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Expect some wind.
Join us for an out and back with a loop at the end in the countryside around Manor. We travel mostly on rural roads, with some easy urban riding getting into and out of town. Terrain ... moreis rolling farmland, with one or two short steep hills. The average speed will be 14-15 mph, but there will some sustained stretches of 15-20 mph. This is a no drop ride for anyone who can ride at a speed close to the posted pace and we will regroup at turns and hilltops as necessary. Distance may vary by a mile or two depending on how much we decide to use the Walnut Creek Bike Trail.

Riders should bring helmets, water, spare tube, and emergency identification. Please leave headphones, loudspeakers and earbuds at home.

Parking is available north of 51st on Duval and on side streets around the Peddler. Please don't park in the alley behind the Peddler and The Flight Path Coffee House.

We will leave promptly at 8:30. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for sign in and ride orientation.

Coffee and conversation at the Flight Path or Home Slice Pizza after the ride.

Contact joel.morgan@sbcglobal.net
Type:
Road
Level:
Intermediate
Expected Turnout:
15 - 50 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling
Date:
Sunday, 20 Jan, 2019
Time:
8:30 AM
Meet up with the Hill Riders at SBs (Arboretum)
RIDE NAME AND DISTANCE: Rosedale Recovery Ride (RRR). 12-20 miles. DATE/TIME: Thursday 14th February. 9:15 a.m. RIDE LEADER/CONTACT: William Hudson; 210-387-7340; WilliamPedalsOn@gmail.com ... more

DESCRIPTION: These are pretty informal, no-drop, social rides. They start and finish in Rosedale.

AVERAGE SPEED: 12 - 14 mph. A guide only; actual pace depends on the group and to maintain this average, there will be some faster stretches.

TERRAIN: Usually flatish. Some minor “walnuts”. A couple of routes do have short, sharp climbs but we will regroup at the tops. Walking up the steepest stretches is not a crime.

RIDER LEVEL: Intermediate, self-confident riders who are comfortable and safe in a group riding situation which could include exposure to some urban traffic. More advanced riders also very welcome but this will not be a cardio training ride.

RIDE START ADDRESS & url: 2511 Great Oaks Parkway, 78756 (near 46th @ Shoal Creek Blvd.) https://goo.gl/maps/MkRhRoVGEZt

MAP/CUE/RideWithGPS: Routes vary. Cue sheets available at the ride start for newcomers/beginners.

LUNCH/COFFEE? Almost always. Could be during or at the end of the ride.

OTHER:

· Helmets are mandatory on all my rides. No headphones/ear-buds please.

· Ride will be “no drop” but only assuming riders have properly matched themselves to the ride description, average speed and terrain.

· Please arrive early enough to prepare yourself + bike, have the 5-minute safety briefing to be ready for an on-time departure.

· In case of inclement weather, check this web site and/or my emails early on the morning of the ride.

· I also have a Google Group (Austin and Central Texas Cycling) in which we discuss upcoming rides and miscellaneous cycling stuff. Email me (address above) if interested in joining. You can always unsubscribe yourself if you later decide you have no interest.
Type:
Road, Social, No Drop
Level:
Intermediate, Advanced
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Mostly flat
Date:
Thursday, 14 Feb, 2019
Time:
9:15 AM
8:15 start
We will leave the Peddler at 8:15 and ride to Mozart's to meet up with Stanton's Sunday recovery and social ride at 9. We will ride with Stanton's group for an hour or an hour and ... morea half, at least until we arrive in the Shoal Creek and 45th street area. From there, we will either return to the Peddler or ride a few more miles. The exact route has not been determined, but I expect that at least half of the route will be on city streets. There will be a coffee stop along the way or at the end. Tis the season to be flexible.

Average speed will likely be in the 13's or 14's, but there may be some sustained intervals of 15-20. This is a no drop ride, and we will regroup at corners and hills as necessary.

Riders should bring helmets, water, spare tube, and emergency insurance info. Please leave headphones, earbuds, and boom boxes at home.

