Felder's Follies--Manda Match --- (CW)

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.
Novice, Intermediate
Expected Turnout
Under 15 riders
Distance
43 - 44
 miles
Average Speed
12 - 17
 mph
Terrain
Mostly flat
Date
Thursday, 17 Aug, 2017
Time
7:00 AM
Tom V
Response rate: 
12%
Response time:
32 minutes
Description
I'M BACK------NOTE---there are NO known low water crossings on this route!!!!!

Still sore some (back, neck, backside---the hip is fine-(it is brand new!)), but riding to get better!  

This is a new/old mostly flat route starting from Lake Pflugerville.  We can expect to split up into at least two (2) groups as I will be going at a slow pace (12-13 mph) as I ride myself back into better riding condition.

We'll be on some familiar roads as we pedal northeast into Williamson County and then turn south and west as we ride home thru Manda and by the New Sweeden Church, back to Lake Pflugerville.  We have a store stop in Coupland at 20 miles.

Please arrive, and be ready to ride 44-45 miles, in time for a 6:50 AM riders meeting so we can roll from Lake Pflugerville promptly at 7:00 AM.  We are in "beat-the-heat" mode!

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

NOTE II: Q-sheets will be provided for this new route.  This route is attached 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 ride 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
Felder's Follies--Manda March!
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