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Austin Bicycle Route Maps

Austin Bicycle Route Maps


Find information on cycling courses in your area, read up on bicycle laws, find new areas to cycle, find out how to join the cycling community, and more!

Bicycle Master Plan:

Specific City of Austin Code regarding:

Bicycle Laws

Cycling courses and Traffic Skills 101:

Find a new bicycle route!

How to get out there and start commuting by bicycle:

Find out what’s going on in the cycling community:


Spirit of Texas Ride

Spirit of Texas Ride

The Spirit of Texas Ride page, provides you with the official registration information, ride distances etc. and if you scroll down a bit, videos, interviews and ride reports for this event. If you don’t see a ride report and you participated in the event in the past, feel free to type something up and we’ll add it here!

the spirit of texas ride

Date: October 1, 2017

Event: Spirit of Texas Ride

Route Distances: 15, 35, 50 and 65 miles

About the Ride: 

Join us for a memorable 15, 35, 50 or 65 mile spin on some of the finest cycling roads anywhere. Based in scenic Wimberley, Texas, and just a short drive from Austin and San Antonio, this ride has earned a reputation for fun, outstanding scenery, excellent organization and friendly staff!

This event raises much-needed funds for the Wimberley High School band program, which has experienced crippling budget cuts at the State level. Your participation helps keep the music alive for the next generation.

If you cannot join us in the saddle for the ride, please consider a tax deductible contribution to the WHS Band Booster organization.

World Class Course

“World Class” – words not lightly chosen. It seems we are not alone in this opinion:

  • For years, Lance Armstrong’s LIVESTRONG Austin Challenge used these very roads for its event.
  • Team Garmin-Sharp (a US professional cycling team which figures prominently each year in the European racing circuit, including the Tour de France) based its development team for 2012 and 2013 at the Williams Racing Academy in Wimberley, TX. See the following article:

Our priority is that YOU have a WONDERFUL CYCLING EXPERIENCE !! Consequently, the course has been carefully selected by a group of local cyclists for the beauty of the routes, the quality of the roads, and the minimal traffic.

The ride course is set in the heart of the exquisite Central Texas Hill Country so the routes are hilly in general – this ride’s predecessor ride was aptly named the “Wimberley Hillacious”! Please choose your distance accordingly. While the 15-mile route is plenty picturesque, the three longer routes “up the ante” in terms of rolling hills and offer spectacular vistas along with a couple of especially challenging climbs (one of which was “affectionately” referred to as “The Hill of Death” by a 2012 participant!).

We are honored to have the opportunity to present such an outstanding cycling event. We look forward to seeing YOU in the saddle for this year’s Spirit of Texas Ride!

And, on behalf the entire Wimberley High School Spirit of Texas Band organization, thanks for your support!!

