Farmers Branch Spokes and Stars – Farmers Branch, TX

Farmers Branch Spokes and Stars
Farmers Branch
Event Type     R – Road
Event Flyer  
Event Status     Scheduled
Texas Cup Event     Yes
Texas Cup Level     Regional (North)
Texas Cup Season     2011
Contact Name     Andy Hollinger
Contact Phone     817-980-7787
Contact Email
This is a new venue.  It is 3.5 mile CLOSED COURSE loop. The streets are flat, smooth, and is basically flat.  Most streets are two lanes wide, though some of the turns have 1 lane wide, “turn lanes.”  Wheels in – Wheels / Some Neutral feed will be available / USAC permit pending.
–  There will be a short 9/11 Commemoration at 10:00 during which proper decorum is requested.
– TXBRA “Regional” race / ALL USAC rules apply / Event held rain or shine
–  Promoter reserves the right to shorten, combine or reduce the purse if fields have fewer than 20 pre-regged entries.
–  Price indicated does not reflect any pre-reg Bikereg fees (which are additional)

King of the Causeway – South Padre Island, TX

King of the Causeway
2-Stage Saturday Road Race – The final road race of the year in Texas. The South Texas weather makes this an ideal location for this road race. SPI BikeFest, the City of South Padre Island, and the surrounding communities pull out all the stops to make this road race challenging, exciting and safe for all participating cyclists. The day starts with a 52-mile road race through the southern-most tip of Texas and includes sprinting and climbing primes, full police & motorcycle escort, as well as race officials monitoring the course. Night time brings the annual Iron Horse Sunset Memorial Motorcycle Parade for which thousands of spectators line the street. For the past four years, the King of the Causeway night race has led the parade through the main boulevard on the Island. This year, we have increased the race to 15 miles starting at Morningside and Padre Boulevard. Cyclists start on the Island, cross the causeway twice (2.2 miles each way with a steep climb of 73 feet at its peak), and cross the finish line again at Morningside and Padre Boulevard. Classifications: Men’s & Women’s Open, Intermediate.

Sunday Bicycle Tour and Poker Run* – Cyclists set out from Schlitterbahn Waterpark on the Island, across the Causeway to the mainland for a 10, 25 or 50 mile ride and poker run through deep South Texas. The route for the tour and the South Texas winds offer great challenges to the cyclist. As in years past, participants will be offered the chance to earn a second poker hand by accepting the Tour challenge* and returning with the item of proof for the drawing. The ride is capped off with the popular poker run back at the Convention Center with lots of great prizes and where food and beverages will be available to the participants.

Tour of Austin – Austin, TX

Tour of Austin
Austin, TX
Saturday, September 03, 2011 to Monday, September 05, 2011

USA Cycling Event USA Cycling Permit # 2011-2834
Online Registration Closes Thursday, September 01, 2011 at 11:59 PM ET

Three days of racing in Austin, Texas over Labor Day Weekend benefiting the historic Austin State Hospital’s Volunteer Services Council. The Tour of Austin boasts three venues in Austin with great shopping and eating nearby.

Event Line Up:

Friday – 9/2 – Packet Pick Up at Mellow Johnny’s, 7-10PM
Saturday – 9/3 – The KGS Bikes Driveway Grand Prix, 10AM-4:15PM
Full Loop, Clockwise
Sunday – 9/4 – The ROL Wheels Pickle Criterium, 10AM-4:15PM
New 1.8 mile circuit race like course
Monday – 9/5 – The Kenny Hill Autowerks eRacing Stigma Criterium, 10AM – 4:15PM
Same course as 2010, i.e. no hairpin turn!


They’re back and they’re bad ass! Packet bags full of great stuff (not just coupons) to the first 400 unique registrants.
So far packet bags include:
Pint Glass
Bottle of Athlete’s HoneyMilk
More to come, check event website for more details.

Texas State Road Championship Weekend ~ The Fort Hood Challenge – Copperas, TX

Texas State Road Championship Weekend ~ The Fort Hood Challenge
Presented by Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce, Richardson Bike Mart and others
Copperas Cove, TX
Saturday, September 24, 2011 to Sunday, September 25, 2011
Online Registration Closes Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 11:45 PM ET
$15 discount for the second race till 9/1/2011
Remember to check out Donation & One-day license information


The course is a 33 mile loop of scenic paved roads completely closed to traffic.  There are challenging climbs and descents.  The course is entirely on Fort Hood, a US Army military base, and as such, all participants may be required to sign a military event participation waiver and are subject to military rules and regulations.  Free-range wild cattle live in the area of the event and may present themselves on the course without warning.  This will be like no other Texas racing experience.

We will have a limited amount of TRP winter clothing (vests, jackets, knee warmers, knickers for sale on site) just in case you forget yours.

Saturday morning we will again have the National Anthem just before the P1 start, please be aware and give the proper respect.

The flyer contains much, detailed, information on subjects such as:

Championship eligibility requirements
Promoter supplied Jersey requirements
Special Junior 10 – 12, 13 – 14 Starting locations and instructions
Our special Open Race for those who want to ride this incredible course