Bringing our own Texas grassroots flavor to cycling and sports with community involvement, great local racing, good ride routes and the support of USA Cycling.
Hydration and fair sport
No more skipped water tables, broken water stop truces, carrying your own water for hours. Mandatory feed zones, soigneurs not required.💦
Noon Starts and Family
As long as the day shines on you, you’re Texans. You deserve a good sleep at home, breakfast with your family and come race & ride hard. *until it’s too hot 🔥
Recon days with roadside trash pick-up, supporting local schools, churches, community centers and USA Cycling Junior racing. ⛪
VELOFEST360 – LOVE RESELLER AND AMBASSADOR OF BIKE LIFE
Sharing New Bike Life stories .. coming soon
Clean Gravel Crew
Holland TX Classic 2021 Heartbreaker Edition interview with Open Men
Dennis Lastochkin takes about the snow sectors and extra motivation for this former Moscow badboy now father, coder and bike racer. And Patrick Breen and Garrett White give insight into the race finish.
Interview by Joel Rierson, the course designer and VeloFest360 event director, just after Dennis’s gritty win in the 68 mile Men’s Open race.
Video by Joel Rierson
Event Promoter / Cyclist / Texas
Strade di Milano 2021 Gravel Fondo interview with Carlson
Chris Carlson gave us some great insight on the race course and why it’s one of the hardest gravel race courses in Texas. Listen in great details on his tire and wheels selection for the Strade di Milano’s tough gravel.
Interview by Joel Rierson, the course designer and VeloFest360 event director, just after Chris’s finish in the 68 mile Men’s Open race.
Video by Jessica Alexander
Professional photographer / Cyclist / Texas
EVENTS GALLERY – UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Coming Soon Highlights from our Past Events
With six prior editions of the Holland TX Classic, we have extended beyond our groad roots to throw out some new gravel courses ahead in Milano, Hamilton and Milam county. Look for an expanded photo and results archives to be posted here. UNDER CONSTRUCTION 🙂
FullShutter Media by Emily Barrera
A big thanks to photographers who come out to share their passion for bike life, their professionalism for photography and capture those moments to share with the riders.
Check out photos from the Billy the Kid Gravel Fondo in Hamilton, Texas on January 30, 2021. #billythekidgravel
Check out photos from the Holland TX Classic Finale, the Gouda Groad Series on December 12, 2020. #hollandtxclassic
COVID-19 Event Protocols
Let’s set the tone and keep it simple. Arrive, mask-on, come get your number, keep mask on, prep your gear. Keep mask on, stage for start time & after the start official or after spreading out, masks off. RIDE/RACE & finish, go to car, clean-up, masks on with friends and get home safely, That’s simple, healthy and making a good example for others during a pandemic routine. Trust no one, don’t let covid-19 fatigue allow you to be careless at this event or in your daily life.
Please keep your mask in your pocket. If event staff or volunteers must pick-up riders with mechanicals, you will be expected to put your mask on.
Mandatory Feed Zone Stops
30 second mandatory feed zone stops for good sportsmanship is the rule of the day. Every rider will enter & exit with the same time splits. Don’t ruin your kidneys or body, hydrate like a pro.
Will there be water provided at the feed zone?
No, we don’t want snotty finger contact points on community water jugs. Be self-sufficient and bring plenty of water for your event. Plan ahead. Bring extra bottles for teammates (but bleach them prior). Some venues will have water provided, others will not. Race emails will give details about each venue.
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Panaracer tires on our rims & prizes at our events
Really excited to have Panaracer on board providing us with their tires for prizes at our events and being the tire on board for our recce rides and testing grounds as we create new courses.