Date: September 21, 2014 @ 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Bandera, Tx
A Gravel Ride in the Hill Country
We are proud to announce the first ever Graveltopia Ride! It’s a 58 mile ride in the Texas Hill Country that is picturesque, bumpy, and fun. We’ll have nutrition and mechanical support, raffle prizes, and a post ride social with food and beer. It’ll be a dirty, sweaty, party.
September 21, 2014 • 8 am start
Hill Country State Natural Area • 10600 Bandera Creek Rd, Bandera, TX 78003
Phone: (830) 796-4413
Bandera is 130 miles southwest of Austin & 65 miles northwest of San Antonio
This is a State park. There is a $6 usage fee per each vehicle, payable on site. Bring cash.
You and 99 other riders. Entry is capped at 100
Mostly gravel with 2302 feet of climbing. There are at lease 3 low water crossings that could require shouldering your bike. Some parts of the route are rocky.
Route Map & Notes
The ride starts at the Hill Country Natural Area in Bandera. It travels west through Utopia, across and along Seco Creek, heads north east and back into Bandera.
See the map here. This is a MapMyRide map. Stand by for other versions.
Important to Know
- Road bikes are discouraged. Cross and Mountain bikes are recommended with 30mm and above tire width.
- Roads are OPEN to traffic. Follow the rules of the road and pay attention. Also, don’t litter.
- Support is limited. We will host at least 2 rest stops, but make sure you have water, nutrition, and flat repair tools.
- Required: Helmet and water. If you show up without either of these, you may not ride.
We’ll have 2-3 stops with nutrition, hydration, & minor repair support. HOWEVER, you need to be ready to help yourself with hydration, nutrition, & flat repair.
The post ride party will feature beer, refreshment, and some real food–all for the price of entry.
You ride number is your raffle ticket. Win prizes from Rapha, Chris King, Hed, Mellow Johnny’s, and more. Must be present.
Registration is $25. Plus a park use fee. You must pay the $6 per vehicle park fee on site. Register here.
Lodgings & Attractions in Bandera >>
Hill Country State Natural Area
Crossing Seco Creek