TOUR DE GRUENE INDIVIDUAL TIME TRIAL RACE - 19.9 MILES


First Saturday in November



GENERAL INFORMATION

READ BEFORE YOU REGISTER

AFTER YOU REGISTERED

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DIRECTIONS TO TOUR DE GRUENE

LINK TO PREVIOUS YEARS TOUR DE GRUENE EVENTS

 

G E N E R A L   I N F O R M A T I O N

REGISTRATION IS NOT OPEN FOR THIS EVENT AT THIS TIME.

Tour de Gruene time trials race along beautiful River Road. Surrounded by limestone cliffs and encircled by the Guadalupe River it’s hard to imagine a more scenic start location than the Lazy L & L valley property. It is a time to enjoy the camaraderie alongside fellow cyclists who share your love of cycling the magnificent central Texas countryside.

Individual Time Trials are a competition but no racing license is required. Racers begin from a starting ramp and start 30 to 60 seconds apart and then race 19.9 miles against the clock for awards in approximately 50 different groups based on gender, equipment, and age divisions. Racers will be seed started according to their predicted average mph for the course submitted during registration. 

Our Post Ride Celebration will include a catered dinner awards ceremony under the spacious and modern pavilion at the Lazy L & L. The evening will be filled with Bavarian entertainment with your included free ticket into Wurstfest!   Reserve an RV, camper or tent site through L & L and gather with other cyclists along the river for the weekend

The Individual Time Trial Route
No racing license required to race
19.9 miles in length 
Start is located at Lazy L & L on River Road.
Race starts by going south on River Road
Race ends prior to junction of FM2722 & FM2673
Route has 1,272 feet of climbing
See Map Page for race course specifics

Divisions are Formed After Registration Closes
50 Divisions approximately
Division criteria:
  1. Gender  (Men, Women)
  2. Equipment (3 divisions)
    • Metal Road Bike
    • Carbon Road Bike
    • TT/TRI Bike
  3. Age (as of race day)

Race Start Procedures
Five minutes prior to appointed start time is customary to report to start area
Racer’s official time begins at the appointed start time, whether racer is present or not
Late starts are coordinated in the “Late Start Lane” beside the start ramps
  • Arriving late may mean waiting until the racer currently on the ramp has been started by the official
  • No matter how late, an official MUST start each racer
Time is recorded from racer’s appointed start time, to the leading edge of the front wheel when crossing the finish line
 
Race Finish Procedures
Finish is located just prior to junction of FM2722 and FM2673
After finishing, check into time check station located just past finish line:
  • Seat post numbers will be collected at that time
  • Report any mechanical or medical mishaps you may have incurred (these will be reported on online results)
 
If needed, request a protest form to report rule infractions to the Timing Staff to be investigated BEFORE you return to Lazy L&L
 
There is an 8 mile (mostly downhill) cool-down return to Lazy L&L. Continue East on FM2673 (5 miles) and turn right on River Road (3 miles to Lazy L&L)
 
Racing Rules
Racers are required to display all 3 numbers provided:
  • Helmet
  • Jersey
  • Seat post
Drafting vehicles or racers will result in penalties or disqualification
Warmups allowed to the north ONLY of Lazy L&L on River Road
Do NOT warmup south (on the race course)
No lead or follow support vehicles allowed on the course
At any time before, during or after the race, whenever on a bicycle, you must wear a securely fastened helmet that meeds the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standards

 

R E G I S T R A T I O N    S C H E D U L E

This event has limited time slots.
THIS EVENT IS NOT OPEN FOR REGISTRATION.
There are no walk up registrations.
 
Online registration only (no day of registration)
Each racer receives:
  • Supported race (police at intersections)
  • Timing/Results Service
  • Free parking in venue area
  • Awards dinner catered by Lazy L & L
  • Tubameister concert during lunch
  • Shower tokens (request from reg area)
  • Ticket into Wurstfest

First racer off at 10:00 a.m. with start times seeded according to estimated mph averages

Email with questions to    wrotzler@tourdegruene.com       

Or call      210-862-3524

 

B E F O R E    Y O U    R E G I S T E R

CHOOSE YOUR EQUIPMENT DIVISION:
  1. Metal Road Bike (BOTH frame AND rims are metal (steel, aluminum, titanium):
    • rim depth less or equal to 30mm
    • NO TT helmet, no TT bars
    • NO skinsuit,
    • NO disc wheels
  2. Carbon Road Bike (Frame OR Rims, OR both are carbon)
    • NO TT helmet, no TT bars,
    • Skinsuits or tri-suits ARE allowed
    • NO disc wheels
  3. TT/TRI Bike (Frame & Rims can be metal or carbon)
    • TT helmets, TT bars ARE allowed
    • skinsuits or tri-suits are allowed
    • disc wheels ARE allowed
Once Registration closes, you may not edit your equipment division. Equipment violations will move racers to the "Ride for Time" division  (compete for overall award but not in divisional awards)
Questions on bike divisions? Call 210-862-3524
 

