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No designated ride leader 5/23
Join the Easy Riders for 27 miles along the creek, rolling hills and beautiful horse properties in Dripping Springs. Suitable for advanced beginners, who can ride the stated distance ... moreabove and average pace close to the 11 mph, older, social riders or experienced riders wanting a leisurely pace. Group will either meet up at turns, or have individuals mark the turns until the sweep arives depending on the rider mix. Afterward, a meal at a nearby restaurant.

Please note: During the summer the rides occasionally will be self-organizing among the easy rider members that show up for the ride, a meet-up format. Please make sure you are familir with Bike Austin- Waiver and Release of Liability since you are agreeing to these terms if you ride. A leader and sweep will be selected from the group and either will mark turns or wait for the entire group to show up. Please introduce yourself to other riders.

Please reply by Monday before 8am to easyrider.drippingsprings@gmail.com if you are coming to the ride.

Directions to start:

West on US 290 through Oak Hill to Dripping Springs. Pass the DSISD administration building (right) and continue until Roger Hanks Parkway and turn left. You will see a circular drive on the right, Lake Lucy Loop and park there.
Type:
Road, No Drop
Level:
Intermediate
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling, Hilly
Date:
Tuesday, 23 May, 2017Weekly on Tuesday
Time:
8:00 AM
RIDE NAME AND DISTANCE: Volente Popsicle; 41 miles. DATE/TIME: Tuesday 28th March 2017 @ 7:30 am. RIDE LEADER/CONTACT: William Hudson. 210-387-7340. WilliamPedalsOn@gmail.com... more

DESCRIPTION: Urban streets at the beginning and end but the middle is the really pretty Volente Loop that goes down to Lake Travis (with all our rain this year, it really does exist). We do this counter-clockwise which is the easier option.

AVERAGE SPEED: 15 to 17 mph. A guide only; actual pace depends on the group and to maintain this average, there will be some significantly faster stretches.

TERRAIN: Flat to rolling with one “real” hill + a couple of Walnuts.

RIDE START ADDRESS AND url: Starbucks @ the Arboretum. 9722 Great Hills Trail #380, Austin, TX 78759. https://goo.gl/maps/6nW5iH3XgFq Please try not to impede commercial business parking.

MAP/CUE/RideWithGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13420372

LUNCH/COFFEE? Coffee and conversation at Starbucks after the ride.

OTHER:

· Helmets are mandatory on all my rides.

· Ride will be “no drop” but only assuming riders have properly matched themselves to the ride description, average speed and terrain.

· Please arrive early enough to prepare yourself + bike, have the 5-minute safety briefing to be ready for an on-time departure.

· In case of inclement weather, check this web site and/or my emails early on the morning of the ride.
Type:
Road, No Drop
Level:
Intermediate, Advanced
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling, Hilly
Date:
Tuesday, 23 May, 2017
Time:
7:30 AM
Doing LG route on 24th
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS: Weekly workout ride from Old Settlers Park to Rabbit Hill. The season is on again! Join me for a weekly 17-25 mile after work ride. The routes offer an opportunity ... moreto workout on a nice mix of small hills and sprints. We can also work on teamwork, pace lines, etc. The standard route is 17 miles and can be done in about an hour. Depending on weather and sunsent we might extend to slightly longer routes up to 25 miles.

Ride leader: Bo Lora
Type:
Road
Level:
Intermediate, Advanced
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling, Hilly
Date:
Wednesday, 24 May, 2017Weekly on Wednesday
Time:
6:30 PM
Thursday's (5-25-2017) likely to be: Bitting School Road Hill Climb--(CW)
A standing Monday & Thursday morning ride; from Lake Pflugerville's north parking lot. We'll do various routes depending on the weather conditions (wind direction/strength---temperature), ... morebut always count on riding from 45-60 miles. Starting time will be 8:00 AM for the spring season.
We'll do a steady "B" paced ride--(14-17 MPH); with some intervals getting up to 18+ MPH.

