Start/Finish at the Lazy L & L on River Road
Saturday morning, November 7th, 2015
Between Austin and San Antonio
To Note - The Owners of Lazy L & L property have agreed to install a new entrance into their parking area. That, along with a TIP (Traffic Improvement Plan), and additional law enforcement on the roadway, should help to speed up the parking process in 2015.
Tour de Gruene Recreational Tours
Saturday, November 7th, 2015
30 minutes north of San Antonio, and 45 minutes south of Austin
Tour de Gruene Fall Bicycle Classic hosts cycling tours and competitive time trials along beautiful River Road in New Braunfels, Texas.
Surrounded by limestone cliffs and encircled by the Guadalupe River it’s hard to imagine a more scenic location than the Lazy L & L valley property.
Tour de Gruene is an amazing ride – offering six different tour routes between 14 and 65 miles. Recreational Tours receive medical and mechanical support as well as relaxation stations approximately every 10 miles with restrooms and refreshments.
It is a time to enjoy the camaraderie alongside fellow cyclists who share your love of touring the magnificent central Texas countryside. Horseshoes, washers and sand volleyball courts surround the pavilion. Like to camp or RV? Reserve a site through L & L and gather with other cyclists along the river for the weekend. Event rates will be posted at a later date.
Our Post Ride Celebration will include music and a catered lunch under the spacious and modern pavilion at the Lazy L & L. Also included in your entry is a ticket into Wurstfest – a local German festival with good food and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian style entertainment. And we are proud to say that we have one of the best event t-shirts in the state that always features a repurposed vintage cycling poster and created by rc-co Roger Christian & Company.
We look forward to seeing you in November for a spectacular ride. Our chosen charity to benefit is the Sally M. Kingsbury Sarcoma Research Foundation of New Braunfels.
Registration typically opens in mid to late summer. However, that may be different for 2015 as a maximum entry limit is being considered for the event. Add your name to the notification list (link at top of this page)
• free parking in designated Tour de Gruene venue area
• shirt if remaining – some extra will be ordered for walk-ups Supply and demand determines availability for walk-ups
FYI: you will see shirts on tables after we have "run out"
Remaining shirts are for race participants registered for
the Saturday afternoon and Sunday events
• 1 shower token (6 min) upon request at packet pickup
Additional $1 tokens may be purchased (6 min per token) • Wurstfest ticket if remaining – limited quantity for walk-ups
• Lunch tickets are not guaranteed with "day-of" registrations
Meals are ordered in advance for online registrants since
they have prepaid. Some extra food will be purchased,
however, tickets will be distributed on a first-come basis
following the ride. YOU MUST BRING YOUR RIDE
NUMBER to the poster sales table to claim any available
meal tickets. If weather is good, and day-of registration is
high, we may not be able to feed all "day-of" registrants.
PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE
Registering for Others at a Walk-Up (Offline) Registration
Must provide entrant's signed waiver printed from the website
Registering a Minor Child under 18 Children under 18 who pedal a bike (includes tag-a-longs) • Children must be registered by an adult legal guardian • Children must be accompanied by an adult during the ride • Minor release forms are used for registering a child •Minor waiver form may be downloaded on Nov 1
• Minor waiver form also available at packet pickup Online $25+ entry will include shirt, Wurstfest & and lunch tickets Offline $25+ walk-up entry- no guarantee of shirt, lunch, or Wurstfest
Entry Fee is $5 for children riding in carriers (not pedaling)
• $5 registrations do not include shirts, Wurstfest tickets or lunch
• Children in carriers may ONLY be registered online.
No walk-up registrations for the $5 entries
We anticipate the shirt style to be of "fashion fit" sizing
• which means typically more snug
• if snug is not to your liking .... size up
XXLarge and XXXLarge can be custom ordered for small
upcharge during online registration if completed by Oct. 14th
Youth Medium shirts must be ordered by Oct. 14th online
XXLarge, XXXLarge and youth sizes may be of a different
Support during the Tour
Directional • directional arrows are strategically placed along the course
to ensure that riders know where to turn at all intersections • view MapMyRide links from the website and download
phone app if possible • printable maps– registrants will receive an email when maps
are closed for changes and available for printing from
Police • Tour de Gruene employs Professional off-duty Police, Deputies
and DPS officers in directing traffic at intersections
Rest Stops approximately every 10 miles • fresh fruit and a varied supply of snacks • water and electrolyte fluids • portable toilets • first aid kits
Mechanical Assistance • available at key rest stops and at the beginning of the tours • offer basic repairs only • strongly suggest you give your bike a full maintenance checkup
prior to the ride
SAG support • please reserve use of the SAG pickups for those with transport
needs due to mechanical or minor medical • SAGS travel equidistance apart at set intervals – however;
riders may call in for location information – (210) 862-3524
• Emergency - when a SAG is enroute to an emergency, the SAG
will have a special flag on the driver or passenger window
(whichever side is facing riders) and they cannot stop to assist
other cyclists at that time.
