Where does the ride start/end? The ride starts and ends on the airstrip located on the historic LBJ Ranch in Stonewall, Texas. See directions to the Ranch on the Contact page. At the Start/Finish area, cyclists will find the bib pick up area and food tent.
Where do we park? Parking for all cyclists is on the airstrip located on the LBJ Ranch.
Is there a packet pick up before the day of the ride? Last year’s riders asked for it, so we will schedule time for an early pick up.
How do we get to the Ranch? Please see the directions on the Contact page. Note that the ride takes place at the LBJ National Park, not the adjacent LBJ State Park.
What time should we arrive? The Ranch gates open at 7:00 a.m. Ideally you should plan to arrive no later than 8:00 a.m. to allow time to park, pick up your bib, and get ready to ride! All incoming traffic will be temporarily stopped to allow the cyclists to exit the Ranch safely. If you arrive after that, you will still be able to get out on the course and enjoy the ride.
What happens in the event of inclement weather? Ride organizers are constantly watching the weather for any activity that may disrupt the ride. Generally, the ride will be held, rain or shine, cold or hot, windy or not, unless severe weather is forecast. If severe weather is a possibility, ride organizers will make a call by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the ride to hold the ride or to cancel it. Updates will be posted on the ride website. If the ride is cancelled due to weather conditions, no refunds are given. This ride is our largest annual fundraiser for the Park. Your support, through registration fees, helps education, preservation, and restoration projects. We hope you understand.
Do cyclists have to follow Texas traffic laws when riding the LBJ 100? Yes! All laws pertaining to cyclists apply to the LBJ 100, especially the provision of the Texas Transportation Code that specifies that riders may only ride two abreast. Sec. 551.103(c) states: "Persons operating bicycles on a roadway may ride two abreast. Persons riding two abreast on a laned roadway shall ride in a single lane. Persons riding two abreast may not impede the normal and reasonable flow of traffic on the roadway. Persons may not ride more than two abreast unless they are riding on a part of a roadway set aside for the exclusive operation of bicycles." Please obey the law and be respectful of our rancher and farmer neighbors' rights to be on the road, as you would want them to be respectful of your rights to be on the road. Also, be aware that DPS patrolmen have given out tickets to some LBJ 100 cyclists in recent years. Don't ruin your ride by getting a ticket.
Are there any hazards on the various routes? The LBJ 100 goes through active ranch land in many parts. As such, cyclists will encounter some potential obstacles such as cattle guards, loose gravel, pitted roads, cattle and sheep (and their droppings), and low water crossings. Please be careful as you encounter these. In particular, there are two low water crossings on the 42-mile route that can be very slippery if wet, which all depends on how much rain the area has received the week prior to the ride. Ride organizers will monitor these two crossings up before the ride to determine what additional safety measures might be taken to minimize these potential hazards.
Are there activities for non-cyclists? Absolutely! Non-cyclists can take the self-guided tour of the Ranch, sign up for a tour around the grounds of the Texas White House, go inside the JetStar that served as Air Force One, see displays, a video, and the bookstore in the Hangar, and visit the adjacent LBJ State Park. In addition, you'll be in the heart of the Texas Hill Country with over 50 wineries and several distilleries within a 30-minute drive of the Ranch. Please consult the local chambers of commerce for more information on options. Here are links to the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce; Fredericksburg Convention and Visitors Center; Blanco Chamber; and the Marble Falls Chamber.
Can a non-cyclist buy a lunch ticket? Yes. A non-cyclist Spectator Pass for meal and drinks is $18 and can be purchased online until registration closes or at an early bib pickup. On the day of the ride, the cost of the Spectator Pass increases to $20 and can be purchased at the Merchandise Table, which will be in the Food Tent.
Can you recommend local lodging and restaurant options? There are plenty of restaurants and hotel, motel, and B&B rooms available in the area. But the hotels tend to fill up fast that time of year as it is peak wildflower season in the Hill Country. Visit our Lodging Suggestions tab for area hotel info, which will lead you to local dining suggestions as well via the Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Bureau sites we provide.
Are dogs allowed in the Park? Yes, but please keep them on a leash and clean up after them.
Is tailgating allowed? Yes. Pop-up tents, chairs and other tailgating material can be set up on the grass along the airstrip where they will not to interfere with cyclists and vehicles entering and exiting the airstrip.
Are RV's allowed in the park? Yes. There will be an area reserved specifically for Recreation Vehicle parking of any LBJ 100 participants. A 25-foot RV will fit, if you have a question about your RV size fitting, please contact us.
Is Hodges Road still an entrance access point? No. Hodges Road does not provide access to the Park, in fact it is now a private road with a gate on it. Entrance to the Park must be through the front gate on the morning of the event (144 State Park Rd 49, Stonewall, TX 78671).