June 19th 2021
Join your friends for a fun night of riding on an amazing mix of gravel and quiet paved roads out of McDade, TX on a Saturday night! There are 31 and 49 mile options to choose from that cruise through the beautiful landscape of Bastrop and Lee Counties. You can race it if you want, and there will be many who are cruising for good times! We start off at the beautiful Rising Sun Vineyard in McDade, TX about an hour before sunset, and rode through the night on the trail of old west bandits. Then enjoy music, drinks/wine, and fun at the finish line. See you at the McDade Night Raid in 2021!
All you need is a bike with 1.5+" tires, a 700+ lumen headlight and blinking tail light, a GPS bike computer or smartphone, tubes/tools and hydration/nutrition! Join all your best cycling friends out at the McDade Night Raid for a fun Saturday night!
See you at the McDade Night Raid in 2021!
April 17th, 2021
Those in the know, just know that this is a great area for fast and fun gravel riding! Friendly gravel and a low amount of elevation combine for a great ride, whether you're racing hard for a podium or just cruising with friends! The start and finish is from Apache Pass Event Center, named for it's historical significance as an easy crossing spot on the San Gabriel River for the Apache Indians in the area, and is also part of the old Spanish Camino Real de los Tejas route!
After a great ride, we'll have lunch and drinks waiting for you from the Apache Pass Steakhouse and Icehouse! You'll appreciate a special finish line worthy of your ride, and featuring professional chip timing from DoMore Races. Special thanks to sponsors Nuun Hydration, and Houston Fish Bicycling Law
See you out at Apache Pass Event Center in Downtown Texas, TX!
May 29th 2021
Lexi's Midnight Runners is a fun night of riding on an amazing mix of gravel and quiet paved roads out of Lexington, TX on a Saturday night! There are 21, 31, and 51 mile options to choose from that roll through the fun countryside NW of Lexington, TX. We start off in the charming town square about an hour before sunset, and enjoy great gravel before returning to the finish line fun with music, food, drinks/beer with all your friends! Some raced it, and other cruised it with friends, whichever way you do it is a blast!
All you need is a bike with 1.5+" tires, a 700+ lumen headlight and blinking tail light, a GPS bike computer or smartphone, tubes/tools and hydration/nutrition! Join all your best cycling friends out at Lexi's Midnight Runners for a fun Saturday night!
See you at the 2022 Lexi's Midnight Runners!
March 27th, 2021
We're excited about some great gravel that we've been riding over this past year, and want to share it with you! The all new 'Milano Cookie Crusher' starts and finishes out of Milano, TX just northwest of Austin. Take your pick of the 16 mile 'Bite of Cookie', 40 mile 'Half Cookie', or the 60 mile 'Whole Cookie' options, with rolling hills on amazing gravel, tree canopied roads, and a little special fun surprise for the 'Whole Cookie' 60 milers! This cookie is a nutritious part of your gravelly diet!
After your ride, enjoy a great lunch provided by/benefiting the 'Milam Touch of Love' animal welfare volunteer group, at the Milano Civic Center. You'll appreciate a special finish line worthy of your ride, and featuring professional chip timing from DoMore Races. Special thanks to sponsors Nuun Hydration, and Houston Fish Bicycling Law!
See you out in Milano, TX!
This is an amazing event on a mix of gravel roads, with minimum pavement, with the start and finish at the charming Lytton Springs Park! This is a new route for the event, and features tree covered gravel, with some elevation thrown in for fun! Racers and good time riders get to choose between the 21 mile Short Whizz, the 40 Medium Whizz, or the 64 mile Long Whizz! Then enjoy great food and adult beverages at the finish line party with our hosts at the Lytton Springs Park! Special thanks to our great sponsors Houston Fish Bicycling Law and Nuun Hydration!
See you at the 2021 Whizzerville Hauler!
Drahtesel - Colloquial German literally meaning : Wire Donkey
We'll just go ahead and say it... this is the hardest 100k gravel event in Texas! Join us for your choice of the beginner/family friendly 15 mile, 37 mile, or the 62m/100k routes. The 100k features just 14% pavement! Rolling hills across amazing countryside, and heavy gravel conspire to make this one tough donkey! These routes just don't let up and riders will be pushed hard all the way to the finish line. Those cold brews at the finish line party will never taste so good, while you enjoy a great lunch, music, and fun at the beautiful New Ulm Fireman's Park!
Also special thanks to our friends a Houston Fish Bicycling Law and Nuun Hydration!
See you at the 2022 Wire Donkey!
