RPR Bluebonnet Photo Contest!

RPR bluebonnets bike fenceSend us your best bluebonnet photo at Reveille Peak Ranch! Submit by April 30th and the favorite will win an RPR baseball cap, t-shirt and two day passes.

Simply post to our Facebook wall, tag us on Instagram with #rprtexas #bluebonnets, or email your photo to anne@rprtexas.com.

(thanks to Rhiannon Duryea for this great photo taken during the Reveille Peak Bike Festival!)

 

 

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Oct. 24-25—Camp Gladiator Camping Adventure Weekend

camp gladiator campoutJoin Camp Gladiator for the third annual weekend of outdoor adventure, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, stand-up paddleboarding, camping and fun as they celebrate their sixth birthday!

Read a recap of a previous camping adventure

Stay tuned for details and registration; email may@campgladiator.com for more information.

Want to create a weekend retreat for your fitness group, scouting group, hiking club, company or organization? Contact us!

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RPR Rider Profile—Al Hinton

Al Hinton BSS photoName: Al Hinton
Age: 54
Home: Manor, Texas
Occupation: Bicycle Sport Shop Events Coordinator, best job on the planet. I travel around central Texas helping cyclists at events.
Started mountain biking: 1984. Bought a used Diamond Back for $200.00 and it has gotten more expensive every year. Last bike was $4000.00.
Favorite thing about RPR: The upper loop’s fantastic views. I sit up there eat lunch and enjoy the Texas Hill Country.
Favorite equipment: Specialize’s Stumpjumper FSR, a full suspension bike that takes me to places that are not seen by very many people.
One thing I’d like to challenge myself to do: Long hill climbs. I get a great sense of accomplishment when I get to the top without stopping and then bomb downhill.

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Outpost Wilderness Adventure Guides and Bike Rentals at RPR

If you’ve been out to Reveille Peak Ranch on a weekend lately, you’ve probably met James Faerber, Sean McNally or Angie Elgin of Outpost Wilderness Adventure (OWA).  And if you haven’t, come on out and meet them!

Outpost Wilderness Adventure is primarily an adventure guide service that takes individuals and groups on a variety of trips for rock climbing, mountaineering, backpacking, hiking, and mountain biking.

During the winter and spring, OWA guides will be onsite at Reveille Peak Ranch to check in visitors to mountain bike, trail run, scuba dive or camp and provide information about RPR’s trails and facilities. OWA will also help with trail maintenance and has several mountain bikes available for daily rental.

Meet the OWA guides at RPR:

James-Faerber-214x300James Faerber

Originally from Lander, Wyoming James grew up cross country skiing and backpacking with his parents in the Wind River Mountain range. He was considered an Olympic hopeful in mountain biking as a teen and then James discovered mountain climbing. Today, James and his family enjoy the mild winters of the Texas Hill Country that allow year round climbing, mountain biking and kayaking.

James is a certified AMGA Single Pitch and Climbing Wall Instructor, Wilderness First Responder, a Cat 1 (Expert) mountain bike racer and accomplished mountaineer. He is also the climbing coach at a private school in Texas during the winter months. James is a member of Access Fund and American Mountain Guide Association. He assists with bike races that raise scholarship money for Trips for Kids. James enjoys helping others discover their inner strengths. Read James’s RPR Profile here

Sean-McNally-300x225Sean McNally

Sean was born and raised in Austin. He started as a camper at OWA when he was 10 and worked his way up through its advanced camps, expanding his skillset, proficiency, and passion for the outdoors. Now, Sean has made the outdoors both his personal and professional life pursuit. He is finishing his master’s degree in recreation at Texas State University, and spends his free time doggedly exploring his love for the mountains, completing impressive climbing feats each year!

