Peddler to Barton Creek Bridge

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
33 - 35
Average Speed
12 - 14
Sunday, 22 Jul, 2018
7:30 AM
Joel M
Response rate: 
Response time:
2 hours
7:30 am start
Join us for a ride from the Peddler to the Barton Creek Bridge on Loop 360. This is a short urban ride with lots of hills, leading to the spectacular view from the the bridge. This is the first time for this ride, so riders should be prepared to be flexible.  Approximately two miles of the ride will be on the Loop 360 shoulder. Average speeds will be slower than normal because the ride is in town and because of the hills, but there may still be some stretches of 17-20 mph.

This is a no drop ride and we will regroup at hilltops and turns as necessary.

Riders should bring spare tubes, water, and emergency identification. Helmets are required. Please leave headphones, ear buds, and boom boxes at home.

Parking is available north of 51st Street on Duval and on the side streets off of Duval. Please do not park in the alley behind the Peddler.

Coffee and conversation at the Flight Path or Home Slice Pizza after the ride.
Sponsored By
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.
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Peddler to Barton Creek Bridge


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