Parking is available on Duval Street north of 51st and on the side streets off Duval. Please don't park in the alley behind the Peddler and the Flight Path Coffe House.
Type:
Road
Level:
Intermediate
Expected Turnout:
15 - 50 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling
Date:
Sunday, 23 Dec, 2018
Time:
8:15 AM
Starting at Performance Bicycle North (2900 W Anderson Ln), join us for a 20 mile urban bike ride thru north Austin neighborhoods to some of our favorite holiday shopping destinations. ... moreWe'll skip the crowded malls and big box stores, and head to local arts-and-crafts venues such as Hope Farmers Market https://www.hopefarmersmarket.org/ , Cherrywood Art Fair https://chulaleague.org/cherrywood-art-fair/home/, and the Blue Genie Art Bazaar https://bluegenieartbazaar.com/.

We expect to ride at a pace of about 12 mph, and stop for 20 minutes or so at each of the 3 featured destinations. Food and drink will be available for purchase, or bring your own.

Riders must wear a helmet and obey traffic laws ( http://www.biketexas.org/en/infrastructure/texas-bicycle-laws ). Your bike must be in good working condition and you should carry ID, money, cell phone, water, tools, and lock.

Weather Status: If roads are wet or rain is likely, or the expected temperature is below 45 deg F, the bike ride may be cancelled. A decision would be made on this page at 9:30am.
Type:
Social, Family Friendly
Level:
Novice
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling
Date:
Sunday, 9 Dec, 2018
Time:
11:00 AM
Work off some of that Turkey we stuffed ouselves with!!! A good south wind country ride for those who may like this option. The course is over some familiar roads through rural northeast ... moreTravis county. Come and join us for this early morning ride. We'll do a moderate (14-16 mph) "B" pace and re-group at the next major turn or top of the climb. We'll start from the Lake Pflugerville north parking lot and head east, then south, climbing Bitting School Rd.& Parsons Rd. hills, then back west, travelling on Nez Perce Trace., Bloor Rd., and Blue Bluff Rd.; coming home thru Manor with the (hopefully) prevailing tail wind.
We'll have a store stop on FM 969 at 32 miles.

NOTE I: I don't have maps of this course, but Q-sheets will be provided and the RidewithGPS version of the course is attached for electronic downloading.

NOTE II: Helmets are required on all Bike Austin rides.

NOTE III: Please arrive, with you and your equipment ready to ride 52 miles, in time to sign-in prior to the starters meeting at 8:45 AM; for a prompt roll-out at 9:00 AM.

Starting Point: Lake Pflugerville north parking lot (w/rest room facilities) on Weiss Ln.

This is a hosted "B" pace ride (under the "old" category). If you are not familiar with our ride categories, please check these two sites to ensure you can match yourself to the ride:

http://www.austincycling.org/self_paced_and_hosted

http://www.austincycling.org/hosted_ride_descriptor

Check this posting ride day morning in case of a weather cancellation.

Tom Via 512-913-4920
Type:
Road, Social, No Drop
Level:
Intermediate
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Hilly
Date:
Friday, 23 Nov, 2018
Time:
9:00 AM
RIDE START AT 8:30 AM
Ride status will be updated by 6:00 the morning of the ride in the event of weather. RIDE NAME AND DISTANCE: Lake Buchanan 100. 109 miles (no shorter routes) DATE/TIME: Saturday 3rd ... moreNovember; 8:30 AM.
RIDE LEADER/CONTACT: Keith Benton; 512-656-1005; tkeith.benton@gmail.com

DESCRIPTION: The 109-mile ride starts at the north side of the HEB parking lot in Burnet, TX, about an hour outside Austin. The route heads west around Lake Buchanan and into the northern reaches of Texas Hill Country. It then winds around Cherokee and towards the river valley of Colorado Bend State Park. The course then heads back through Bend, Nix, Naruna and back to Burnet.

AVERAGE SPEED: 16 – 17 mph. A guide only; actual pace depends on the group and to maintain this average, there will be some significantly faster stretches.

