Welcome to the Pedal Thru The Pines!
The Family Crisis Center invites you to our 10th Annual Pedal Thru The Pines for a fun-filled cycling event that directly supports the programs and service offered by the Center. This year cyclists will enjoy riding the country roads of Bastrop, Fayette and Lee Counties that are close to the parks. The routes provide a unique experience for cyclists of every level. Well stocked rest stops, friendly volunteers and a top notch veteran SAG Team add to the success of this event.
Thank you for supporting the Family Crisis Center and our vision of a safe community built on equality without the existence of violence.
- Distances of 22, 40 or 70 miles (on paved roads).
- All routes have SAG support, rest stops with restrooms and refreshments.
- BP MS 150 Recommended Ride.
- Mechanical support at the start and at all rest stops.
- Ride Tips and FAQ – This can be a challenging ride for some, please read our Ride Tips and FAQ page describing the route and tips on riding and training.
Saturday, March 3rd, 2012, 9AM
Check-in and Registration the day of the ride from 6:30 to 8:30 AM.
All distances start at 9:00 AM.
The ride begins at Vernon L. Richards Riverbend Park:
107 Hwy 71W, Smithville, TX 78957
Check here for route and starting line maps.
Every rider must register!
Please note that registration is nonrefundable and nontransferable.
Early registration is available (both by mail and online) through Wednesday, February 22, 2012 with a $40 fee. Participants must send payment and completed forms postmarked by this date or register through the online system. After this date, online registration is available through February 29, 2012 with a $45 fee. Participants may also register in person, at Vernon L. Richards Riverbend Park from 6:30-8:30 AM, on ride day with a $45 fee.
Use one of the following registration methods:
Register Online:Register Now Online!
Save yourself the price of a stamp and register early online for the same price as mail-in!
Online registration is available for $40 through Wednesday, February 22, 2012. After this date, online registration is $45. Online registration will close at midnight on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.
Mail-In Registration: Download the Mail-In Registration Form
Mail-in registration is available for $40 through Wednesday, February 22, 2012. Payment and completed forms must be sent postmarked by February 22, 2012. Mail-in registration is not available after February 22, 2012.
Make checks payable to the “Family Crisis Center”, and mail payment and completed forms to:
Family Crisis Center
P.O. Box 736
Bastrop, TX 78602
Register at packet-pickup locations: (see below)
Save time by bringing a completed registration form
Register the Day of the ride:
You can register between 6:30 and 8:30 AM at the Vernon L. Richards Riverbend Park
Save time by bringing a completed registration form
Early in Houston: Northwest Cyclery (website) 17458 NW Freeway, Houston, TX 77040 on Wednesday February 29, 2012 from 11AM until 6:30 PM
Early inAustin: Nelo’s Cycles (website) at 8108 Mesa Dr # B105 Austin Texas 78759 on Thursday March 1, 2012 from 11AM until 7:00 PM
Day of Ride in Bastrop: Vernon L. Richards Riverbend Park at 107 Hwy 71W, Smithville, TX 78957 starting at 6:30AM until the start of the ride at 9 AM, Saturday, March 3rd, 2012.
For directions please see the map page
Each year, the Center orders t-shirts for cyclists riding in Pedal Thru The Pines. A t-shirt will be available for cyclists who pre-register for the event. T-shirts and packets can be picked up by pre-registered cyclists the day of the event beginning at 6:30 AM. T-shirts for cyclists who register the day of the event will be distributed, based on availability, after the ride. For cyclists registering on the day of the event, it is not possible for us to guarantee a shirt, or shirt of your desired size.
The Family Crisis Center would like to thank our fiscal year 2012 annual sponsors. The Center strives to provide quality, comprehensive programs to ensure victim safety and offender accountability with the ultimate goal of helping families create and maintain violence-free lives. With the support from these sponsors, we are working toward our vision of a safe community built on equality without the existence of violence.
Allies For Change
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative
The Family Crisis Center would also like to thank our Pedal Thru The Pines event sponsors who help make this ride a success!
