A Lake Pflugerville Country Ride---ETC. (PLEASE NOTE the new EARLIER Summer "Beat-the-Heat" Starting Time of 7:00 AM)

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
44 - 60
 miles
Average Speed
14 - 18
 mph
Terrain
Flat to rolling, Hilly
Date
Thursday, 29 Jun, 2017Weekly on Thursday, until Jun 29, 2017
Time
7:00 AM
Tom V
Response rate: 
13%
Response time:
32 minutes
Status:
RIDE CANCELLED-----until further notice!!
Description
A standing Monday & Thursday morning ride; from Lake Pflugerville's north parking lot.  We'll do various routes depending on the weather conditions (wind direction/strength---temperature), but always count on riding from 45-60 miles.  Starting time will be 7:00 AM for the summer "beat-the-heat" season.
We'll do a steady "B+" paced ride--(14-18 MPH); with some intervals getting up to 18+ MPH.

Please arrive, and be ready to ride 45-60 miles, in time for a 6:50 AM riders meeting so we can roll from Lake Pflugerville promptly at 7:00 AM.

NOTE I:  Helmets are required on all Bike Austin rides.

NOTE II:  Q-sheets will be provided for the planned route--based on the ride leader's best guess on the route to be ridden that day.  The various routes we'll be riding, are listed below, from RIDEwithGPS, for electronic downloading.

If you are not familiar with our ride catagories; please see the following 2 sights to insure you are matched for this ride:

http://www.austincycling.org/self_paced_and_hosted

http://www.austincycling.org/hosted_ride_descriptors

Coffee/Lunch---post ride---for those interested.

Be sure to check this post on ride day to confirm status.

Tom Via  512-913-4920
William Hudson  210-387-7340
 
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
Donkey Serenade-"ChaChaCha"---(CW)
Cowboy Churches (9)---"HEE-HAW" Round-Up----(CW)
Description
Modification of the "old" Cowboy Churches Round-Up ride to ride by the "Donkey Farm",  the "Animal Resue Sanctuary", and nine (9) Churches.
We'll ride on some quiet country roads.  Store stop at 37 miles.
 
Cowboy Churches (6)--"HEE-HAW" Round-Up-----(CW)
Description
A revised current route to get/keep us on smoother (& dog-free) roads thru northeast Travis, southeast Williamson, & northwest Bastrop counties.  We'll pedal by a working Donkey Farm, 8 Point Ranch, & the Dream Time Animal Sanctuary.  Climbing is only 1330 ft.  Store Stops are at 17 (Coupland) & 37 (Elgin) miles.
 
Bitting School Road Hill Climb---(CW)
Description
A good south wind ride from Lake Pflugerville
 
ACA Jones' Hill Climb---(CW)
Lake Pflugerville Half century III --- (CW)
Lake Pflugerville Half century I---(CW)
Lake Pflugerville Half Century II---(CW)
Lake Pflugerville Half Century---(CCW)
Bitting School-Jones-Parsons-Blue Bluff Climbs---(CW)
Description
Adding a little more climbing to a good south wind ride!
 
Pflat Out--(CCW)
Nor'easter II---(CCW)
Pflugerville Pflats---(CCW)
Description
A good NORTH wind ride
 
Scurlock's Scamper---(CW)
Description
Good NORTH wind ride
 
Nor'easter II---(CW)
Pflat Out---(CW)
Followers
Katya O
Glenn B
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Michelle L
Connie M
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