Registration: Soon

Find more information about other rides on our mainpage

Texas Bike Rides – Second Half 2017

Event Location Date
SB 250 San Antonio Ride 2017 McAllen to San Antonio June 23-24, 2017
Tour of The Wichitas Lawton, OK Saturday, June 24, 2017
Rough Riders 200 Angel Fire, New Mexico Canceled for 2017
Cow Creek Country Classic Waxahachie Saturday, June 24, 2017
Wild Pig Pedal Seymour Saturday, June 24, 2017
Tour de Fort Worth Forth Worth, TX June 25- July 16, 2017
Firecracker 100 Bike Ride Stephenville Canceled
Burn your Buns Bike Ride Conroe,Tx Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Spokes of Freedom Farmersville Canceled
The Hills Are Alive McKinney,TX Canceled for 2017
Finish The Ride Tulia,TX Saturday, July 8, 2017
Peach Pedal Bike Ride Weatherford Saturday, July 8, 2017
David’s Ride Seguin, TX No date for 2017
Tour de Paris Paris Saturday, July 15, 2017
Tour the Peanut Country Gorman Canceled
Cactus n’ Crude MS150 Bike Ride Midland to Lubbock July 15-16, 2017
Katy Flatland Century 2017 Katy,TX Sunday, July 16, 2017
Tour de Gap Buffalo Gap, TX July 21-23, 2017
Collin Classic Bike Rally Plano Saturday, July 22, 2017
RAGBRAI XLV Des Moines, Iowa July 23-29, 2017
El Diablo Poker Dash & Bash Austin, TX No date for 2017
The Goatneck Bike Ride Cleburne Saturday, July 29, 2017
H.O.T. Cyclists 100K Bangs,TX No date for 2017
The Dehydrator Oklahoma No date for 2017
Bike MS: Valero Ride the Rim 2017 Palo Duro Canyon No date for 2017
Spin Your Wheels Bethany, OK No date for 2017
Hamilton Hillaceous Hamilton Canceled
Blazin’ Saddle 75 Granbury, TX Saturday, August 5, 2017
Stonewall Century Bicycle Ride La Veta, CO Saturday, August 5, 2017
Tour de Jalapeno 2017 San Marcos Sunday, August 6, 2017
Raquel’s Wings – The Eighter from Decatur Bicycle Rally Decatur Saturday, August 12, 2017
Hot Rocks Bike Ride Rockwall, TX Saturday, August 12, 2017
Kiwanis Red River Bicycle Rally Pottsboro, TX Saturday, August 12, 2017
Midnight Massacre Sanger, TX No date for 2017
Cove House Classic Bike Tour 2017 Copperas Cove, TX No date for 2017
The Humane Bike Ride and Wine Tasting Sour Lake, TX No date for 2017
Texas Gravel Championship Rosebud, TX Saturday, August 19, 2017
Vernon Burnin’ Bike Ride Vernon Saturday, August 19, 2017
Hotter’N Hell Hundred 2017 Wichita Falls August 24-27, 2017
Camp Eagle Classic Mountain Bike Festival Rocksprings, TX September 1-4, 2017
Winters dove dash 5K and bike ride Winters, TX No date for 2017
Blackland Triathlon Plano No date for 2017
Reveille Peak 100k Burnet, TX No date for 2017
CF Cycle for Life Dallas, TX Saturday, September 9, 2017
2017 Chainge the World Bike Ride Gilmer Saturday, September 9, 2017
Tour de las Misiones San Antonio, TX Saturday, September 9, 2017
La Vernia Wild West Hammerfest Bicycle Ride 2017 La Vernia No date for 2017
Cowtown Classic Bike Ride Fort Worth No date for 2017
39TH Annual Enchanted Circle Century Tour Red River, NM No date for 2017
H-E-B Bike Fest Texas Boerne, TX No date for 2017
4th annual 9/11 Memorial Tour Douglassville, TX No date for 2017
Pedal Away Alzheimer’s Bike Ride Bellville, TX Saturday, September 16, 2017
The Glorieta Gut Check Glorieta, NM Saturday, September 16, 2017
Hale on Wheels 2017 Plainview Saturday, September 16, 2017
Conquer the Coast Ride Corpus Christi, TX Saturday, September 16, 2017
Cotton Patch Challenge Greenville, TX Saturday, September 16, 2017
2017 Fort Davis Cyclefest Tour Fort Davis September 16-17, 2017
2017 Central Texas Tour de Cure Dripping Springs, TX No date for 2017
1400 Miles Austin to Denver No date for 2017
Tour for Children 2017 Helotes, TX No date for 2017
Magical Museum Mystery Tour Katy, TX No date for 2017
Red River Road Kill Rally Ardmore, OK Canceled
Texas Time Trials Glen Rose, TX September 21-23, 2017
Oktoberfest Bike Race Fort Worth, TX September 21-23, 2017
Bikes, BIBLES, and BBQ Eureka Springs No date for 2017
Cycle for Christ San Benito, TX No date for 2017
Camino205 Bike Ride Palestine Saturday, September 23, 2017
The Big Dam Bridge 100 North Little Rock, Arkansas Saturday, September 23, 2017
Reading & Riding 100 San Antonio Saturday, September 23, 2017
2017 Texas Tumbleweed 100 Endurance Ride Dumas, TX Saturday, September 23, 2017