TERRAIN: Rolling with a few more significant climbs. Multiple false-flat roads and long rolling hills with several fast and fun descents.

RIDER LEVEL: Experienced, self-confident riders who are comfortable and very safe in a group riding situation which could include pace-line riding, hilly terrain and exposure to significant traffic.

RIDE START ADDRESS & url: HEB Grocery in Burnet; 105 South Boundry Street, Burnet, Texas 78611; https://goo.gl/maps/d6fDKNcLFKk

MAP/CUE/RideWithGPS: RidewithGPS is here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28776235

STORE STOPS: Buchanan Dam 22 miles (optional); Cherokee - 45 miles, Bend - 62 miles; Naruna - 90 miles (rest stop)

My wife Xan has graciously agreed to support a rolling rest stop. Water, friut,nuts...will be available. If you would like to bring your preferred snacks, she have at the stops.

POST RIDE: Lupper Beer/Coffee, yes TBD

OTHER:

· Helmets are mandatory on all my rides.

· Ride will be “no drop” but only assuming riders have properly matched themselves to the ride description, average speed and terrain.

· Please arrive early enough to prepare yourself + bike, have the 5-minute safety briefing to be ready for an on-time departure.

· In case of inclement weather, check this web site early on the morning of the ride.

· I am also a member of a Google Group (Austin and Central Texas Cycling) in which we discuss upcoming rides and miscellaneous cycling stuff. Email me (address above) if interested in joining – you can always unsubscribe yourself if you later decide you have no interest.
Type:
Road
Level:
Advanced
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling, Hilly
Date:
Saturday, 3 Nov, 2018
Time:
8:30 AM
Ride ON for 7:30 AM
Ride status will be updated by 6:30 in the event of rain. RIDE NAME AND DISTANCE: Joppa Jaunt. 55 miles (optional 25, 32, 47 mile options) DATE/TIME: Saturday 6th October; 7:30 am. ... more
RIDE LEADER/CONTACT: Keith Benton; 512-656-1005; tkeith.benton@gmail.com

DESCRIPTION: These rides follow quiet back roads over the picturesque Jollyville Plateau. Cruise through places with odd sounding names: Joppa, Oatmeal, Mahomet and Bertram.

AVERAGE SPEED: 16 – 17 mph. A guide only; actual pace depends on the group and to maintain this average, there will be some significantly faster stretches.

TERRAIN: Rolling with a few more significant climbs.

RIDER LEVEL: Experienced, self-confident riders who are comfortable and very safe in a group riding situation which could include pace-line riding, hilly terrain and exposure to significant urban traffic.

RIDE START ADDRESS & url: Liberty Hill Elementary School; 1385 Main St, Liberty Hill, Texas 78642; https://goo.gl/maps/Nrvnk1EhXJo

MAP/CUE/RideWithGPS: pdf map is here: RideWithGPS is here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10365593

LUNCH/COFFEE? Probably a sandwich at the local deli.

OTHER:

· Helmets are mandatory on all my rides.

· Ride will be “no drop” but only assuming riders have properly matched themselves to the ride description, average speed and terrain.

· Please arrive early enough to prepare yourself + bike, have the 5-minute safety briefing to be ready for an on-time departure.

· In case of inclement weather, check this web site and/or my emails early on the morning of the ride.

· I am also a member of a Google Group (Austin and Central Texas Cycling) in which we discuss upcoming rides and miscellaneous cycling stuff. Email me (address above) if interested in joining – you can always unsubscribe yourself if you later decide you have no interest.
Type:
Road
Level:
Intermediate
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling
Date:
Saturday, 6 Oct, 2018
Time:
7:30 AM
Ride will be cancelled if there's rain
Stanton is out of town but Cheryl LaRobardier will be the ride leader to carry on the tradition. The ride starts in town, but gets out into the country. No big hills, no hot spots, ... moreno sprints, just base miles. Store stops in Buda (17 mi), Kyle (36 mi), others as needed. Coffee and conversation afterwards at Mozart's.

