Ride Stanton's age (76) from Mozart's - try again

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
Under 15 riders
Distance
75 - 78
 miles
Average Speed
13 - 15
 mph
Terrain
Flat to rolling
Date
Saturday, 1 Jul, 2017
Time
7:00 AM
Stanton T
Response rate: 
72%
Response time:
1 hour
Status:
Note 7 AM start
Description
Rain forced us to shorten the ride last week, so we'll try again.  We'll meet at the usual Mozart's starting point:  near the old boat across the street and uphill from the Coffee Shop.  This ride will be a bit slower than our shorter rides - don't want to leave the birthday boy in the dust!  Store stops in Buda (16 mi), Kyle (27 mi), San Marcos (turnaround point, 36 mi), Creedmoor (56 mi), and finish.  Coffee and conversation at Mozart's after.
 
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
San Marcos cue sheet
San Marcos cue sheet
Description
MOZART’S TO SAN MARCOS
OUTBOUND

0.0 mi Exit parking lot S on Lake Austin Blvd
1.4 R on Veterans
Cross MOPAC Bridge
CAUTION: watch for pedestrians and dogs
1.8 straight onto bike path
2.2 L on Barton Spngs
2.6 R on Robt E Lee
3.3 Bear L on Melridge
3.5 Melridge becomes Bluebonnet
4.2 Bear L across Lamar
Continue on Bluebonnet
4.4 Bear R on Del Curto
4.6 L on Cinnamon Path
4.7 R on Kinney
4.8 R on Roberts
5.0 L on Clawson
5.1 Across Stop at Lightsey
5.4 L on Southridge
5.8 R on Banister Ln.
6.0 Cross Hwy 71/290
6.4 L on Redd
6.5 L on Mt. Vernon Dr.
6.6 R on St Elmo Circle
6.7 R on Vinson (becomes Emerald Forest)
6.8 CAUTION BAD RR X-ing
Cross Stassney
8.6 L on Armadillo
8.8 R on Cooper Ln.
Cross William Cannon
9.8 L on Dittmar
9.9 R on S 1st
Cross Slaughter
12.4 L at Akins HS
12.6 R on Old San Antonio Rd
Cross FM 1626
16.7 STORE STOP, then R on Loop 4, Buda
18.2 R on FM 967
18.7 L (across bridge) on Cole Springs Rd
20.2 L on FM 1626
22.3 R on FM 2770 (Jack Hayes Tr.)
25.0 STORE STOP at FM 150
Continue Straight on Old Stagecoach Rd
29.1 Bear left; continue on Old Stagecoach
30.8 Bear left, then SHARP RIGHT onto CR140
36 TURNAROUND at store


RETURN

Exit north on CR 140
42 Sharp L on Old Stagecoach CAUTION OF TRAFFIC
47 STORE STOP on left at CR 150
Continue N on 2770
49.7 L on FM 1626
51.7 R on Cole Springs Rd
53.7 Bear L, then immed R on FM 967
54.2 L on Loop 4 (stoplight)
55.5 L on Old San Antonio Rd (stoplight)
57 R on Puryear Rd
57.2 R on I-35, then immed L onto 1327
61 STORE STOP at Valero on R at light
R when leave store
62 L on Old Lockhart
68 L at T onto Slaughter
71 Cross I-35
72 R on Cullen
72 L on Ralph Ablanedo
72 R on Peaceful Hill
72 L on Mairo
72 R on Blue Valley
73 R on S First
73 L on Dittmar
73 R on Cooper
Cross William Cannon
74 L on Armadillo
74 R on Emerald Forest
Cross Stassney
Emerald F. becomes Vinson
75 L on St Elmo
75 R on Mt Vernon (caution – slow left turn)
75 L on Casey (CAUTION)
76 R on Banister
Cross 71/290
76 L on South Ridge
77 R on Clawson
77 Cross Lightsey (4-way stop; R > L jog)
R, Clawson becomes Roberts
77 L on Kinney
77 L on Cinnamon Path
77 R on Del Curto
78 Bear L on Bluebonnet
78 Bear R across Lamar to stay on Bluebonnet
79 Bear L on Melridge up hill
79 Bear R on R E Lee
CAUTION on the downhill
80 L on Barton Springs Rd
80 R on Lou Neff into Zilker Pk
81 R on Stratford
81 R after parking lot onto ped path
CAUTION: watch for pedestrians and dogs
81 L on Veterans
81 L on Lake Austin Blvd
82 FINISH Mozart’s Coffee Shop
 
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