Across State Bicycle Tours: Texas

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2017




Texas Hill Country is a 7-day, fully supported bike ride around central Texas. It covers 300 miles in a loop around Austin. The trip includes stops along the Guadalupe River and Fredericksburg, home of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson. Presented by the non-profit Adventure Cycling Association. Dates: April 1-7, 2017.

Big Bend Loop is a van-supported bike tour covering 343 miles. Presented by Adventure Cycling Association. Dates: Big Bend Spring April 8-16, 2017; Big Bend Fall, Oct. 28-Nov. 5, 2017.

 Tour du Rouge – A multi-day bike tour from Houston to New Orleans. The fund-raiser for The ARC, which promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, covers 535 miles of back roads.  Dates: May 7-12, 2017

Other bike rides

TXLBJ 100 Bicycle Tour  This Hill Country bike ride leaves from the LBJ Ranch, a national historic park between Fredericksburg and Johnson City. Distance options of 10, 30, 42, 62-mile loops. In addition, LBJ’s daughter Luci Baines Johnson leads a 10-mile historic tour of the ranch with narrations at the landmarks. Hosted by Friends of LBJ National Historical Park. Dates: April 1, 2017 . (See interview)

Chainge the World Bike Ride in Gilmer, Texas, raises money for Refuge International, which develops programs providing adequate health care, nutrition, clean water and education in Central America. Bike ride options of 10, 20, 40 and 60 miles (100km). Date: May 14, 2017.

Team Livestrong Challenge – Austin A fund-raiser for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, raising money for cancer survivors. Bicycle rides of various lengths, usually 25 to 100 miles. This is a fund-raiser; bicyclists must pre-register and raise pledges. Dates: October 16, 2016

Resources

df346762-ee57-415d-8685-047b8ddc344cBicycling in Texas state parks — Several hundred miles of trails in state parks for beginning, intermediate and advanced level bicyclists. Most are dirt or gravel, although some are paved.

Velocity Cycling Tours for multi-day bicycle tours of the Texas Hill Country.

Texas bicycle maps — Route maps for different regions of Texas.

Advocacy

Bike Texas — BikeTexas advances bicycle access, safety, and education. We encourage and promote bicycling, increased safety, and improved conditions. The group strives to unite and inspire people and provide a cohesive voice for people who ride bikes in Texas.

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