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Free for Club Spinistry Members! You must be a Club Member to participate in this event. We will utilize roads in and around the LBJ National Grasslands for riders to enjoy this unique slice of Texas. Roads will be a combination of country gravel roads, back country paved roads as well as Forest Roads. LBJ Grasslands allows for FREE dispersed camping so feel free spend the weekend. This is a timed Club ride for training purposes only. There is no registration fee and there will NOT be any awards. Riders are expected to follow appropriate safety and social distancing protocols for everyone's safety. There will NOT be any restrooms on site nor will there be any on course support provided by Club Spinistry. Riders must carry all that they need to complete the course or arrange for their own support at the designated spots.
North Texas social distancing appropriate gravel greatness for everyone! Routes from 30 to 200+ miles. Individual Time Trial format with spacing of at least one minute between riders. No drafting allowed. Riders must be on site 15 minutes prior to their group start time and must leave in that specified time window. No changes or substitutions for start chute time range. This will be a no touch at check in event. Virtual riders' meeting will be made available Friday evening to all participants.
200+ Mile route includes two separate loops of the same course (forwards then backwards). Each loop begins and ends at the main staging area. The 200 mile route is self navigated and self supported so GPS is required. The course is not routed through towns. Outside support is allowed at specificed points along the route but not on other parts of the course. No bike swaps allowed.
100 Mile route is a loop shared with the 200 mile riders. This route is also considered self navigated and self supported.
100K route will be marked but we still recommend GPS backup for navigation purposes.
50K route will be marked, GPS backup navigation suggested.
These routes are not appropriate for traditional "road bikes". Gravel/Adventure bikes, cyclocross and hardtail mountain bikes are ideal. Hybrids without fenders will work for the shorter routes as well. Helmets are required and rear lights are highly recommended for safety purposes. There are short stretches on high speed Farm to Market roads but the vast majority of the routes are on nearly deserted county roads.
The course is marked but this should still be considered a self supported event without SAG vehicles. GPS backup is highly suggested. Riders can receive support at specified points along the route but will be disqualified if they receive on course support beyond other riders outside of those points.
For safety and insurance purposes all riders must wear a helmet and operate their bicycles under their own power. No motorized assistance is allowed.
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