Mozart's to Buda (w/ Louis) & Creedmoor

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.
Expected Turnout
Under 15 riders
40 - 45
Average Speed
14 - 16
Flat to rolling
Saturday, 11 Aug, 2018
7:30 AM
Bill G
7:30 AM Start Time! Check Here Sat. AM for Rain Status
Note earlier start time of 7:30 AM!  Moderate paced ride with a couple of fast parts. No drop with regular regroup points.

In recognition of our friend, Louis Mestier, and to wish him well as he begins his journey off to the wild, wild west,  we will start this ride at 7:30 and then ride the 20 minutes over to Bicycle Sport Shop on South Lamar to connect with Louis and his group, then we'll ride with them out through South Austin to the Buda turnaround.  Then off to Creedmoor to complete the usual course - this should add about 4 miles to the regular course.  (Or,  if you wish, back to Austin with Louis' group for one final fling at Maria's but then you'll have to make your way back to Mozart's with a tummy full of tacos). 

Traditional course from Lake Austin through South Austin, Old San Antonio Road and eventually over to FM 1327 (or other back roads) to Creedmoor, then back to the city via Old Lockhart Road. 45 miles.

Start Location: Parking lot across Lake Austin Boulvard from Mozart's Coffee Roasters, 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703.  Up the hill, near the old boat.  Please arrive 10 minutes early.  Coffee and conversation after the ride at Mozart's.   

Ride Leader: Bill George  512-774-1001;
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Bicycling should be safe and accessible.
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