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 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

Riders can catch a bus back to Austin. Bus fee is $25 and includes bike transport back to the start in Austin or McMahan. Bikes will be carefully wrapped with bubble wrap and loaded on big rigs. Please put your bike in the big rig that has your bus # on it. Ie. If you’re on Bus #3, look for the sign on the tractor trailer rig that has Bus #3. This will help bikes arrive at about the same time as the bus containing the owner of the bike. Bus reservations will be taken until buses are sold out (usually 2 weeks prior to the ride).

On the morning of the ride, you may drop 1 small soft-sided bag (nothing valuable, please!) at the start and we will have waiting for you in Shiner. Please attach your provided ride number to your bag.

FOOD & DRINK

All registered GASP and ½ GASP cyclists will be provided with food from the Shiner Smoke House. There will also be vegetarian options.

There will be multiple food stations to minimize wait time in food lines. The Shiner Smoke house crew keeps the lines moving!

Purchase a Partner 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 partner 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 partner pass.

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

While relaxing and enjoying some ice cold Shiner Beer and Smokehouse food, listen to some great music featuring Shiner Record Label musicians among other hot Texas Country bands.

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.)

RETURN BUSES

After your ride and an afternoon of food, fun, and sun, let someone else take you home! For a $25 fee, you can reserve your spot on an air conditioned luxury bus that will take you back to Austin! Only Riders will be allowed on bus.

You will purchase bus tickets based on your desired departure time. Bus tickets are first come, first serve. You must have the correct wrist band to get on your specific bus. You must be prepared to leave at your scheduled time. We will do our best to ensure that the rigs hauling your bikes back to the start will depart at the same time as your bus.

BUS SCHEDULE*

Austin Buses:

  • 3:30pm Bus 1,2
  • 4:30pm Bus 3,4,5
  • 5:30pm Bus 6,7,8

McMahan Buses:

  • 4:30pm Bus 9,10

*Schedule may be altered based on rider demand. We will post when buses are full on our website, Facebook and/or Twitter. Place your bike on the correct big rig to ensure your bike arrives about the same time you do back at your start.

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!

 
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