Peddler to Alaska

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
15 - 50 riders
Distance
41 - 41
 miles
Average Speed
13 - 15
 mph
Terrain
Very hilly
Date
Sunday, 15 Oct, 2017
Time
8:00 AM
Amy H
Response rate: 
66%
Response time:
several hours
Status:
Might get a sprinkle, but ride is on
Description
This ride goes west and northwest from the Peddler through neighborhoods to Anderson Mill Road , up to Lime Creek Road and back (unless you are going on to Alaska). There are several short steep hills and a couple of busy road crossings. Jollyville Road and Anderson Mill Road Road have bike lanes and are popular with bikers, but they can be busy. The ride through the neighborhoods is beautiful and quiet. Contact Amy Hufford at 512-750-3012 (can receive texts) or amhufford@gmail.com with any questions. Note that the actual ride may somewhat vary from the linked map; we occasionally alter routes to best adapt to road conditions, weather and ride participant needs. Ride will be cancelled if it is raining, about to rain or if roads are wet. Listing will be updated by 1 hour in advance with status, so please refresh your browsers and check then if unsure.
 
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
Peddler to Alaska Plus
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