Upcoming Bike Austin Rides

Welcome to the Bike Austin rides page.   IMPORTANT:  To assist you in finding a ride that matches your preferences and abilities, please click here for a full description of the difference between Self-Paced and Hosted rides and/or click here for the detailed Hosted Ride categories. 

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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Some Great Hills
07/02 (Thu) 7:00am A-4 24 mi

Join us on another happyfest here in the Hill Country. Start & end is at the Great Hills Starbucks near the Arboretum. You'll cover 24 miles in the neighborhoods of Great Hills & Spicewood with a total ascent of about 2500 feet, and be sipping coffee by around 9am.

There are some substantial grades of up to 20%, so come prepared to climb. It's a great way to start your Thursday morning!

Have questions? Find answers here.

Start Location: Starbucks, 9722 Great Hills Trail Austin, TX 78759
Contact: Jim Donahue, 512-659-6627, donahue [dot] jimatgmail [dot] com
Ride Map
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Good Luck-8 Point-Littig Loop
07/03 (Fri) 7:30am B-2 45 mi

I've picked this date & time in hopes of maybe there are some riders off work/play on this date who would like to do a nice moderate, early 4th of July weekend ride.  No early fireworks on this ride! 

A New/Old Route------a great weekday ride for the "B" pacers---only 45 miles.  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 7:25 AM riders meeting so we can roll promptly at 7:30 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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Pedernales Pedal
07/04 (Sat) 7:30am Self-Paced Ride

Great ride options in the Pedernales valley and only ½ hour west of Austin.   Some of the routes have challenging climbs but all have magnificent Hill Country vistas. The 49, 51 and 63 mile options have a store stop in Johnson City. The only water on the 30-mile ride would require a 4-mile diversion into the Pedernales Falls State Park.  Ride start is on Lake Lucy Loop, just off the Roger Hanks Pkwy. (opposite the Sheriff’s/Tax Office) in Dripping Springs, about one mile west of the town. http://goo.gl/maps/RGWbE Many riders have lunch at the wonderful Thyme & Dough afterwards. http://www.thymeanddough.com/

The ride length options are:

30.0miles,
49.0miles,
51.0miles,
63.0miles,

Ride Map

Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com
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Pedernales Pedal - 63 Mile (+ 30,49, 51 And 63 Mile Self Paced)
07/04 (Sat) 7:30am B-3 63 mi

PLEASE NOTE THAT PROPERLY-FITTING HELMETS ARE MANDATORY ON ALL MY RIDES

Great ride before your 4th July barbecue in the Pedernales valley and only ½ hour west of Austin.   Some challenging climbs towards the end but with magnificent Hill Country vistas as a reward. Store stop in Johnson City.  Ride start is on Lake Lucy Loop, just off the Roger Hanks Pkwy. (opposite the Sheriff’s/Tax Office) in Dripping Springs, about one mile west of the town. http://goo.gl/maps/RGWbE   Sadly, the wonderful Thyme & Dough is closed on July 4th. 

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_descriptors

 

Start Location: Lake Lucy Loop
Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com
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Mozart's To Creedmoor
07/04 (Sat) 8:00am C-3 40 mi

Moderate pace most of the time with a few (optional) truly hard intervals here and there:  Akins High school hilltop, Creedmoor run-in on SR1327, and the return on Old Lockhart Rd to Slaughter Rd. intersection.  We'll regroup after stoplights or anywhere the group can get split, and after all fast bits; and refuel at the Creedmoor Valero station. Moderate pace home again.  Coffee and conversation afterwards at Mozart's.  

Please be sure to arrive a little early for rider's meeting and to meet newcomers.  If you arrive at 8:01 you may find an empty parking lot.  

START LOCATION: meet (and park) at the back of the "uphill" parking lot across Lake Austin Blvd. from the coffee shop.  Look for the old boat on your left up the hill; we're near there.

Start Location: Mozart's Coffee Roasters
Contact: Stanton Truxillo, 512-450-8118
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Peddler Manor North Central Route - ***early Start***
07/05 (Sun) 7:30am C-2 38 mi

We'll ride north on neighborhood roads through north central Austin and then head south and east to Manor on semi-rural roads. We will make a store stop in Manor and return. The route is mostly flat, with some rolling hills. The average speed will be 13-15 mph, but on flats and straightaways some riders will go faster. This is a no drop ride and we will regroup at turns and hills as necessary. Join us for coffee afterwards at the Flight Path. Ride will be cancelled in case of rain or significantly wet roads. Check this ride posting before you leave home if in doubt; cancellation status will be updated by 6:30 a.m. Ride Leader: Jeff Hufford. e-mail: jeff_huffordathotmail [dot] com, cell phone: 512-657-9381

Start Location: Peddler
Contact: Peddler Hub, 512-750-3012
Ride Map
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Mozart's To Kyle
07/05 (Sun) 8:00am C-2 50 mi

C pace no-drop ride that starts in town but gets rural.  Store stops in Buda and Kyle.  San Marcos is off the list until the Blanco RIver bridge is repaired.

