Bike Austin ( BikeAustin.Org )

Type
Advocacy Group, Education Group
Description
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 everyone. 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.
 
Group Rides
Grab this better weather !!!!
RIDE NAME AND DISTANCE: Northwest Flatlands (short version). 30 miles. DATE/TIME: Wednesday 20th February. 10 a.m. RIDE LEADER/CONTACT: William Hudson; 210-387-7340; WilliamPedalsOn@gmail.com ... more

DESCRIPTION: An urban ride that manages to avoid any serious hills in spite of being on the NW side of town. It combines bits of three of our other rides and goes Rosedale > Mesa > Jollyville and then back via a similar route. We try and avoid heavily-trafficked roads whenever possible. Optional store-stop en route.

AVERAGE SPEED: 12 - 15 mph. A guide only; actual pace depends on the group and to maintain this average, there will be some significantly faster stretches.

TERRAIN: Generally “flatish” with a couple of rollers.

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 urban traffic.

RIDE START ADDRESS AND url: 2511 Great Oaks Parkway, Austin, Tx 78756 (Rosedale). https://goo.gl/maps/MkRhRoVGEZt

MAP/CUE/RideWithGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14011934

LUNCH/COFFEE? Optional coffee at either Monkey Nest, Pacha’s or Houndstooth.

OTHER:

· 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 and/or my emails early on the morning of the ride.

· I also have 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.
Type:
Road, No Drop
Level:
Intermediate, Advanced
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Mostly flat
Date:
Wednesday, 20 Feb, 2019
Time:
10:00 AM
NOTE Start Time Change to 8:00 AM
We'll keep trying until we can DO this ride! We'll be detouring by the "Donkey Farm" to see & feed the donkeys! This is the very nice scenic rural ride from northeast Travis County ... moreinto southeast Williamson County and then through northwest Bastrop County. We'll do a moderate "B" pace (14-16 MPH) and re-group at all major turns. We'll travel into northwest Bastrop County on some shady country roads and ride by the 8 Point Ranch, home to many exotic animals (Zebra, Antelope, Deer, Buffalo, Elk, etc.).
There is a store stop at 34 miles in Elgin.

Note I: I do not have maps, but Q-sheets will be provided and the RidewithGPS route map is attached for electronic downloading.

Note II: Helmets are required on all Bike Austin rides.

If you are not familiar with our ride catagories; please see the following 2 sights to insure you are matched for this ride:

http://www.austincycling.org/self_paced_and_hosted

http://www.austincycling.org/hosted_ride_descriptors

Please come, with you and your equipment ready to do 50 miles, in time for a 7:45 AM riders meeting so we can roll promptly at 8:00 AM.

We'll start and end at the "Good Luck Grill". It is located at 14605 North FM 973; that is 1.8 miles north of US 290. Go east out of Manor on US 290. Turn left (north) on FM 973 for approx. 1.8 miles, the Good Luck Grill is on the right (east). Please use the parking lot area closest to the road---away from the restaurant. All are invited for conversation and lunch afterwards at the "Grill"---they have a very nice veranda (that's "back porch" in plain talk).

Please check this posting ride day morning for any possible weather cancellation.

Tom Via 512-913-4920.
Type:
Road
Level:
Intermediate
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling
Date:
Saturday, 16 Feb, 2019
Time:
8:00 AM
26 mile, urban ride to the beautiful St. Eds.
RIDE NAME AND DISTANCE: Rosedale Rendezvous (GOP – short). 26 miles. DATE/TIME: Saturday 16th February; 10:00 am. RIDE LEADER/CONTACT: William Hudson; 210-387-7340; WilliamPedalsOn@gmail.com ... more

DESCRIPTION: A short, urban ride up to the beautiful St. Edwards University.

AVERAGE SPEED: 12-14 mph. A guide only; actual pace depends on the group and to maintain this average, there will be some significantly faster stretches.

