Thursday Throwdown!

Road, No Drop
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
15 - 50 riders
25 - 30
Average Speed
12 - 20
Very hilly
Thursday, 20 Jun, 2024Weekly on Thursday
6:00 PM
Johnathan C
Response rate: 
Response time:
29 minutes
cancelled due to covid; likely until shop rides start up again

Expect 25-30 miles of punchy hills ride leaving from Cycleast every week at 6PM. This is a challenging, pulse-quickening, heavy-breathing, no-drop hill ride. Open to all who want to challenge themselves, the ride will tackle some of the steeper hills of Westlake Hills/West Austin with regroups after any of the tough climbs. Depending on ride size, the ride will split into two groups at ride leader's discretion. 

Make sure to bring lights, flat repair gear, and enough water for two hours of solid climbs and chill vibes. The average pace is usually around 12mph (factoring in climbs) but occasional sprint segments on the way back will get a little faster. 

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PHENOM Cycle Club is an Austin-based cycling club with a focus on introducing riders to the sport of cycling and helping developing racers grow and achieve results with a strong spirit ... moreof teamwork and community being integral to all we do.

PHENOM leads weekly rides out of Cycleast, and helps to develop riders of all skill levels in a family that fosters sport, friendship, and teamwork. A constant presence at road, cyclocross, track and mountain bike races all over Texas, the club strives to maintain an image of respect for the sport while leaving all pretenses, common to competitive cycling, at home.
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