Tejas Park/Camp-Liberty Hill Pedal--(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.
Intermediate
Expected Turnout
Under 15 riders
Distance
56 - 57
 miles
Average Speed
14 - 17
 mph
Terrain
Flat to rolling
Date
Saturday, 10 Jun, 2017
Time
7:30 AM
Tom V
Response rate: 
11%
Response time:
32 minutes
Description

A relatively new 57 mile Liberty Hill ride!!  We start/end from Tejas Park/Camp, on the North Fork San Gabriel River---north & east of the Ronald Reagan-TX 29 intersection on CR 258 (see start location map attached), and ride southwest thru Liberty Hill, before turning north to Bertram.  We'll then head northeast going thru Mahomet before turning southeast to ride thru Andice on our way back to the Tejas Park/Camp.  We'll be pedaling on some familiar roads, but also on some new roads for many of us---we will have mostly quiet, good surface, Central Texas roads.  We climb just under 2200 ft. on this route--per RIDEwithGPS--most of the climbing in the first 30 miles of the ride.  We'll have store stops at 24 (Bertam) and 47 (Andice) miles.  On the HOT days (Maybe in June??)---plan to cool-off by sitting in the San Gabriel River at rides end!

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

NOTE II:  I do not have maps; but Q-sheets will be provided.  The RIDEwithGPS version is attached below for electronic downloading.

Starting Point:  Tejas Park/Camp---see map/address attached below.  Public rest room facilities are at the start site.

Please arrive, with you and your equipment ready to ride 57 miles, in time to sign-in prior to the starters meeting at 7:20 AM; for a prompt roll-out at 7:30 AM

This is a hosted "B" pace ride.  If you are not familiar with our ride categories, please check these two sites to ensure you can match yourself to the ride:

http://www.austincycling.org/self_paced_and_hosted

http://www.austincycling.org/hosted_ride_descriptor


After the ride:  Lunch/Coffee?  All are invited.

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

Tom Via  512-913-4920
 
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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
Route
Tejas Camp/Pedal-Liberty Hill Pedal---(CW)
Followers
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