Bent Wheel Bash 2018 Results

Thanks so much to everyone who came out to race Bent Wheel Bash 2018! We especially want to thank our amazing volunteers as well as the APD. The event wouldn’t go on without you guys. We hope to see everyone back next year!

Here’s a link to the results: Bent Wheel Bash 2018 Results

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The Course is Ready and Other Miscellaneous Items

The course is all marked and ready to go! We had to delay marking it due to all the ice and rain that have hit us in the past week and a half, but the sun has been out and the trail is dried out. Yay! According to Gary, it looks good, is a bit tacky, and is in the best shape that he has seen it in a while.

Remember, no reservations are necessary for camping. Just talk to the people at the gate and they’ll get you taken care of. Camping is $20 per site for one night or $30 for two nights. All other land use fees are taken care of in your race registration price. There are no hookups for campsites, but showers are available in the registration building.

Dogs are welcome at Bent Wheel Bash. The police academy (our venue) just requests that you keep them on a leash at all times. They also ask that you not have alcohol on police academy property. It’s an issue for them with the training facilities and insurance.

The Specialized Demo Van will be set up on Saturday from noon until 5. Make sure and stop by and test out their bikes!

The physical address for the academy is Warren Dodson Training Facility, 4557 East Lake Road, Abilene, TX 79601. If you are headed north on East Lake Road (FM 2833), the blue gate at the entrance will be on your right. If you reach County Road 503 (Neas Road), you have gone a little too far north.

We look forward to seeing you at Bent Wheel Bash! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us – biketownabilene@yahoo.com.

Bent Wheel Bash 2018 Schedule

Friday, March 2, 2018

12:00 – Gate opens – camping, showers, and pre-riding are open

10:00 – Registration Building (showers) closes for the night

 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

7:00 – Gate opens/Registration Building (showers), camping, and pre-riding are open

8:00 – Expo area opens

12:00 – Specialized Demo Van Opens

12:00 – TMBRA Kids’ Kup registration opens

1:00 – Race registration opens

1:00 – First-time racer’s clinic

2:00 – TMBRA Kids’ Kup Clinic and Race

4:00 – Cat 3 12 & under and 10 & under race – Awards and raffle will follow as soon as results are finalized.

4:00 – The Toasted Traveler and The Sweet Side food trucks open

5:00 – Registration and demo van close

7:00 – Food trucks close

10:00 – Registration building (showers) closes for the night

 

Sunday, March 4, 2018

5:00 – Gate opens

6:00 – Registration opens*

8:00 – Cat 2 & Single Speed 2/3

10:00 – Pro/Cat 1/Single Speed Open

10:00 – The Toasted Traveler food truck opens

11:00 – The Sweet Side food truck opens

12:00 – Cat 3

* Registration is open until 30 minutes prior to the start of each category.

** Awards will start as soon as results are finalized for each category so everyone can head home at a decent time. Cat 3 riders – you’ll want to stick around for your raffle. There are some pretty cool prizes, including a Park tool kit with a retail value of $110. You must be present to win a raffle prize.

Fees

Land Use Fee – $10 per racer – This is included in your registration price and is good for the entire weekend – you only pay it once. Spectators do not have to pay a land use fee.

Camping Fee – $20 per spot for one night or $30 for two nights. Pay at the gate.

All the fees benefit the Abilene Police Department.

T-Shirts

Bent Wheel Bash t-shirts are for sale in the registration building. They cost $15 and all proceeds benefit the Abilene Police Department.

Camping, Gate Fees, Specialized Demo Van, etc.

Bent Wheel Bash in Abilene is coming up soon. We hope everyone is making plans to travel out to our neck of the woods! Come on out early if you can and check out the Specialized Demo Van. They will be set up at the venue on Saturday, March 3, from noon to 5 pm. They have a variety of bikes on their van that you will be able to test out. Come on out and see what they have to offer!  

This year, our food vendor will be set up on Saturday from 4-7 and on Sunday from 10:00-4. So, go preride the course on Saturday and then grab some dinner at the food truck afterward. You can do the same on Sunday. Grab a bite after the race while you are waiting for awards. The Toasted Traveler is the local food truck that will be set up for the event. You can check them out at http://www.abilenefoodtruck.com. There will also be a dessert truck to try out. You can get a preview of what they offer at http://www.thesweetsideabilene.com.