TERRAIN: Flat to rolling but some short, sharp hills going north through Tarrytown.

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 urban traffic.

RIDE START ADDRESS & url: 2511 Great Oaks Parkway, 78756 (near 46th @ Shoal Creek Blvd.) https://goo.gl/maps/MkRhRoVGEZt

MAP/CUE/RideWithGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29323563

LUNCH/COFFEE? Coffee post-ride.

OTHER:

· 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 and/or my emails early on the morning of the ride.

· I also have 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.
Type:
Road
Level:
Intermediate, Advanced
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling, Hilly
Date:
Saturday, 16 Feb, 2019
Time:
10:00 AM
Postponed till 23rd Feb.
RIDE NAME AND DISTANCE: Dripping Springs Double Popsicle: 29 miles (1456 ft. climbing) or 17 miles (874 ft. climbing). DATE/TIME: Saturday 23rd February; 9:30 am. ... more

RIDE LEADER/CONTACT: William Hudson; 210-387-7340; WilliamPedalsOn@gmail.com

DESCRIPTION: The new Dripping Springs Double Popsicle is a ride that encompasses several of the pretty roads south of Dripping Springs but avoids the worst of the low water crossings. Note that there are no rest/water stops and so, in the summer, be very well prepared.

AVERAGE SPEED: 12-15 mph. A guide only; actual pace depends on the group. To maintain this average, there will be some significantly faster stretches.

TERRAIN: Hilly

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 etc.

RIDE START ADDRESS & url: Lake Lucy Loop, Dripping Springs, TX 78620 (off Roger Hanks Pkwy.) one mile east of RR12 in Dripping Springs. https://goo.gl/maps/jbfVdy1J4y92

MAP/CUE/RideWithGPS:

1. 29-mile option: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29237319

2. 17-mile option: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29237364

LUNCH/COFFEE? Optional lunch afterwards at Thyme and Dough: http://thymeanddough.com/

OTHER:

· 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 and/or my emails early on the morning of the ride.

I also have 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.
Type:
Road
Level:
Intermediate, Advanced
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Hilly
Date:
Saturday, 23 Feb, 2019
Time:
9:30 AM
Ride is on
Hosting a new ride for Bike Austin from Drippingsprings to Blanco. Well over due posting this one. Very much an out and back route only overlaps with our usual Dripping to Wimberly ... moreride a for a few miles at the start. We hit some great country roads "Red Coral Ranch rd" and '"Chimney Valley rd" which parrallel the Blanco for a number of miles. A stretch into Blanco ~5 miles on FM165 where we need to go single file but should be fine for a Sunday ride.

Overall about 2800ft of climbing but mainly rolling no really step sections. Not planning on a killer pace and lots of easy re-group points at the major junctions.

One store stop in Blanco at the turn around point.

For those of you who want a Strava link see path below.

https://www.strava.com/routes/11488966

Avoid water crossings for the most part a few on "Red Chimney ranch rd" but easy to spot and unlikely to be an issue.

OTHER:
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 and/or my emails early on the morning of the ride.
Type:
Road, Social, No Drop
Level:
Intermediate
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Hilly
Date:
Sunday, 27 Jan, 2019
Time:
8:30 AM
Expect some wind.
Join us for an out and back with a loop at the end in the countryside around Manor. We travel mostly on rural roads, with some easy urban riding getting into and out of town. Terrain ... moreis rolling farmland, with one or two short steep hills. The average speed will be 14-15 mph, but there will some sustained stretches of 15-20 mph. This is a no drop ride for anyone who can ride at a speed close to the posted pace and we will regroup at turns and hilltops as necessary. Distance may vary by a mile or two depending on how much we decide to use the Walnut Creek Bike Trail.

Riders should bring helmets, water, spare tube, and emergency identification. Please leave headphones, loudspeakers and earbuds at home.

