START LOCATION 51ST STREET YMCA AT HWY 183. Address: 5315 Ed Bluestein Blvd, Austin, TX.
START TIME 10 AM
i'm not betting on the trail reopening under Hwy 183 soon.
I'll have a silver Honda CRV with the rear hatch open parked in the backside of the parking lot to the right.
A moderate C-pace ride (roughly 11 to 14 mph) on The Southern Walnut Creek Trail This is a social ride. Round trip is about 21 miles. The trail is paved for the entire distance, with a 1/2 mile hill on the outbound. We'll regroup at the top of the hill on the outbound and at the Abrupt End. The return is mostly downhill but with a rather steep climb up to the YMCA parking lot.
The trail is two-way and narrows down in spots, with a couple of blind corners. Single-file riding and moderate speed on the corners is strongly recommended!
There are two significant road intersections that require caution to cross.
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. We have access to the bathrooms in the YMCA at the start.There are restrooms at the Austin Tennis Center, about 1/3 mile off the trail at the top of the hill.
• What to bring
helmet, water/sports drink, tools to fix a flat, spare inner tube, snack(optional)
This ride is cross-posted to the Austin Cycling group on Meetup.com.