Bike Austin Rides North

Road, No Drop
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.
Intermediate, Advanced
Expected Turnout
Under 15 riders
35 - 60
Average Speed
14 - 16
Flat to rolling, Hilly, Very hilly
Wednesday, 15 Aug, 2018Weekly on Wednesday
8:45 AM
Mike S
Response rate: 
Response time:
1 hour
Cancelled UFN.
Host: Mike Shenk, Ride Leader,,, 512-850-8033
MEET: Brushy Creek Sports Park, Cedar Park, 0845 for sign-in and ride safety briefing.  
RIDE: Rolls at 0900; 3-4 hours.

New Routes Posted, Intermediate Experienced Riders, Moderate Hills and a 14-16 mph average pace.  
If it is raining in Cedar Park or the roads are excessively wet, then it will most likely be cancelled.  Ride Status will be updated by 7:30am, ONLY if cancelled.

Helmets are mandatory.  Plan to arrive by 8:45AM to sign-in, get ready, and participate in the safety briefing.  The ride departs at 9:00AM sharp.  Fuel and facilities stop(s) as necessary.  Minimum of 2 bottles or hydration pack required in summer months.

The route may include the Brushy Creek Regional Trail (BCRT) and 183A Shared Use Path in Cedar Park and Leander.  Utilizing the trail and path allows us to avoid heavily trafficked roads along the 183A corridor.   

Riders riding off the front ahead of the ride leader or his designated representative will not be chased; wrong turns by participants off the front may result in separation from the group.  No one is left behind for extended periods; we will link up at the top of difficult climbs, turn points, etc.
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.
Advocacy Group, Education Group
BA Rides North 48mi - Urban Tour
A flat urban tour of safe daytime roads.  We use the Brushy Creek Regional Trail on the way out and the way in (paved - no dirt).
BA Rides North 57mi - Block House and Camp Tejas
57 mile route using the BCRT to Park Street, through Block House to Horizon, San Gabriel pass, 183 North, Kauffman Loop, Camp Tejas, Ronald Regan, Crystal Falls Road, and return.  Route includes two bonus climb sections (Tower Hill just before Camp Tejas and Rattlesnake Hill / Loop on the return on County Road 256) that can be optional.
BA Rides North 57mi - Crystal Falls & Liberty Hill
57 mile route including Anderson Mill, Lakeline, Crystal Falls, 2243, Nameless, Liberty Hill and return via Lakeline and Park Street to the BCRT.
BA Rides North 38mi - Volente
38 mile route including three laps on the Twin Creeks circuit course, Lime Creek counter-clockwise, the Abbotsbury climb, and return via BCRT.
Mike H
Sandy A
Todd B
Bruce S
Steven T
John C
Frank T
Rich P
Shane M
Great ride, nice varation in terrain, upscale neighborhood, country and trails. A bit less wind would have been nice.
Ross S
Thanks for riding with us Ross. Look forward to see you when we start back up again on 24 August. Mike


Find bike races, free group bike rides and recreational rides.