Parking is available north of 51st on Duval and on side streets around the Peddler. Please don't park in the alley behind the Peddler and The Flight Path Coffee House.

We will leave promptly at 8:30. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for sign in and ride orientation.

Coffee and conversation at the Flight Path or Home Slice Pizza after the ride.

Contact joel.morgan@sbcglobal.net
Type:
Road
Level:
Intermediate
Expected Turnout:
15 - 50 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling
Date:
Sunday, 20 Jan, 2019
Time:
8:30 AM
Meet up with the Hill Riders at SBs (Arboretum)
RIDE NAME AND DISTANCE: Rosedale Recovery Ride (RRR). 12-20 miles. DATE/TIME: Thursday 14th February. 9:15 a.m. RIDE LEADER/CONTACT: William Hudson; 210-387-7340; WilliamPedalsOn@gmail.com ... more

DESCRIPTION: These are pretty informal, no-drop, social rides. They start and finish in Rosedale.

AVERAGE SPEED: 12 - 14 mph. A guide only; actual pace depends on the group and to maintain this average, there will be some faster stretches.

TERRAIN: Usually flatish. Some minor “walnuts”. A couple of routes do have short, sharp climbs but we will regroup at the tops. Walking up the steepest stretches is not a crime.

RIDER LEVEL: Intermediate, self-confident riders who are comfortable and safe in a group riding situation which could include exposure to some urban traffic. More advanced riders also very welcome but this will not be a cardio training ride.

RIDE START ADDRESS & url: 2511 Great Oaks Parkway, 78756 (near 46th @ Shoal Creek Blvd.) https://goo.gl/maps/MkRhRoVGEZt

MAP/CUE/RideWithGPS: Routes vary. Cue sheets available at the ride start for newcomers/beginners.

LUNCH/COFFEE? Almost always. Could be during or at the end of the ride.

OTHER:

· Helmets are mandatory on all my rides. No headphones/ear-buds please.

· 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 and/or my emails early on the morning of the ride.

· I also have 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.
Type:
Road, Social, No Drop
Level:
Intermediate, Advanced
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Mostly flat
Date:
Thursday, 14 Feb, 2019
Time:
9:15 AM
8:15 start
We will leave the Peddler at 8:15 and ride to Mozart's to meet up with Stanton's Sunday recovery and social ride at 9. We will ride with Stanton's group for an hour or an hour and ... morea half, at least until we arrive in the Shoal Creek and 45th street area. From there, we will either return to the Peddler or ride a few more miles. The exact route has not been determined, but I expect that at least half of the route will be on city streets. There will be a coffee stop along the way or at the end. Tis the season to be flexible.

Average speed will likely be in the 13's or 14's, but there may be some sustained intervals of 15-20. This is a no drop ride, and we will regroup at corners and hills as necessary.

Riders should bring helmets, water, spare tube, and emergency insurance info. Please leave headphones, earbuds, and boom boxes at home.

Parking is available on Duval Street north of 51st and on the side streets off Duval. Please don't park in the alley behind the Peddler and the Flight Path Coffe House.
Type:
Road
Level:
Intermediate
Expected Turnout:
15 - 50 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling
Date:
Sunday, 23 Dec, 2018
Time:
8:15 AM
Starting at Performance Bicycle North (2900 W Anderson Ln), join us for a 20 mile urban bike ride thru north Austin neighborhoods to some of our favorite holiday shopping destinations. ... moreWe'll skip the crowded malls and big box stores, and head to local arts-and-crafts venues such as Hope Farmers Market https://www.hopefarmersmarket.org/ , Cherrywood Art Fair https://chulaleague.org/cherrywood-art-fair/home/, and the Blue Genie Art Bazaar https://bluegenieartbazaar.com/.

We expect to ride at a pace of about 12 mph, and stop for 20 minutes or so at each of the 3 featured destinations. Food and drink will be available for purchase, or bring your own.

