Berry Springs to Bartlett---& Back!

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
49 - 51
 miles
Average Speed
14 - 16
 mph
Terrain
Mostly flat
Date
Saturday, 17 Mar, 2018
Time
8:00 AM
Tom V
Response rate: 
31%
Response time:
53 minutes
Status:
RIDE is a GO!!! Forecast has the rain holding off until later in the afternoon!!
Description
Ride start is from Berry Spings Park outside of Georgetown. Meet in the back near the pavillions and restrooms. Route passes through greater Walburg, New Corn Hill and downtown Schwertner on our way to Bartlett. This is a flat route with quiet roads, but does include some classic Texas chip seal. Air your tires accordingly.  Join us for this new/old route in the relatively flat expanses of east Central Texas. We'll ride through the quiet farm/ranch lands of east Williamson County. We'll travel on some quiet country roads doing a steady "B" paced (14-16 mph) no-drop ride, with re-grouping as needed at the next turn.  We'll have our store stop in Bartlett at 28 miles. Total climbing is just over 1500 ft. (per RIDEwithGPS)

NOTE I: I do not have maps of this route, but good Q-sheets will be provided and the RIDEwithGPS link is provided here for downloading.

NOTE II: Helmets are required on ALL Bike Austin rides.

Come with your equipment ready to ride 50 miles, in time to get signed-in and participate in the starter's meeting at 7:50 AM, for a prompt roll-out at 8:00 AM. Let's all hope for the (as forecasted) nice calm winds & mild temps. !! 

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



Berry Springs Park is located on CR 152 east of Georgetown and east of Toll 130 (see the map shown below).  Rest Rooms are open/available at the rear (upper level) of the parking area.

Check this posting ride day morning in case of a weather cancellation.

Tom Via 512-913-4920
 
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
Berry Springs to Bartlett---& Back
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