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August 2004
  • 14
    Cove House Classic Bike Tour
    First Baptist Church, Copperas Cove. $20 before Aug. 7, $25 after. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m., ride starts at 8 a.m. Scenic 10, 26, 42, 50, and 63-mile routes routes over sparsely travelled roads. Plenty of rest stops and support. Event benefits Cove House Homeless Shelter. For more info, contact Mark Kemp by email or at 254-547-3717 or 254-547-0511.
  • 14
    Cycle Logic BMX Customer Appreciation Party
    Cycle Logic, 12319 Wetmore Rd., San Antonio. 7 p.m. Celebrating 12 years in business. Free 30-45 minute freestyle show with BMX riders from California, pizza, water, soda, free cake, and a raffle for a 2HIP Root Down 20-inch trick BMX bike. This year's event benefits an orphanage in Malawi. For more info, visit the Web site or call 210-490-8251.
  • 14
    6th Annual Midnight Bike Cruise
    Pather Creek Shopping Center, Woodlands Parkway and Gosling Rd. Pre-registration fee is $15; $20 on the day of event. Ten- and 20 miles routes, all through the interior of The Woodlands (no highways, in other words). Family-oriented, non-competitive. Lights and helmets required. Participants receive free t-shirts, while supplies last. All entry fees benefit the Montgomery County Food Bank, which assists approximately 12,000 needy people every month. For more info, contact Nancy McCoy at NMCOY@aol.com.
  • 28
    Bike the Bend
    Fort Bend Technical Center, 5333 FM 1640, Richmond. 7 a.m.
    $20 per person until Aug. 14, $25 from Aug. 15-28, and $30 on event day. 11, 25, 40 and 62 miles. Recommended for the HEB MS 150 Bike to the Beach. Ride the scenic roads of the Richmond/Rosenberg and Fulshear areas. Proceeds will benefit the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County. For more info, check the web site, or contact Barbara lavoot at blavoot@ftbendliteracy.org.


September 2004
  • 11
    Ride to Save Your Hide
    John T. Floore Country Store, Helotes. 8 a.m. Come experience some of the best riding that South Texas has to offer. Routes of 25, 50 and 70 miles, winding through the scenic and varied countryside of Bexar and Medina counties. Full SAG support, well stocked rest stops, post-ride entertainment provided by Luke Olson. Qualifies as a BP MS 150 recommended training ride. Activities for younger riders include a bike rodeo and kids race. All ride proceeds go to the American Academy of Dermatology's Camp Discovery, which offers a summer camping experience for children with skin conditions. The first 100 pre-registered riders, will receive a free t-shirt. For more info, contact JT Cody at 210-476-4450 or jcody@ssfcu.org, or check the Web site.
  • 19
    Lions Biking for Sight
    Montgomery High School, Montgomery. 8 a.m. 24, 40, 62, & 100 miles. $20 before Sept. 1, $25 thereafter. Sponsored by Houston Cy-Fair Lions Club to benefit charity. Cycle through some of the most beautiful Texas landscape in Montgomery and Grimes Counties. The 24-mile route takes you past an exotic animal farm. The 40, 62, and 100 mile routes take you through the Sam Houston National Forest. This is an ideal training ride for the MS Bike to the Beach. For more information, contact Chuck Martin at 281-550-2798.
  • 25
    Rip Roarin' Ride
    Liberty Hill High School, Liberty Hill. 8 a.m. 10, 25, 40, 50, 65 and 100 miles. $25 by Sept. 18. Sponsored by and benefiting Liberty Hill Lions Club. One of the best Hill Country rides, designed for all levels of riders. For more info, contact ride director Jimmy Oliver at 512-515-6601.
  • 25
    Conquer the Coast & the Toughest 18 Miles in Texas
    Under the Harbor bridge, Corpus Christi. 7 a.m. 65-mile course around the bay, 25-mile course down Ocean Drive and back. $25 by Sept. 1, then $35. Sponsored by Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Foundation to benefit Texas A&M Corpus Christi Athletic Dept. & the Chamber. The ride will take you through several quaint beach towns; over the Harbor Bridge, a 139-foot climb; and two challengng causeways that transverse Nueces Bay and Red Fish Bay. You will get a breather when you ride the ferry across the Corpus Christi ship Channel to Port Aransas. If you are up to the challenge, there will be an 18-mile time trial that has been dubbed "the toughest 18 miles in Texas" due to the close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, the tropical conditions, and the high wind speeds. The course finishes over the Laguna Madre via the JFK Causeway, through Corpus Christi Naval Air Station, and down the most prestigious ocean view drive in Texas. For more info, contact the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce at (361) 881-1849.
  • 25
    CAPS River Ride
    Regional park, Castroville. 8 a.m. 25, 40, 65-mile rides. $25 for adults, $10 for youth under 15. Ride through historic Castroville and scenic Medina County. Ride benefits Castroville Area Pet Shelter for education and spay/neuter projects. For more info, contact Rick Robinson at ridedirector@pure-env.com or (210) 386-1424, or visit the Web site.
  • 25
    The Tumbleweed Classic
    Mae Simmons Community Center, Lubbock. 8 a.m. 5, 25, 65, and 100-mile rides. $25 postmarked by Sept. 17; $30 after. Fully supported with rest stops and sag vehicles along all routes. 100% of the registration fee will be donated to the Lance Armstrong Cancer Peleton Project. This tour was conceived as an ancillary tour to build support for the United Texas
    Tour, coming in Sept. 2005. Organized by the West Texas Cycling Association. For more info, email walt.oler@cox.net or visit the Web site.



