Category Archives: Directions

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.

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Directions to Buck Creek Trails and the Police Academy

Buck Creek Trails are located in Abilene, TX on FM 2833 (East Lake Road), 1 1/2 miles north of Highway 351.  After you turn north on to FM 2833, you will pass a water treatment plant on your left at about the 1 1/2 mile mark. Approximately 1/2 mile after that, you will cross a bridge and then see the turn-in to the police academy on your right. It has a large blue gate with “Warren Dodson Police Training Center” on it. Look for signs and pennants posted at the academy entrance. If you reach the intersection of FM 2833 and Neas Road, you’ve gone too far north.

This entrance is only for Bent Wheel Bash, and is not the normal daily use gate.

When the actual physical address of the academy, 4557 East Lake Rd., is looked up on Google maps, it takes you to the wrong place (in the nearby lake), so just use these directions instead.

Directions to Buck Creek Trails and the Police Academy

Buck Creek Trails are located in Abilene, TX on FM 2833 (East Lake Road), 1 1/2 miles north of Highway 351.  After you turn on to FM 2833, you will pass a water treatment plant on your left at about the 1 1/2 mile mark. Approximately 1/2 mile after that, you will cross a bridge and then see the turn-in to the police academy on your right. It has a large blue gate with “Warren Dodson Police Training Center” on it. Look for the yellow and black cyclist cutout posted at the academy entrance. If you reach the intersection of FM 2833 and Neas Road, you’ve gone too far north.

This entrance is only for Bent Wheel Bash, and is not the normal daily use gate.

When the actual physical address of the academy is looked up on Google maps, it takes you to the wrong place (in the nearby lake), so just use these directions instead.

Directions to Buck Creek Trails and the Police Academy

Buck Creek Trails are located in Abilene, TX on FM 2833 (East Lake Road), 1 1/2 miles north of Highway 351.  After you turn on to FM 2833, you will pass a water treatment plant on your left at about the 1 1/2 mile mark. Approximately 1/2 mile after that, you will cross a bridge and then see the turn-in to the police academy on your right. It has a large blue gate with “Warren Dodson Police Training Center” on it. Look for the yellow and black cyclist cutout posted at the academy entrance. If you reach the intersection of FM 2833 and Neas Road, you’ve gone too far north.

This entrance is only for Bent Wheel Bash, and is not the normal daily use gate.

When the actual physical address of the academy is looked up on Google maps, it takes you to the wrong place (in the nearby lake), so just use these directions instead.