Welcome to the Pedal Thru The Pines!

The Family Crisis Center invites you to our 10th Annual Pedal Thru The Pines for a fun-filled cycling event that directly supports the programs and service offered by the Center. This year cyclists will enjoy riding the country roads of Bastrop, Fayette and Lee Counties that are close to the parks. The routes provide a unique experience for cyclists of every level. Well stocked rest stops, friendly volunteers and a top notch veteran SAG Team add to the success of this event.

Thank you for supporting the Family Crisis Center and our vision of a safe community built on equality without the existence of violence.



Saturday, March 3rd, 2012, 9AM
Check-in and Registration the day of the ride from 6:30 to 8:30 AM.
All distances start at 9:00 AM.


The ride begins at Vernon L. Richards Riverbend Park:
107 Hwy 71W, Smithville, TX 78957
Check here for route and starting line maps.


Every rider must register!

Please note that registration is nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Early Registration:

Early registration is available (both by mail and online) through Wednesday, February 22, 2012 with a $40 fee. Participants must send payment and completed forms postmarked by this date or register through the online system. After this date, online registration is available through February 29, 2012 with a $45 fee. Participants may also register in person, at Vernon L. Richards Riverbend Park from 6:30-8:30 AM, on ride day with a $45 fee.

Use one of the following registration methods:

Register Online: Register Now Online!

Save yourself the price of a stamp and register early online for the same price as mail-in!

Online registration is available for $40 through Wednesday, February 22, 2012. After this date, online registration is $45. Online registration will close at midnight on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.

Mail-In Registration: Download the Mail-In Registration Form

Mail-in registration is available for $40 through Wednesday, February 22, 2012. Payment and completed forms must be sent postmarked by February 22, 2012. Mail-in registration is not available after February 22, 2012.

Make checks payable to the "Family Crisis Center", and mail payment and completed forms to:

Family Crisis Center
P.O. Box 736
Bastrop, TX 78602

Register at packet-pickup locations: (see below)

Fee: $45.
Save time by bringing a completed registration form.

Register the Day of the ride:

Fee: $45.
You can register between 6:30 and 8:30 AM at the Vernon L. Richards Riverbend Park
Save time by bringing a completed registration form.

Packet Pick-up:

Early in Houston: Northwest Cyclery (website) 17458 NW Freeway, Houston, TX 77040 on Wednesday February 29, 2012 from 11AM until 6:30 PM


Early inAustin: Nelo's Cycles (website) at 8108 Mesa Dr # B105 Austin Texas 78759 on Thursday March 1, 2012 from 11AM until 7:00 PM

Day of Ride in Bastrop: Vernon L. Richards Riverbend Park at 107 Hwy 71W, Smithville, TX 78957 starting at 6:30AM until the start of the ride at 9 AM, Saturday, March 3rd, 2012.

For directions please see the map page.


Each year, the Center orders t-shirts for cyclists riding in Pedal Thru The Pines. A t-shirt will be available for cyclists who pre-register for the event. T-shirts and packets can be picked up by pre-registered cyclists the day of the event beginning at 6:30 AM. T-shirts for cyclists who register the day of the event will be distributed, based on availability, after the ride. For cyclists registering on the day of the event, it is not possible for us to guarantee a shirt, or shirt of your desired size.

2012 Sponsors:

The Family Crisis Center would like to thank our fiscal year 2012 annual sponsors. The Center strives to provide quality, comprehensive programs to ensure victim safety and offender accountability with the ultimate goal of helping families create and maintain violence-free lives. With the support from these sponsors, we are working toward our vision of a safe community built on equality without the existence of violence.


Allies For Change

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative

The Family Crisis Center would also like to thank our Pedal Thru The Pines event sponsors who help make this ride a success!

Pedal Partners


Bicycle Shops that Support Our Ride:

Visiting Bastrop

We hope that you enjoy both the event and your stay in the Bastrop area! We would like to encourage participating cyclists, family members, and friends to stop and shop in Bastrop. Below is a list of some of the many attractions and accommodations available in Bastrop, TX. If you do plan to stay in the area, please consider taking our short online survey in order to help us collect data on participants staying overnight. Your feedback is anonymous and confidential; we are hoping only to assess the number of participants who are staying locally in order to generate future support for this event.

Survey Link


Bed & Breakfasts:

For updated information regarding camping in the state parks, please visit the following websites:

Places to eat in Bastrop

Chamber of Commerce

Bastrop has much to offer, with things to see and do before and after the ride. We suggest visiting the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce website for more information.


Volunteers are a vital part of the Family Crisis Center, and there are many ways to volunteer your time and lend your talents to support the agency. Opportunities to volunteer for special events include serving on the event committee; assisting with set-up/tear-down; assisting with registration; assisting at one of the rest stops; and cheering in the cyclists at the start/finish line. For more information about fundraising volunteer opportunities, please contact the Center by email at fcc@familycrisiscenter.us .

Webmasters and others can help by volunteering space, continue reading below.

Webmasters / Shop Owners

If you have a cycling-related website and would like to link to the Pedal Thru The Pines, the Family Crisis Center invites you to utilize the HTML code below in order to include the Pedal logo and a link on your website.

Shop owners and cycling enthusiasts can help spread the word about this event by posting flyers in businesses or other popular spots where cyclists tend to be. Every little bit helps, and we greatly appreciate the support and positive feedback that we have received from cyclists participating in the event!

Sample HTML Code:

Pedal Thru The Pines benefits the Family Crisis Center

Your Feedback:

We encourage and value participant feedback. We appreciate any input that may help us improve our event. We also enjoy the stories and photos that cyclists have shared from the ride, and we are always happy to share the appreciation expressed by cyclists for the hard work and dedication of event volunteers.

Click here for our feedback page.