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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Round Rock Express Ride?

The perfect way to spend a spring Sunday. A fully supported bike ride through rural Texas followed by a ball game with BBQ and a pool party. All while supporting Please Be Kind to Cyclists, a non-profit to promote cycling awareness amongst motorists, and safe riding amongst cyclists.

How far do I get to ride?

There are two distances for you to choose from, 77 miles and 27 miles, both are in a loop so which ever you pick you will begin and end in the same spot, The Dell Diamond.

When is the event?

The Round Rock Express Ride is Sunday April 10th, 2011. The Dell Diamond parking lot opens at 6:00am, followed by 6:30 packet pickup and late registration. The ride will kick off at 7:00am with a pre-ride safety meeting at the start line for all participants. The long course ride will take off at 7:15am sharp, followed by an 8:00am take off for the short course ride. And of course join us for the game and post ride party at 1:05pm!

What are the details for the post ride party?

The post ride festivities for this event will be held inside the Dell Diamond during a Round Rock Express Baseball game! The post ride party will be held in the party pavilion beyond the right field wall, and includes access to a playscape and swimming pool. The post ride food will include hot dogs, hamburgers, sodas, and of course, beer. Regular registration for the ride includes a General Admission ticket to the baseball game and a wristband for access to the post ride party. Additional baseball tickets and wristbands may be purchased along with the ride registration. It is also possible to only purchase the ride registration and post ride party wristband, thereby allowing you to purchase reserved or box seats to the baseball game. Any baseball game ticket besides General Admission tickets must be purchased directly from the Round Rock Express.

How do I register?

Please go to online registration at, starting on January 15, 2011. Early bird fees are available until March 1st, 2011 so register today!

What is the age limit?

Children 14 and up are allowed to participate, but please have a parent/guardian accompany anybody under the age of 17, for safety reasons. All routes are on open roads with no road closures.

When and where is packet pickup?

Packet pickup will be held at Jack and Adam's Friday, April 8th, from 10am-7pm, and Saturday April 9th, from 10am-5pm.

What do I need to bring with me?

A bicycle and helmt are required. The bike can be any kind of bicycle, so long as it is not motorized. The Helmet must be approved by the US Consumer and Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Almost all bike helmets purchased in the US meet this requirement. There should be a sticker on the inside. Definitely bring some identification, emergency contact info, and some emergecy cash. You should also be prepared to fix a flat tire on your bike, so bring a patch kit, spare tubes and a pump. Some other useful items to bring include padded bike shorts and a jersey with pockets, sunglasses and sun screen, cycling gloves, and a rain jacket.

What happens if there is severe weather?

In the event of foul weather, the start time of this event may be delayed by up to 1 hour. Should the weather conditions be unsafe for cycling, the event will be cancelled, with the hope that the ballgame and post ride party will still happen later in the day. There will be no refund in the event of a cancellation.

What can riders expect at the rest stops?

On the long ride there are 4 aid stations: 15 miles, 32 miles, 54 miles, and 67 miles. On the short ride there are 2 aid stations: 9 miles and 18 miles. These stations will be stocked with water, sports drink, fruit, cookies, candy, and other things you might crave while riding.

How can my friends and family participate if they aren't riding?

The post ride party will be inside the ballgame. You should purchase extra tickets and party wristbands for your friends and family. They can be purchased online with your registration, or at packet pickup.

Will there be a place to store my bike during the ballgame?

Yes! Please be Kind to Cyclists will operate a free bike valet service after the ride for the duration of the ballgame. Donations are welcome!

Will there be changing rooms and showers?

We are working on this. Stay tuned!

Is there a place to park an RV?

Yes. Old Settlers' Park has an RV Park that is adjacent to the Dell Diamond. The Old Settlers' RV Park is managed by the Old Settlers Association. Call 512-388-1733 for information. Overnight parking is not permitted at the Dell Diamond.

What if I can't ride the entire distance?

You definitely should not try to tackle the longer distance if you have not ridden at least 50 mile ride in training. There will be mechanics and SAG vehicles on the course, but their first priority is to help the cyclists who are still riding. Please be patient and don't expect an express ride back to the finish line.

Who do I contact if I have problems registering online?

Contact us at

Is there a place to get my bike inspected before the ride?

Free bike inspection will be available at Jack & Adams Bicycle Shop anytime during the week prior to the race.

What can I do if I get a flat tire or have a mechanical problem with my bike?

You should be prepared to carry what you need to fix a flat tire while on the ride. Bike mechanics will be set up at the start line, and at each aid station. There will also be bike mechanics in SAG vehicles monitoring the course.

Who do I contact to update my registration information?

Send an email to to update or change any registration information.

Where can I purchase photos from the event?

Race photography is provided by Kruetz Photography. Photos are generally available 2-3 weeks after the event. You should receive an email notification when they are ready for viewing.