Texas RAAM Challenge
The Texas Hill Country offers some of the best cycling in the USA – thousands of miles of quiet country roads. Springtime is the best time of year to experience the Hill Country – Blue Bonnets and Indian Paint Brush are beginning to bloom. Cool mornings and warm afternoons are perfect for riding.
The RAAM Texas Cycling Challenge offers two distances - 200 and 400-miles. Both routes start/finish at Johnson Park in Marble Falls – a small community located on Lake LBJ 45 minutes northwest of Austin. Both routes feature winding roads, stream crossings, rolling hills, vineyards and ranches.
Both the 200 and 400-mile riders cross Lake LBJ and pass through Spicewood, Cypress Mill and Luckenbach. The two routes divide south of Sisterdale.
The 200-mile racers head west through Comfort to Kerrville, where they turn north and pass west of Fredericksburg and east to Willow City.
The 400-mile course continues south to Boerne. At Boerne the riders head west through Bandera, Medina, Vanderpool and Leakey to Camp Wood. This part of the course is semi-arid ranch country and features several steep climbs. From here racers head north and east through Mountain Home, Harper and Cherry Spring on the way to Willow City.
The 200 and 400-mile routes re-join west of Willow City and racers ride the same course back to Marble Falls. About 10 miles east of Willow City we threw in something different - a 3-mile section of unpaved ranch road. We love riding in the Texas Hill Country. We love these routes. Start your season with the first scheduled ultra road race in North America.
*Finalized cue sheets will be given out at check in.
NOTE: There are no additional fees added on when you register
*Randonneuring is racing without a support crew
Early Bird Pricing: Jan.1 - Jan. 31, 2016
Standard Pricing: Feb. 1 - Mar. 6, 2016
Late Pricing: Mar. 7 - Mar. 13, 2016
- There is no day of registration
- No refunds of entry fees, events will occur rain or shine.
All racers will receive detailed route information (printed cue sheets, GPS is available through the website), live results (time splits) and statistics through RaceResult.com, race signage for your support vehicle (race numbers and Caution Bicycles Ahead decal), in addition to an event T-shirt & other swag, a lunch ticket for each racer and 2 additional for crew (more may be purchased at the event). All official finishers will receive a custom medal and official jersey. All official 400-mile finishers will be RAAM Qualified.
What you will need to race:
Functional front and rear lights (+spare batteries), reflective tape appropriately placed on you bicycle(s) (see Endurance Racing Primer). Reflective clothing (vest and anklets, recommended), if you are racing without a support crew. Support vehicles must have amber flashing roof lights & reflective DOT triangle (we will have some available for rent on a first come, first serve basis), operable four-way flashers & turn signals, proper insurance.
*ALL RACERS and/or CREW must attend the race meeting on Friday evening.
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