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 Ready for your Big Ride
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!
Hill Country Ride for Aids - http://web.hillcountryride.org/
Cap Texas Triathlon - Austin - http://www.captextri.com
Rooke Tri- Austin - http://therookietri.com/
Shiner Gasp-Austin/Shiner - http://shiner.com/shinergasp
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
David’s Ride – McQueeney, TX - www.davidsride.com
Katy Flatland – Katy, TX - www.northwestcyclingclub.com/index.php/rides-and-events/club-rides/katy
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/
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
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
Tour de Gruene – Gruene, TX - www.tourdegruene.com
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
Mission to Mission Wheels for Meals – San Antonio, TX - www.m2msa.com