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The Ride

It was the late 1970's when a small group of cyclists in Austin, TX decided to take on a unique challenge and satisfy a desire for their two favorite things... riding bikes and drinking great tasting beer. It was at that moment in time when the GASP was born. Throughout the years GASP has evolved into one of the biggest, best bike rides in the state of Texas and beyond while at the same time ensuring the small town feel of its roots are not lost. Get ready to hop and your bike, ride a pretty long way and have a great time. We'll see you in Shiner!

Pre-Ride

PACKET PICK-UP

Packet Pick-up locations, dates and times:

  • Thursday, May 2nd, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm at We Are Blood, 4300 N. Lamar, Austin 78756
  • Friday, May 3rd, 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Spoetzl Brewery
  • Saturday, May 4th, 6:30 to 9:45 am at Spoetzl Brewery

[NEW]SPAGHETTI DINNER

Friday, May 3rd, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Shiner Central Station (short walk from Brewery)

Purchase Tickets

WHAT TO BRING

Riders may drop 1 small soft-sided drop bag (nothing valuable, please!) at the start in Shiner Brewery. Please attach your provided ride number to your bag.Please bring a valid driver's license or government ID if you plan to consume any beer. Beer servers will ID anyone who looks under 30 years of age.

PARKING

Riders may park at Kaspar Wire works lot or on side streets across the street from the Brewery, or in town just a few blocks south of the Brewery.

PARKING AT THE BREWERY PRIOR TO RIDE DAY

Some people drop off their car the day before the ride. If you choose to do this, please park in the fields to the south of the brewery or in town at the plaza and not in the brewery parking lot. We are not responsible for cars parked overnight prior to the ride!

ACCOMMODATIONS IN/AROUND SHINER

Best Western Executive Inn in Hallettsville

(About 15 miles from Shiner)
361-798-9200

Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Gonzales

(About 25 minutes from Shiner)
126 Middle Buster Rd., Gonzales, TX 78629
830-672-2777

The Black Gold Inn in Yoakum

(Yoakum is about 10 miles from Shiner)
361-298-5322
www.blackgoldinnyoakum.com

The Shiner Boggy Creek RV Park

(Just across from the City Park)
554 County Road 350, Shiner, TX 77984
512-298-7208
shinerrvpark@gmail.com
www.shinerrvpark.com

Belle Oaks Inn in Gonzales

(About 15 miles from Shiner)
www.belleoaksinn.com
830-857-8613

Two historic hotels in Flatonia

(about 18 miles from Shiner)
www.ollehotel.com and www.goosesroost.com
361-772-0310

The Microtel Inn & Suites in Gonzales

830-203-5110

The Days Inn in Gonzales

830-519-4353

START TIME

7:00 am

100 Mile GASP Start!

9:00 am

50 Mile GASP Start!

10:00 am

25 Mile GASP Start!

Post-Ride

After cyclists cross the finish line at the Spoetzl Brewery, an afternoon of music and food and, of course, ice cold Shiner Beer awaits! We'll have shower trucks set up so you can rinse off and change clothes. Enjoy a little more Shiner hospitality by taking a free tour of the historic Spoetzl Brewery. Free tours of the Spoetzl Brewery will be conducted from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Food & Drink

All registered cyclists will be provided with food from the J&B Foods. There will also be vegetarian options. There will be multiple food stations to minimize wait time in food lines.

Purchase a Food and Beverage Pass for each additional person joining you in Shiner along with your ride registration so they can enjoy food and beverages. The cost of the Food and Beverage pass is $20 and they can be purchased either online or at the info tent at the brewery on the day of the ride. Children 12 & under are eligible for a free pass.

Music & Entertainment

While relaxing and enjoying some ice cold Shiner Beer enjoy live music from the band The Emotions.

Showers

We'll have shower trucks set up so you can rinse off, change clothes and enjoy the festivities. Shower space is allocated on a percentage equal to male and female registered riders. (ie. If 40% of the riders are female, then 40% of the stalls will be allocated for female use.)

Parking

Parking is available near Spoetzl Brewery. Drive past the main entrance to the brewery and park in either of the fields located South of the bridge next to the brewery. Watch for cyclists!

Raffle for a Shiner Branded Grizzly Cooler!

Ticket cost: $5 for one ticket, $20 for 5 tickets.

FAQ

A 100 mile bicycle ride starting and finishing at the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas.
Saturday May 4, 2019
100 mile ride starts at the Spoetzl Brewery at 7 am. 50 mile ride starts at the Spoetzl Brewery at 9 am and the 25 mile ride starts at the brewery at 10 am.
Go to the registration link on the ride website's Register Page.
Visit the Register Page for complete info.
No, however, riders 17 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult on the ride.
Please review scheduled times listed on this website under the pre-ride tab.
In the event of severe weather forcing cancellation of the GASP (100, 50 and 25 miles options), entry fees not will be donated to the charity. No refunds, sorry.
Rest stops will have water and Nuun fluid replacement drinks as well as snack foods including fruit, cookies and a variety of items. There will be PB&J at the later stops.
Spend the afternoon in Shiner enjoying complimentary food and plenty of FREE, cold Shiner Beer for all registered participants! Tour the Spoetzl Brewery from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Family and friends don't have to ride to join in the fun! Join us at the starting lines to send off the cyclists and then meet your cycling friends and family at the finish to enjoy a tour of the Spoetzl Brewery, food and fun! Purchase a Food and Beverage Pass for each additional person joining you in Shiner along with your Ride Registration so they can enjoy food and beverages.
There will be a bag drop area near the information booth to leave a small bag with clothes, labeled with the bag tag number located on the bib. Shower trucks will be available in Shiner.
You should be prepared to ride 100 miles or you may wish to try the 50 or 25 mile option instead. If you are unable to finish we will have sag vehicles to take you to the finish line for you to enjoy the festivities.

Check the website for jersey availability. They will be online at shinerstore.com and at the gift shop at the Spoetzl Brewery.

To order a Boot Campaign jersey, please click here.

General Info

The Route

GASP:

All distances start at the Shiner Brewrey

100 Mile Start time: 7:00 am

50 Mile Start time: 9:00 am

25 Mile Start time: 10:00 am

COURSEMAP

100 Mile

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25 Mile

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50 Mile

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NOTE: All route information subject to change. If there are changes, we will notify registered riders and announce changes on this website.

REST STOPS

Rest Stops are located every 10-17 miles and will be stocked with food, fruit, energy bars and gels, water, Nuun tablets and cheering volunteers to keep your energy high. There will be port o potties and hand sanitizer at each stop. Rest stops subject to change. Changes will be posted online.

SAG WAGONS

SAG Vehicles will be in zones along each route. If you need to be sagged, you will be taken to the next zone, dropped off and picked up by the next SAG vehicle. Zones will be posted here prior to the ride. We will make every effort to get you to the brewery as quickly as possible.

MECHANICAL SUPPORT

Mechanics will be on hand along the route and at aid stations to provide minor repairs and adjustments. We will post an emergency number for you to call should you become stranded or need medical assistance during the ride.

FIRST AID

There will be medical support across the course as well as First Responders on Motorcycles. There will also be medical support at the finish. Our EMTs and First Responders are in radio contact with event management and will act as quickly as possible to help in the event of an emergency. Please make sure you have on your rider number and identification (We recommend RoadID).

WEATHER

The ride is rain or shine. The only way we would cancel is in the event of dangerous weather. Should the ride be cancelled, entry fees become a donation to the official charity, there are no refunds.

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