Atlas Ride

Saturday, June 4th, 2016
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Updates

Please sign-up for our text message alerts for an update on weather & ride status the morning of the ride.

6/04/16 5:00 AM: The ATLAS Ride is on! Looking forward to seeing everyone this morning!

6/03/16 8:00 PM:

Due to all the recent rain, there are a few low water crossings on the 70 mile route that make the course unridable.  All 70 mile ATLAS Riders will be diverted to the 50 mile route and given the option to ride the 25 mile course (starting and ending from Turner Field Park) after completing the 50 mile route if they would like to do so. We have driven the entire 50 mile course & the entire 25 mile course and they are currently fine for cyclists with no low water crossing concerns at this time. Please register for our text message alerts and check your email tomorrow morning for updates on the ATLAS Ride. 

25 MILE RIDE START LINE & FINISH LINE FESTIVAL LOCATION HAS CHANGED:

25 Mile
Saturday, 6/4, 10am Start
Start: Turner Field Park
802 Campbell St., Lampasas, TX 76550

Finish Line Festival

Saturday, 6/4, 11:30am

We will begin serving food and drinks at 11:30 am.

Turner Field Park
802 Campbell St., Lampasas, TX 76550

Also, NOTE THAT OUR 50 & 70 MILE RIDE START LINE HAS CHANGED AND WILL BE AT A NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR!

50 Mile & 70 Mile
Saturday, 6/4, 8am Start
Start: Stiles Middle School
3250 Barley Rd, Leander, TX 78641

Overview

The Texas 4000 ATLAS Ride is a 700+ person cycling event from Leander to Lampasas where supporters can ride the first 25, 50 or 70 miles with the Texas 4000 team as they start their 70-day journey. Enjoy beautiful views, rolling hills and the wildlife of the Texas Hill Country. A post-ride festival will happen at the finish line; festival activities include a barbecue, live music, a presentation by the Texas 4000 team and more! Don’t miss the ATLAS Kick-off Party either before the event.

Online registration for this year’s ATLAS Ride on Saturday, June 4th is now closed. Registrations can still be purchased for $70 at packet pick-up at the following times/places:

Pre-Ride Packet Pickup & Registration

Thursday, June 2nd, 4 – 7p
Friday, June 3rd, 11a – 7p
Location: Bicycle World
300 S Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704

Ride Day Packet Pickup & Registration

50 Mile & 70 Mile
Saturday, 6/4, 6a – 7:45a
Start: Stiles Middle School
3250 Barley Rd, Leander, TX 78641

25 Mile
Saturday, 6/4, 9a – 9:45a
Start: Turner Field Park
802 Campbell St., Lampasas, TX 76550

Not a cyclist? Don’t worry! You can purchase a Food Pass at the Finish Line Festival for $20! Food pass includes full plate of BBQ, 2 beer tickets, and 2 wine tickets. If you’re registered to ride, the food and beverages are included in your registration cost.

       

ATLAS FAQ

Registration Info
1. How do I register?

Online registration for the 2016 ATLAS Ride is now closed. Registrations may be purchased for $70 at packet pick-up at the following times/locations:

Pre-Ride Packet Pickup & Registration

Thursday, June 2nd, 4 – 7p
Friday, June 3rd, 11a – 7p
Location: Bicycle World
300 S Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704

Ride Day Packet Pickup & Registration

50 Mile & 70 Mile
Saturday, 6/4, 6a – 7:45a
Start: Stiles Middle School
3250 Barley Rd, Leander, TX 78641

25 Mile
Saturday, 6/4, 9a – 9:45a
Start: Pillar Bluff Vineyards
300 CR 111, Lampasas, TX 76550

2. Can I sign up the day of the ride?

Riders can sign up day of for all three routes. Day of registration is $70. We recommend arriving early to give yourself time to register – we will open registration 2 hours before ride start and close registration 15 minutes before the ride starts for all distances.

3. What happens in case of inclement weather?

The ride goes on rain or shine. In the case of an extreme weather event, all participants will be notified via email regarding any change in plans and we will update this section of the website. You can also register for text message updates here. Refunds will not be issued in cases of inclement weather.

4. Is there an age limit for participating in the ride?

No, but riders 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult on both the ride and the bus.

Packet Pick-Up Info
1. How and when do I pick up my packet for the ride?

