Big Bend Ultra Course Bike Patrol Course Orientation & Pre-Ride Weekend

  • 12/08/2017
  • 16:30
  • 12/10/2017
  • 14:00
  • Barton Warnock Visitor Center, Big Bend Ranch State Park


  • Select this registration interface if you would like to participate in group meals Friday Dinner through Sunday Breakfast. Special Diet? Please plan to provide your own.
  • Please select this option if you you're on your own for food and camping accommodations.

    We will kick off the weekend of December 8th-10th, 2017 with dinner and introductions Friday in camp (Grassy Banks, Group Camp site). There will be an event & course overview and weekend rides discussion. (Use registration code: 1TLE78VZ to waive optional food & camp fee if you are on your own for meals.) BYO Beverages, snacks & etc.  Additional details conveyed to registered participants. The Saturday ride departs from Barton Warnock Visitor Center in Lajitas at 9:30 AM. Check for latest weather info for Lajitas, Texas.     About the Big Bend Ultra: This is a competitive trail run open to novice and professional athletes alike. Offering chip-timed 10K, 30K and 50K marked distances for runners traveling the trails through BBRSP’s challenging topography and inspiring landscape, the  2018 event will be  held January 14th (Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend).  

   Compadres del Rancho Grande, the official friends group for Big Bend Ranch State Park benefits from this inspiring event. Proceeds from the Ultra support programs and projects in the parks ranging from interpretive publications, engaging programs and park infrastructure improvements.   

   Mountain bike trail patrol volunteers help with pre-race flagging, scout the course for potential hazards, patrol the course during the event and & de-flag the course after raced day. Bike patrol also facilitates communication between aid stations (distributed at 5-mile distances throughout the course) and the central Incident Command at Barton Warnock Visitor Center.  

Volunteers are required to bring/wear:

  • Personal Hydration device (2 liter minimum, more = better)
  • Helmet
  • Small gardening tools, gloves, nippers, etc.
  • Mountain bike in excellent working condition.
  • 2 spare tubes (even-especially- if riding tubeless)
  • Customary repair and self-rescue tools & supplies
Desert Sports in Terlingua is a full service bike shop and may have what you forgot to pack: 

 To learn more about the Ultra or sign up as a runner or event volunteer during MLK Day Weekend 2018  you can also visit

   Questions: Leslie Hopper 432-386-6929 or e-mail

We look forward to seeing you in Big Bend Ranch State Park!

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