Monthly Archives: March 2016

Gate Fees, Etc.

Please bring cash (checks are fine, too) for the gate fees, t-shirts, day-of registration, etc. Coverage is a bit spotty at this venue so we can’t guarantee a hot spot to be able to take debit and credit cards. Thank you!


Bent Wheel Bash 2016 Schedule

Saturday, April 2, 2016

7:00 – Gate opens

8:00 – Expo area opens

12:00 – Specialized Demo Van Opens

12:00 – The Toasted Traveler food truck 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

5:00 – Registration and demo van close

5:30 – 12 & under and 10 & under race – Awards and raffle will follow as soon as results are finalized.


Sunday, April 3, 2016

5:00 – Gate opens

6:00 – Registration opens*

8:00 – Cat 2 & Single Speed 2/3

10:00 – Pro/Cat 1/Single Speed Open/Single Speed Women

10:30 – 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 and repair stand. You must be present to win a raffle prize.


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.


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

Camping and Gate Fees

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, April 2, 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 12-2 and on Sunday from 10:30-2. We are excited to have one of our local food trucks, The Toasted Traveler, come out for the event. You can check them out at 

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 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. The nice part (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. There is a rather large country music event going on the same weekend, so if you need a hotel, call soon. 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 at Bent Wheel Bash 2016

The Specialized Demo Van will be at Bent Wheel Bash this year! They will be set up with bikes ready to be seen and tested on Saturday, April 2, from noon until 5 pm. There is a mix of bikes on their van, including both mountain and road bikes. Make sure you plan on being there Saturday afternoon to take a look at what they have to offer!

Bent Wheel Bash 2016 Flyer

Bent Wheel Bash Flyer 2016 USAC