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2024 Jailbreak 100/Jailbird 55 

Gravel Challenge 


**2024** INFO VIDEO




2024 Jailbreak 100/Jailbird 55 Gravel Challenge


Bringing the Gravel Family together is so much fun, we just can't wait to do it again!! The Jailbreak 100 route is a single loop of approximately 90% gravel roads and 10% pavement. The course has a mild amount of small rollers with close to 3,000ft of climbing and is a fun and fast course. We have a refuel & party stop at the halfway point where riders can send their own refuel supplies with a bag drop service. (Bag Drop is provided for all 100 miler riders.) The 2024 Jailbreak course will start at the Iola High School. The halfway aid station will be in Bedias where family/friends/crew can easily access the halfway point to cheer and support you. Register at

2/4 Women's Beginner Gravel Ride - SHNF

Ladies come on out to ride in the National Forest -almost 100% gravel route, low to no traffic, and BEAUTIFUL scenery! This will be a NO DROP ride 18 miles or you can always make an out and back with a shorter distance if needed. Brief introductions and safety chat before taking off.
Minimum 2 water bottles or camelback.
Refreshments provided after ride at the Hunters Camp.
Cross bike, mtn bike, or any bike with 33c or larger tires.
Gals-experienced riders are welcome to join!!! We want to show those new to gravel why we love it so much Fellas- send the ladies our way!! If you enjoy welcoming newbies in to the sport, feel free to join us as well!!Directions: in google maps or Waze type in Four Notch Hunters Camp, the Apple Maps has a difficult time finding the location more info and directions on the Facebook Event Page.

Maintenance Clinic Series

Mark those calendars and come hang out with us on Thursday Nights in February. If you attend all three clinics you will get a special R3 gift!!  If you have dreamt of being the Grandmaster Rectifier of Pneumatic Conundrums, you will get your chance on week 3 at our Change-A-Flat Competition.  Drinks and lights snacks provided. No charge for clinics.

2/22 Bikepacking Clinic

Get prepared for your first overnight bikepacking trip. We will cover what to pack, various ways to carry gear on your bike, safety precautions and a Q & A with some experts. We will also look at some 1, 2, & 3 night trip options in the Sam Houston NF. No fees, snacks provided, family friendly, all are welcome!!

2/18 Pivot Cycles Demo

Get geared up and come ride some of the best bikes on the planet with Pivot Cycles! We’re coming out to Huntsville State Park for the day and bringing a complete Factory Fleet for you to enjoy. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and dial you in for a great ride. The R3 crew will help send you off on the trails. If you are NOT an annual state park pass holder, your entry fee to HSP for the demo will be $7
Reserve your ride early   -

One Bike Per Reservation. Morning (9am) and Afternoon (1pm) times slots available. EBike reservations at 10am. Bikes must be reserved under the name of the person riding the bike.

Past Events

R3 Express Gravel Challenge

Get your gravel on this fall.  The 2023 R3 Express is moving start locations from previous years to the Sam Houston National Forest.  We have two routes, a beginner friendly 22 mile loop, the 'lil Sam and the Big Sam is 50 miles.  Both routes have less than 4 miles of pavement and wind through beautiful forest service and country roads.  The start/finish for the event is at the Shawshank Disc Golf Course - 450 Four Notch Road, near the Four Notch Hunters Camp/Trailhead 8 of the Lone Star Hiking Trail Parking Area. Parking will be at both the Hunters Camp and the Frisbee Golf Course.
If you are new to gravel cycling, we look forward to welcoming you into the GRAVEL FAMILY!!  If you have been around for a while we are excited to see you again.  

Sizzlin' Summer Social Ride

July 6th 6:15PM 

Beginner Gravel SHNF

7/9 8:30am @ Four Notch Hunters Camp

Learn More (routes 18mi, 34mi)

Summer Kick-Off Social Ride

June 1st 6PM 

Sunday Funday Gravel SHNF

First Sunday of the Month 8am @ Four Notch Hunters Camp

Learn More (routes 18mi, 33mi, 45mi)


Every Thursday 6:00PM


8:00am - 32mi or 50mi 

Learn More 50 mile group
Learn More 32 mile group


Sat. April 15 - Iola, Texas

R3 FIVE YEAR Anniversary Ride

Sat. May 13 - 8am, 32mile/50mile routes

New to the area? Looking for places to ride?

Whether you are looking for single track MTB trails, gravel roads, or pavement, we can help you get started in the Greater Conroe Area. 

Stop by and visit with our crew.