Spring of 2018 - 24 mile Team Time Trial Race


Start/Finish at the Lazy L & L on River Road | 30 minutes north of San Antonio, and 45 minutes south of Austin



If you have already signed up on the Individual Time Trial "To be Notified" -- you do not need to sign up again here.

 

Link to Team Time Trial Map (when available)

GENERAL INFORMATION

READ BEFORE YOU REGISTER

AFTER YOU REGISTERED

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DIRECTIONS TO TOUR DE GRUENE

        

Tour de Gruene Team Time Trials will be held in the Spring of 2018 starting at the scenic Lazy L & L property on beautiful River Road. Surrounded by limestone cliffs and encircled by the Guadalupe River it’s hard to imagine a more scenic location than this property. It is a time to enjoy the camaraderie alongside fellow cyclists who share your love of cycling the magnificent central Texas countryside.

Team Time Trials are a competition but no racing license is required. Two person teams begin 30 seconds from the next team and then race 26.4 miles against the clock for awards in various gender, equipment, age, and ability divisions. We also have tandem and co-ed divisions! Teams will be seed started according to their predicted average mph for the course.

Our Post Ride Celebration will include a catered lunch awards ceremony under the spacious and modern pavilion at the Lazy L & L. 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.

We look forward to seeing everyione in November for a spectacular race and fun gathering. The Sally M. Kingsbury Sarcoma Research Foundation of New Braunfels is our chosen charity as well as a few local church and school groups.

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What does a Team Time Trial look like?

Here is a video from as taken by photographer Mike Gladu

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

The 2018 Team Time Trial Route is 24.0 miles in length. 

  • Start is located at  Lazy L & L on River Road. 
  • Route goes south on River Road and all right hand turns
  • Route has appx 1490 feet of climbing
  • Finish will be in Sattler (3 miles north of Lazy L&L)
  • Racers will cool-down for the 3 miles back to Lazy L&L
  • Results, Awards, and banquet ceremony will be at the Lazy L&L Pavillion

Who can race

  • No racing license required to race
  • Open to 250 teams only - may not race on two teams due to possible overlap

Divisions are Formed After Registration Closes

  • Four components to each division:
  • Gender  (Men, Women, Co-Ed or Tandem)
  • Equipment (Aero or Merckx)
  • Combined Age Total of both racers

Race Together!! This is a TEAM Time Trial

  • Five minutes prior to appointed start time is customary to line-up
  • Team’s official time begins at the appointed start time, whether they are present to start or not
  • Late starts are coordinated in the “Late Start Lane” located on ground level beside the start ramps
    • Arriving late may mean waiting until the team currently on the ramp has been started by the official
    • No matter how late, an official MUST start each team
  • Separation from your teammate during race is counter-productive
  • Finish with your teammate, regardless of the physical or mechanical condition that slows them down. 
  • Leaving your partner behind, unless they are withdrawing, is frowned upon.
  • Time is recorded from team’s appointed start time, to the leading edge of the front wheel of the 2nd member to cross the finish line
  • If a partner finishes SOLO it is their responsibility to inform the finish line official immediately after finishing, of their partner’s dilemna
  • Tour de Gruene awards are presented to top times in each division.
    • Quantity of prizes is dependent upon total entries per division. 
    • Typically 3 places per division 
    •  Typically over 40 divisions in the TTT

 

REGISTRATION SCHEDULE

Registration Admission      

  • Each racer receives:
    • Supported race (police at intersections)
    • Free parking in venue area
    • Awards dinner catered by Lazy L & L
    • 1 shower token (6 min) upon request  @ packet pickup from the poster sales table

Registration Edits.

 

BEFORE YOU REGISTER

CLICK HERE AND DOWNLOAD THIS FORM

  • Pre-Registration Information (to be revised Jan 2018)
    • look over the information on the pdf document 
    • Captain - fill in the sections on your partner so you will
    • have it ready to go when you begin your online reg
    • Time limit of 15 minutes to complete online process (or you have to start over)

Merckx or Aero Equipment Racing Division?

  • Aero division:
    • either racer displays any one of the following:
      • aero helmet, aero bars, skinsuit, shoe covers, disc wheels,
      • or rims deeper than 30mm
  • Merckx division:
    • no aero helmet, aero bars, or skinsuit
    • no shoe covers unless it is below 50 degrees
    • rim depth less than or = to 30mm
    • Foil, Venge, Madone, F8,S5,SL,CF,TMR01 are Merckx frames
    • Call for clarification (210) 862-3524
  • Merckx racers discovered to be Aero will move team into the Ride for Time Division (no divisional awards)
  • Team may switch by logging back into https://myevents.active.com if change is completed before the event closes out

 

