Across State Bicycle Tours: Texas

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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: March 28-April 3, 2020.

Big Bend Loop is a van-supported bike tour in the spring and self-contained bike tour in the fall covering 343 miles. Presented by Adventure Cycling Association. Dates: Big Bend Spring April 4-13, 2020; Big Bend Fall, Oct. 24 – Nov. 2, 2020

 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 3-8, 2020

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 4, 2020. (See interview)

RAAM Challenge Series — March 28-30, 2020 In Castroville TX; features a brand new 500-mile course and a double century option.

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 20, 2019 2020 TBA

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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