Dripping Springs to Wimberly

Type
Road, 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
15 - 50 riders
Distance
43 - 44
 miles
Average Speed
15 - 17
 mph
Terrain
Hilly
Date
Saturday, 14 Apr, 2018
Time
8:00 AM
Joe W
Description
This is a county road centric ride to Wemberly leaving from Roger Hanks Parkway on west side of Dripping Springs.  There will be a store stop in Wemberly at the half-way point.  This is a no-drop ride but all are expected to bring spare tube and everything necessary to change a flat.  Help will be provided!

Mostly B pace ride but typically split into two or more groups regouping at all turns.  Few stop signs, little traffic and lots of goats and llamas.  Some will be meeting at Pieous Pizza heading back to ATX afterwards.

Please be sure to arrive a 15 minutes early for signup and rider's meeting. As always, helmets are a must.

This is a hilly route but nothing super steep.  Outbound takes Mt Gainor\Mt Scott Roads but return is Pump Station Road with lower incline.  Hills make you stronger!

Link to route map and cue sheet with gpx file:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27213138

Link to start location: https://goo.gl/maps/1B3jum1ZFar
 
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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
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