Tour de Gruene Cycling Tours 2013
Start: Saturday, November 2, 2013
Gruene , TX 78130
Registration Closing Date
Friday, October 25, 2013
ONLINE REGISTRATION for the Tour de Gruene Recreational Tours is now closed. However there are two opportunities for walk-up registrations. Please see our TOURS website for more details. Thank you for your interest in Tour de Gruene!
Tour de Gruene is an amazing ride - offering four different tour lengths in 2013. The Recreational Tours are just for fun, and the ride through central Texas is scenic beyond words... but by the end of the tour, you will understand why it is referred to as the Hill Country!
Online entries are guaranteed an event t-shirt in the size they order, and a Wurstfest ticket ($22 value). [exception: toddler entries] The shirts for this Last Week of registration have already been pre-ordered in various sizes. You will be asked for a size during your online registration so we can speed packet pickup; however, sizes are not guaranteed for Last Week entrants. First come/first serve on size availability.
There are Rest Stop stations set up around the courses to allow for brief stops to replenish your thirst, take in a snack, and have access to toilets before continuing. There are no prizes for who finishes ahead of who -- it is a time to enjoy the camaraderie alongside fellow cyclists who share your love of touring the countryside. When you finish you are just beginning your day -- as the remainder should be spent enjoying the charm and ambiance of Gruene, and head a couple of miles over to the Wursthalle to enjoy the German Festival called Wurstfest.
Online Entry Fees:
- Discounted Online registration (Adult $50; Minor $25) runs October 18 - October 25th (8 pm)
- Online Registration Closes at 8 pm on Friday, October 25, 2013; or earlier if we meet our field limit.
- Walk up registrations (Adult $55; Minor $25) may be available after online registration closes. See www.tourdegruene.com for details.
- Children in carrier seat or pulled in trailers: (no t-shirt or Wurstfest ticket) $5 entry (these courses are hilly, the person pulling the trailer needs to be in shape!)
Registering online helps us in planning adequately for the event in terms of ordering t-shirts, Wurstfest Tickets, snack and water preparations and registration packets. We want happy tourists! Order online to assure a shirt and allow us the time to prepare for your arrival.
There are no Refunds – however – you may transfer your registration to a friend by going to https://myevents.active.com.
FYI on the Active.com Transfer Option: If you are entering more than one person in the same registration, make note of this rule: Participants who are registered by someone else cannot edit or transfer their registrations. (also to note: minor children do not have the option to have their entry transferred). So if you do register 2 or more adults with your registration, be aware that only the primary person who signed in to register -- will have the transfer/edit options. You might consider opening a free active.com account for other family members if you want them to have the transfer/edit option.
All transfer/edit options end on October 25th at 8 pm. when online registration closes. Persons filling the transferred spot will pay current entry fees and their shirt will be slightly different (same graphic just different style/fabric).
WEATHER CLAUSE: If weather precludes the event from beginning or finishing, there are no refunds. The charity, Sally Kingsbury Sarcoma Cancer Foundation will still benefit, and t-shirts and Wurstfest tickets will be distributed on site.Event schedule and times
Tour de Gruene Bicycle Classic 2013
Saturday, November 2nd
Tour Distance Choices
|TourStart Time||Distance||Elevation Change||Expected minimum mph avg||Hours to Finish||Add in RestStops Time||Estimated Clock time at Finish|
|8:00 a.m.||65 miles||1800 ft of gain, suited for Alpine climbers||16 mph||4 hrs||Plus 4 RestStops at 10" ea||12:40 pm|
|8:15 a.m.||55 miles||1500 ft of gain, extremely hilly||14 mph||4 hrs||Plus 3 RestStops at 10" ea||12:45 pm|
|8:30 a.m.||45 miles||1200 ft of gain, very hilly||12 mph||3' 45"||Plus 3 RestStops at 10" ea||12:45 pm|
|8:45 a.m.||35 miles||900 ft of gain, hilly||10 mph||3' 30"||Plus 3 RestStops at 10" ea|| |
When in doubt, choose the shorter route and energy to play in Historic Gruene and go to Wurstfest!
Friday night, 7 pm Grand Opening of Wurstfest in Wursthalle!
Sat. morn 6:30-8:45 Registration and Packet Pickup in Gruene Hall (1281 Gruene Rd, Gruene, TX) Parking is across the street from Gruene Hall.
11:00 a.m. Saturday -- Wursthalle opens at Wurstfest!
Our website is the Official Website for information on the Tour de Gruene. If anything has changed from what is posted on this page, those changes will be reflected on our website: