Lockhart BBQ Ride

Road, No Drop, Family Friendly
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.
Novice, Intermediate, Advanced
Expected Turnout
Under 15 riders
36 - 50
Average Speed
14 - 18
Flat to rolling
Saturday, 4 Nov, 2017
8:30 AM
Clark S
Enjoy scenic Lockhart, Matindale, and Luling. This route serves a wide range of cycling ability from pure recreation to training for long-distance and/or multi-day events such as the MS 150, Tour de Cure, and Mamma Jamma rides. Terrain is mainly flat with a few rollers thrown just to make the ride a bit of a challenge. We will end the ride at Smitty's BBQ which, especially in the Winter, can be a blessing all its own! There will be 2 rest stops with a 3rd optional in Luling.

The intersection of Hwy 80 and FM 20 (Fentress) is the point at which to ride either 36 miles or opt for the longer 50 mile distance. Contact phone - Clark  Shaffer - 512 897 0070. There will be que sheets and a gps link provided.

For gps download of route please go to www.mapmyride.com and search "Lockhart - Bike Austin Route" Total distance is more than 60 miles, however this map includes both the short and long distance routes. I will be providing queue sheets before departure.

The starting point is the courthouse in the center of town (all the spires observable as you enter Lockart from the north off of 183)
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We envision Central Texas as a place where everyone recognizes and embraces the benefits of cycling, whether they ride or not, and where cycling is a common aspect of daily life for ... moreeveryone. Central Texas has a comprehensive bicycle network enabling people in the region to comfortably, safely and efficiently use a bike for transportation and recreation. Bicycling supports the community as a whole by: increasing roadway capacity and user mobility; strengthening the economy and household affordability; improving the environment; and promoting an active, healthy lifestyle.

Our Mission
Bike Austin improves quality of life for all of Austin and Central Texas by growing bicycling as a form of transportation, exercise, and recreation.

Guiding Principles
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Bicycling should be safe and accessible.
Bicycling positively transforms our community.
Bicycling benefits all people, whether they bicycle or not.
Bicycling is an integral part of a multi-modal transportation system. 

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Respect each other and enjoy the activities we do together.
Partner and collaborate with public servants, government agencies, and members to accomplish our shared goals.
Strive to engage diverse populations, particularly across lines of gender, age, income, race, ethnicity, and capability.
Be conscious of social equity issues in transportation
Support all people who bicycle, whether new to bicycling or experienced.
Ensure tangible and measurable progress.
Be strategic with our political capital and challenge the status quo.
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