Contact Cheryl with questions, cherylrolla@gmail.com or 614 571-1245

Please be sure to arrive a little early for rider's meeting and to meet newcomers. If you arrive at 8:05 you may find an empty parking lot.

START LOCATION: In the uphill parking lot, across the street from Mozart's. We meet near the old boat.
Type:
Road
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling
Date:
Sunday, 23 Sep, 2018
Time:
8:00 AM
Moved this ride from Saturday to Sunday -- same time/place/ride.
Got an "itch" to ride? We'll get to see how the "Big Rooster" is doing this fall as we'll be riding by it's location.. Join us for this new/old route in the relatively flat expanses ... moreof east Central Texas. The Hutto loop takes us through the quiet farm/ranch lands of east Williamson County. We'll travel on some quiet, country roads (some are chip seal and a little bumpy---air up your ties accordingly!) for a no-drop ride, with re-grouping as needed at the next turn. We'll go east and north out of Hutto, riding just northwest of Taylor: then riding by the "Big Rooster" statue. (Maybe a real Texas Chicken Ranch?) We'll continue north, west, and south into Weir. Then we ride south and east from Weir on our way back to Hutto. We'll have a store stop in Weir at 33 miles. Less than 1350 ft. of climbing per RIDEwithGPS.

NOTE I: Helmets are required on all Bike Austin rides

NOTE II: I do not have maps of this route, but good Q-sheets will be provided and the RIDEwithGPS link is provided here for downloading.

Come with your equipment ready to ride 54 miles, in time to get signed-in and participate in the starter's meeting at 7:15 AM, for a prompt roll-out at 7:30 AM.

If you are not familiar with our ride catagories; please see the following 2 sights to insure you are matched for this ride:

http://www.austincycling.org/self_paced_and_hosted

http://www.austincycling.org/hosted_ride_descriptors

For all those interested (all are invited), we'll have coffee, conversation, and/or lunch at the Texan Cafe & Pie Shop, or the Rio Grande Tex Mex Grill, or Chili's Grill & Bar, in Hutto, after the ride.

We'll start from Fritz Park in Hutto---on the corner of Live Oak St. & Park Ave. On the east side of Hutto, north of US 79. See the start location map below---("click" on the ride title to "open up" the start location map & address).

Check this posting ride day morning in case of a weather cancellation.

Tom Via 512-913-4920
Type:
Road, Social, No Drop
Level:
Intermediate
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling
Date:
Sunday, 23 Sep, 2018
Time:
7:30 AM
Join us on our next Bike & Brews Social Ride! This will be a 10 mile social bike ride where we'll finish back to the Brewtorium for a beer! Enjoy $1 off beers for all participating ... morecyclists!

-The route has no big hills and will be mostly on a protected bike path and bike lanes.
- It will include the Red Line Trail, Justin, Shoal Creek Blvd and several neighborhoods surround The Brewtorium. The route will be a little different than the first social ride last month.
- There will be a water/rest stop half way.
- This is a no drop fun ride at about a 12-15mph pace.

We will meet up at 6:45 PM in front of the Brewtorium with wheels down at 7:00 PM and should back by 8:30 PM. Keep in mind The Brewtorium stops serving our full menu at 9PM, so we suggest ordering dinner as soon as we get back or coming in before the ride for dinner. After 9:00 our late night menu will be available with soft pretzels or Mac n' Beer cheese.

It is recommended to bring water, bike lights, reflective or bright clothing & a helmet. We're working on music for the ride, but if you have speakers, feel free to bring them...it will make for a more lively ride! If your bike needs a little work, please give our friends at Monkey Wrench Bicycles a call at (512) 467-2453!

There is a large bike rack out front and if the rack fills up you are welcome to lock your bike to the railing on the front porch.
Type:
Social, No Drop
Level:
Novice, Intermediate
Expected Turnout:
15 - 50 riders
Terrain:
Mostly flat, Flat to rolling
Date:
Wednesday, 12 Sep, 2018
Time:
6:45 PM
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