Angie OWAAngie Elgin

Angie Elgin comes to OWA from Virginia. She got her start in the Appalachian Mountains learning how to climb trees and scramble over rocks at a very young age. She found a passion for all things outdoors including backpacking, adventure racing, rock climbing, skiing, and especially paddling sports. She has spent the last 4 years perfecting her paddling strokes as a raft guide, canoe instructor, and SUP leader for various companies on the East Coast. She is also a certified Wilderness First Responder and registered EMT. Angie has committed herself to an outdoor lifestyle and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in recreation management at Texas State University. Along with guiding for OWA, she works for Texas State as the outdoor program graduate assistant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RPR Profile: James Faerber of Outpost Wilderness Adventure

James-Faerber-214x300James Faerber is the owner/executive director of Outpost Wilderness Adventure, an adventure guide service onsite every weekend (until summer) at Reveille Peak Ranch to help visitors check in, give trail guidance, rent bikes and help with trail maintenance.

Originally from Lander, Wyoming, James grew up cross-country skiing and backpacking with his parents in the Wind River Mountain range. He was considered an Olympic hopeful in mountain biking as a teen, and then he discovered mountain climbing. He has been climbing since he was 14, and his curiosity and passion for the sport have taken him across North America.

James and his family enjoy the mild winters of the Texas Hill Country that allow year round climbing, mountain biking and kayaking. James is a certified AMGA Single Pitch and Climbing Wall Instructor, Wilderness First Responder, a Cat 1 (Expert) mountain bike racer and accomplished mountaineer. He is also the climbing coach at a private school in Texas during the winter months. James is a member of Access Fund and American Mountain Guide Association. He assists with bike races that raise scholarship money for Trips for Kids. James enjoys helping others discover their inner strengths, and had the privilege of providing a weekend of adaptive climbing for soldiers from The Center for the Intrepid who sustained injuries serving our country.

Name: James Faerber

Age: 35

Home: Lander, Wyoming

Occupation: Adventure Guide

Started mountain biking/running: 1992

What I like best about Reveille Peak Ranch: The diversity of trails and the views!

Favorite equipment: First Ascent Bat hang hoodie

One thing I’d like to challenge myself to do: Do a century on a mountain bike in less than 12 hours!

 

 

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A Great Year! RPR’s Top Highlights of 2013

A Great Year at RPR imageIt was a banner year for Reveille Peak Ranch, one in which people took advantage of all that RPR has to offer, including mountain bike/running trails, SCUBA diving, camping, training, group programs and events.

We had so many highlights in 2013 that we couldn’t limit it to 10. Here are our top picks!

  1. Race promoters and partners Spartan Race, Terra Firma Racing, Rogue Running, Tejas Trails, Race Revolutions, Capt’n Karl’s, Texas High School Mountain Bike League, Carry the Load, Camp Gladiator, XTERRA, South Central Collegiate Cycling Conference and more helped us make our third year incredible! See what’s scheduled for 2014.
  2. SCUBA groups from across the state enjoyed diving in our quarry lake and new dive improvements.
  3. We completed the new League Loop, a casual ride/race loop perfect for beginning to intermediate riders and great addition to our mountain bike trails.
  4. The 1st annual Carry the Load-Austin Memorial Day event raised more than $750,000 to support four Central Texas charities.
  5. RPR and other nearby attractions were featured in Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine.
  6. More than 10,000 racers and spectators came from across Texas and the nation to compete in the Spartan Sprint Texas. Spartan Race announced it will hold a SUPER SPARTAN at RPR May 17-18, 2014.
  7. The Trek Factory Racing team returned to RPR for a day of mountain biking and photo shoot.
  8. Our nonprofit Serve Who Serve grew in its partnerships and events for military men and women, and our youth.
  9. The 3rd annual Reveille Peak 100 Mountain Bike Race lived up to its promise as one of the toughest races in Texas.
  10. More than 100 student athletes competed in the Reveille Peak Roundup, part of the Texas High School Mountain Bike Racing League series.
  11. The Camp Gladiator Camping Adventure Weekend brought together trainers and campers for a weekend of fitness and fun, including mountain biking, trail running, a kids’ fishing tournament and skeet shooting.
  12. We have expanded our support for our law enforcement/military and broke ground on the new Readiness Complex.

granite mtb trails at RPR

Whether you’ve been out to RPR for an event or some solitude on the trails, we hope you’ll come back soon, bring your friends, and have an adventure-filled 2014!

 

 

 

 

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