Sweatin' Burnt Orange Bike Tour

The Sweatin’ Burnt Orange Bike Tour, now in its 14th year, is the annual fundraiser for The University of Texas at Austin Cycling Club.  Each year, Texas alumni and club supporters ride through the beautiful hill country around Blanco, Texas. Rolling hills, fast descents, and punchy climbs make for great riding, while rest stops and support vehicles ensure a safe and comfortable ride.

The event hosts five fully supported route lengths between 11 and 73 miles. At the end of the ride, participants are treated to real Texas BBQ on the square.  One complimentary T-shirt and goodies are included in the registration fee.

Additionally, we’re glad to announce a university student discount!  Full registration price for students is $30, and a student ID must be presented at packet pickup.

This event is an incredible Texas riding experience that’ll leave you Sweatin’ Burnt Orange!


Registration and Fees

All registrations will be handled using Active.com, where you can enter your information and get set up. On the cart view, you have the option to register people to ride with you in one transaction. Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the ride, November 3rd.

Early Bird (through September 30th!) – $40
Regular registration – $50
University student or staff – $30
Additional lunch – $10
Day-of registration – $80

Additional lunches for a family members or friends not riding can be paid for at registration, payable by cash or card.
Day-of registrations will be accommodated until ride start.


The Ride

The ride will begin at 8:30 AM on Sunday, November 4th, 2018.
All rides begin and end at Blanco High School, 1215 4th Street, Blanco, TX 78606.
Routes are available in 11, 26, 47, 61, and 73 mile distances with signs directing you along the route and at each turn.
Rest stops with snacks, tools, and staff are posted on each route which is 26 miles and above.


Lunch and Goodies

All riders receive:
– 1 Sweatin’ Burnt Orange Bike Tour t-shirt
– Ride support, and an opportunity to meet our team
– Snacks and goodies from our sponsors
– One barbecue lunch. Vegetarian meals available upon request.

BBQ will be served at the Old Blanco County Courthouse, 1 mile from Blanco High at 300 Main St, Blanco, TX 78606.


What to Bring

All riders must wear a helmet at all times when on a bike. Please dress to your level of comfort, and bring along any tools/accessories for your specific bike. As cyclists ourselves, we recommend:
– A bike in good condition. If you need your bike checked out, our friends at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin can lend a hand.
– Two water bottles
– Sunglasses and gloves
Money and ID
– A great attitude



Don’t want to drive early? Our friends in the Hill Country have you covered. BLANCO RIVERSIDE COTTAGES is partnering with us for a 20% discount off your reservation total. The clean, well-appointed rooms make a perfect river weekend destination. Visit blancoriversidegetaway.com and take a look, or call (830) 330-4324 for Elissa. Code at checkout is UTCYCLING18.


Supported by

The University of Texas Cycling Club is sincerely grateful for Blanco Riverside Cottages, Chamois Butt’r, Coca-Cola, Holland Special Events, Homeplate Peanut Butter, and KIND Healthy Snacks for their support. We thank Blanco High School and the Old Blanco County Courthouse Society for providing a space to host our event. Barbecue is provided by Opie’s Barbecue of Spicewood, TX. Most of all, we thank all of you, our enthusiastic and loyal supporters of the club.