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L'Étape San Antonio by Tour de France

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Welcome to the Tour de France...with a Texas Twist

Your chance to feel like a true Tour de France champion is coming to San Antonio! Take a spin on a course designed by experienced Tour de France experts. L’Étape San Antonio by Tour de France is part of a worldwide amateur cycling series with both racing and riding options. Twist and weave through the unique, charming neighborhoods of the Alamo City before zipping off into the beautiful hill country. Grab your bike and register for the only American stage of this legendary series. 

Enjoy the Ride in San Antonio

With our rich culture, thriving culinary scene and larger-than-life attractions, there is something for everyone to enjoy in the Alamo City. Add to that how walkable and easy it is to navigate, especially in the downtown area connected by the River Walk and more than 14,000 hotel rooms – you have a winning combination. Come for the race and stay for the fun in unique, authentic San Antonio.

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L’Étape San Antonio by Tour de France FAQs

Check out some of the most frequently asked questions below, or head over to the official FAQ page.

Is there a minimum age requirement to race?

  • Riders must be 16 to ride in the 100-mile or 60-mile events.

  • Riders must be 14 to ride in the 25-mile event.

  • Riders must be 11 to ride in the Family Ride.

What type of bikes are allowed at L’Étape San Antonio by Tour de France?

  • For the 100-mile, only road bikes are permitted.

  • For the 60-mile ride, road and gravel bikes with drops are allowed.

  • For the 25-mile ride and Family Ride all bikes are allowed, including mountain bikes, gravel bikes, city bikes or cross bikes. Recumbents, disc wheels, tri or aero bars are not permitted. E-bikes are allowed in all but the 100-mile ride, although any cyclist riding an e-bike won’t be ranked in a specific ranking to preserve fairness between participants.

Where will the race take place?

The start/finish of the race will start in Northwest San Antonio. The course will head west into the famous Texas Hill Country and have some small climbs on partially closed or fully closed roads. The official courses will be announced in the fall.

Will roads be closed?

At a minimum, roads will be partially closed as riders will never be on an open road with vehicle traffic.

Is the course timed?

The 100-mile, 60-mile and 25-mile races are timed events. The Family and Kids Rides are fun, non-timed events.

Planning Your Trip

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Places To Stay

After a day of exploring what’s new, rediscovering what’s old, and making unforgettable memories, take comfort in knowing you have a great place to stay in our remarkable San Antonio Hotels. 

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