Austin and the surrounding hill country have plenty of terrific bike races and events. We've put together our list below. If you have an addition or an edit, let us know.
- Driveway Series (Thursday Nights): Longstanding weekly criterium racing at the Driveway in East Austin. Races every Thursday night from March to September. Perfect for speedwork training.
- Criterium of the Americas (Summer Months): Hosted by Holland Racing and the folks at the Driveway Series. Criteriums are held at the Circuit of the Americas. Another great opportunity to go fast.
- LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour (Late March/ Early April): Starting and ending at the LBJ Ranch in Stonewall, the LBJ 100 is a fundraising event for the National Park Service. Routes from 30 to 62 miles. More details at their Facebook page.
- Easter Hill Country Tour (Easter Weekend): Longstanding bike tour of the Texas Hill Country. Supported rides on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Easter Weekend. Routes from 25 to 106 miles. Starts in Kerrville.
- Red Poppy Ride (Late April): Annual ride as part of Georgetown's Red Poppy Festival. Tour of beautiful Williamson County. Routes from 27 to 100 miles, starting and finishing in Georgetown.
- Shiner Gasp (May): Annual 100 mile ride from Austin to the Shiner brewery in Shiner, Texas. 25 and 50 mile route options too. Perfect for the bike and beer lover.
- Livestrong Challenge (October): Annual ride starting and finishing in downtown Austin. 20, 45, 65, and 100 mile routes through the Texas Hill Country. Benefits the Livestrong Cancer Institute.
- Armadillo Classic (Late October): Beautiful ride through Texas Hill Country and Balcones Canyon-lands National Wildlife Refuge. Fundraiser for Bike Austin. Routes from 10 to 105 miles. Starts in Liberty Hill.
- Pace Bend 6-12-24 (Early February): Ultra-cycling marathon at Pace Bend Park on Lake Travis. Races options include 6, 12, and 24 hour events. The 24 Hour race is a RAAM Qualifier and part of the Texas Ultra Cup.