2012 Texas Bike Rides and Races

Looking for a list of organized cycling events, bike rides, bicycle rallies, century rides and bicycle races in Texas? You’ve come to the right place.

I’ve put together this list of all the organized cycling events and bicycle rides that I could find.



Each ride or race clicks through to a post with more information, including a map. And the post links through to the original event organizer’s web site, when I could find it.

If I missed a ride, leave a comment at the bottom of the page and let me know so that I can add it. Please include a link to the organizer’s web site so I can verify the information.

And if you see any errors, please point them out so that I can correct them. No one wants to show up at an event to learn that the time has changed or that it has been canceled!

January 2012 bike rides

Bicycles Inc Century of the Month Ride, Arlington, Jan 7

2012 Bike Through the Forest and the Hills, Coldspring, January 28

February 2012 bike rides

Freeze Your Fanny, Longview, February 4

Puddle for Ducks, Houston, February 4

Roughrider Freeride Festival, El Paso, February 4 (mountain bike race)

Golden Girls Gold Rush, Montgomery, February 5

Alsatian Country IV Bicycle Race Series, Castroville, February 4 and 5 (criterium, road race and time trial)

Dirt Time Mountain Bike Race, Johnson City, February 5

Texas Chainring Massacre, Valley View, February 5 (gravel grinder bike race)

Super Bowl Sunday Ride, Fort Worth, February 5

Bicycles Inc Century of the Month Ride, Arlington, Feb 11

Cedar Hill Road Races, Cedar Hill, February 11 (bike race)

Pedaling the Prairie, Hempstead, February 11

University Oaks Criterium, San Antonio, February 12

Bikesport Presents the Warda Race, Warda, February 12 (mountain bike race)

Ride to the Rescue, Manvel, February 12

Mineral Wells Stage Race, Mineral Wells, February 18 and 19 (bicycle stage race)

Jalapeño 100 Bike Ride, Harlingen, February 18

Humble Lions Bike Ride, Humble, February 18

DORBA Sun and Ski Frozen Endurance Series Boulder Park, Dallas, February 18 (mountain bike race)

Tri County Hill Hopper, Round Top, February 19

Bulldog Bike Ride, Waller, February 25

Walburg Classic Road Race, Walburg, February 25 (bicycle race)

Pace Bend Road Race, Spicewood, February 26 (bicycle race)

STORM Hill Country Mountain Bike Challenge, Comfort, February 26 (mountain bike race)

Dallas Scholastic Weekly Criterium, Dallas, February 29 – March 5 on Wednesdays (bicycle race series)

March 2011 bike rides

Baytown YMCA Gator Ride, Baytown, March 3

Pedal Through the Pines, Bastrop, March 3

Mellow Johnny’s Mellow Classic, Georgetown, March 3 and 4 (UCI and Pro race series, register here.)

The Plane Great Ride, Montgomery, March 4

Bicycles Inc Century of the Month Ride, Arlington, March 10

Reveille Roubaix, Burnet, March 10 (gravel grinder bicycle race)

The Great Escape, Manvel, March 11

Magnolia Miles, Magnolia, March 17

Ride Ataxia, Dallas, March 24

Beauty and The Beast Ride, Tyler, March 24

LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour, Stonewall, March 24

Enchanted Rock Extreme Duathlon, Fredricksburg, March 25

Spokes and Spurs, Liberty Hill, March 31

Salado TX Smokin’ Spokes Bike Ride, Salado, TX, March 31

April 2012 bike rides

Tour of Dallas, Dallas, April 7

Easter Hill Country Tour, Kerrville, April 6-9

Katy Ram Challenge, Katy, April 14

Lancaster Country ride, Lancaster, April 14

Wildflower Bike Ride, Cuero, April 14

Bessies Creek 24, Brookshire, April 14 (This is a 6 hour, 12 hour or 24 hour team or solo endurance race.)

Bicycles Inc Century of the Month Ride, Arlington, April 14

Tour de Vineyard, Florence, April 21

Belton Lions Stampede on the Chisolm Trail, Belton, April 14

8th Annual Dam to Dam Bike Ride, Jasper, April 14

Moritz Ride for Heroes, Aledo, April 21

Tour de Cypress, Mt Vernon, April 21

DORBA/Sun and Ski Frozen Endurance Series- Boulde, Dallas, April 21 (This is a 4 or 6 hour team or solo endurance race.)