Camping and RV spots are available – no reservations necessary. There are no hookups, but generators are allowed and showers are available. Propane grills are fine, but the Police Academy asks that there be no open fires. There is a burn ban in place around here. For those who haven’t been to Bent Wheel Bash before, Buck Creek Trails is right next to our local police academy, and the academy allows us to use their land and buildings (and showers!) for our start/finish, expo, and camping area.

Of course, there is always the question of land access fees. We know that Abilene is a bit further for most people to drive, so we try to keep fees down. This year, the land use fee is $10 per racer. It is included in your registration fee, so you will not pay it at the gate. You will either pay it on bikereg if you preregister or when you register at the event. The $10 covers you for the entire weekend. If you are coming out as a spectator, there is no fee. The only fee that will be paid at the gate is for camping spots. Camping spots are $20 per site for one night or $30 for both nights. We do ask that you bring cash (or check) for the camping fees. The internet access can be a bit spotty for us to take cards. The registration area is a little better, but cash over debit/credit will be much faster. The nice part about the camping and land use fees (if there can be a nice part about paying fees) is that all the proceeds from Bent Wheel Bash go to our local police department.

If camping isn’t your thing, but you need to spend the night somewhere, here is a list of some hotels close to the trails. If one of these won’t work, just look for one close to Abilene Christian University in the NE corner of Abilene, and you will be just minutes from Buck Creek Trails. We hope to see a bunch of you in Abilene soon!

Comfort Suites – 325-672-0338

Holiday Inn Express – 325-675-9800

Residence Inn – 325-677-8700

Whitten Inn – 325-673-5271

Hampton Inn – 325-673-4400

La Quinta – 325-676-1676

Bent Wheel Bash 2018

The 2018 version of Bent Wheel Bash is right around the corner! Come join us in Abilene on March 3-4 for the 3rd race in the TMBRA spring championship series. Here’s a link to registration: Bent Wheel Bash 2018 Registration

For more info, here’s a link to the race flyer: Bent Wheel Bash Flyer 2018

The Specialized Demo Van will be at the venue on Saturday and Sunday, so come out a bit early to see all the cool bikes. Remember – Bent Wheel Bash is a benefit race, so not only do you get to ride a fun course and test out cool bikes, you also help support the Abilene Police Department. So make sure you plan to head out our way. We look forward to seeing you the first weekend of March!

Bent Wheel Bash 2017 Random Items

Before you head out our way for the race this weekend, here’s a few things to remember:

  1. Bring cash, if you can, for the gate fees. We will be able to take cards closer to the buildings, but not at the gate.
  2. The Specialized Demo Van will open up Saturday at noon. Make sure to give yourself enough time to try out some of their newest bikes.
  3. The Toasted Traveler food truck will be open on Saturday from 4-7 and on Sunday from 10-3. Try out their delicious sandwiches!
  4. BikeTown will have a booth set up with some clearance clothing for sale…shorts, jerseys, gloves…come ready to shop.
  5. Bent Wheel Bash t-shirts will be on sale in the registration building for $15. All proceeds benefit the Abilene Police Department.
  6. The weather forecast is looking pretty good, but this is March in West Texas so be prepared for anything, especially a bit of wind.

It’s going to be a great weekend. We can’t wait to see you at Bent Wheel Bash 2017!

Bent Wheel Bash 2017 Schedule

Friday, March 3, 2017

12:00 – Gate opens – camping and pre-riding is available

10:00 – Registration Building (showers) closes for the night

 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

7:00 – Gate opens/Registration Building (showers) is open

8:00 – Expo area opens

12:00 – Specialized Demo Van Opens

12:00 – TMBRA Kids’ Kup registration opens at the Mafia Racing tent

1:00 – Race registration opens

1:00 – First-time racer’s clinic at the Mafia Racing tent

2:00 – TMBRA Kids’ Kup Clinic and Race

4:00 – 12 & under and 10 & under race – Awards and raffle will follow as soon as results are finalized.