October 2004
  • 2
    Waco Wild West Century
    Indian Spring Park, Waco. 8 a.m. 100 University Parks Dr. Downtown across from the Waco Hilton. Routes of 10, 26, 50, 62 & 100 miles. Check back for details by visiting the Web site.
  • 2
    Garland L. Parise Pineywoods Purgatory
    Lufkin Civic Center, Lufkin. 8 a.m. 25, 52, 72, and 102-mile routes. $25 on or before Aug 31, $30 From Sept. 1 to Oct. 2. Organized by the Lufkin Lions Club. Spaghetti Super on Friday night. Great fajita lunch the day of the ride, awesome rest stops, and beautiful East Texas scenery. For more info, contact Ben Moore at 936-699-2960, Ext. 2 or ben.moore@moorebuilding.com, or visit the Web site.
  • 2
    Cotton Patch Cafe MS Keller Kountry Rally Bike Tour
    Keller High School, Keller. 7 a.m. 5, 10, 20, 40, and 60-mile routes, plus a kid rally. $25. This event is intended to help the National Multiple Sclerosis Society fund its efforts to end the devastating effects of MS. All routes run through open rural roads, with well-marked and staffed cut-offs, turns and intersections. For more info, contact Healther Boles at 817-306-7003 or heather.boles@nctms.org.
  • 8
    The Texas Time Trials
    New Hope Baptist Church, Cleburne. 6 p.m. $100 for Tejas 500, $85 for the Texas 24-Hour, $70 for the 12-Hour Shoot-out, and $55 for the six-hour challenge. Prizes for racers, age group category awards for competitive riders, nice finishers medals for recreational riders wanting to try for pestona best times, and for volunteers a ton of socializing opportunities. Separate categories for tandems and teams. Organized by Tejas Sports Productions, Bicycles Inc., and Texas State Optical. Benefits TBC and the New Hope outreach program. For more info, call Dan Driscoll at 817-460-5734 or email driscoll@flash.net.
  • 9
    Kiwanis Crazy Kicker
    West City Park, Mineral Wells. $20 early registration, $25 late. 9, 22, 37, 50, 60, and 100 miles. 8:30 a.m. Great hills and lakes on the longest rides, plus the Brazos River. Short ride is flat with a rest stop at the Brazos. Homemade cookies, cannon shot to start your ride and adrenaiin. Lead vehicles for two longest rides. Crazy Water Festival on the same day. Benefits Kiwanis youth projects, clothing drives, and scholarships. For more information, contact Lyn Butcher at 940-682-8451 or lynb@propertiesunlimited.cc.
  • 16
    Bluff Creek Ranch & St Judes Cancer Research
    Bluff Creek Ranch, Warda. 10 a.m. Ten miles. $5, plus pledges and donations. For more information, check the Web site or contact Damon Nolan at 979-242-5894 or bcrwarda@cvtv.net.
  • 23
    Bill French Memorial Giro d'Gap
    City Park, Copperas Cove. 25, 42, 50, 65, and 75-mile routes. 8 a.m. $25 before Oct. 10, $30 thereafter. Organized by the Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce and BikeCentral. Benefits the Chamber. For more information, contact David Landmann at 254-547-7571 or director@copperascove.com, or visit the Web site.
  • 30
    Elves & More Texas Cycling Classic Montgomery High School Sports Complex, SH 105. 8 a.m. $40 registration. Hosted by the Woodlands Cycling Club. Routes of 23, 36, 60 and 100 miles, winding through the scenic and bucolic countryside of Montgomery, Grimes and Walker counties -- through small towns of Dacus, Richards, Anderson, Huntsville and Montgomery -- and the deep woods of the Sam Houston National Forest. Full SAG support, Halloween-inspired rest stops, post-ride entertainment and barbeque. Qualifies as a BP MS 150 recommended training ride. Activities for younger riders include a bike rodeo and kids race. Registration fee of $40 buys a bike for a needy child. Optional contributions for additional bikes, helmets and/or gift boxes are requested from riders, non-riders and sponsors alike. Help meet the goal of providing 20,000 new bikes and 5,000 gift boxes to needy kids in the Greater Houston area at Christmas 2004. All ride gross receipts go to Elves & More. If you register and ride, you'll be eligible for one of three high-end bicycles, awarded via a "poker run" among participants. Prizes for best decorated bike and costume. Grand Prize (trip to Paris) for the cyclist who raises the most money. For additional info, contact Steve Schoger at 281-367-3708/sschoger@houston.rr.com, or Dave Moore at 713-907-5674/daevidmoor@aol.com.
  • 30-31
    Tour de Gruene
    Gruene Hall, Gruene. 8 a.m. 26 and 36 miles. $25. Sponsored by San Antonio Bicycle Racing Club to benefit Friends for Rivers. Recreational tour and two-person time trial. For more information, contact Tom Sickmann.