Please arrive, and be ready to ride 45-60 miles, in time for a 7:55 AM riders meeting so we can roll from Lake Pflugerville promptly at 8:00 AM.

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

NOTE II: Q-sheets will be provided for the planned route--based on the ride leader's best guess on the route to be ridden that day. The various routes we'll be riding, are listed 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 status.

Tom Via 512-913-4920
William Hudson 210-387-7340
Type:
Road, Social, No Drop
Level:
Intermediate
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling, Hilly
Date:
Thursday, 25 May, 2017Weekly on Monday, Thursday, until Jun 29, 2017
Time:
8:00 AM
No Designated Leader May 18th and 25th
Host: Peddler Bike Shop at Brushy Creek-Cedar Park. Mike Shenk, Ride Leader, BikeAustin.org MEET in the old Goodwill parking lot at 0800 for sign-in and ride safety briefing. ... more
RIDE rolls at 0830. The parking location is just before the Parmer / FM 1431 intersetion in Cedar Park. You will turn right into the meeting location BEFORE reaching FM1431. If you miss the turn, make a right onto FM 1431 (East) and the next right into Sonic / Firestone. Go around the back, turn right, and you'll come to the meeteing area.

REVISED LOCATION & ROUTES! (READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION FOR THE DETAILS and ROUTE FILE LINKS) - TBP
Beginner / Intermediate focused No-Drop ride for new and experienced riders capable of 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 7am, if cancelled.

The Route may vary weekly; sample route links below. We will run these two routes in both directions, depending upon winds.

Helmets are mandatory. Plan to arrive by 8:00AM to sign-in, get ready, and participate in the safety briefing. The ride departs at 8:30AM. 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. Moderately hilly. Ride start/finish is at the Peddler Bike Shop at Brushy Creek-Cedar Park. Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Company will be open before and after the ride. Come early for coffee and/or stay after for a pint and lunch.

No one is left behind and we will link up at the top of difficult climbs, turn points, etc.

Please email any questions to me personally at Shenkmls@gmail.com
Type:
Road, No Drop
Level:
Novice, Intermediate
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling, Hilly
Date:
Thursday, 25 May, 2017Weekly on Thursday, until May 25, 2017
Time:
8:15 AM
RESCHEDULED TO THURS AT 9 AM
RESCHEDULING THE RIDE TO THURSDAY MAY 25 AT 9 AM A moderate C-pace ride (roughly 11 to 14 mph) on The Southern Walnut Creek Trail from Govalle Park to the Abrupt End and return. Round ... moretrip is about 20 miles. The trail is paved for the entire distance, with a 1/2 mile hill on the outbound. We'll regroup periodically on the outbound and at the Abrupt End. The return is mostly downhill. And you might even see Lance flashing by.

The trail is two-way and narrows down in spots, with a couple of blind corners. Single-file riding and moderate speed on the turns is recommended!

There are two significant road intersections that require caution to cross.

This ride is cross-posted to Bike Austin.

A map of Govalle Park's location is at http://austinparks.org/parks/govalle-park/

Bring water, a snack, a spare bicycle tire tube, and tools to fix a flat. Riders will sign a liability waiver at the ride start and must wear a helmet.

There are no restrooms on the trail itself. There are restrooms at Govalle Park and at the Austin Tennis Center, about 1/3 mile off the trail.
Type:
Road, Social
Level:
Intermediate
Expected Turnout:
150+
Terrain:
Hilly
Date:
Thursday, 25 May, 2017
Time:
9:00 AM
Beginning at Govalle Park in East Austin, we will ride on the new paved two lane bike path to Trails end. The path is gently uphill but crosses under most major streets. Suitable for ... moreadvanced beginners, who can ride the stated distance above at an average pace close to the 11 mpg minimum, older, social riders or experienced riders wanting a leisurely pace. Group will either meet up at turns, or have individuals mark the turns until the sweep arrives depending on the rider mix. We will meet following the ride for lunch.
Type:
Road
Level:
Intermediate
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling
Date:
Friday, 26 May, 2017
Time:
8:00 AM
SATURDAY May 27, 2017 - Ride leader Bo Lora It's time to ride Martindale now that the weather is better. This route combines parts of the Mama Jama ride and the ACA F1 Centrury ride ... moreto create a 70+ mile/115 km Grand Fondo ride through the beautiful countryside southeast of San Marcos and southwest of Lockhart.