Join us for this challenging and fun event in Stockdale, TX! This event is a rider favorite, now in it's 4th year! Choose between the beginner/family friendly 16 miler, 37, or 60 mile routes that feature a great variety of scenic gravel, sand, and quiet country roads. Like all of our events, we value the real deal, and the 60 mile route is minimal pavement! We'll have a great lunch waiting for you prepared by the Stockdale FFA group at the picture perfect finish line, featuring professional chip timing from Domore Races. Race it hard or cruise it slow, no matter what you'll have a great time! This is a great event in a beautiful part of Texas that you don't want to miss! Special thanks to our friends at Houston Fish Bicycling Law, and Nuun Hydration!
See you at the 2021 Stockdale Gravel Roundup!
The "Come And Grind It" returns for the 5th year in beautiful Gonzales County! This is a great event that is perfect for beginners, cruisers, and racers alike! All New This Year is a 62 mile loop for the Long Shot. The original Short Shot route has everything on a 33 mile loop with just 5% pavement, and we have a 22 mile option for beginners and families! On all the routes, enjoy a great mix of fast and heavy gravel, scenic winding roads, and a few kicker stairstep hills coming into the finish line. Choose 62, 33, or 22 miles, and then enjoy a great lunch at the beautiful grounds of the Leesville Association and adult deliciousness at the best after ride party in Texas! You'll appreciate a special finish line worthy of your ride, and featuring professional chip timing from DoMore Races. Special thanks to sponsors Nuun Hydration, and Houston Fish Bicycling Law!
See you at the 2022 Come And Grind It!
Cyclist love a good New Years Day ride to start things off! So do we! And we can probably all agree that we don't love 2020. So we put together an amazing gravel ride in McDade, TX out of the beautiful Rising Sun Vineyard for Saturday Jan. 2nd! Your choice of 31, 41, or 68 mile options on a mix of quiet country roads and picturesque gravelly countryside.
Try out any of the routes and when you get back, treat yourself to a glass of wine at Rising Sun! Plenty of parking!
All you need is a bike with 1.5+" tires, a GPS bike computer or smartphone, tubes/tools and hydration/nutrition!
Thanks to everyone that came out to enjoy the Adios Mofo 2020!
Sutherland Springs Benefit Gravel Ride
Sunday, November 26th 2017Thanks to everyone that came out to support us for this great gravel grinder ride! With your help, we raised just over $7,500 that went to the Spirit of Giving Fund set up by HEB Grocery, directly benefiting the families impacted by the Sutherland Spring shooting tragedy. Three great distances to choose from: 15, 33 and 68 miles on fully marked/signed beautiful, primarily gravel roads. This course will be returning in 2018 as the Stockdale Gravel Roundup!
This racer and fan favorite started in 2012, and has regularly set attendance records year after year! Held the first weekend of October at East Metropolitan Park in Manor, TX (20 minutes outside Austin), this event features fast power sections, a steep run-up, and a winding course that wraps around the beer garden and sand pit. The Lucha Libre Single Speed Championships is always a great way to cap off the Saturday's fun, and you never know what shenanigans will happen in this zip-tie conversion/ride what you brought race!
Started in 2015, the 'Cross of Ages' has quickly become a fan and racer favorite event held at Richard Moya Park in Austin, TX the weekend before Halloween! Yes, costumes are highly encouraged! This event features a fun and challenging course with off cambers, climbs, fast sections, and sand! This is a very spectator friendly venue where fans can see the whole race unfold in front of them from the beer garden on the top edge of the grassy bowl! The new finale headliner event Lucha Libre Single Speed Championships is also a real crowd pleaser, and not to be missed.
Lucha Libre Single Speed Championships
This is a Capital City Racing exclusive, that brings the Lucha Libre flavor and mayhem to a special single speed cyclocross and mountain bike category. This race/ride is an open, no racing licenses required class. Shirtless men and women with bikini tops are called up to the front of the start line by their official luchador names.
Look for the final event photos to come soon!
Here are the unofficial rules: please don't ruin the course tape or cut the course tape, no Lucha Libre capes while riding (choking hazard), helmets are required. No motorized bicycles. No backbrakers, brainbusters, chokeslams, facebusters, neckbreakers, piledrivers, diving bulldogs, diving clotheslines, moonstar or frankensteiner moves are allowed.
Are you interested to be involved with Capital City Racing's great events? Reach out to us on email, Facebook, and even Instagram, linked below, to find out what kind of great opportunities we can provide to get you engaged with our great community of gravel and cyclocross participants!