BP MS150 Ride, Houston to Austin, April 21-22

Matrix Challenge, Dallas, April 21-22 (bicycle race, criterium)

Austin Rattler, Smithville, April 22 (mountain bike race)

Honor Ride Arlington: Clay Hunt Memorial, Arlington, April 22

Bike Out Hunger, San Antonio to Dallas, April 23-28

Southwest Tandem Rally, Kerrville, April 27-29

Muenster Metric Century, Muenster, April 28

Red Poppy Bike Ride, Georgetown, April 28

Ryder Ride to Feed Tarrant County, Fort Worth, April 28

Hill Country Ride for AIDS, Georgetown, April 28

The Keirin, Houston, April 28 (Texas Cup track race)

Fort Davis Hammerfest Stage Race, Fort Davis, April 28-29 (timed stage bicycle race)

John Fitzpatrick Memorial Ride, Longview, April 29

May 2012 bike rides

Sun and Ski Texas Mountain Bike State Championship, Dallas, May 4-5 (mountain bike race)

Houston Grand Crit, Houston, May 6 (criterium, bike race)

Tour Du Rouge 6 day ride, Houston To New Orleans, May 6-11

Shiner G.A.S.P. Great,  Austin to Shiner Pedal, May 5

The 3rd Annual Chainge the World Bike Ride, Gilmer, May 5

4th Annual Waggin’ Trail Bike Ride, Hillsboro, May 5

Central Texas Tour de Cure, Austin, May 5

Rookie Triathalon, Austin, May 6

Head for the Hills, Cedar Hill, May 12

20th Annual Rolling Hills Challenge, Columbus, May 12

Armadillo Classic Ride Austin Cycling Association, Liberty Hill, May 12

Byers Bike Bash, Byers, May 12

North Texas Classic Bike Ride, Fort Worth, May 12

Matrix Track Cup, Frisco, May 12-13 (bike race)

Hill Country Cycling Adventure, Fredericksburg, May 10-13

Ride Of Silence, Amarillo, May 16

Ride of Silence, McAllen, May 16

Ride Of Silence, San Antonio, May 16



8th Annual WildRide! Against Cancer Richardson, May 19

Cross Timbers Classic, Flower Mound, May 19

South Texas Tour de Cure, Boerne, May 19

Real Ale Ride, Blanco, May 19

Bicycles Inc Century of the Month Ride, Arlington, May 19

Bike the Bricks III, McKinney, May 25 (criterium, bike race)

Mesquite Texas Rotary Bike Ride, Mesquite, May 26

June 2012 bike rides

Memorial Park Wednesday Night Criterium Series, Houston, June 6, 13, 20, & 27 (Criterium)

ATLAS 4000, Cedar Park to Lampasas, June 2

Spindletop Spin, Beaumont, June 2

FRESH Road Race, Tyler, June 2 (road race)

Sprint, Cypress, June 2 (track race)

24 Hours in the Canyon, Canyon, June 2-3

Zapata Laredo Fun Race, Laredo, June 3 (road race)

USAC Regional Development Camp, Austin, June 3-8 (road camp)

Gateway to Texas Get a Way Tour, Clarksville, June 6-10

Dollar Night at the Superdrome, Frisco, June 9 (track race)

Blazing Saddles, the Afterburn, Warda, June 9 (6 hour endurance mountain bike race)

Collin Classic, McKinney, June 9

Tour De Pepper, Dublin, June 9

Fire Ant Tour, Gatesville, June 9

Tour de Burma, San Angelo, June 9

All American Bicycle Rally, Springtown, June 9

Annual Tour d’Italia, Italy, June 16

Mineral Wells Summer Time Trial, Garford, June 16 – 17 (road race time trial)

Junior Master Regional Championship, Frisco, June 22-23 (track bike race)

Cow Creek Classic, Waxahachie, June 23

Bicycles Inc Century of the Month Ride, Arlington, June 23

Cranktastic Dirt Fest, Rockyhill Ranch in Smithville, June 23-24 (cross country/mountain bike race)

New Belgium Brewing Urban Assault Ride, Austin, June 24

Possum Pedal, Graham, June 30

July 2012 bike rides

Burn Your Buns Bike Ride- Bridgewood Farms, Conroe, July 4

Firecracker 100, Stephenville, July 7

Superdrome Speed Race #4, Frisco, July 7 (track bike race)