Accuracy on estimating MPH ability
When registering a MPH estimate of speed average over the course will be asked. Be accurate to within one tenth.  EXAMPLES:  14.0 or 19.2 or 27.9
 
Racer can change estimated mph speed at any time before registration closes by going into his/her account: https://myevents.active.com
Extreme accuracy in estimated mph is critical to reducing congestion on the course and insuring timely posting of results
Click HERE for mph calculator if you do not utilize a cyclocomputer
YOU MAY NOT CHANGE YOUR MPH after registration closes out

 

Minor Children Registration
Minor children under age 18 must be registered online by their adult legal guardian
Liability Waiver Release form can be obtained at packet pickup or by writing to registration@tourdegruene.com
 
Extra Meal Tickets
Participants receive a post-ride lunch as part of their entry. If you desire meals for friends/family who will be joining you following your ride, you will be asked during registration to purchase those tickets.
Meal tickets may only be purchased during your registration
 

A F T E R     Y O U     R E G I S T E R

Confirmation Email:
After registering online, active.com will send a confirmation email within minutes.
If not received:
  1. Check junk or spam mail folder
  2. Log into https://myevents.active.com  account to confirm registration was accepted, then contact Active to discuss problem
  3. http://activesupport.force.com/usersupport/UScontact
  4. 877-228-4881 Active Support Phone
Major event updates will be communicated via text and/or email. Make sure this email address is allowed: noreply@awntx3.email.active.com
If you are unable to connect with active.com or need additional event information, write to registration@tourdegruene.com
Racer can preview and edit registration questions prior to registration closing by going into their password protected accounts via https://myevents.active.com

Packet  Pick-up  Form/Waiver:
THE ADULT INDIVIDUAL TIME TRIAL WAIVER
Minor Child waiver (under 18)---  write to registration@tourdegruene.com to have one emailed
Form must have good ink distribution and be printed on one page 
Poor print quality or alterations of the form will not be accepted
Read the liability release form and if you agree, sign and date the form
 
DIVISIONS, START TIMES, AND RACE #
Late notifications of changes that result in division changes move a racer into the Ride for Time division (no awards)
Write your RACE Number in the box on the bottom right corner of your waiver
Write your Division Number, Divsion Name, and Start time on the BACK of the form
Packet pickup is faster if you arrive with a pre-filled form
If you do not have a printer, waiver forms will available at packet pickup
 
May pick up a friend’s packet IF they:
provide you with their signed & completed waiver 
print their physical address including zip code and their phone# (as entered at time of registration) on the back of the form
print YOUR name and phone number on the back and your Race # if you are also a participant. 
 
Packet Pick-up Time/Location
Event day, under the Lazy L&L pavillion
Lazy L & L Pavilion  (Directions)
Opens one hour prior to the first starter
Bring your completed Form/Waiver to speed your processing!
 
RACE NUMBER PLACEMENT
Racers are required to display all 3 numbers provided:
Helmet # (center front)
Seat post # (flags to the back)
Jersey Bib # (lower center back (over pockets) where your shorts meet your saddle)
IMPORTANT: For scoring/accountability purposes you MUST turn in your seat post number at the check-in station just past the finish line
 
RACE MAPS
View the ITT racecourse HERE
Or search for the link at the top left of this page
 
LUNCH TICKETS
Lunch and non-alcoholic drink ticket is included with your registration
Your meal ticket is a tear-off tab on the bottom of your ride number
Purchase additional meal tickets for family members during online registration

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Lazy L & L sells wine and beer in addition to other food product in their store and at the Pavilion
They accept all major credit cards except American Express.
No checks.
Bring the proper ID

WURSTFEST!!!
Enjoy music, dancing, carnival rides, games, food, adult beverages, and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian Style Entertainment
Use your ticket included in your entry for free admittance ($15 value)
Wurstfest runs for about a week following our event
http://www.wurstfest.com
Wurstfest is about a 30 minute drive from Tour de Gruene by way of Hwy 306  (faster than taking River Road)
Map link from TdG to Wurstfest via Sattle
Purchase extra Wurstfest tickets for guests online by clicking HERE 
 
PHOTOGRAPHY
by RxDesign
http://www.RxDesign.com
RxDesign will upload photographs in the week following the event
Pictures from previous Tour de Gruene years can also be found on their website
https://rxdesign.zenfolio.com/tdg
Contact RxDesign with questions regarding event photography
 
 
L O D G I N G
 
Lazy L & L Campground - HOST SITE!
Overnight Tent, Camper and RV spaces available
Call 830-964-3455 for Lazy L & L campsite or RV reservation information
www.lazylandl.com

New Braunfels Outdoor Adventures:
Rent a camper from NBOA and they will set it up for you at the Lazy L&L campsite you reserve
Campers sleep 6-8 people so join with others to share the costs
Enjoy the convenience of being "on site" throughout the event weekend
Requires a 2-night stay.  
Call 210-834-9787 for camper rental information
http://nboutdooradventures.com

Summit Resort -1 mile from event Villas, Cabins and more
Cabins
Campsites 
RV slots
Call (830) 964-2531 for reservation information
http://www.summitresorttexas.com
 
Other Area Lodging
Link to pdf of cabins/lodges by proximity to Lazy L & L
Link to same doc in excel format for ease in navigating
New Braunfels C of C Listings
www.innewbraunfels.com/visit/stay
Interactive Map Listings:
http://goo.gl/maps/5NxHl


D I R E C T I O N S

To facilitate traffic flow and parking procedures all vehicles are requested to enter Lazy L&L from the north (Sattler).
Give yourself extra time to allow for possible traffic delays

PARKING PROCEDURES
Parking fee is included in your entry
ENTER TOUR DE GRUENE FROM THE NORTH IF AT ALL POSSIBLE because the Tours that start at 8 are riding south down River Road and could cause congestion. 
Allow at least one extra hour of travel time to be assured of not missing your start time.
Driving into other areas of Lazy L & L is not permitted without a site reservation.
Here is a map showing GATE 3 which you should be entering through.
 
 
INCLEMENT WEATHER
Rain or shine, the Tour de Gruene will go on as long as there is no storm activity.
Weather could cause a delay, course alterations or cancellation
There will be no refunds for cancellations
 

F R E Q U E N T L Y     A S K E D     Q U E S T I O N S
 
What if I need to adjust my mph estimate?
It is imperative that your mph estimate be accurate for hosting a safe event 
Change your mph by going back into your account: https://myevents.active.com
Once registration has closed, no more edits can be made
 
What if I find I am unable to ride after I register?
There are no refunds, however, you may TRANSFER your registration if completed BEFORE online registration closes
TRANSFERS allow another person to enter via link you provide them, you are then refunded by Active after they complete their registration
Instructions: http://activesupport.force.com/usersupport/articles/en_US/Article/Transferring-Registration-to-Another-Participant
If you are too late to transfer, please inform us so we can remove your name from the announcer script 
 
Will there be an ATM on site?
An ATM may be onsite; if not, one is located at the Valero station 3 miles north of the start/finish
Map from TdG to Valero Station in Sattler
 
Are there showers on site?
Yes. There are 4 different bath houses which require a token 
Shower tokens are available on event day from Poster Sales table
Location of showers:  http://www.lazylandl.com/pdf/camp_map.pdf
 
What is Historic Gruene?
Gruene is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and many of the buildings that were rescued have been awarded a Texas medallion from the Texas Historical Commission. It is recognized by the Texas travel industry as a premiere attraction for visitors.
The main focus of Gruene is bona fide Texas. Everything from the wares they sell to the music they play speaks to providing its guests with an experience that has the signature seal of the Lone Star State.
Gruene is about a 20 minute drive from Tour de Gruene
Map from TdG to Gruene by way of Hwy 306 (faster than taking River Road)
 
Is Tour de Gruene going ‘Green’?
Tour de Gruene has always worked “Towards Zero Waste (TZW)”. Reducing the amount of items that end up in recycling and compost along with (and especially) the landfill is our goal. Re-using items as many times as possible before they are discarded is great too.
The owners of Lazy L & L property take extreme pride in keeping their property looking the way nature intended – trash free!  Please help us to demonstrate to the Lazy L & L staff that the cyclist community respects the environment in which they ride and is pro-active when it comes to recycling or disposing of trash properly
Place your empty packet envelope into the recycling bin as you exit the pavilion and we will recycle again next year!

——Need a little motivation??  Watch these videos!——

Mike Gladu follows and films Stefan Rothe’s 2012 win.

Adam Wilkins videos the  ITT from his bike stem cam

 

 

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