Riders must wear a helmet and obey traffic laws ( http://www.biketexas.org/en/infrastructure/texas-bicycle-laws ). Your bike must be in good working condition and you should carry ID, money, cell phone, water, tools, and lock.

Weather Status: If roads are wet or rain is likely, or the expected temperature is below 45 deg F, the bike ride may be cancelled. A decision would be made on this page at 9:30am.
Type:
Social, Family Friendly
Level:
Novice
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling
Date:
Sunday, 9 Dec, 2018
Time:
11:00 AM
Work off some of that Turkey we stuffed ouselves with!!! A good south wind country ride for those who may like this option. The course is over some familiar roads through rural northeast ... moreTravis county. Come and join us for this early morning ride. We'll do a moderate (14-16 mph) "B" pace and re-group at the next major turn or top of the climb. We'll start from the Lake Pflugerville north parking lot and head east, then south, climbing Bitting School Rd.& Parsons Rd. hills, then back west, travelling on Nez Perce Trace., Bloor Rd., and Blue Bluff Rd.; coming home thru Manor with the (hopefully) prevailing tail wind.
We'll have a store stop on FM 969 at 32 miles.

NOTE I: I don't have maps of this course, but Q-sheets will be provided and the RidewithGPS version of the course is attached for electronic downloading.

NOTE II: Helmets are required on all Bike Austin rides.

NOTE III: Please arrive, with you and your equipment ready to ride 52 miles, in time to sign-in prior to the starters meeting at 8:45 AM; for a prompt roll-out at 9:00 AM.

Starting Point: Lake Pflugerville north parking lot (w/rest room facilities) on Weiss Ln.

This is a hosted "B" pace ride (under the "old" category). If you are not familiar with our ride categories, please check these two sites to ensure you can match yourself to the ride:

http://www.austincycling.org/self_paced_and_hosted

http://www.austincycling.org/hosted_ride_descriptor

Check this posting ride day morning in case of a weather cancellation.

Tom Via 512-913-4920
Type:
Road, Social, No Drop
Level:
Intermediate
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Hilly
Date:
Friday, 23 Nov, 2018
Time:
9:00 AM
Recreation Rides
The Central Texas Community Ride New name, same great ride! The annual event is returning in 2017, this time starting in Georgetown, Texas. Beginning from Rentsch Brewery, the ride ... morewill be a scenic route through the Georgetown and Austin area with 4 different mileages- approximately 12, 21, 40 and 62 miles for varying riding expertise. Along the path will be rest stops and after the ride, beer will be served from local breweries along with a barbecue meal.

Regular Registration is $60 and is tax-deductible. Non-riders wanting to support the cause can purchase a meal ticket or make a donation on the registration page.

Packet pickup will be Thursday, September 7 before the ride from 6:30-8:30

Event Details: http://www.dontfearthefinger.org

+1 (303) 709-8596
contact@1400miles.com
@1400_miles
Date:
Saturday, 4 Nov, 2017
The Armadillo Classic is an amazing ride for cycling enthusiasts of all ages, ride preferences and abilities that wanders through the Texas Hill Country and The Balcones Canyon-lands ... moreNational Wildlife Refuge.

The ride will start and finish at Liberty Hill Elementary with various routes for all ages and abilities.

Registration Rates Through October 27 until 11:59PM
Adult Registration – Current Member – $ 50.00
Adult Registration – Non Member – $ 60.00
Kids 17 and under (must be accompanied by a paying adult) – $ 10.00

Day of Event Registration
Adult Registration – Current Member – $ 65.00
Adult Registration – Non Member – $ 75.00
Kids 17 and under (must be accompanied by a paying adult) – $ 20.00

Register to support the only cycling event around town that helps raises money for cycling. We need your support to allow us to keep doing what we do: To improve the quality of life for all of Austin and Central Texas by growing bicycling as a form of transportation, exercise, and recreation.

