Big Bend Tour
Date: March 2, 2017 - March 5, 2017
Location: Big Bend, TX
Details: Three campsites are reserved for Thursday thru Saturday (2 -4). Two vehicles are allowed per campsite and I think four tents. There is overflow parking nearby at the camp store. If taking an RV you will need to make your own reservations. We have not set a fee for the tour but will probably be in the $30 to $40 range to cover campsites and SAG supplies on Friday. The club will provide a propane burner to heat water for coffee and oatmeal in the mornings. The main ride is on Friday and arrangements will be made to carry bikes and riders to high point on the other side of the park (Solto Vista parking lot). The ride back to the campsite is about 50 miles with a few steep climbs, but a lot of downhill. Those wanting a more challenging ride, can cruise downhill 12- 14 miles towards Castolon visitor center and then climb back up for about a 75 mile ride. Sandwiches, snacks and drinks are provided on stops along the ride. Several people are planning on taking mountain bikes and possibly doing the River Road which is about 55 miles. Though there are many other options for mountain biking on trails and jeep roads. There is not an organized ride on Saturday with SAG support, but usually there will be options for road rides, mountain biking, trail hiking, or shopping. If you have a passport you can cross over to Mexico at Boquillas. We usually eat dinner at the restaurant in the Basin on Friday or Saturday night and stop for breakfast Sunday morning in the Basin or Fort Davis on the way back. Please contact me as soon as possible and at least by February 24th, so that we know how many plan to attend.
Steam-n-Wheels Bike Race & Fun Ride
Date: March 18, 2017
Location: Abilene, TX
Join us for the 25th annual Steam N Wheels Bike Race on Saturday, March 18th. The race starts at 10am at Nelson Park and features course routes of 12, 32, and 48 miles. First 200 riders that register will receive a complimentary long sleeve event t-shirt. Entry fee is $25/per rider and you can register starts on Wednesday, February 8th at www.abilenetx.com/signup . Day of registration will begin at 8am and last until 9:45am, but the fee increases to $30/ per rider. Packet pickup will be available on day of the race starting at 8am. As the event draws closer, the course route will be posted at www.abilenetx.com/recraetion under the events tab. Designated rest stops will be available throughout the course.
Bessies Creek Challenge Races
Date: April 6, 2017 - April 8, 2017
Location: Brookshire, TX
Details: The race is held on a 21.3 mile loop which begins and ends in Brookshire, Texas. The object is to ride as many miles as possible within 24, 12 or 6 hours. Each lap is counted as 21.3 miles.