Choose Your Challenge
RAAM Challenge Cycling Series Presents:
The Texas Challenge features the best of the famed Texas Hill Country. It’s spring time in the Hill Country and the flowers – Blue Bonnets and Indian Paint Brush - will be blooming. Temps are generally 50-80 F. Mornings can be foggy with clearing by afternoon. The event starts/finishes in Castroville, Texas, the Little Alsace of Texas, about 30 miles west of San Antonio. Texas, the Lone Star State, is ranch country.
The 200 and 500-mile routes are roughly concentric loops, sharing the first 72 and last 63 miles. There are thousands of miles of paved winding ranch roads with little or no traffic. You’ll experience some of the best cycling in the USA.
Both the 200 and 500-mile courses are moderately difficult - ideally suited to advanced beginning to intermediate level ultra-racers.
The Longhorn 500 and Stampede 200 are both part of the 6-event Texas Ultra Cup .