Proceeds will again support the Bike Austin and the Education Fund to advocate for your rights and to educate the community of all ages and abilities to safely experience the joys of bicycling in Central Texas. We will offer free classes to community at large and corporations alike on how to utilize active transportation methods.

Register today and enjoy the beautiful rolling scenery and wildflowers, get a great ride in & do something good for the Austin & Central Texas community at the same time.

Sponsor & Vendor Opportunities are available.
Please contact Mercedes Feris, Executive Director: mercedes@bikeaustin.org
Date:
Saturday, 28 Oct, 2017
Mission to Mission Charity Bike Tour celebrates Mission Park Pavilions . This beautifully redesigned public space was formerly known as Mission County Park #1. On the historic missions ... moretrails, Pavilions is the perfect gateway by dedicated bike paths to the Spanish Colonial Missions - now a World Heritage Site!

Mission to Mission is a non-competitive event set in the heart of the Missions National Historic Park. All routes are level to gently rolling and include paved roads maintained by the city, county and state.
The family ride touches four Spanish Colonial Missions along the San Antonio River and provides a family opportunity for historic tours or just enjoying the restored missions' grounds. The Family Tour features small rider groups along dedicated bike lanes & hike/bike paths. Family group tours can be adjusted to fit interests and skills.
The extended tours offer an a self paced rural route that traverses the historic Missions Trails, rural neighborhoods, and Braunig & Calaveras Lakes. Mobile SAG and staffed break points provide support for all three tours.
Date:
Saturday, 3 Dec, 2016
Tour de Gruene 2016 will be hosted once again at the scenic Lazy L & L property on beautiful River Road. Surrounded by limestone cliffs and encircled by the Guadalupe River it’s ... morehard to imagine a more scenic location than this property. It is a time to enjoy the camaraderie alongside fellow cyclists who share your love of cycling the magnificent central Texas countryside.

Team Time Trials are a competition but no racing license is required. Two person teams begin 30 seconds from the next team and then race 26.4 miles against the clock for awards in various gender, equipment, age, and ability divisions. We also have tandem and co-ed divisions! Teams will be seed started according to their predicted average mph for the course. Last year's winner(s) and any course record holders are given the honor of being seeded last.

Our Post Ride Celebration will include a catered lunch awards ceremony under the spacious and modern pavilion at the Lazy L & L. Horseshoes, washers and sand volleyball courts surround the pavilion. Like to camp or RV? Reserve a site through L & L and gather with other cyclists along the river for the weekend.

Also included in your entry is a ticket into Wurstfest – a local German festival with good food and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian style entertainment. And of course our classic, quality t-shirts featuring a graphic as redesigned by Roger Christian and Company rc-co for our event.

We look forward to seeing everyione in November for a spectacular race and fun gathering. The Sally M. Kingsbury Sarcoma Research Foundation of New Braunfels is our chosen charity as well as a few local church and school groups.
Date:
Sunday, 6 Nov, 2016
Travis County Sheriff ’s Office and Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) invite you to participate in Road Share, a cycling ride benefitting SOTX athletes in the Central Texas area. Your ... moreparticipation helps provide sports, inclusion and health programs for children and adult athletes with intellectual disabilities. Road Share is also a collaborative effort to promote safety standards for cyclists and motorists of Travis County by encouraging the community to join in the commitment that all passengers on the road look out for each other, so that we can all reach our destinations safely.
Date:
Saturday, 22 Oct, 2016
Tour de Gruene 2016 will once again race along beautiful River Road. Surrounded by limestone cliffs and encircled by the Guadalupe River it’s hard to imagine a more scenic start location ... morethan the Lazy L & L valley property. It is a time to enjoy the camaraderie alongside fellow cyclists who share your love of cycling the magnificent central Texas countryside.

Individual Time Trials are a competition but no racing license is required. Racers begin from a starting ramp and start 30 to 60 seconds apart and then race 15.5 miles against the clock for awards in approximately 45 different gender, equipment, age, and ability divisions. Racers will be seed started according to their predicted average mph for the course. 

