Monthly Archives: October 2012

Food

There will be boxed lunches from Jason’s Deli available for purchase on Saturday and Sunday for lunch. This lunch will include a large ham or turkey sandwich with chips, a pickle, a chocolate chip cookie, and a bottled water. The cost will be $8. All proceeds will benefit the Abilene Police Department. If you are camping on Friday and/or Saturday nights and need to go out for dinner, there are several restaurants just a couple miles down the road from the trails including Chili’s, Jason’s Deli, Taco Casa, and Cracker Barrel. Just note that it is homecoming weekend for a couple local universities, so the restaurants could be a bit crowded.

Remember – no open fires are allowed, but propane and charcoal grills are just fine. This is a police training ground, so no alcohol is allowed.

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Schedule/Fees

Here’s the basic schedule for race weekend:

Friday, October 19

5:00 – Gate opens and camping spots are available

Saturday, October 20

7:00 – Gate opens

8:00 – Expo area opens

10:00 – Abilene Guns N’ Hoses (competition between the local police and fire departments)

12:00 – Shimano Youth Series Kids’ Kup registration opens

1:00 – Race registration opens

1:00 – First-time racer’s clinic

2:00 – Shimano Youth Series Kids’ Kup Clinic and Race

5:00 – Registration closes

Sunday, October 21

6:00 – Gate opens

7:00 – Registration opens*

9:00 – Pro, Cat 1, Cat 2 & Single Speed

11:30 – 12 & under/10 & under

12:00 – Cat 3

12:30** – Cat 1 and 2 Awards

2:00** – Cat 3 Awards and raffle

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

** Awards could start earlier – it just depends on finishing times. We will start awards as soon as results are finalized so everyone can head home at a decent time. You’ll want to stick around for the Cat 3 raffle. There are some pretty cool prizes, including a work stand and home mechanic tool kit.

Fees

Gate Fee – $5 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 – Once again, this is for the entire weekend. So, if you camp you will end up paying $25 total (one camping spot and one car)

All the fees benefit the Abilene Police and Fire Departments.

Bent Wheel Bash T-Shirts

There will be Bent Wheel Bash t-shirts for sale this weekend. They are $10 and all proceeds benefit the Abilene Police Department. The t-shirts are red with the logo in white. Just imagine our logo over there on the left of this site as a t-shirt. You can purchase them at the registration area.

Map/Directions

Below is a link to a trail map when it is not marked for the race, as well as directions to the venue. On the 2nd page of the pdf you’ll find driving directions. Please note that just north of Buck Creek Trails on the map is the Dodson Training grounds which is where you will find the registration area, camping, etc. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. BikeTown’s email is biketownabilene@yahoo.com and our phone number is 325-677-BIKE (2453).

Buck Creek Trails Map and Directions

Sponsors

Thanks so much to all our sponsors of Bent Wheel Bash. Without them, this event would not happen! Take a minute and check out their websites. They are helping us raise money for the Abilene Police Department through their Bent Wheel Bash sponsorships, so we’d like to do all we can to get their names out to you guys.

Title Sponsor:

BikeTown

Wheel Sponsors:

Abilene Bicycling Club

Levrets Ink

Handlebar Sponsors:

Harris Acoustics

AT&T – It Can Wait

Pedal Sponsors

Pediatric Associates

Abilene Indoor Gun Range

Innovative Business Systems