Dripping Springs to Wimberley Ride

Type
Road
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
54 - 54
 miles
Average Speed
15 - 18
 mph
Terrain
Flat to rolling
Date
Saturday, 25 Aug, 2018
Time
7:30 AM
Keith B
Response rate: 
100%
Response time:
several hours
Status:
Ride Start at 7:30 AM
Description
RIDE NAME AND DISTANCE: Dripping Springs to Wimberley. 54 MILES. DATE/TIME: Saturday 25th August 2018 @ 7:30 AM RIDE LEADER/CONTACT: KEITH BENTON 512-656-1005; tkeith.benton@gmail.com

DESCRIPTION: This is a classic Hill Country ride, mainly on pretty, un-trafficked roads. No killer hills although there is a fair amount of cumulative climbing. At least one low-water crossing (please walk if wet). There are two short stretches on FM 2325 (single file) to include a store stop in Wimberley. Higher traffic in Wimberley if on first Saturday (Market Day).

AVERAGE SPEED: 15-16 mph. A guide only; actual pace depends on the group and to maintain this average, there will be some significantly faster stretches.

TERRAIN: Hilly

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

MAP/CUE/RideWithGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13543507





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.

POST RIDE: Following the ride optional lunch at Rolling In Thyme & Dough in Dripping Springs. "Fresh, local, organic ingredients are used each day to make our lunch items. Stop by for a sandwich, soup, salad or special of the day but be prepared to wait – our food is fresh food, not fast food!" 

We 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.
 
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
Dripping > Wimberley
Description
A 53 mile route with 2,700 feet climbing comprised of rollers and long low gradient climbs.
 
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