Our Post Ride Celebration will include a catered dinner awards ceremony under the spacious and modern pavilion at the Lazy L & L. Horseshoes, washers and sand volleyball courts surround the pavilion. Like to camp or RV? Reserve a site through L & L and gather with other cyclists along the river for the weekend.

Also included in your entry is a ticket into Wurstfest – a local German festival with good food and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian style entertainment. And of course our classic, quality t-shirts featuring a graphic from a repurposed vintage posters as redesigned by Roger Christian and Company rc-co for our event.

We look forward to seeing everyione in November for a spectacular race and fun gathering. The Sally M. Kingsbury Sarcoma Research Foundation of New Braunfels is our chosen charity.
Date:
Saturday, 5 Nov, 2016
Tour de Gruene Fall Bicycle Classic hosts cycling tours and competitive time trials along beautiful River Road in New Braunfels, Texas. Surrounded by limestone cliffs and encircled ... moreby the Guadalupe River it’s hard to imagine a more scenic location than the Lazy L & L Campground valley property. Tour de Gruene is an amazing ride – offering six different tour routes between 14 and 65 miles. 

Recreational Tours receive medical and mechanical support as well as relaxation stations approximately every 10 miles with restrooms and refreshments. Most intersections are controlled by officers. Our Post Ride Celebration will include music and a catered lunch under the spacious and modern pavilion at the Lazy L & L. Also included in your entry is a ticket into Wurstfest – a local German festival with good food and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian style entertainment. And we are proud to say that we have one of the best event t-shirts in the state that always features a re-purposed vintage cycling graphic redesigned by Roger Christian & Company. rc-co 

Tour de Gruene is a time to enjoy the camaraderie alongside fellow cyclists who share your love of touring the magnificent central Texas countryside. Horseshoes, washers and sand volleyball courts surround the pavilion. Like to camp or RV? Reserve a site through L & L and gather with other cyclists along the river for the weekend. Current Event rates are posted below in the Registration Information section. We look forward to seeing you in November for a spectacular ride. Our chosen charity to benefit is the Sally M. Kingsbury Sarcoma Research Foundation of New Braunfels.
Date:
Saturday, 5 Nov, 2016
Wheels & Heels for Meals is one of the Food Pantry’s largest fundraising events. It began in 2009 and grows every year. Our 88-mile ride begins at the Food Pantry, in the town ... moreof Fort Davis, TX, and meanders along beautiful, scenic roads to the town of Valentine and then back. It is designed for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist. No one is required to ride the entire 88 miles and it is not a race. Along the way, there are two pit stops with food, shade, portable toilets and wet towels. Then in Valentine, lunch is served with music and surprises. One year we even had an apple bobbing contest!

In 2013, we introduced a new, shorter, fun route called the Princess Tour. And at only 17 miles of mostly downhill, scenic roadways and chock full of pampering extras, you will know why it was named as such. On the Princess Tour, you are treated like royalty. First, you are whisked to the top of the mountain starting point (Bloys Camp) while enjoying scrumptious pastries, orange juice and espresso. At the finish your paparazzi awaits to rejoice with you in your success!

And also, beginning in 2014, the Wheels For Meals event became the Wheels & Heels For Meals. We added a new walking route for those that would like to participate in the fundraising and sights but aren’t comfortable biking the longer distances. The walk portion entails a 1, 2, 4 or 8 mile course.
Date:
Saturday, 1 Oct, 2016
Imagine miles of rolling hills and thickly wooded forests! The Pineywoods Purgatory-fall's premier cycling event-offers four rides ranging from 25 to 102 miles that take you through ... moreTexas Forest Country's best! Don't let the first few miles fool you-the terrain is not without challenge! And to cap off your ride, the Angelina Expo Center and its cadre of volunteers and partners offer unmatched hospitality to riders and their guests. When you finish your course, return to the Expo and a Beer Garden, live music & fajitas. Then it's not just a ride; it's a weekend experience with Lufkin's Downtown Bistro on tap for Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.
Date:
Saturday, 1 Oct, 2016
The 30th annual Outlaw Trail 100 Cycling Tour will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Old Settlers Park at the Dell Diamond. ... more