Houston Tour de Cure Prairie View,TX Saturday, September 23, 2017
Texas Mamma Jamma Ride Martindale,TX Saturday, September 23, 2017
Tour de Rio Blanco Crosbyton, TX No date for 2017
Wheel A’ Mena Ride Mena, Arkansas Saturday, September 30, 2017
Emmitt Smith Gran Fondo Frisco, TX Saturday, September 30, 2017
Wheels on Fire 100 Tucumcari, NM Saturday, September 30, 2017
Coastal Bend Tour de Cure Portland, TX Saturday, September 30, 2017
Tour de Pecan Seguin, TX Saturday, September 30, 2017
Gear Up to End Hunger Fort Worth, TX September 30 – October 1, 2017
Spirit of Texas Ride Wimberley, TX Sunday, October 1, 2017
Lions Biking for Sight Montgomery, TX Sunday, October 1, 2017
The Fort Hood Challenge Copperas Cove, TX No date for 2017
Tour de Fresh Texas Fort Worth, TX No date for 2017
Rip Roarin’ Ride Liberty Hill, TX No date for 2017
Pineywoods Purgatory Tour Lufkin, TX Saturday, October 7, 2017
BTX Bike Rally Bowie, Texas Saturday, October 7, 2017
Wheels and Heels for Meals Fort Davis, TX Saturday, October 7, 2017
The CareFlite Paluxy Pedal Glen Rose Saturday, October 7, 2017
Bike MS: Valero Ride to the River San Antonio, TX October 7-8, 2017
Tour de Taco Clovis, NM Saturday, October 7, 2017
Waco Wild West 100 Bicycle Tour City of Waco,TX Saturday, October 7, 2017
No Country for Old Men Alpine, TX Saturday, October 14, 2017
DFW Tour de Cure Parker, TX Saturday, October 14, 2017
Red Star Bicycles Trinity Levee Race Dallas Saturday, October 14, 2017
The Heroes Ride Conroe, TX Saturday, October 14, 2017
24 Hours of Rocky Hill Smithville October 14-15, 2017
Cycle for Change Canutillo, TX Sunday, October 15, 2017
Wish 100 Bicycle Rally McKinney No date for 2017
Tour de Fireant Marshall, TX No date for 2017
North Texas Bicycle Rally Trophy Club, TX No date for 2017
Outlaw Trail 100 Cycling Tour Round Rock, TX No date for 2017
Tour de Ted Houston, Austin, College Station, Victoria, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Waco, Abilene, Dallas, TX No date for 2017
13th Annual Dam to Dam Bike Ride Jasper No date for 2017
Just Ride Dallas Fall Drag Races Dallas, TX Saturday, October 21, 2017
Missions Tour de Goliad Goliad, TX Saturday, October 21, 2017
Mineral Wells Crazy Kicker 100 Bike Ride Mineral Wells, TX No date for 2017
Tour de Groves Groves Saturday, October 21, 2017
Kiwanis Sealy Fall Classic Sealy, TX Saturday, October 21, 2017
Bike Around the Bay Baytown, TX October 21-22, 2017
Vuelta D’ Laredo Laredo, TX Sunday, October 22, 2017
LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin Austin Sunday, October 22, 2017
Central South Texas Tour de Cure San Marcos Saturday, October 28, 2017
Bike to the Beach Houston Houston,TX Saturday, October 28, 2017
TCSO Road Share for Special Olympics Texas Austin,TX No date for 2017
Autumn in Bonham Bike Rally Bonham,TX No date for 2017
Trick It Up Bike Ride Farmersville, TX Saturday, October 28, 2017
Bike the ‘Burg Fredericksburg ,TX Saturday, October 28, 2017
BikeHouston Moonlight Ramble Houston, TX No date for 2017
Gears for the Years charity ride Round Rock, TX No date for 2017
RPMH Charity Ride Sweetwater, TX No date for 2017
Armadillo Classic Liberty Hill, TX Saturday, October 28, 2017
Tyler Grit and Glide Dual Cycle Event Tyler, TX No date for 2017
Sweatin’ Burnt Orange Bike Tour Blanco, TX No date for 2017
Urban Assault Ride Austin, TX No date for 2017
Mineola Pedal for Paws Mineola, TX Saturday, November 4, 2017
Tour de Gruene New Braunfels,TX November 4-5, 2017
H.O.N.E.Y. Foundation Inc Bike ride Beaumont, TX Saturday, November 11, 2017
Wallis Independence Ride Wallis, TX No date for 2017
Bike Out Hunger – Bridge the Gap Waco, TX No Date for 2017
Polk County Spirit Ride Livingston, TX Saturday, November 11, 2017
Tour Das Hugel Austin, TX No date for 2017
Road Share Manor, TX No date for 2017
Turkey Roll Bicycle Rally Denton, TX No date for 2017
Running on Faith 5K and Cruisin’ For Christ Road Race Pittsburg, TX No date for 2017
Mission to Mission Charity Bike Tour San Antonio Saturday, December 2, 2017
Pico de Gallo Century Bike Ride Weslaco, TX Saturday, December 2, 2017
The Bayou Ride Houston No date for 2017
Megan Baab Commemorative Ride Grapevine, TX No date for 2017

