Pace Bend Ultra

Endurance racing at it's finest brought to you by Holland Racing.

The Pace Bend 6-12-24Hour is an ultra-marathon style endurance cycling event hosted by Holland Racing at Pace Bend Park 30 minutes west of Austin, Texas. The event is chip timed and features a hilly 6.2 mile loop with smooth pavement overlooking Lake Travis.

The Pace Bend Ultra was created in 2017 by Holland Racing. Originally the event was called the "Driveway 6-12-24HR" and was to take place on the Le Mans style private race car track in East Austin where the legendary Driveway Series Thursday Night Criterium Series has been held since 2006. However during the winter of 2016 the Driveway Austin race track needed some repairs. Construction began and was scheduled to be completed in time for the inaugural event. Due to a series of unfortunate construction delays, the organizers found out 10 days before the event that the track would not be ready and scrambled to find a new venue. 

Pace Bend Park, located ~30 minutes west of Austin is the home to a number of other cycling and running events. Holland Racing reached out to their friends at Travis County Parks and were able to get permission to host the event there. The light park traffic on the 6.2 mile loop, the uber smooth asphalt, and the views overlooking Lake Travis were a hit and Holland Racing realized they had, by happenstance, stumbled upon an ultra racing gem. The short loops make the course perfect for 6, 12, and 24 hour racing with minimal crew support and helped created a circuit race style atmosphere that was great for spectating.