Saddle up Pardner for the 30th Annual Outlaw Trail 100 Cycling Tour scheduled for Saturday, October 8th starting 8am in Old Settlers Park. 10 mile, 25 mile, 40 mile, 50 mile, 100 km and 100 mile loop courses will meander through historic eastern Williamson County. Aid stations, bike repair and sag wagon support will be on all courses to assist cyclists on their journey.

Outlaw Trail isn’t competitive; it is an opportunity to join cyclists from across Texas for a ride across Williamson County. There are rest stops set up along the trail for cyclists to grab some snacks or a drink. Riders can ride at their own pace and rely on support from sag wagons and rest stops thr oughout their ride. The tour closes at 5 p.m. so cyclists should select a course they can finish within that time period.

Date
This event is Saturday, Oct. 8, with 100 mile riders taking off at 8 a.m. with a staggered start. No rider will start after 8:30 a.m. The course will close at 5 p.m. Parking is available in the Dell Diamond parking lot (at park entrance).

Course information
The start/finish line will be located on Harrell Parkway by the Dell Diamond in front of the Old Settlers Tabernacle. Cyclists will park in the Dell Diamond parking lot and walk to the Old Settlers Tabernacle for packet pickup on event day and/or registration.

Please arrive early so you can go to the Tabernacle, get your packet, get your bike, and be ready to take off on time.

Rewards
First 950 bandits receive an Outlaw Trail 100 shirt, ticket to the Cyclist Social Pasta Dinner, and other Miscellaneous items. Plus, as a rider you enjoy sag wagon support on the course, fruit and sports drinks, and a meal after the tour!

Packet Pick-up
Coming Soon.

Fee
Cost for participation in the Outlaw Trail is outlined below:
Early registration ends on or before October 2: $35
Late registration October 3 to October 8: $45
Grub & Pasta Dinner
There is a Pasta Dinner for registered cyclists at the Old Settlers Association Tabernacle on Friday, October 7 from 5 to 8pm. Guests can pay ahead of time or at the door. Cyclists must pick up their packet and pasta dinner ticket prior to entering the dinner. Saturday morning munchies will be provided, and following your ride, we’ll have more grub for you to enjoy.

Travel Assistance
Sag wagons from Round Rock Parks and Recreation will provide road assistance and transport for those unable to complete the tour. Bicycle Sport Shop will provide emergency bicycle repair on the course; however, be prepared to handle your own flats and minor repairs. Remember, the course closes at 5 p.m.

Watering Holes
Rest areas will be located at 12-14 mile intervals. Water, fruit and other snacks will be provided in addition to portable toilets and medical assistance.

Rules

This event will be held rain or shine unless extremely dangerous conditions exist. No refunds will be made. Participants will be started according to distance traveling – longest distance riders will leave first. All traffic laws must be obeyed at all times. Helmets are required. Please ride only what you have trained for. 100 mile cyclist need to pass Aid Station #2 and be on the way to Aid Station #3 by 9:45 am.

Safety

Whether this is your first time riding in a tour, or you’re a seasoned rider, please review the safety guidelines and recommendations for Outlaw Trail. There’s no such thing as being too careful! All cyclists are expected to know the rules of the road and obey them!

If you are new to cycling, you may want to consider a training course from Bicycle Sport Shop and/or joining their riding group on a few pre-rides to make sure you’re ready to ride in a large event. First and foremost, we want you to be careful and enjoy a safe ride.
Date:
Saturday, 8 Oct, 2016
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