Here are some Q and A for some of the more common questions. If you have other questions, please post on our Facebook page. This is a living document, so check back often!
Q: When is the event?
A: Saturday, October 20th, 2018, rolling out at 6.30 am sharp.
Q: Where does it start?
A: Walnut Creek Metro Park (at the Pool).
Q: Who can ride it?
A: Anyone – but remember, you’ll spend the day riding the streets and trails around Austin. This ride is unsupported and you will be completely responsible for yourself and your actions.
Q: How far is the ride?
A: This is a long-ass ride slong roads and trails around Austin! The route is around 80-85 miles give-or-take, depending on weather re-routes.
Q: Will the route be marked?
A: We supply a GPX track which you can load as a course into your nav device. We also supply a turn-by-turn listing of the roads between the trails. All trails but one are a loop – the Green Belt is A to B, and can get complicated. We strongly suggest you participate in the Green Belt and Thumper pre-rides if you are not very familiar with the area.
Q: Is it supported?
A: The EB is considered to be an entirely self-supported ride – you are responsible for carrying or purchasing your own supplies. Please don’t have the wife and the kids driving around with a cooler and a change of socks in the back. Neutral aid stations – available to all – have a tendency to pop up along the way. There are usually neutral aid stations at City Park and Thumper, and the Jester Mart at the base of Jester Hill is always a good spot to refuel at.
Please obey the spirit of the event and don’t drop off any caches or coolers along the route. There are plenty of convenience stores along the route to resupply or there may be some Trail Angels out there giving treats to ALL riders.
Q: How do I get one of those swanky shirts?
A: The coveted “EB Finisher” shirts will be available for purchase by those who FINISH the ride. It’s your badge of honor, your proof of ATX mountain biking badassness.
Q: Dude, I finish the ride… now what?
A: Stick around, there will be an after party with beer, food, and music!
Q: Is there an online forum to meet other riders for training and whatnot?
A: Check out our Facebook page.