdegruene.com

TCSO Road Share 2015 Benefiting the Special Olympics – Click HERE!

Wurst Ride in Texas – Austin, TX - www.wurstride.com

Fredericksburg Fall Foliage Frolic-Fredericksburg, TX - www.hcbtc.com/blog/fredericksburg-fall-foliage-frolic/

Tour Das Hugel – Austin, TX - www.facebook.com/tourdashugel

December

Mission to Mission Wheels for Meals – San Antonio, TX - www.m2msa.com

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