ATLAS Ride Presented by BHI

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018


The 2018 Texas 4000 ATLAS Ride Presented by BHI is a celebratory cycling event on June 2, 2018 in Lampasas, TX. The ATLAS Ride is a kick-off to the summer and an opportunity for friends, family, and members of the community to ride with the 2018 Texas 4000 Team on day 1 of their 70 day journey from Austin, TX to Anchorage, AK!

With 25 and 50 mile ride options, every level of cyclist can join us to bike through the hill country while raising money and awareness for our mission to cultivate student leaders and engage communities in the fight against cancer. Enjoy beautiful views, rolling hills and the wildlife of the Texas Hill Country.

More than 600 participants will be there to help us send off the 2018 team and to celebrate at our finish line festival! Don’t miss out on delicious local BBQ, live music, beer, wine tastings, festival activities, a presentation by the Texas 4000 team, and more!

Not a cyclist? Don’t worry! You can purchase a Food Pass that includes lunch, beverages, and all the finish line activities! If you’re registered to ride, the food and beverages are included in your registration cost.

Mile of Silence

Texas 4000 for Cancer has special tradition that anyone can take part in, whether or not you plan to be at ATLAS, and whether or not you’ve ever been on a bicycle. If you or a loved one has been impacted by cancer, this applies to you. The final mile of ATLAS is known as the Mile of Silence to honor those who have fought or are fighting their battle with cancer. Anyone can dedicate a sign in remembrance or in honor of someone they love who has been affected by cancer for a donation of $50 in support of Texas 4000. You will be able to include a picture and text of your choosing, and the sign is yours to keep afterward.

Please contact with any questions.


Registration Info
1. How do I register?

Online registration for the 2018 ATLAS Ride will run from January 19th – May 30th. You can register at the top of this webpage. After May 30th, you will need to register in person at packet pick-up or day of at the ride. Prices will increase to $80 after May 30th.

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

Yes! We highly encourage registering for the ATLAS Ride prior to the event, however you can sign up the day of the ride. 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 the ride.

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

We will be in touch regarding details of packet pick-up. It will occur a few days before the event.

Ride Info
1. What are the distances?
The 2018 ATLAS Ride will have 25 and 50 mile ride options, so every level of cyclist can join us to bike through the hill country. If you are not a cyclist, do not worry! We are also selling food passes for the Finish Line Festival.
2. Where do they start and finish?

The 2018 ATLAS Ride will start and finish at Campbell Park in Lampasas, TX (501 East North Ave Lampasas, TX 76550.) Parking and directions will come shortly.

4. What time does the ride start?

The 50-mile route will begin at 8 AM, and the 25-mile route will begin at 9 AM.

5. Can I see a map?

2018 ATLAS Ride Map. Turn by turn directions will be coming soon.

6. What will be available at rest stops?

Fruit, snacks, PB&Js, sports drinks, and water will be available at rest stops. Restrooms will also be available along the route.

Post-Ride & Festival Info
1. What kind of food will you have at the finish? Is there a vegetarian option?

The 2018 ATLAS Ride will be serving Hart’s Firehouse BBQ at the finish line. A baked potato with fixings will be available for vegetarians upon request. Please note if you are vegetarian when registering to help us ensure we have correct food amounts.

2. 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!

3. 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 ahead of time and at the ATLAS finish line. 

Fundraise With Us!

Join the fight by signing up to fundraise alongside the 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 social media 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, memorabilia, and tickets to the 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 Summer Kick-off party 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. The Tribute Gala is the welcome home event that celebrates the most recent group of riders to reach Alaska.

Summer Kick-off Party

Join the Texas 4000 team as the riders gear up for Day One of their 70-day journey from Texas to Alaska.  The Summer Kick-off Party will feature dinner, drinks and live music.

Tickets to the Summer Kick-off Party coming soon!

Event Photos

View Past Years' ATLAS Ride Photos
View ATLAS 2017 Photos


2018 ATLAS Committee

Mike Thompson, ATLAS Chair
Emily Bolf
Todd Bondy
Chris Brubaker
Joe Corcoran
Daniel Culotta
Kacie Culotta
Josh Diaz De Leon
Mercedes Frost
Danielle Henry
Erica Hess
Sarah Kettles
Jeff Mock
Kristen Mulligan
Evan Rowley
Claire Stratton
Kerey Tassin
Mario Zambrano

If you are interested in joining the 2018 ATLAS Committee, please follow the below link!