Good Luck - Coupland - Donkeys - Elgin Pedal -- (CW)

Rides suitable for cyclists who are new to the sport (or who have not been on a bike for some years), family-friendly rides or any riders that feel a need for some mentoring. Note: please note that minors under the age of 16 cannot participate in rides unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Families with children should, in any event, confirm with the ride leader ahead of time that the ride will be suitable for their needs.

Targeted towards riders who have a few years in the saddle, who have developed some riding confidence and fitness and feel ready to move to the next level. Could attract more experienced riders who are looking for a relaxed or less aggressive ride.

Limited to experienced riders with superior bike handling skills and who are comfortable with a fast pace (probably including single and/or double pace-line riding) and/or hilly terrain, and the possibility of heavily trafficked roads. Advanced rides are less likely to be "no-drop" unless identified as such.
Expected Turnout
Under 15 riders
49 - 50
Average Speed
14 - 16
Flat to rolling
Saturday, 16 Feb, 2019
8:00 AM
Tom V
Response rate: 
Response time:
44 minutes
NOTE Start Time Change to 8:00 AM
We'll keep trying until we can DO this ride!
We'll be detouring by the "Donkey Farm" to see & feed the donkeys!
This is the very nice scenic rural ride from northeast Travis County into southeast Williamson County and then through northwest Bastrop County. We'll do a moderate "B" pace (14-16 MPH) and re-group at all major turns. We'll travel into northwest Bastrop County on some shady country roads and ride by the 8 Point Ranch, home to many exotic animals (Zebra, Antelope, Deer, Buffalo, Elk, etc.).
There is a store stop at 34 miles in Elgin.

Note I: I do not have maps, but Q-sheets will be provided and the RidewithGPS route map is attached for electronic downloading.

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

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

Please come, with you and your equipment ready to do 50 miles, in time for a 7:45 AM riders meeting so we can roll promptly at 8:00 AM.

We'll start and end at the "Good Luck Grill". It is located at 14605 North FM 973; that is 1.8 miles north of US 290. Go east out of Manor on US 290. Turn left (north) on FM 973 for approx. 1.8 miles, the Good Luck Grill is on the right (east). Please use the parking lot area closest to the road---away from the restaurant. All are invited for conversation and lunch afterwards at the "Grill"---they have a very nice veranda (that's "back porch" in plain talk).

Please check this posting ride day morning for any possible weather cancellation.

Tom Via 512-913-4920.
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Good Luck - Coupland - DONKEYS - Elgin Pedal -- (CW)