Bitting School - Parsons - Blue Bluff Climbs -- (CW)

Type
Road, Social, 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
Expected Turnout
Under 15 riders
Distance
51 - 52
 miles
Average Speed
14 - 16
 mph
Terrain
Hilly
Date
Friday, 23 Nov, 2018
Time
9:00 AM
Tom V
Response rate: 
37%
Response time:
44 minutes
Description
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 Travis 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
 
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
Bitting School - Parsons - Blue Bluff Climbs -- (CW)
Description
Good south wind ride with some climbing!
 
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