“The Enchilada Buffet is the annual measuring stick for Austin mountain biking.”
— Tony Fryer
Featured Race Oct 21, 2017
Fill your plate with Austin trail goodness! The EB is a self-supported ride covering five local trails and ~85 miles of awesome Austin biking badassness.
This route includes portions of the Green Belt, City Park, St Ed's, Thumper, and finally a lap of Walnut Creek. Literally, an epic. The event takes place annually in October.
Need to Know
The EB did not take place in October, 2015, due to wet conditions. There may be a redo in springtime.
Here are some Q and A for some of the more common questions. If you have other questions, please use the contact us page to shoot us an email. This is a living document, so check back often!
Q: When is the event?
A: A Saturday in late October
Q: What time does it start?
A: Rollout is at 6:30AM
Q: Where does it start?
A: Walnut Creek (at the Pool)
Q: Who can ride it?
A: Anyone. We consider the EB as the measuring stick of Austin mountain bike riding.
Q: How far is the ride?
A: Course is around 80-85 miles give or take depending on weather re-routes
Q: What is the route?
A: In all, the majority of the route is the same except for the path through the Greenbelt.
Q: Will the route be marked?
A: Do not plan on trail markings so download the gps track and get familiar with the route and get on some of the ride calls to learn the trails.
Q: Is it supported?
A: No. It is self-supported. Please obey the spirit of the event and dont drop off any caches or coolers along the route. There are plenty of convenience stores along the route to resupply. There may be some trail magic out there so keep your eyes open!
Q: How do I get one of those swanky shirts?
A: The coveted EB Finisher shirts will be available for purchase by those who FINISH the ride. Its your badge of honor, your proof of ATX mountain biking badassness.
Q: Dude, I finish the ride now what?
A: Stick around, there will be an after-party with beer, food, and music!
Q: Is there an online forum to meet other riders for training and whatnot?
A: Check out our Facebook page and twitter feed for opportunities.
History & Background
The idea for the annual Enchilada Buffet Ride started with a simple blog post in 2008 by one Austin Mountain Biker with the extreme urge to ride all the Parks in Austin in one day. The entire post from the Bike Mojo Forum site is below:
Its been on the backburner for almost 2 years now. Last year we went as far as planning it and it fizzled out. This year Im setting a day and am going to show up. If I am by myself then so be it. Ive wanted to attempt this ride for a long time.
What is the Enchilada Buffet? It will be a self-supported ride taking in a sampling of many of the trails in Austin. The following is a very brief description of where I and hopefully others will ride: