Hutto to Salado Century

Type
Road
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, Advanced
Expected Turnout
Under 15 riders
Distance
100 - 105
 miles
Average Speed
15 - 17
 mph
Terrain
Flat to rolling
Date
Saturday, 5 Nov, 2016
Time
8:00 AM
Bo L
Response rate: 
18%
Response time:
several hours
Status:
GREEN LIGHT - WEATHER IS GOOD
Description
SATURDAY November 5, 2016 - Ride leader Bo Lora

WEATHER UPDATE: 65 degrees most of the day, wear long sleves. - only .01-.02 rain forcasted around mid day - nothing on the radar - all roads clear.

A Hutto century ride to pedal along with Mark Perkins as Mark rides his 83rd consecutive monthly century ride!! This ride will "mate-up" with Tom Via's half-century ride (https://rides.bikeaustin.org/HuttoGranger-Half-CenturyCCW/). This route goes the first 27 miles with the century riders before the routes seperate. 

Here is a list with our stops:

Mile 14: Circleville Exxon Store
Mile 27: Group splits
Mile 37: Barlett Exxon Store
Mile 55: Salado CEFCO Store
Mile 74: Flying J (IH-35/Jarrell)

NOTE I: Helmets are required on all Bike Austin rides

NOTE II: I do not have maps or Q-sheets for this route but the RIDEwithGPS link is provided here for downloading.

Come with your equipment ready to ride 102 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.

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

NOTE START LOCATION CHANGE: Meet at Hutto's Fritz Park on the NE side of Hutto. From Hwy 79 in Hutto go north 0.25 miles on FM 1660 and turn right onto E. Live Oak St. Drive 0.2 miles and turn left into the parking lot (ride start map location attached).
Rest Rooms are open/available at Fritz Park. We then have easy access to Hutto's bike path.

Check this posting ride day morning in case of a weather cancellation.
 
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
Hutto to Salado Century
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