The RAT 1000 crosses Texas via 1000 miles, cities large and small, ghost towns, pine forests, deserts, canyons and sights almost nobody else has seen…


Date: October 7

Time: 6:00 am


Cost: $75 – $250

Event Website

Organizer: The Spinistry


The Race/Ride Across Texas is 1000+ miles of scenic backcountry/gravel roads from Texarkana, AR to Tucumcari, NM. The full RAT offers both an Individual Time Trial format (Tour Divide Rules) as well as a classic stage race format (Tour de France).

ITT runs can be attempted at any time but Group Depart Week allows for plenty of company with additional approved support from sponsored trail angels. Stage racers/semi supported riders should be prepared for 125+ mile days in all weather conditions. Transportation to and from the end points are the responsibility of the participants.