Start making plans now to attend the 2018 Southwest Tandem Rally in Brenham, Texas
on April 19 - April 22, 2018!
Brenham lies halfway between Houston and Austin, about 70 miles northwest of Houston. It's the county seat of Washington County, considered the 'Birthplace of Texas'. The nearby Washington on the Brazos (not to be confused with the other Washington) is the site of the signing of Texas' Declaration of Independence. Brenham's also home to Blue Bell Creameries, the Bluebonnet Trail and if we're lucky, we'll have lots of bluebonnets and other wildflowers. The downtown area has lots of interesting shops, cafes and restaurants worth a side trip as well.
Thursday, April 19th - Late Afternoon
Rally Registration and welcome reception
Friday, April 20th
Friday's ride will start from the Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site visitor's center parking lot. Registration will be available prior to the ride. Ride options are expected to vary between 31-61 miles with 1300-1800 feet of climbing. Washington on the Brazos is 21 miles from the host hotels.
Lunch at Washington on the Brazos following the ride.
Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site
23400 Park Rd 12
Washington, TX 77880
Dinner on your own.
Saturday, April 21st
Saturday's ride starts from the Brenham Fireman's Training Center. Ride options are expected to be 26-71 miles with 1000-3300 feet of climbing. The Fireman's Training Center is 1.3 miles from the Hampton Inn.
Brenham Fire Department Training Center
Brehnam, TX 77833
Lunch at the Fireman's Training Center following the ride.
Reception and dinner at the Fireman's Training Center.
Sunday, April 22nd
Sunday's route takes you to the historic town of Chappell Hill. One route is planned for Sunday.
GPX files for the routes will be made available online once they are finalized. Paper maps and queue sheets will be available at registration.
SAG support will be available and several rest stops or convenience stores will be available for each route. Teams should come to the rally with bikes in working order and prepared to deal with minor repairs.
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Hotel choices for the rally
Note: Be sure to reference "Southwest Tandem Rally 2018" to get the group rate. Also, be sure to make your reservations early! This a popular time of year in Brenham with Bluebonnet season and several festivals. Brenham also has several B&B's and other lodging options available at Visit Brenham Texas.
On-line reservations are not available. Please call your preferred hotel to get the group rate and make your reservation.
Hampton Inn & Suites - Brenham
2605 Schulte Blvd.
Brenham, TX 77833
$129.00/ night plus 13% occupancy tax
Includes traditional Hampton Inn Breakfast
Holiday Inn Express -Brenham South
2685 Schulte Blvd
Brenham, TX -77833
$125.00/ night plus 13% occupancy tax
Includes traditional Holiday Inn Express Breakfast
Best Western Inn – Brenham
1503 Highway 290 East
$110.00/ night plus 13% occupancy tax
Includes free breakfast
To register for the rally, click the button below.....
Note: All registrations should be done online. However if you have questions about the rally or special needs not easily accommodated by the online form, please contact the Event Organizer.
No on-site registration will be available!
The registration fee for the rally is $250/team (two attendee's). Your fee will cover costs of meals, facility rental, security, rest stop snacks, SAG and other miscellaneous expenses. Lodging is not included in your fee.
We expect the rally to fill quickly, so early registration is strongly suggested.
If you need to cancel your registration, your cancellation request must be received by March 19th, 2018. Only uncommitted portions of the registration fees will be refunded.
2018 SWTR hosted by HOTT!