Lockhart Country Backroads Gravel Tour

Type
Gravel, Road
Terrain
Mostly flat, Flat to rolling
Inclusions
Guide
Custom Route
SAG Support
Pro Photography
$
80
-
$
160
/ Person
Days:
Weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Deaton B
Response rate: 
100%
Response time:
several hours
Highlights
  • No guessing about where to ride. Guides know the area.
  • SAG always close by.
  • Piney woods, cows, birds, and peace.
  • You can focus on riding while we photograph the moments.
  • add ons - transportation, bike rentals and chef created nutrition
Description
Lockhart is in the Blacklands Prarie ecoregion where bison once roamed and lies just east of and about 40 minutes from Austin. Fertile soil and the climate is good for crop production which means...lots of gravel roads across farm lands with few cars, few people, birds chirping and cows mooing. Note: Customized routes based on guests' preferences and weather.
 
Rates
Per
Miles
Price
Person
25
 miles
$
80
Person
50
 miles
$
105
Person
70
 miles
$
130
Person
100
 miles
$
160
Optional Fees
Fee
Per
Price
Comment
Transportation from AustinGroup
$
100
Free pickup from residence
Bike RentalPerson
$
50
Selection, Reservation, Custom-fit
Chef created nutritionPerson
$
20
Based on your nutritional preferences
Guides
I have been living & biking in Texas and Austin for the past 18 years. Guiding road and gravel tours for TXBT for the past couple years gives opportunities to meet guests from ... moreall over the world and share my best routes on less traveled bucolic gravel roads. Providng guests with professional quality photos of our time together as a gift is a pleasure. You can expect amazing photos at the end of your tour with me.

Dennis also manages Night Owls Racing team. Night owls has 13 members and races road, criterium and gravel races. Ted King, the 2x winner of Dirty Kanza, world most famous gravel race is one of the team's sponsors. You can watch his latest Ted King interview here.
I've been riding bikes since I was four, but I first got serious about riding when I was 12 or 13 years old and bought my first "real" BMX bike. It's been non-stop ever since. I ride ... morefor transportation, fun, and freedom. There's something liberating in the feeling of providing input on every level, moderating the interface between man and machine.

My most memorable ride was a race in Real de Catorce, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. It was a MTB ultra- marathon that started in an abandoned mining town on top of a mountain. The race was called Wirikuta. It was the only time I dropped out of a race due to exhaustion, and the level of support from the community was staggering. I went back and finished it the next year, cracking a rim but keepin' on going. The history of the area was shaped in part by its unique geography, and the cultural significance was apparent in the style of the trails. 

Adam is one of the founding members of https://www.troublemakercycling.com/, which was launched at the Dirty Kanza in 2018.
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F.A.Q.
TXBT creates custom cycling experiences including mountain biking, road cycling, city cycling, and most importantly, gravel riding. Founded in 2012 with the goal of spreading the joy of cycling, supporting you in your desire to ride gravel is aligned with that goal. Realizing your vision of this guided tour is our focus.
We learn about your preferences, your cycling life and what you hope will happen. As we know the area well, we create a route that will match that information and provide a bit of a challenge along the way.
With a large trailer especially equipped to transport bikes and related gear, we provide ground transportation for you, your bikes, and if there is an overnight, your luggage etc. from Austin to the ride start. After the ride, you can be transported back to Austin or to your place of residence in the area.
The culinary experience director for TXBT prepares specialty items for you as a part of the ride. A past favorite has been handmade donuts and banana nut bread. You tell us what you want us to prepare and it will be there for you in the SAG wagon.
The routes are mostly gravel with some paved roads. The tires should be fatter than road bike tires. A cyclocross or mountain bike would work. There are bikes specifically sold as gravel bikes. Specialized Diverge Comp E5 and a Trek Domani would work too.
As we only have custom rides, there is no set schedule of rides to book. Sometimes we can make it all happen with short notice, but the more notice we have the better…to book the right guide for you, create the route, block the calendar, assign the SAG wagon, get that chef busy in the kitchen….
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