4:15 – The Toasted Traveler food truck opens

5:00 – Registration and demo van close

10:00 – Registration building (showers) closes for the night

 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

5:00 – Gate opens

6:00 – Registration opens*

8:00 – Cat 2 & Single Speed 2/3 & Single Speed Women

10:00 – Pro/Cat 1/Single Speed Open

10:00 – The Toasted Traveler food truck opens

12:00 – Cat 3

* Registration is open until 30 minutes prior to the start of each category.

** Awards will start as soon as results are finalized for each category so everyone can head home at a decent time. Cat 3 riders – you’ll want to stick around for your raffle. There are some pretty cool prizes, including a Park tool kit with a retail value of $110. You must be present to win a raffle prize.

Fees

Gate Fee – $10 per car – You will get a sticker for your windshield. This is good for the entire weekend – you only pay once.

Camping Fee – $20 per spot for one night or $30 for two nights.

So, if you camp for both nights, you will end up paying $40 total (one camping spot and one car).

All the fees benefit the Abilene Police Department.

T-Shirts

Bent Wheel Bash t-shirts are for sale in the registration building. They cost $15 and all proceeds benefit the Abilene Police Department.

Camping, Gate Fees, Food, Etc.

Bent Wheel Bash in Abilene is coming up soon. We hope everyone is making plans to travel out to our neck of the woods! Come on out early if you can and check out the Specialized Demo Van. They will be set up at the venue on Saturday, March 4, from noon to 5 pm. They have a variety of bikes on their van that you will be able to test out. Come on out and see what they have to offer!  

This year, our food vendor will be set up on Saturday from 4-7 and on Sunday from 10:00-4. So go preride the course on Saturday and then grab some dinner at the food truck afterward. You can do the same on Sunday. Grab a bite after the race while you are waiting for awards. The Toasted Traveler is the local food truck that will be set up for the event. You can check them out at http://www.abilenefoodtruck.com. 

Camping and RV spots are available – no reservations necessary. There are no hookups, but generators are allowed and showers are available. Propane grills are fine, but the Police Academy asks that there be no open fires. For those who haven’t been to Bent Wheel Bash before, Buck Creek Trails is right next to our local police academy, and the academy allows us to use their land and buildings (and showers!) for our start/finish, expo, and camping area.

Of course, there is always the question of land access fees. We know that Abilene is a bit further for most people to drive, so we try to keep fees down. The land use fee is $10 PER CAR (not per person), so pack everyone in and carpool if you can! We only charge once, so if you come out on Friday, that $10 fee covers the whole weekend. Camping spots are $20 per site for one night or $30 for both nights. So, if you drive out on Friday and camp both nights, the most you will pay in land use/camping fees for one car is $40. We do ask that you bring cash (or check) for the gate fees. The internet access can be a bit spotty for us to take cards. The registration area is a little better, but cash over debit/credit will be much faster. The nice part about the fees (if there can be a nice part about paying fees) is that all the proceeds from Bent Wheel Bash go to our local police department.

If camping isn’t your thing, but you need to spend the night somewhere, here is a list of some hotels close to the trails. If one of these won’t work, just look for one close to Abilene Christian University in the NE corner of Abilene, and you will be just minutes from Buck Creek Trails. We hope to see a bunch of you in Abilene soon!

Comfort Suites – 325-672-0338

Holiday Inn Express – 325-675-9800

Residence Inn – 325-677-8700

Whitten Inn – 325-673-5271

Hampton Inn – 325-673-4400

La Quinta – 325-676-1676

Specialized Demo Van

We are excited to let you know that the Specialized Demo Van will once again be at Bent Wheel Bash! Bart and his awesome dog, Bentley, will be set up on Saturday for you to look at and test out a whole bunch of mountain and road bikes. Plan on coming a little early so you have plenty of time to stop by the van before or after preriding the course.

Bent Wheel Bash 2017 Registration and Flyer

Want to register for Bent Wheel Bash 2017? Head on over to BikeReg and sign up. Remember – all proceeds from this event go to our local police department. Come on out to the trails to race and finish knowing you helped our men and women in uniform.

Here’s the link to registration: https://www.bikereg.com/bent-wheel-bash

Also, here’s the link to the race flyer giving directions, start times, etc.:

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