We will tackle just over 2000ft of the hills which is pretty evenly distributed along the ride. Our first stop will be in Geronimo at mile 25 with a second stop in Fentress at mile 49. We'll travel on some quiet, open, country roads doing a moderate "B" paced (15-17 mph) no-drop ride, with re-grouping as needed at the next turn.

NOTE I: I will NOT have maps of this route or Q-sheets. if you need them, print a Q-sheet or download the map from 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 70+ miles, in time to get signed-in and participate in the starter's meeting at 8:15 AM, for a prompt roll-out at 8:30 AM.

We will meet at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church across from the Martindale Post Office. I've given the church a heads up and it is ok to park there, they usually asked us to park as south as possible.

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

Bo Lora 512-934-0290

Start Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church - 310 Lockhart St, Martindale, TX 78655
Contact: bolora@hotmail.com
Type:
Road
Level:
Intermediate, Advanced
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling, Hilly
Date:
Saturday, 27 May, 2017
Time:
8:00 AM
Planned
Ride starts at 9:00AM These rides are co-hosted by Mellow Johnny’s and Bike Austin. This no-drop group ride is perfect for the cyclist new to riding or bike commuting, returning ... moreto the bike, or just looking for a more casual ride. The routes are designed to help riders navigate the city bike routes and other safe bike commuting options.

To accommodate the number of riders and varying fitness, there are two groups. The first group is designed for those who can average 14-16mph for 20-30 miles with one or two regrouping points. This group follows the same route but is provided with an extended mileage option.

The second group is our traditional Scout-a-route. We average 12mph for distances between 15-25 miles with regrouping points.

There is now a Facebook page for this ride: https://www.facebook.com/ScoutARoute/ please like the page and give feedback or suggestions there.

Both rides are intended to explore, so leave your heart rate monitor at home, bring some spare dollars for the occasional refreshment stop and enjoy the view.

General ride expectations: helmet, bike in good working condition, spare tire tube, water and nutrition, and no headphone/radios. We encourage you to ride to the shop. If driving, please park in the street.

For preride refreshment, meet at Juan Pelota Café 30 minutes before start time.
Type:
Road, Social
Level:
Novice, Intermediate
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling
Date:
Saturday, 27 May, 2017Monthly on the fourth Saturday
Time:
9:00 AM
Join the Easy Riders for a 27.5 mile ride through the rolling countryside around Andice and Florence. Suitable for advanced beginners, who can ride the stated distance above at an ... moreaverage pace close to our 11 mph minimum, older, social riders or experienced riders wanting a leisurely pace. Group will either meet up at turns, or have individuals mark the turns until the sweep arrives depending on the rider mix. Afterwards we eat together at a nearby restaurant.

Please note During the summer the rides will be self-organizing amongst the easy riders’ members that show up for the ride. More of a meet up format. Please make sure you are familiar with Bike Austin - Waiver and Release of Liability since you are agreeing to these terms if you ride. A leader and sweep will be selected from the group and either mark turns or wait for the entire group at turns. Also make sure to introduce yourself to other riders.

Please reply by Thursday before 8am to austin.easy.riders.bicycling@gmail.com if you are coming on the ride.

Directions to the start:

Take 183 North past Hwy. 29 until you come to FM 970. Make a right on FM 970 and drive two miles to the Andice Community Center on the Left and park in the lot.
Type:
Road, No Drop
Level:
Intermediate
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling, Hilly
Date:
Friday, 2 Jun, 2017Monthly on the first Friday
Time:
7:00 AM