Bicycles Inc Century of the Month Ride, Arlington, July 13

Peach Pedal, Weatherford, July 14

Tour the Peanut Country, Gorman, July 14

Finish the Ride, Tulia, July 14

David Eikenburg Memorial Ride, McQueeney, July 14

Couples Triathalon, Walter E. Long Park, Austin, TX, July 15

Tour de Paris Bicycle Rally, Paris, July 21

Tres Burritos Ride, Austin, July 21

Track on Speed, Frisco, July 21 (track bike race)

Katy Flatland Century bike ride, Katy, July 22

Tour de Cure, Dallas-Fort Worth, July 28

Annual Goatneck Bike Ride, Cleburne, July 28

Tour de Gap, Buffalo Gap, July 28

Tour de Nowhere, Levelland, July 28

August 2012 bike rides

Blazin’ Saddle 75, Granbury, August 4

Jack’s Generic Triathlon, Texas Ski Ranch, New Braunfels, August 5

Hot Rocks Ride, Rockwall, August 11

Kiwanis Red River Bicycle Rally, Pottsboro, August 11

Edge City Stage Race, Texarkana, August 11-12 (stage bike race)

Vernon Burnin’ Bike Ride, Vernon, August 18

Wee-Chi-Tah Trail Races, Wichita Falls, August 24 (mountain bike race)

Hotter n’ Hell Ride, Wichita Falls, August 25

September 2012 bike rides

Bicycles Inc Century of the Month Ride, Arlington, September 1

Land Rover TriRock Series, Austin, September 3

Tour for Children Bike Rally, Helotes, September 8

Cowtown Classic Bicycle Ride, Fort Worth, September 8

Ride to Remember, Poth, September 8

Hale on Wheels, Plainview, September 15

Fort Davis Cyclefest Bike Ride, Fort Davis, September 15-16

Tour de Pink, Prairie View, September 16

Houston Tour de Cure, Katy, September 22

Wild Waco West Century Tour, Waco, September 22

Bonham Road Bike Rally, Bonham, Fannin County, September 21-22

Ride United Parker County, Weatherford, September 22

Conquer the Coast bike ride, Corpus Christi, September 22

Aptalis CF Cycle for Life- Fort Worth/Tarrant County, Mansfield, September 22

The Texas Time Trials, Glen Rose, September 27-29

Kerrville Triathalon, September 29-30

Rip Roarin’ Ride, Liberty Hill, September 29

Reveille Roubaix Bike Tour, Burnet, September 29

October 2011 bike rides

The Wish 100 100k Bicycle Rally, McKinney, October 6

Quicksilver Paluxy Pedal Bicycle Ride, Glen Rose, October 6

Big Bend Adventure Marathon October 6-13

Tour de Fire Ant, Marshall, October 13

North Texas Bicycle Rally (NTBR), Roanoke, October 13

Outlaw Trail Cycling Tour bicycle rally, Round Rock, October 13

Bicycles Inc Century of the Month Ride, Arlington, October 13

Kiwanis Krazy Kicker Bike Ride, Mineral Wells, October 20

Missions Tour de Goliad Bicycle Ride, Goliad, October 20

Sweatin’ Burnt Orange Bike Tour, Blanco, October 23

Ennis Lion Pride Bike Ride, Ennis, October 29

Tour de Pecan bicycle ride, Geronimo, October 29, 2011

Red Cross Ramble bicycle ride, Richmond, October 30, 2011

November 2011 bike rides

River Region Bike Classic bicycle tour, Garner State Park, Concan, November 3

Tour de Gruene, November 5

Bicycles Inc Century of the Month Ride, Arlington, November 11

The Wurst Ride Bicycle Rally, Austin, November 12

Turkey Roll Bicycle Rally, Denton, November 19

Tour das Hugel, Austin, some time in November.

December 2012 bike rides

Bicycles Inc Century of the Month Ride, Arlington, December 1



Did I miss any Texas bike rides? Is everything accurate? Leave a comment and let me know, so I can make sure the list includes everything, accurately.

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  1. I am looking for 3 of my favorite rides but can’t find the current websites for the rides in 2011: 1)Garner State Park in Leakey; 2)UT Burnt Orange ride in Blanco; and 3)Marble Falls.

