Skip to main content

2024 Texas Twister Gravel Challenge

Sat May 25, 2024 Gainesville, TX 76240 US Directions


75 Miler

8:00AM CDT

55 Miler

8:00AM CDT

40 Miler

8:00AM CDT


4321 North I-35
Gainesville, TX US 76240


4/10/24 Update: We are excited to announce a venue change with easier access from I-35 in Gainesville! New venue will have multiple food trucks on site, a market days festival and real restrooms. Additionally, there are plenty of hotels and restaurants in the immediate area. Come Join Us!!!

Week 1 is 5/4 in Paris, TX
Week 2 is 5/11 in Pontotoc, TX
Week 3 of the Gravel Unwound Texas Warmup Series

Free entries are sold out as of 5/20/24. Club Spinistry members save 50% on remaining entries. Please note that these routes are primarily gravel. Ignore the Ride With GPS surface data. It is highly inaccurate.

Featured event is a 75ish mile shaded loop through the Cross Timbers Forest region in far north Texas. 55 and 35 mile options available as well. Routes and mileage are subject to change based on weather, maintenance or unexpected road closures.

Fastest 75 mile times by age/gender groups (breaks tbd based on signups) will qualify for The Privateer Invitational.
5/19/24 Update (based on top 10% of signups): 
Top Female
Top 30 and Under
Top 31-40
Top 41-45
Top 46-50
Top 51-55
Top 2 56-60
Top 61+

All  routes will be fully marked and we will provide GPS navigation files/capability to all registered riders. Apart from course markings and water tables these routes are considered self supported. Riders must make their own transportation arrangements if unable to complete the routes for any reason. There will NOT be SAG support. Please call 911 in case of emergency.

All riders are expected to adhere to the Texas Transportation Code. All routes utilize public roads/property for their entirety. Please be aware of and courteous to all road/park/trail users. This is NOT a race. Recorded times are meant for individual reference/use for training purposes. We do ask that riders make us aware of any course deviations so that other participants might have proper and accurate times for evaluation purposes.

IMPORTANT IMPORTANT IMPORTANT info for racers at Spinistry events!!!

Thanks to our friend Dylan Johnson doing the math it is now a REQUIREMENT that all competitors properly mount their number plates or be subject to a time penalty.

Proper mounting is on the bar or cables, facing forward with the numbers clearly visible. No wrapping on the head tube, no sticking in a pocket or bag, no mounting sideways on frame or fork.

Time penalty for an improperly mounted number plate is the greater of 5 minutes per 100 miles (5 minute minimum for shorter distances) or however long it takes us to chase down and identify a racer with an incorrectly mounted number.

We will continue to allow comfort/aero/gravel bars for all racers since that is an aero benefit available to all that more than offsets the number plate penalty.


Entry fee covers a trial membership to Club Spinistry for those who are not current members. Fee can be applied towards a full membership within 7 days of the completion of this event. Routes link:


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Preliminary Route Details

You must be a participant to view this content.

Have An Account?


If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies. We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy.

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies.