Atlas Ride

Saturday, May 30th, 2015
Location Varies




Dear ATLAS participants, volunteers, parents, partners, and friends:

We have a few updates regarding ATLAS – please read thoroughly. Contact information will be included in case of questions.

Given heavy rains in Lampasas last night and more scheduled for tomorrow, we had to change our Finish Line for the 50/70-mile routes and Start/Finish Line for the 25-mile route to a new location. The Texas Legato Winery has taken in too much water and we aren’t able to park on their grounds.

The new Finish Line address is Campbell Park at 501 E. North Avenue, Lampasas, TX 76550, located about 5 miles from Texas Legato. Parking options are as follows and are all within close walking distance to the park in the order of convenience:

Street parking on Hackberry Street – EAST of Campbell Park (runs along side the park)

Hanna Springs Elementary School – 604 E. Avenue F (front lot is Ave. F, side lot is Hackberry)

Lampasas Municipal Court – 405 South Main Street (a little bit more of a walk)

The course will be well marked and maps will be available at the start lines. Busses and box trucks with bikes will run as scheduled. Please note: the 50/70-mile routes start line is still at Running Brushy Middle School at 2303 N. Lakeline Blvd. in Cedar Park.

We are evaluating the weather radar tomorrow at 6:30AM and will determine if the ride will still go on. We will communicate via email, social media, and on our website. If at 6:30AM the ride is still on, we will evaluate again at 7:45AM for the 50/70-mile routes and at 9:45AM for the 25-mile route.

Please use your best judgement. If we start the ride and inclement weather rolls through, please take cover. We will communicate via our SAG vehicles and will do our best to clear the course.

Contact information is as follows:

Course Info/Emergency: Richelle Criswell: 512.585.5034
Volunteer Questions: Emmy Laursen: 817.637.3805
Misc.: Jen (Garza) Thomas: 512.983.8040 OR Courtney Becker: 713.962.0081

In the event that a cancellation is unavoidable, please keep in mind that registration is nonrefundable. Part of that contribution will support our 72 Texas 4000 riders who will ride on through every kind of weather you can imagine, sharing hope, knowledge and charity on the way to Alaska.

Thank you for your flexibility and patience!


The Texas 4000 ATLAS Ride is a 700+ person cycling event from Cedar Park 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 barbeque, live music, a presentation by the Texas 4000 team and more! Don’t miss the ATLAS Kick-off Party either before the event.

Registration for this year’s ATLAS Ride on Saturday, May 30th is now only available at packet pick-up. Online registration has been closed.

Pre-Ride Packet Pickup & Registration
Location: Jack & Adam’s Bicycles
300 S. Lamar Blvd. #L, Austin, TX, 78704

Thursday, 5/28, 4p – 7p

Friday, 5/29, 11a – 7p

Ride Day Packet Pickup & Registration

50 Mile & 70 Mile
Saturday, 5/30, 6a – 7:45a
Start: Running Brushy Middle School
2303 N. Lakeline Blvd., Cedar Park, TX, 78613

25 Mile
Saturday, 5/30, 9a – 9:45a
Start: Texas Legato Winery
2935 FM 1478, Lampasas, TX 76550

Not a cyclist? Don’t worry! You can purchase a Food Pass (also called Partner Pass) for $20 and meet us at the finish line party! 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. Food Passes are now only available at the finish line in Lampasas. Quantities are limited.





Registration Info
1. How do I register?

Online registration is now closed. Registration must take place at packet pick-up.

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. 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: Jack & Adam’s Bicycles
300 S. Lamar Blvd. #L, Austin, TX, 78704

Thursday, 5/28, 4p – 7p
Friday, 5/29, 11a – 7p

Ride Day Packet Pickup & Registration

50 Mile & 70 Mile
Saturday, 5/30, 6a – 7:45a
Start: Running Brushy Middle School
2303 N. Lakeline Blvd., Cedar Park, TX, 78613

25 Mile
Saturday, 5/30, 9a – 9:45a
Start: Campbell Park
501 E. North Ave., 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 in Cedar Park, TX, at Running Brushy Middle School (2303 N. Lakeline Blvd). The 25-mile route starts in Lampasas, TX, at Campbell Park (501 E. North Avenue).

3. Where do they finish?

All routes finish at Campbell Park, 501 E. North Avenue 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?

Due to slight course changes with alteration of finish line, maps are not available at this time.

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 Cedar Park from the finish line in Lampasas?

Transportation by bus will be available for $20 back to Cedar Park 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 leave at regular intervals throughout the day. A limited number of bus passes can be purchased at the finish line.

2. Is there a deadline to buy bus passes?

Online sales for bus passes closed at 5pm on 5/28. 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. Please note that there is limited availability day of. Online tickets are no longer available.

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 2015 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 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, 2015 memorabilia, and opportunities to ride with the team! 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, an official Texas 4000 team jersey signed by the 2015 team as well as 2 tickets to the 2015 Tribute Gala, the welcome home event that celebrates the most recent group of riders to reach Alaska. Tribute will likely be held on August 23rd, 2015.

Super SAG ($2,500+)
Receive all Century Supporter incentives as well as 2 tickets to the pre-ATLAS Kick-off party on Friday May 29th. You will receive special recognition for your efforts at this event!

ATLAS Kick-off Party

Join the 2015 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


2015 ATLAS Committee

  • Alex Reynolds
  • Barrett Criswell
  • Carroll Cooper
  • Jeff Mock
  • Kathryn Flowers
  • Kelley Ables
  • Melissa Morman
  • Mercedes Frost
  • Mike Thompson
  • Richelle Criswell
  • Kruti Mehta

Thank you for your tireless work in planning ATLAS 2015!