  2. We have a new bike shop in Granbury and we are hosting a ride every monday from the shop, more info at goodbyecycle.com in the blog. or call us:

    (682) 936-2282 local in the DFW Metroplex or
    (855) 201-4225 toll free in the US

  3. New routes! Race or ride from Tarleton State University to Lingleville, Desdemona, Deleon and Dublin. Nice wide shoulders and friendly faces all the way to the finish line! We love our racers/riders and look forward to having you with us for the first time or seeing an old friend. Please come and join us for this charity event!

  4. The Red Poppy Ride in Georgetown is a great spring ride through the wildflowers! It compliments the Red Poppy Festival in downtown Georgetown. This is the 8th year and it is a very well supported ride. It is on April 28, 2012.
    Check out the website at http://www.redpoppyride.org/

  5. Come join us for the ride bicycle-stuff.com described as “Still the best secret in Central Texas”. The 2012 Hamilton Hill-Aceous will be covering the same wide open spaces and little travelled roads of Hamilton and Comanche Counties that you’ve enjoyed in the past. Prior to Monday, April 30, the registration is $25. Family members two or more are $20 each. Cycling club members or riding groups who sign up three or more riders before April 30 get $5 off each registration. Tandem riders team registration is $30 and the special 10K children’s ride is $10 per child 12 years and younger. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Registrations postmarked after April 30 add $5 to registration fee. The ride will start at 8 am on Saturday, May 5 at the Hamilton Airport (GPS coordinates N31.67 W98.15), with packet pickup beginning at 6:30 am. Pilot? Fly in to Hamilton Municipal and ride free! Airport details at http://www.airnav.com/airport/KMNZ
    We look forward to seeing those of you who’ve ridden in past years, hopefully with friends and family in tow! Once again you can register on-line at http://www.active.com/cycling/hamilton-tx/hamilton-hill-aceous-100-2012or go to the Hamilton Hospital web site at http://www.hamiltonhospital.org/wellness/hillaceous.html and download the full ride information and registration form.

  6. The Pedal Palcious is set for October 6, 2012. Waiting to hear when the Moonlight ramble in Houston will be in October. Also, the Tour de Donut in November in Katy.

  7. September 22, 2012 – 2nd Annual Ride United Parker County will be held on Saturday, 9/22/12, ride begins at 8 AM; registration opens at 6:30 AM. The ride features 24 mile, 36 mile and 59 mile routes. The start/finish line is located at the Parker County Sheriff Posse Arena, 2251 Mineral Wells Hwy (US Hwy 180) in Weatherford, TX 76086. The ride benefits the 25 health & human service programs supported by United Way of Parker County. Please see the website for more information – http://www.rideunitedparkercounty.com or call 817-596-5986. To learn more about United Way of Parker County and the programs we service, please visit http://www.unitedwayofparkercounty.org. Thank you!!

  8. Is there a bike ride in Mansfield? I was told they announced a ride in Mansfield at the Goatneck last Sat.

  9. The 2nd annual 9/11 Memorial Tour in Douglassville, Texas
    Come to Douglassville,Texas on 9/08/2012 for a scenic ride through the hills of Cass County, Texas. There are a number of routes to choose from and the hospitality is second to none! We are raising money for the Volunteer Fire Department in Douglassville and they will be providing us with Sag and lead vehicles.
    The ride starts at 8am in Douglassville at the Firehouse
    Entry fees are: $25 online before 9/6/2012 or $35 for the same day. Please note that only the ones who register online or by mail before 8/26/2012 are guaranteed a t-shirt.
    Available routes are: 100K, 45 miles, 30 miles and 15 miles.
    There will be sag support and rest stops about every 10 miles
    The town of Douglassville,Texas has proven itself to be friendly to the cycling
    community (except some local livestock!) in our annual races held on these same
    roads. Come enjoy the ride and support a great cause!
    There will also be Hamburgers served for lunch so come on out and come HUNGRY!!!
    You can register at online
    Manual Registration by mail or fax: For those that prefer to submit a registration by mail or email, go to http://www.edgecitycycling.com/911-memorial-tour.html click on this link (2012 Registration Form) to download a registration form which can be submitted to the address or fax on the bottom of the form.
    Manual registration forms will be accepted from January 1, 2012 through August 31, 2012. When you forward it to the address on the form we will manually input your registration into the BikeReg database.
    For additional info email Dee Bell at edgetraining1@yahoo.com or call 903-826-9694