Accuracy on estimating MPH ability

  • When registering the team a MPH estimate of speed average will be needed. Be accurate to within one tenth.  XX.X
    • Captain can change team’s mph speed at any time before registration closes by going into his account: https://myevents.active.com
  • Be as accurate with this mph estimate to have fair divisions and prevent sandbags icons in the results
  • Click HERE for mph calculator help 
  • YOU MAY NOT CHANGE YOUR MPH after registration closes (when the event field max is met)

Minor Children Registration

  • Children under 18 (minors) must provide a minor’s liability release form signed by their parent/legal guardian at acket pickup
  • Email registration@tourdegruene.com  to be sent a minor waiver - we do not post here to prevent adults from accidentally downloading the wrong form

AFTER YOU REGISTER

Confirmation Email:

  • After registering online, active.com will send Captain a confirmation email within minutes If not received:
  • Major event updates will be communicated via email so you need  to clear up any email blocks
  • If you are unable to connect with active.com or need additional event information, write to registration@tourdegruene.com
  • For specific race rules or route questions you may call (210) 862-3524

 

Packet Pick-up Form/Waiver:

  • Link to Packet pickup form-waivers will be posted here 2 weeks prior to event
    • Click here to print an Adult Team Time Trial Waiver (each racer needs their own)
    • Minor Team Time Trial Waiver (under 18) -- email registration@tourdegruene.com for your form
  • 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
    • LINK TO DIVISIONS AND START TIMES WILL BE POSTED HERE 1 WEEK PRIOR TO THE EVENT!!

    • Late notifications of changes that result in division changes move a team into the "Ride for Time Only" division
    • Write your Race Number in the box on the bottom right corner
    • Write down your division and start times. 
  • Speed through packet pickup with a pre-filled form 
  • Waiver forms will available at packet pickup for those in need
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Packet Pick-up Location/Time

  • Lazy L & L Pavilion on Event Day  (Directions)
  • Day/Time will be posted as available
  • Bring your completed Form/Waiver to speed your processing
  • Packet Pickup will be available throughout the event


Race Maps

  • Click Here to View the Team Time Trial MAPS,  (as available)
  • Printable maps will be available as we are near the event date 
  • Racers are expected to print their own maps. Maps are not supplied within your packets.

Lodging:  Camp with us at our host site - the Lazy L & L Campground

  • Lazy L&L Campground, host site of Tour de Gruene
  • Overnight Cabins, Tents and RV spaces as available
  • Call 830-964-3455 for Lazy L & L campsite or RV reservation information
  • http://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 split the cost
  • 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
  • Mention Tour de Gruene to receive a discount

Summit Resort -1 mile from event Villas, Cabins and more

Other Area Lodging

 

Directions to the Tour de Gruene at the Lazy L & L
To facilitate parking procedures all vehicles are requested to enter Lazy L&L from the north (Sattler)

 

Parking Procedures

  • Parking is included in your entry and will be in the grassy area through the SOUTH entrance of the Lazy L & L property
  • You will pass the north entrances which are used only by participants with site reservations
  • Driving into other areas of Lazy L & L (other than our parking area) is not permitted without a camp reservation. 

 

Meal for Online Registrants

  • A meal and non-alcoholic drink is included with online registrations (tear-off ticket on each race number)
    • If a meatless option is desired, you may indicate so during your online registration
    • Additional meal tickets for family members may be purchased during online registration.
    • If family is coming you need to  purchased their tickets ONLINE with your registration as day of tickets are very limited

 

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

 

Placement of race numbers

  • Instructions for aligning your race number will be over the pockets on the rear of your jersey.
  • WEAR THE HELMET STICKERS 
  • A frame number will be mounted on the Captain’s bike where your team stages. Captain will be asked to return their number just after finishing the race.

 

Your Team needs a CHANGE or can’t compete?

 

Helmet Requirement   

  • At all times when participating in Tour de Gruene and 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” serie
    • 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)
    • European Committee for Standardization (CEN)

 

Photography by RxDesign www.RxDesign.com

  • RxDesign will upload photographs following the event
  • Pictures from previous Tour de Gruene years can also be found on their website
  • Contact RxDesign with any questions about your event photography  http://rxdesign.zenfolio.com/tdg

 

If inclement weather 

  • Rain or shine, the Tour de Gruene will go on as long as there is no flooding, eminent thunderstorms or other weather conditions that may delay, or cancel the event dependant on severity and intensity
  • Be prepared and bring a waterproof shell or cycling jacket. If the forecast calls for lower temperatures arm warmers, leg warmers, and gloves are also recommended
  • Information about delays or cancellations will be texted to phone numbers that give permission during the registration process
  • There are no refunds for cancellations by the participants nor the organizers. Event services are paid in advance and must be covered.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I change my team estimated mph speed?

 

What if my team status changes?

 

Will there be an ATM on site?

 

Are there showers on site?

 

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 

 

RESULTS PAGE

   Team Time Trial Uber Trophy

 

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