The Barrow Volksride is the third Saturday in October in Salado, Texas. This ride supports the brave men and women of the Salado Volunteer Fire Department. Register at https://www.bikereg.com/barrow-volk-ride
Riders choose from 16 mile, 32 mile, 66 mile, or 100 mile routes in the scenic Central Texas hill country. Routes start and finish at Barrow Brewing Company and cover roads from Holland to Belton and Nolanville. The 66 and 100 mile routes are a challenge with 2500' of climb! Routes are fully supported until 1:30 p.m. Riders not back at that time are directed to a short-cut. Our partners from the SVFD and the Sheriff's office will be located at some key intersections during the ride. Riders must wear their registration bib numbers at all times.
This is a family friendly event that ends with a cold pint and a hot, fresh pretzel at the finish line! Enjoy the Oktoberfest celebration after your ride. There is authentic German food, German music, and German games all day long.... plus incredible craft beer!
Riders must register by September 30th to receive the souvenir t-shirt. They are the softest shirts with a design you will be proud to wear year-round. All registrants will receive a pint and hot pretzel, redeemable by tags on their bib numbers. This event is rain or shine. There are no refunds but registrations can be transferred.
The Volksride registration fee includes a fully supported ride route, souvenir t-shirt (through September 30th), a pint and a fresh, hot pretzel. Stay after your ride for German music, games, and vendors. Your registration fee supports our ride beneficiary, the Salado Volunteer Fire Dept.
$55.00 through July 31, 2023.
$65.00 July 31-October 18, 2023 (t-shirts are only guaranteed through September 30).
$75 October 19-21 (Ride day)
Online registration closes at 11:59pm CST on Wednesday, October 18.
VIP and other upgrades are available. Check them out on Bikereg.
This ride is a RAIN or SHINE event. There will be no refunds given for cyclists who are unable to participate for any reason. Riders may request that their registration be transferred to another person.
Barrow's number one priority for all rides is safety. All riders must wear an assigned number bib to prove their registration. We go to great efforts to provide as much help as possible along all the routes with First Aid responders, volunteer marshals, SAG drivers, and Rest Stop crews. Barrow can only be responsible to those who are registered with their assigned bib number. All riders must wear a helmet and have reflectors on their bicycles.
Race Day Schedule:
6:30 AM Registration and packet pickup
8:00 AM Ride starts for all routes
11:00 AM Post Ride Celebration
1:30 PM 100K and 100mile cyclists who reach the Hackberry and Gooseneck rest stop after this time will be directed to Barrow via a 6 mile route: Gooseneck Rd, FM 2268,
Blackberry Rd and Royal St.
10:30 PM Oktoberfest Ends
Packet Pickup and Onsite Registration:
Thursday & Friday, October 19th-20th 4 PM-8 PM
Saturday, October 21st 6:30-7:30 AM
We will have food trucks on site for riders and non-riders to directly purchase meals from. You are also welcome to bring your own food for after the ride.
This year’s food truck lineup currently includes:
Longbow Roasters - open at 6:30 a.m.
BobbyQue - open at 7 a.m.
Happy Pizza Company - open at 12 p.m.
Check Point Germany - open at 12 p.m.
The Shady Villa Hotel offers a block of rooms at a special rate for all people coming to the Volksride. Use code BARROWS for the best rate possible! You can also call in your reservation at 254-947-5111.
The Salado Holiday Inn has a 20% discount available to Volksride registrants for October 20 - 21, 2023. Give them a call at 254-947-4004 and let them know you registered for the Barrow Volksride.
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