Bicycle Shops that Support Our Ride:
- Nelo’s Pro Cycle Shop (512) 338-0505, www.neloscycles.com
- Rising Phoenix (512) 677-2305, www.risingphoenixadventures.com
- Southwest Cycle Sports (512) 263-5107, www.southwestcyclesport.com
- Sun & Ski Sports Austin (512) 467-2782, www.sunandski.com
We hope that you enjoy both the event and your stay in the Bastrop area! We would like to encourage participating cyclists, family members, and friends to stop and shop in Bastrop. Below is a list of some of the many attractions and accommodations available in Bastrop, TX. If you do plan to stay in the area, please consider taking our short online survey in order to help us collect data on participants staying overnight. Your feedback is anonymous and confidential; we are hoping only to assess the number of participants who are staying locally in order to generate future support for this event.
- Best Western
107 Hunters Crossing Blvd, Bastrop, TX 78602
- Comfort Suites
505 Agnes Street, Bastrop, TX 78602
- Days Inn
4102 HWY 71 E, Bastrop, TX 78602
- Hampton Inn & Suites
240 South Hasler Boulevard, Bastrop, TX 78602
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
491 Agnes St., Bastrop, TX 78602
- Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa
575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd., Lost Pines, TX 78612
- Quality Inn
106 North Hasler Boulevard, Bastrop, TX 78602
- Super 8
3110 Highway 71 E, Bastrop, TX 78602
Bed & Breakfasts:
- 9E Ranch
2158 Hwy 304, Smithville, TX 78957
- Blue Heron
583 Union Chapel Road, Cedar Creek, TX 78612
- Elm Street Inn
502 Elm Street, Bastrop, Bastrop, TX 78602
- Katy House
201 Ramona Street, Smithville, TX 78957
- Magnolia Inn on Main
703 Main Street, Bastrop, TX 78602
- Pecan Street Inn
1010 Pecan Street, Bastrop, TX 78602
For updated information regarding camping in the state parks, please visit the following websites:
- Bastrop State Park
- Buescher State Park (New Mini Cabins!)
- Texas Parks and Wildlife
Places to eat in Bastrop
- Schlotzsky’s Deli on Highway 71 in front of Walmart (512) 332-2867
- Roadhouse Grill across Highway 21 at the entrance to Bastrop State Park (512) 321-1803
- Back Door Cafe – 117 Main Street Smithville TX 78957 (512) 237-3128
- Cedar’s Mediterranean Grill – 904 College St, Bastrop, TX 78602 (512) 321-7808
- Baxters On Main – 919 Main Street, Bastrop, TX (512) 321-3577
- Coffee Dog – 49 Loop 150 West, Bastrop, TX – (512) 303-2244
- Jalisco’s – 900 State Highway 95 Bastrop, TX 78602 (512) 303-7070
- Starbucks – 501 Highway 71 W, Bastrop, TX – (512) 321-8051
Chamber of Commerce
Bastrop has much to offer, with things to see and do before and after the ride. We suggest visiting the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce website for more information.
Volunteers are a vital part of the Family Crisis Center, and there are many ways to volunteer your time and lend your talents to support the agency. Opportunities to volunteer for special events include serving on the event committee; assisting with set-up/tear-down; assisting with registration; assisting at one of the rest stops; and cheering in the cyclists at the start/finish line. For more information about fundraising volunteer opportunities, please contact the Center by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Webmasters and others can help by volunteering space, continue reading below.
Webmasters / Shop Owners
If you have a cycling-related website and would like to link to the Pedal Thru The Pines, the Family Crisis Center invites you to utilize the HTML code below in order to include the Pedal logo and a link on your website.
Shop owners and cycling enthusiasts can help spread the word about this event by posting flyers in businesses or other popular spots where cyclists tend to be. Every little bit helps, and we greatly appreciate the support and positive feedback that we have received from cyclists participating in the event!
We encourage and value participant feedback. We appreciate any input that may help us improve our event. We also enjoy the stories and photos that cyclists have shared from the ride, and we are always happy to share the appreciation expressed by cyclists for the hard work and dedication of event volunteers.