Medical support • For all major medical emergency needs, call 911 • For minor medical, first aid kits can be found at each rest stop
and within each SAG vehicle • For minor first aid SAG needs call (210) 862-3524
At all times when mounted on a bicycle you must wear a securely
fastened helmet that meets either the US DOT helmet standards
or one of the following standards: • American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standard Z90.4 • Snell Memorial Foundation Standard "B" or "N" series • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard F-1447 • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standard CAN/CSA-D113.2-M • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standard
• European Committee for Standardization (CEN) standard
Unless your pet is riding on your bike with you during the tour, pets
are not allowed at the bike event or on the Lazy L & L grounds. • If you plan to tour with your pet on your bike, write to
firstname.lastname@example.org for special permission
The Lazy L & L offers specified RV sites with dog allowances • Call 830-964-3455 for more information
If weather precludes the event from beginning or finishing, there
are no refunds.
If inclement weather delays the start of the ride, due to support
schedules of EMT, police, volounteers, etc. - some of the longer
tour rides will be shortened.
If the event is cancelled or cut short, there will be no refunds and
t-shirts and Wurstfest tickets will be distributed either onsite
Print the Form-Waiver: • 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 •Yourride number will be posted here on Nov 1 • Write your Ride Number in the box on the bottom right of your form
Packet pickup is faster if you arrive with your form filled in
If you do not have a printer, waiver forms will available at
May pick up a friend’s pre-registered packet IF: • they provide you with their waiver signed and completed • their waiver includes their physical address and mobile phone#
on their form for confirmation purposes
Packet Pick-up Locations/Times Wednesday, November 4th from 4-9pm a Bike World 1604 KICK OFF PARTY plus walk-up registration
• Bike World offers discounts to riders during the party • Park in the shopping center just prior to Bike World • Parking on the access road could result in being towed
• Bring your completed Form/Waiver to speed your processing Saturday, November 7th – 6:30-8:45 am
• Tour Day Registration at Lazy L & L (Map Link) • Registration held under large pavilion • Download your signed waiver (found in links
above), put your ride number on it (found in link posted here
on Nov. 1, and you can bypass the forms tables for a speedy
NO packet pickups on Thursday or Friday
• If you are coming in early, Wurstfest admittance is
free until 7pm on Friday only for opening night kickoff
On the Tours Recreation MAPS page, you can view the
MapMyRide routes as planned
Entrants will be emailed when “printable” maps are available
for download • We do not upload official maps to the website for printing until
we are nearer the event date as sometimes routes change due
to construction or unforeseen safety concerns
We ask riders to print their own map for a myriad of reasons: • There are different maps dependent upon the distance chosen • Riders oftentimes change their minds after registering and
want different maps • Printing one’s own map allows the option to change routes
at any time • Many riders use only GPS devices and download
MapMyRide maps • Riders using their own maps, or GPS devices, were discarding
maps from their packets
If you do not have printer access contact
Collector Commemorative posters are composed each year by RC-CO • www.rc-co.com
• poster/shirt artwork has not been revealed yet Commemorative posters are available in limited supply at packet pickup • $5 each, or 3 for $10 • CASH only (no checks or plastic) • Remaining posters from previous years will also be available • Posters cannot be mailed or purchased online
Staging for your Tour
Staging in a stratified manner allows the most time to the longest
distance riders to complete the route in the time allotted.
Staging for the Tours takes place within the Lazy L&L Campground • Locate signage identifying your tour distance
Stage within your tour distance group according to your expected
riding pace to decrease passing and congestion on River Road
• Riders planning to ride a fast pace stage at the front of the grid • Riders who plan to ride a moderate pace stage in the middle
• Riders that will be riding a leisurely pace stage at the back
Lunch for Online Registrants
Lunch will be served under the Lazy L & L pavilion.
Tear-off lunch ticket is attached to the bottom of your ride
number if registered by November 5th
• Lunch and non-alcoholic drink ticket is guaranteed with online
registrations only • If a meatless option is desired, you may indicate so during
online registration - we do not adherre to any specific Vegan or
Vegetarian diet plan. May need to bring your own lunch if
'non-meat' is not adequate for your nutritional plan
• Additional meal tickets for family members may be purchased
during online registration
Children riding in carriers entered for $5 do not receive
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
and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian Style Entertainment
Use your ticket included in your entry for free admittance ($10 value) • Wurstfest runs November 6th thru the 15th, 2015 •www.wurstfest.com • Wurstfest is about a 30 minute drive from Tour de Gruene by way
• For an adult entry to be transferable to another person
(if they find they cannot participate)- that adult must have
entered via their own active.com account (free to setup)
• If addtl adults are registered on same account, the addtl
persons do not have transfer options, only the acct holder
• Transfer options cease when online registration closes
There are no transfers nor refunds for
• walk-up registrations • children (under 18) • or anyone after October 15th
Can I change shirt size after I register online?
Shirt sizes may be altered if request is received before October 15th