Texas Heritage Travel Guide

Welcome to Texas. Everything is bigger and better here, even the history! Come explore the thousands of historical, cultural, and natural treasures in the Lone Star State. We want to enrich your life through history, one visit at a time.

Texas Heritage Travel Guide

Experience the vastness and wonder of the Lone Star State with the Texas Historical Commission’s Texas Heritage Travel Guide. Encompassing all 10 Texas Heritage Trail Regions, this statewide guide highlights historic destinations that tell the real stories of Texas. From beautifully restored courthouses to historic frontier forts, use this guide as a starting point for your next adventure and immerse yourself in the captivating story of Texas.

Download the free guide (PDF) and map (PDF) or request a printed copy.

THC Historic Sites in Texas

Touring UT

University of Texas CAMPUS TOURS

Walking Tours

Orange Tower next to the moonProspective freshman and transfer students: Campus Visits andResidence Hall Tours

Prospective graduate and international students, non-college bound groups and individuals:Visitor Center

Little Longhorns: Go on a Scavenger Hunt campus tour and explore the “Forty Acres of Fun.” When you finish your adventure, be sure to check theScavenger Hunt answer key.

Can’t make it to campus for a scheduled visit? Try the self-guidedwalking tour (PDF) and the self-guided diversity tour (PDF).Download Adobe Reader.

Other Guided

Tower Observation Deck Tours
Take a special guided tour around the observation deck of the university’s landmark Tower and explore the architecture, interior and more.

Explore UT: The Biggest Open House in Texas!
Explore UT is an annual event for the people of Texas to discover the treasures throughout the campus. Through tours, lectures, performances, demonstrations and other activities, explorers of all ages are invited to make themselves at home, discover something new and have a lot of fun.


Landmarks brings the finest works of public art to the main campus in order to support the university as a leading research institution, enhance its aesthetic character and provide a source of civic pride and welfare.

Walking the Forty Acres: Building Stones Precambrian to Pleistocene
By S.P. Ellison and Joseph J. Jones.

Walking the Forty Acres: Waller Creek Wilderness Trails and Adjuncts
By S.P. Ellison, Joseph J. Jones and Keith Young.

Look Around virtual campus tour

Virtual Tours

Look Around
Get a new perspective on The University of Texas at Austin campus and learn more about the history and traditions of the university. The Look Around virtual tour provides a 360-degree view from a dozen of the most compelling sites on campus. Just click and drag your cursor on each image, and you will unlock a panoramic vista from iconic locations such as the Tower, Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium and the West Mall. Start your Look Around interactive tour.

Scenes from the Top
Take a virtual guided tour around the observation deck of the university’s Tower.

Life in Austin

Living at The University of Texas at Austin goes hand-in-hand with exploring the city of Austin. Read about what life in Austin offers Longhorns.

Tour de France 2011

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With Contador so far out of the standings, the Schleck boys have a real shot at it. I think Cadel Evans, Andy S and Frank S will be on the podium. Maybe that’s just wishfulness but it could happen.

My bookmarks for April 11th through September 17th

These are my links for April 11th through September 17th:

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