November 2004

 


December 2004

 


Mountain Bike Races

The Texas Mountain Bike Racing Association's 2004 Subaru Texas Spring Championship Series is coming soon! For more information on registration fees and a complete schedule of events, please visit Texas Mountain Bike Racing Association.

 

June 2004
  • 5
    12 Hours of Dirt Mountain Bike Race Bluff Creek Ranch, Warda. 4 p.m. 10-12 mile loop. $60 pre-registered/$70 race-day registration. Benefits Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation.
    A 12-hour mountain bike relay race on a 10-12 mile course. Teams try to log as many laps as possible, with only one member riding at a time. Over $15,000 in prizes and awards available. For more information, call 512-863-3715 or send an email.
  • 5-6
    2nd Annual CAC 600
    Entry deadline May 7. 4.5, 21.5 or 50-mile road tour benefiting ride sponsors the Children's Advocacy Center of the South Plains. Carino's spaghetti dinner, group camp-out. Ten-hour mountain bike race, two mountain bike raffles, excellent support. Entry deadline May 7. $25. For more info, visit the Web site.
  • 19
    Texas State Championship Sprint Adventure Race #1 Jack Brooks Park, Houston. 9 a.m. 2-3 mile run, 2-4 mile canoe, 8-12 mile biking and mystery events. $60 per person. Benefits Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation. Two-person teams: coed, male, coed masters and female divisions. Canoes, paddles & pfd's are provided. Top 10 teams in each division will be awarded at each individual race. Teams may also compete in the Texas State Championship point series, where the top five in each division will be crowned at the conclusion of the series. For more information, call 512-863-3715 or send an email.


July 2004

  • 10
    Texas State Championship Sprint Adventure Race #2 Muleshoe Bend, Austin. 2-3 mile run, 2-4 mile canoe, 8-12 mile biking and mystery events. $60 per person. To benefit Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation. 2-person teams: coed, male, coed masters and female divisions. Canoes, paddles & pfd's are provided. Top 10 teams in each division will be awarded at each individual race. Teams may also compete in the Texas State Championship point series, where the top five teams in each division will be crowned at the conclusion of the series. For more information, call 512-863-3715 or send an email.
  • 24
    Texas State Championship Sprint Adventure Race #3 Johnson's Branch, Dallas. 2-3 mile run, 2-4 mile canoe, 8-12 mile biking and mystery events. $60 per person. To benefit Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation. 2-person teams: coed, male, coed masters and female divisions. Canoes, paddles & pfd's are provided. Top 10 teams in each division will be awarded at each individual race. Teams may also compete in the Texas State Championship point series, where the top five teams in each division will be crowned at the conclusion of the series. For more information, call 512-863-3715 or send an email.


August 2004
  • 7
    Quest Urban Adventure Race
    Jones Plaza, downtown Houston. 7 p.m. Scootering, mountain biking, urban trekking, paddling, and other urban adventures! $90 per person; Quest Extreme: $160 per person. To benefit Y.E.S. College Prep. Get ready for a new and exciting challenge: URBAN ADVENTURE RACING! Teams of three will face a true adventure as they paddle, run, bike, navigate and possibly even crawl above, below and around the city of Houston. Starts at Minute Maid Park just before the Astros baseball game.! Teams will sing the national anthem with the Astros and then start the race. Two events to choose from: Quest 2-4 hours, Quest Extreme 8-12 hours.
    For more information, call 512-863-3715 or send an email.
  • 21
    Texas State Championship Sprint Adventure Race #4 KL Ranch, New Braunfels. 2-3 mile run, 2-4 mile canoe, 8-12 mile biking and mystery events. $60 per person. Benefits Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation. 2-person teams: coed, male, coed masters and female divisions. Canoes, paddles & pfd's are provided. Top 10 teams in each division will be awarded at each individual race. Teams may also compete in the Texas State Championship point series, where the top five teams in each division will be crowned at the conclusion of the series. For more information, call 512-863-3715 or send an email.

 

 

September 2004

  • 11-12
    24 Hours of Rocky Hill Mountain Bike Race
    Rocky Hill Ranch, Smithville. Noon to noon. 10-12 mile loop (mountain bike). $85/$100 per person (solo). A 24-hour mountain bike relay race on a 10-12 mile course. Teams try to log as many laps as possible, with only one member riding at a time. The team with the most laps wins. For more information, call 512-863-3715 or send an email.


October 2004

  • 2
    Terra Firma Adventure Race Rocky Hill Ranch, Smithville. 6 a.m. $80 per person, Terra Firma Extreme: $110 per person. The top three coed teams will qualify for the 2004 USARA Adventure Race National Championships. For more information, call 512-863-3715 or send an email.


 

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