Lake Buchanan 100 Fall Classic

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
109 - 109
Average Speed
15 - 17
Flat to rolling, Hilly
Saturday, 3 Nov, 2018
8:30 AM
Keith B
Response rate: 
Response time:
several hours
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 November; 8:30 AM.
RIDE LEADER/CONTACT: Keith Benton; 512-656-1005;

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;

MAP/CUE/RideWithGPS:  RidewithGPS is here:

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


· 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.
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