Upcoming Bike Austin Rides

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Bike Austin rides are open to any adult recreational cyclist and riders of all levels are encouraged to participate.  Rides are on public roads and all riders participate at their own risk; each rider is responsible for his/her own safety. Properly fitted, approved bicycle helmets must be worn by all riders.  Also, please carry identification and full water bottle(s).


Green - Ride will happen as planned
Red - Ride has been cancelled

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Out To Manor And Back
11/23 (Sun) 8:00am C-3 33 mi

Arrive at least a few minutes early for sign-in and ride speech; we roll at 8:00. A loop ride to Manor starting at the Peddler. We head north on Springdale, east on Cameron Road, then south into Manor. After a quick rest stop in Manor, we head back home on country lanes and then the Walnut Creek trail before returning to the Peddler. C paced ride with an overall average around 14-15, some stretches will be faster.  The terrain is mostly rolling hills. Ride Leader: Jeff Hufford.  Contact info: jeff_huffordathotmail [dot] com Phone: 512-657-9381 (can get texts). Will cancel if raining.

Start Location: Peddler
Contact: Peddler Hub, 512-750-3012, amhuffordatgmail [dot] com
Ride Map
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Good Luck-8 Point-littig Loop (note Date & Start Time Change)
11/23 (Sun) 9:00am B-2 45 mi

I've changed the date & time in hopes of better riding weather---no rain, warmer, but with some wind.  

A New/Old Route------a great weekend ride for the "B" pacers.  This is the very nice scenic rural ride from northeast Travis County into southeast Williamson County and then through northwest Bastrop County.  We'll do a moderate "B" pace (15-16 MPH) and re-group at all major turns.  We'll travel into northwest Bastrop County on some shady country roads and ride by the 8 Point Ranch, home to many exotic animals (Zebra, Antelope, Deer, Buffalo, Elk, etc.).  There is a store stop (at 30 miles) in Elgin.  

Note:  I do not have maps, but Q-sheets will be provided and the MapMyRide GPS route map is attached for electronic downloading.  

Please come, with you and your equipment ready to do 45 miles, in time for a 8:55 AM riders meeting so we can roll promptly at 9:00 AM.

We'll start and end at the "Good Luck Grill".  It is located at 14605 North FM 973; that is 1.8 miles north of US 290.  Go east out of Manor on US 290.  Turn left (north) on FM 973 for approx. 1.8 miles, the Good Luck Grill is on the right (east).  Please use the parking lot area closest to the road---away from the restaurant.  All are invited for conversation and lunch afterwards at the "Grill"---they have a very nice veranda (that's "back porch" in plain talk).  

Please check this posting ride day morning for any possible weather cancellation.

Tom Via  512-913-4920.   

 

Start Location: Good Luck Grill, FM973, Manor, Tx.
Contact: Tom Via, , thomasviaataol [dot] com
Ride Map
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Lake Pflugerville-b.s. Hill-manor Loop---(note Start Time Change)
11/25 (Tue) 9:00am B-2 50 mi

A new course on some familiar roads through rural northeast Travis county.  Come and join us for this early morning work-out.   We'll do a moderate (15-16 mph) "B" pace and re-group at the next major turn or top of the climb.  We'll start from the Lake Pflugerville north parking lot and head east, then south, climbing the Bitting School Road Hill, then back west, travelling on Taylor Rd., Bloor Rd., and Blue Bluff Rd.; coming home thru Manor with the (hopefully) gentle prevailing tail wind.  We'll have a store stop at 29 miles. 

Note I:  I don't have maps of this course, but Q-sheets will be provided and the MapMyRide version of the course is attached for electronic downloading.

We can try lunch after the ride, for those interested, at the new Johnny T's BBQ in northeast Pflugerville at 1202 FM 685 (just south of Pflugerville Parkway) or coffee at the Star Bucks.

Starting Point:  Lake Pflugerville north parking lot (w/rest room facilities) on Weiss Ln.

Please arrive in time to sign-in and attend the starters meeting at 8:55; for a prompt roll-out at 9:00 AM.

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

 

Tom Via  512-913-4920

Start Location: Lake Pflugerville parking lot north
Contact: Tom Via, , thomasviaataol [dot] com
Ride Map
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Berry Springs-weir
12/05 (Fri) 9:00am D-2 26 mi

Join the Easy Riders for 20  to 26 miles through rolling countryside east of Georgetown.  May visit Corn Hill Church or stop for snacks in Weir.  Suitable for beginners, older and social  riders.  Group stays together, or meets up at turnoffs.  Afterwards we will have lunch in Georgetown. 

Directions to start:

From I-35 take exit #265 north of Georgetown.  Turn right as if you were getting on 130 southbound.  Stay on frontage road to stop sign.  This is County Road 152 (no sign), turn left. Berry Springs Park is on the left in about 1 mile.  
Ride leader:  Katy Kappel (512) 589-1498
austin.katykappelatyahoo [dot] com (easy [dot] riders [dot] bicyclingatgmail [dot] com)

Start Location: Berry Springs Park
Contact: Katy kappel, 512-589-1498, katykappelatyahoo [dot] com
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Bertram- Burnet Loop
12/19 (Fri) 9:00am D-2 26 mi

Join our regular group of Easy Riders in the rolling country around Bertram, through Oatmeal, Burnet and Mohamet.  Suitable for beginners, older riders and those who like to smell the flowers and enjoy each other's company.  We do not ride in bad weather.  Afterwards, we eat together nearby. 
Take 183 north to 29, then west to Bertram.  Turn left at the Exxon station and park along the iron fence of the little city park at Vaughn and Lampasas. 

Please emalil katykappelatyahoo [dot] com if you plan to ride.

Start Location: Bertram
Contact: Katy kappel, 512-589-1498, katykappelatyahoo [dot] com
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Southern Walnut Creek To Manor
12/26 (Fri) 9:00am D-2 28 mi

Beginning at Govalle Park in East Austin, we will ride 10 miles on the new paved two lane bike path to Lindell Lane, and then into Manor.  The path is gently uphill but crosses under most major streets.  Turning onto Blue Bluff, we encounter some rolling hills and turn around at a store in old Manor.

The ride start is in the park at at 5200 Bolm Road, just off Airport Blvd. near east 7th Street.   Please let  the ride leader know that you are coming at austin [dot] easy [dot] riders [dot] bicyclingatgmail [dot] com

.  After the ride, we will eat together at a nearby restaurant.

Start Location: Govalle Park
Contact: Katy kappel, 512-589-1498, katykappelatyahoo [dot] com