Jan 30, 2021 – Billy the Kid Gravel Fondo – Hamilton, TX

January 30th 2021 will be the first edition of the BILLY THE KID GRAVEL FONDO ride/race for our challenging 98%+ gravel 35 mile circuit starting in Hamilton, Texas. This is a real deal cowboy gravel course recommending real deal gravel bikes and tires. Riders are expected to self-maintain their own tires, tubes and equipment. This event is promoted and sanctioned by USA Cycling under permit #2021-4801 – USAC licenses are not required, but helmets are mandatory at all times when on a bicycle. REGISTRATION OPENS JAN 25th, MONDAY at NOON – LIMITED SLOTS

RACE MODE CATEGORIES – NO AERO BARS .. SORRY .. learn how to draft + be safe GRAN FONDO GRAVEL CATEGORIES – AERO BARS OK + be safe + use good judgement

START TIMES/DISTANCES/CATEGORIES and CAMPING INFO on BIKEREG.COM Event Page:
https://www.bikereg.com/billy-the-kid-gravel

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES ON Friday, Jan 29, 2021 AT 5:00PM CST
CASH or VENMO $40 RACE DAY REGISTRATION

STRAVA COURSE ROUTES
35 miles – 1 lap
https://www.strava.com/routes/2786361793611453918
70 miles – 2 laps
https://www.strava.com/routes/2788659698980357312
TCX and GXP files on Google Drive
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZswOhXd4SiQAOvgCxsCiCkD5arHo6aX4?usp=sharing

Location: Hamilton Fair Park, Hamilton, TX
1007 Park Rd, Hamilton, TX  76531

Under Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-28, dated June 26, 2020, outdoor gatherings of more than 10 people in the unincorporated areas of the County are prohibited unless approved by the County Judge. This event has approval by the Hamilton County judge under the following conditions: individuals not of the same household shall maintain social distancing, individuals will self screen before coming to the event for COVID signs or symptoms, attendees shall wear face coverings when within 6 feet of another person who is not a member of the individual’s group. 

Riders shall wear face coverings on the start line at staging and may remove coverings prior to at the start. Rider categories have been set at limited capacity and smaller waves. Once each category limit has been filled, an optional waitlist may be created.

Late start times allow riders to travel from Waco, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio to the event and return home in the same day. 200 METER and 1KM markers before the finish line will be in place – because that’s bike racing. 

CAMPING DETAILS: Primitive tent camping is FREE and RV hookups cost $35/hookup
Please checkout online to make reservations.  RV hookups have water and electric both 35 and 50 amp outlets.  We do not have sewer but have a dump station. Note: the Pavillion is reserved for another group, so you will not have access to their facilities. But there will be a rental portalet here for our event use. Let’s have 10pm as our quiet time cut-off. And bring your coffee mugs, best breakfast game for Saturday morning.

Rental bathrooms will be staged at the event parking lot. We have no access to the other facilites, due to pandemic protocols – so please bring your own fluids, drinks and nutrition. 

Please bring your own drinks, fluids, filled water bottles, coolers, nutrition and spare bottles in coolers to setup for self-support in the feedzone of the high school parking lot. 180 Feedzone stops of 30 seconds are mandatory at this series. Respect your fellow riders and allow for a quick bottle grab and go. If you do not require a bottle swap, you will stilll be required to stop for 30 seconds out of respect of hydration for others. The race will not be won in the feedzone. We’re going to enforce 30 second feedzone stops, foot down to show sportsmanship and hydrate properly. 

Podium presentations will take place within 10 minutes of the third place finisher. Podium ettiquite is encouraged and let’s mask up just like the pros on the podium for good health code and image.