*Some Great Hills*

Type
Road, No Drop
Level
Novice
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.

Intermediate
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.

Advanced
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
Distance
27 - 27
 miles
Average Speed
12 - 13
 mph
Terrain
Very hilly
Date
Thursday, 14 Dec, 2017Weekly on Thursday, until Jan 4, 2018
Time
7:15 AM
Sirish P
Status:
cancelled - wet roads
Description
Come join us in this hilly ride to jump start your fabulous Thursday morning before heading to work. We cover hills in Great Hill and Spicewood area navigating mostly through neighbourhood streets. This is a no-drop ride. However, be prepared to climb.

AVERAGE SPEED: 11 - 14 mph. Don't be fooled with the low speed. This ride is very hilly. We always regroup at the top of the hill.

TERRAIN: Very hilly

RIDER LEVEL: Experienced, self-confident riders who are comfortable riding hilly terrain and exposure to some light urban traffic.

RIDE START ADDRESS: Starbucks @ 9722 Great Hills Trl, Austin, TX 78759

MAP/CUE/RideWithGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24067196 -> This is mostly our ride. Sometimes, we like to change few things here and there.

LUNCH/COFFEE? I will head to work after ride, but you might catch interesting conversation with the rest of the folks at Starbucks.

RIDE LEADER/CONTACT: Sirish Pande 512 850 9791 srpande@gmail.com
 
Sponsored By
Organization
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
We believe that…

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. 

Through our work, we pledge to…

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.
Type:
Advocacy Group, Education Group
Route
Some Great Hills
Description
This is a hilly ride, but don't be discouraged by it. Our first three hills are Misty Hill Cove, Lost Horizon and Bluegrass. If you are comfortable with these, you can do the rest. Our first three hills are very close to the ride start, and if you feel like this is not for you, you can always turn back, but you will have Rain Creek going back up to Starbucks. Please let the ride leader or someone know that you are leaving. But of course, we would like you to complete the ride with us.

We finish our ride in about 2 hours and 15 mins.

Route is almost exclusively on the neighbourhood streets. If interested, coffee and interesting coffee afterwards.
 
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