welcome to bike / run central texas!
Join the dozens of bicyclists and runners seen each weekend on the
breathtaking roads around Copperas Cove. Along with miles and miles of deserted
roads, just perfect for avid bikers and runners - or beginners - you'll find a Texas
Taking advantage of the area's popularity with bicyclists,
Copperas Cove has long been recognized and promoted as the Bike / Run center of
Central Texas. On any given weekend in Cove, there are 100 to 200 bicyclists using
Cove as a jumping off spot for bike and run tours on farm to market and county roads.
Cove is in the middle of miles of scenic, well-maintained, traffic-free paved roads.
There are at least 25 bicycle routes ranging in distance from 10 miles to 100 miles,
loops that start or end in the Copperas Cove area.
For more informaion on touring the area by bicycle, or to schedule a bike or run
event, contact the Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. Maps
and detailed information on local accommodations and restaurants are always available
by calling (254) 547-7571. Make sure to check our calendar and
Upcoming Bike Events frequently for new events.
Come on! Get a bird's eye view of Cove from your handlebars - or from the ground
up - we're sure you'll like what you see!
read some comments from enthusiasts about copperas cove bike / run events ...
What a Wonderful Race Course, I certainly hope you'll be able to put this into
our 2010 schedule. How about a Spring and Fall race???? Now that would be a great
way to start and end the Racing Season. Your Team did a Super job with both days
especially considering all the incidents you were faced with on Saturday and the
weather on Sunday. Thanks for Great Weekend of Racing, Johnny Moore Team MVC
On behalf of myself and the entire Mirage Cycling Club, I want to thank you for your
town's continued hospitality towards cyclists and racing. I have traveled all
over the state, and around the country, to compete, and Copperas Cove remains one
of the top venues every year. The restaurants are great, the hotels are well-kept,
and the townsfolk are extremely friendly. You really do have a lot to be proud of,
and thank you for sharing the community with us two-wheelers. Sincerely, Richard
Wharton USA Cycling Level
1 Coach Author, Watts per Kilogram
I saw something that impressed me today at the Texas State Road Race. It was the
friendliness and helpfulness of the Copperas Cove volunteers, TXBRA officials, and
all the people that helped put on the race. They all made you happy that you were
racing. When I was driving home, to Dallas, I looked back at the year and reviewed
the races of 2009. I realized that the two races that I raced in Copperas Cove were
a little different than all the other races. The volunteers at Copperas Cove make
me feel that I am wanted and appreciated when I visit Copperas Cove. I always feel
that I am talking to person that cares and is interested. It is kind of like talking
to my neighbor in Dallas that I have known for 20 years. The Copperas Cove volunteers
are just good, friendly people. I feel good about spending my time and money in
Copperas Cove. I hope you can tell all the good Copperas Cove volunteers that support
our sport of cycling, that the racers have very high regard for their efforts. There
is no comparison, but I feel like a “Lance Armstrong” when I race in CC. Thank you
for your help. Richard Vincent Dallas, Texas
Marty and Betty: On behalf of Team Bicycles, inc and The Racing Post (the two organizations
that sponsored the 2010 version of the TBi Copperas Cove Classic - Thank you. Please
convey to all concerned, the County, City and volunteer organizations that they,
once more made a big difference. I have received numerous accolades about the facilities
and friendliness of Copperas Cove citizens. All 340+ participants had a great time
which means that more than 425 visitors came and enjoyed your hospitality used your
hospitality services. Many of the riders not only ate in town, but I know that more
than a few stayed at local motels so they could be fresh for the race. We had racers
from as far as Corpus Christi and Amarillo - even one or two from Oklahoma! While
this is a traditional race and most have raced it many, many times, I want to also
point out that there were at least 25 - 30 brand new racers. Now that they know
about Copperas Cove's roads and friendliness toward bicyclists I am sure they
will join many other Texas bicyclists and return to train or simply to enjoy your
scenic and friendly roads. Again, please convey my thanks to the City, County and
Volunteer Organizations that participated. Once again, you kicked off the cycling
season in Texas with a race that will be hard to surpass in terms of community support.
Sincerely, Andy Hollinger Race Director