Up the Hills, Down the Beers. Join us for the 2024 Real Ale Ride.



The 15th Annual Real Ale Ride is once again rolling through the scenic hills of Blanco, TX again on Saturday, October 26, 2024. It’s a ride for all cyclists, with distances of 15, 30, 50, 60, and 75 miles to choose from. Routes are fully supported and they all end at Real Ale Brewing Company for a post-ride celebration with local beer, music, and food trucks.  Find out about lodging in the Blanco area, here.

The Real Ale Ride helps to support Blanco area nonprofits. The beneficiaries of the 2024 ride are the Friends of Blanco Library and the Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation in Kendalia.

2024 Route Map - Coming Soon!

2024 Participant Guide - Coming Soon!


Real Ale’s number one priority for all rides is safety. All riders must wear an assigned number bib to prove his/her registration. We go to great efforts to provide as much help as possible along all the routes with paid First Aid responders, volunteer corner marshals, SAG drivers, and Rest Stop crews. Real Ale can only be responsible to those who are registered with their assigned bib number.



Real Ale Ride registration fee includes a fully supported ride route and includes award-winning beer from Real Ale (or soda), music and a lot of fun.


$75.00 for the first 150 registrants.

$80.00 for registrants 151-300.

$85.00 through October 20, 2024.

$95.00 through October 24, 2024.

$110 on-site.

Online registration closes at 11:59pm CST on Friday, October 25. If we have not already sold out in advance, on-site registration will be available at Packet Pickup on Friday, October 25 or before the ride on Saturday, October 26 at Real Ale Brewing Company in Blanco, TX for $110.

There are upgrades for VIP parking and even VIP RV Spots! Check them out when you register here.

Packet Pickups

Wednesday, October 23, 11 AM to 7 PM, Trek-S. Lamar, 517 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Friday, October 25, 4 PM to 8 PM, Real Ale Brewing Company, 2250 US-281, Blanco, TX

Saturday, October 26, 6:30 AM to 8:00 AM, Real Ale Brewing Company, 2250 US-281, Blanco, TX

Route maps

Mileage options include 15, 30, 50, 60, and 75 miles. Click here to view the 2024 RWGPS Route Maps.

While we ask that you sign up for the distance you plan on riding, we understand that plans may change and you are not required to ride the route you signed up for.

ride day schedule

6:30 AM - Parking and on-site registration opens at Real Ale Brewing Company

8:00 AM - On-site registration closes

8:00 AM - Riders depart in 15-minute waves starting with 75 milers

10:30 AM - Expo, food trucks, and bars open

3:30 PM - Expo ends

6:00 PM - Venue closes

Rest Stops & lunch


Fully supported Rest Stops will be situated along the route every 10-20 miles. There will be an assortment of products available to refuel along with hydration, restrooms, and mechanical support.

Examples of food products include small packs of cookies, crackers, assorted candies, chips, whole oranges and bananas (not cut). When preparing for your ride, please take this into account and supplement your needs accordingly by carrying any specific nutritional items you may need to help you ensure a good ride.


In an effort to have a variety of lunch options, 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. You may also pre-purchase a steeply discounted meal ticket during the checkout process. The ticket will be redeemable at our partner food trucks on ride day.

This year’s food truck lineup currently includes (subject to change):

what to bring

Bike Helmet – You will not be allowed on the bike course without it.

A bicycle in good condition.

Cycling shoes, gloves, sunglasses and other cycling accessories to make your ride more comfortable.

Tire change kit, including tubes and pump or CO2 cartridges.

Two water bottles or a hydration pack.

Towel for post ride activities.

Sunscreen and lip balm.

Personal Nutrition – We will have water, electrolytes and snacks on course.  If you have special dietary needs, please bring your own nutrition.

A photo ID.

A photocopy of your medical insurance card.

CASH! Food trucks, massages and merchandise may not be able to handle credit cards so be prepared and have some cash on hand.

volunteerS + SPONSORS

Volunteer sign up coming soon!  Please contact marketing @ realalebrewing.com for sponsorship info.