Gruppo VOP Sunday Ride

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.
Intermediate, Advanced
Expected Turnout
Under 15 riders
27 - 27
Average Speed
17 - 18
Sunday, 16 Jun, 2024Weekly on Sunday
8:00 AM
Bradley H
Response rate: 
Response time:
several hours
This 27 mile Recovery Ride can be spirited, but hold your horses and you will be fine. Mopac/State Hwy 45 to FM 1826, coming back Slaughter Lane to Mopac. This is a more social ride and it is ideal for an introduction toGruppo VOP.  The ride is generally completed by 9:45-9:50 AM. Therefore, there is time to make an 11:00 church service, if you desire.

Unless you are experienced in riding in a peloton, please stay at the back for your safety and the safety of others.  You still need to look ahead for rocks, lumber, etc.
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All rides start from my house. See below for directions. You can only ride with Gruppo VOP if you read the following warning and you do so at your own risk. Please ride safely!... more

WARNING: Riding in groups and on roadways is extremely dangerous. Serious bodily injury and death can occur even when you and those around you are exercising extraordinary care. You must ride at your own risk. Thank you for being careful!

No aerobars and you must call out and signal road debris and make a wide path around the debris so those behind you can see it.


Velo On,

Brad Houston
Gruppo VOP
(Velo On Peloton)
VOP Sunday
VOP rides start from the Westlake area from my home. My address is: 1813 Holly Hill, Austin, Texas 78746.  Directions to my house three different ways:

From North Austin:

Take Mopac South past Town Lake and take the 2nd exit past Town Lake, which is Barton Skyway. Continue south on service road through the traffic light at Barton Skyway. After you pass Texan Eye Care on your right, you will immediately come to a clump of trees with a city street hidden in the trees. Turn right off the service road onto that street, Capital Parkway, and then immediately left on my street, Holly Hill. Go up the hill, down the other side and after the street curves sharp to the right, mine is the 4th house on the right, 1813 Holly Hill. It has a mini forest in the front that partially obscures the visibility of the house from the street.

Two different sets of directions from 360 and Bee Caves Road:

1. Go South on Hwy 360 from Bee Caves Road towards Barton Creek Mall. Before the mall, turn left at the light at Walsh Tarlton. Go up the hill and as you are going down the other side, turn right on Thousand Oaks. Once on Thousand Oaks, go to the 4th street, Apricot Glen Drive and turn right. Next, take an immediate left on to my street Holly Hill. It is 1813 Holly Hill and is the first house past the cul de sac on the left.


2. If you are not afraid to ride on Bee Caves Road inside 360, just continue on Bee Caves Road going east toward Mopac. When you get to the Randall’s grocery store on your left, turn RIGHT at that light, Walsh Tarlton, and go past the first traffic light (Pinnacle) and turn left on Thousand Oaks Drive. Once on Thousand Oaks, go to the 4th street, Apricot Glen Drive and turn right. Next, take an immediate left on to my street Holly Hill. It is 1813 Holly Hill and is the first house past the cul de sac on the left.
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