Be Ready for your Big Ride

April and May are full of charity rides, races, and triathlons. Stop by and make sure you have all you need for a fun and successful event, from gear to nutrition to good advice.

Be Prepared in Mind, Body, and Equipment

To have the best ride, you should be prepared in mind, body, and equipment. Here are some things to think about.

  • Stop by the shop to make sure your bike is rolling, shifting, and stopping successfully. We can quickly check, clean, lube, and adjust it.
  • Pack tubes and a flat kit with a pump or CO2. Don't bank on ride support.
  • Bring your own nutrition. Again, rest stops are usually well-stocked, but it's smart to carry your favorite gel and/or electrolyte drink.
  • Make sure your cleat bolts are all there and tightened.
  • If you are new to the sport, come in and see our Bike Packages. Get all you need—and nothing you don't—for fun on your bike. The right bike and accessories in one stop.
  • Pack a multi-tool, to be safe. We have lots to choose from.
  • Be trained for the distance. Sounds obvious, but fight the temptation to take the 100 mile turnoff if you been training for the 60 mile ride. It happens.
  • Hydrate! Drink early and often. About a bottle an hour. Work in some Electrolytes, too, especially in the heat of the summer.
  • Have fun!

Rides Around Central Texas

Below is a list of rides around Austin and Texas in general. There are certainly many more, but we included the ones high on our list. Send us more!


Hill Country Ride for Aids -


Cap Texas Triathlon - Austin -

Rooke Tri- Austin -

Shiner Gasp-Austin/Shiner -


Fayetteville Good Old Summertime Classic -

Spindletop Spin – Beaumont, TX -

Texas 4000 ATLAS Ride – Cedar Park, TX -


David’s Ride – McQueeney, TX -

Katy Flatland – Katy, TX -


Hamilton Chamber of Commerce 10th Annual Hillaceous Bike Tour -

Jack's Generic Tri -

TriRock Austin - TriRock Austin

Hotter ‘n Hell Hundred – Wichita Falls, TX -

Cove House Classic -


1400 Miles – Austin, TX -

The Texas Time Trials -

Freescale Central Texas Tour de Cure -

Fort Davis CycleFest Tour -

Skittles Waco Wild West -

The Kerrville Triathlon Festival -

Conquer the Coast – Corpus Christi, TX -

Rip Roarin’ Ride – Liberty Hill, TX -

La Vernia Wild West Hammerfest – La Vernia , TX -

Mamma Jamma – Martindale, TX -


Armadillo Hill Country Classic – Liberty Hill, TX -

Bike MS: Valero Alamo Ride to the River

San Antonio/New Braunfels/Back –

College Station Rotary Ride -

Mission’s Tour de Goliad – Goliad, TX -

Team LIVESTRONG Challenge – Austin, TX -

Outlaw Trails 100 – Round Rock, TX -

Pinewoods Purgatory – Lufkin, TX -

River Region Classic – Garner State Park, TX -

Sweatin’ Burnt Orange Bike Tour – Blanco, TX -

Wheels for Meals – Jeff Davis County (Ft Davis, TX) -


Tour de Gruene – Gruene, TX -

TCSO Road Share 2015 Benefiting the Special Olympics

Wurst Ride in Texas – Austin, TX -

Fredericksburg Fall Foliage Frolic-Fredericksburg, TX -

Tour Das Hugel – Austin, TX -


Mission to Mission Wheels for Meals – San Antonio, TX -