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Bent Wheel Bash March 3rd Round #3

Bent Wheel Bash (#3, XC state champ.)


The 2024 version of Bent Wheel Bash is almost here! Come join us in Abilene on March 2-3 for the 3rd race in the 2024 TMBRA spring championship series. Here’s a link to registration: Bent Wheel Bash 2024 Registration

If you would like to pre-order an event t-shirt, there is a place to do that when you register online at bikereg. The shirts will be available for pick-up near the awards area/academy building during race weekend.

For those who haven’t been to our event before – Bent Wheel Bash is a benefit race, so not only do you get to ride a fun course and experience a bit of West Texas, you also help support the Abilene Police Department. Their training academy is adjacent to Buck Creek Trails, and they open up their training grounds for us to use as the start, finish, and expo area for our race. The police also serve as many of our volunteer staff during race weekend.

If Buck Creek Trails are new to you, you’ll find that they offer a little bit of everything. This may be West Texas, but this is not a flat course! For the 2024 race, you will ride a 4.5 mile UCI style short track course. This course has some great spectator spots that allow you to see multiple parts of the course while staying in one place. Bring your family along to watch you race!

Pro/Cat 1 men 19-49/Single Speed Open: 6 laps (27 miles)

Cat 1 men 15-18, 50+, and all Cat 1 women: 4 laps (18 miles)

Cat 2 & Single Speed 2/3: 4 laps (18 miles)

Cat 3: 2 laps (9 miles)

12 & under: 2 laps of kid course (5 miles)

10 & under: 1 lap of kid course (2.5 miles)

Want to camp out next to the trails? You can do that. No reservations are necessary for camping. Just talk to the people at the gate and they’ll get you taken care of. Camping is $20 per site for one night or $30 for two nights. All other land use fees are taken care of in your race registration price. There are no hookups for campsites, but showers are available in the old Police Academy building. Both tents and RVs are welcome. Please bring cash to pay for camping at the gate.

Dogs are welcome at Bent Wheel Bash. The Police Academy just requests that you keep them on a leash at all times. They also ask that you not have alcohol on Police Academy property. It’s an issue for them with the training facilities and insurance.

The physical address for the academy is Warren Dodson Training Facility, 4557 East Lake Road, Abilene, TX 79601. If you are headed north on East Lake Road (FM 2833), the blue gate at the entrance will be on your right. If you reach County Road 503 (Neas Road), you have gone a little too far north.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us –


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