Bessies Creek 24
We have decided to bow to the inevitable and cancel the races for October, 2020.
I'm sure all of you have seen the figures showing a dramatic upturn in Covid 19 cases in the Houston area, the highest number of any area of the country, and to date we have no idea when it will all come to an end. Earlier we thought by October the virus would have been history and a non-drafting event such as Bessies would present little concern regarding the safety of the racers and the volunteers. It now appears that that optimism was premature, and we have therefore now decided that going ahead with the races in October would not be the most prudent course to take.
I know this will disappoint many of you, but safety and the health of all must be our priority. With the level of interest already being shown for the April event, I know we will enjoy a great Spring weekend of ultra racing in the Gulf Coast region.
We look forward to welcoming all of you next Spring - which is by far the nicest time of the year to ride down here.
Any questions, please email me or text: 713 502 6284.
We are ready to welcome you on April 1-3, 2021 in Brookshire, Texas.
This races are run over a 13.8 mile road loop, look at the 'race route' tab for the course.
The Bessies Creek loop is the flatest and fastest road race course in the country.
The 24 Hour and Gulf Coast 511 races are RAAM qualifiers. 400 miles for men and 370 miles for women in the 24 Hour race and 36 hours for men and 42 hours for women in the 511 mile race.
All types of human powered wheeled machines are allowed in their own category and the results page will show the standings of each category. All new records it will be listed on the Records page.
Everyone is welcome. Camaraderie and friendly competition mark Bessies Creek races and awards and a raffle will be held after the races.
Registration is now open at Bike Reg: https://www.bikereg.com/40506
Water bottles will once again be in the goody bags as well as WTB tubes and assortment of gels and waffles along with the spectacular tee shirts.
The race area is well supplied with food services and supplies, and the hotel is offering special rates for the weekend.
713 502 6284 (text)