Pre-Ride Packet Pickup & Registration:

Location: Bicycle World 300 S Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704

Thursday, June 2nd: 4 – 7p

Friday, June 3rd: 11a – 7p 

Ride Day Packet Pickup & Registration:

50 Mile & 70 Mile:

Location: Start Line @ Stiles Middle School, 3250 Barley Rd, Leander, TX 78641 

Saturday, 6/4, 6a – 7:45a 

25 Mile:

Saturday, 6/4, 9a – 9:45a

Location: Start Line @ Turner Field Park, 802 Campbell St., Lampasas, TX 76550

Ride Info
1. What are the distances?

There are three options – 25, 50, and 70 miles.

2. Where do they start?

The 50 and 70-mile routes start at Stiles Middle School in Leander, TX. The 25-mile route starts in Lampasas, TX, at Turner Field Park (802 Campbell St.).

3. Where do they finish?

All routes finish at Turner Field Park, 802 Campbell St., in Lampasas, TX.

4. What time does the ride start?

The 50 and 70-mile routes start at 8a. The 25-mile route starts at 10a.

5. Can I see a map?

The map for the 50 & 70 mile routes can be viewed here. The 25 mile route map can be viewed here. Turn by turn directions for all 3 routes can be found here

6. What will be available at rest stops?

 Rest stops will have water and Nuun as well as snack foods including fruit and PB&J’s.

Post-Ride & Festival Info
1. Is there transportation back to Leander from the finish line in Lampasas?

Transportation by bus will be available for $20 back to Leander from the finish line. Bikes will be transported by box truck and zip tied together. Additional padding/protection must be provided by the cyclist if desired. Buses will leave at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, & 4pm. Bus passes can be purchased here.

2. Is there a deadline to buy bus passes?

Online sales for bus passes have closed. There are a limited number that can be bought day of ($20 each) at the information tent at the finish line, but they run out quickly.

3. What kind of food will you have at the finish? Is there a vegetarian option?

The food at the finish line is a traditional Texas BBQ plate with sides. Vegetarian plates will be available. 4 drink tickets will be included for those over 21 – 2 wine and 2 beer.

4. What is the finish line festival?

The finish line festival will include a number of booths and vendors at the finish line to promote a fun, family-friendly atmosphere and give attendees more things to do and enjoy at the race!

5. Can I buy festival or food only tickets for family or friends?

Attending the festival is free. If you would like to attend the festival and eat/drink, tickets can be purchased at the ATLAS finish line. 

6. Will there be a bag drop so I can change clothes after the ride?

Arrangements will be made to transport one small soft-sided bag with clothing for each participant from the start to the finish.


Fundraise With Us!

Join the fight by signing up to fundraise alongside the 2016 Texas 4000 team leading up to the ATLAS Ride! After you register for the ride, you will be prompted to set a fundraising goal and to personalize your fundraising page. You can also create your personal fundraising page here. You can post your page to your Facebook and/or Twitter accounts as well as in emails to raise awareness and to help reach your goal!

All funds raised go toward the Texas 4000 mission and our fight against cancer. Fundraisers can earn incentives such as Texas 4000 merchandise, 2016 memorabilia, and tickets to the 2016 Tribute Gala! See below for a complete lists of incentives:

Pedal Pal ($250 – $499)
Receive an official Texas 4000 T-Shirt and hat

Paceline Partner ($500 – $999)
Receive all Pedal Pal incentives and an official Texas 4000 team jersey

Century Supporter ($1,000 – $2,499)
Receive all Paceline Partner incentives, as well as 2 tickets to the pre-ATLAS Kick-off party on Friday, June 3rd where you will receive special recognition for your efforts.

Super SAG ($2,500+)
Receive all Century Supporter incentives and 2 tickets to the Tribute Gala on Saturday, August 27th. The Tribute Gala is the welcome home event that celebrates the most recent group of riders to reach Alaska.


ATLAS Kick-off Party

Join the 2016 Texas 4000 team as the riders gear up for Day One of their 70-day journey from Texas to Alaska.  The ATLAS Kick-off Party will feature dinner, drinks and live music. For friends, family, ATLAS Riders and the extended Texas 4000 community, $20 gets you into this party to get pumped up for ATLAS!


Event Photos

View Past Years' ATLAS Ride Photos
2012
2015

 

2016 ATLAS Committee

  • Kelley Ables
  • Courtney Becker
  • Carroll Cooper
  • Joe Corcoran
  • Barrett Criswell
  • Richelle Criswell
  • Kathryn Flowers
  • Deni Hui
  • Emmy Laursen
  • Jeff Mock
  • Kelli Nash
  • Alex Reynolds
  • Matt Welch

Thank you for your tireless work in planning ATLAS 2016!