Out and back course, so lots of turnaround options.

Please be sure to arrive a little early for rider's meeting and to meet newcomers.  If you arrive at 8:01 you may find an empty parking lot.  

START LOCATION: meet (and park) at the back of the "uphill" parking lot across Lake Austin Blvd. from the coffee shop.  Look for the old boat on your left up the hill; we're near there.

Start Location: Mozart's Coffee Roasters
Contact: Stanton Truxillo, 512-450-8118
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Blue Goose
07/07 (Tue) 7:30am B-2 50 mi

A no-drop ride for any "B" paced riders. This is a variation of the ACA Cotton Capers ride but modified to avoid heavily trafficked roads in the week.  Fairly flat terrain.   Ride start:  Blue Goose @ Amaranth Ln.   Please do not use the start-location store's facilities without making a modest purchase. Optional lunch after the ride at Paco's Tacos.  http://tinyurl.com/brgqg3s 

Helmets mandatory on all my rides. 

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_descriptors

Start Location: Blue Goose @ Amaranth Ln.
Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com
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Trailer Food Tuesday Ride
07/07 (Tue) 6:00pm E-2 15 mi

Join us on an easy-paced social ride to downtown Austin's premier mobile food event - Trailer Food Tuesday: http://trailerfoodtuesdays.com/event-info

Upon arriving at the Long Center we'll take a dinner break, sampling the assortment of 15-20 food trailers, spread out on the lawn, and enjoy free live music.   Riders must wear a helmet  and obey all traffic laws.  Riders should have water, gloves, repair kit, lock, cell phone, ID, money.  Lights and reflectors are recommended for the 5-mile return trip after dinner.

 

Start Location: Ramsey Park - corner of Rosedale Ave and W 43rd St
Contact: Niles Seldon, 512-626-5212, nseldonatix [dot] netcom [dot] com
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Berry Springs-Weir
07/10 (Fri) 7:15am D-2 26 mi

Join the Easy Riders for 25 to 30 miles through rolling countryside eastwho  of Georgetown.  May visit Corn Hill Church or stop for snacks in Weir. Suitable for advance beginners, who can ride the stated distance above at an average pace close to the 11 mpg minimum for the "D" ride category, 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 will eat in Georgetown.  Please let the leader know that you are coming.

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:  austin.easy.riders.bicycling@gmail.katykappelatyahoo [dot] com (com)

Start Location: Berry Springs Park
Contact: Katy Kappel, 512-589-1498
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Mamma Jamma Training Ride #5 - Leander Meander (7, 21, 32, 48 & 58 Miles)
07/12 (Sun) 7:00am D-2 7 mi

Summer is in full swing, so let’s start a bit earlier to beat the heat.  Join us for our fifth training ride with distances of 7 (beginner clinic), 21, 32, 48 and 58 (unsupported beyond 48) miles.  Meet up at 7:00AM, ride out at 7:30AM.

Been a while since you’ve been on the bike?  We can help!  This week we offer a “beginner clinic” for those that need to brush up on their biking skills.  We will go over helmet fit, starting and stopping safely, gearing basics, and traffic safety.  We’ll get you rolling again!

If you’ve never been to one of our training rides, you are in for a real treat!  All of our rides are fully supported with car support (SAG), water and snacks.  Our volunteer Ride Guides will ensure you are never left behind.  Worry-free riding!

Beneficiary organizations provide SAG
Drinks
Snacks
Pick-up service
Monthly beginner clinics
Routes of varied length and difficulty
All types of riders welcome
NO ONE IS EVER LEFT BEHIND.

Start Location: 204 W. South St, Leander, TX 78646
Contact: W. Preston Tyree, 512-338-4075, wpreston3atsbcglobal [dot] net
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MOZART’S TO CREEDMOOR
07/14 (Tue) 7:30am B-2 41 mi
Mozart’s to Creedmoor.  Approx. 42 miles. Ride through south Austin (urban) and out to Creedmoor (rural). One hill (Robert E Lee) & some roads with moderate traffic. Some riders may “hammer” into Creedmoor but we always regroup at the store. Join us afterwards for a coffee at Mozart’s; great venue but limited food menu.

Helmets mandatory on all my rides. 

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    and     http://www.austincycling.org/hosted_ride_descriptors

START LOCATION: meet (and park) at the back of the "uphill" parking lot across the street from the Mozart's coffee shop.
 

 

Start Location: Mozart’s Coffee, Lake Austin Blvd.
Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com
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Bertram- Burnet Loop
07/17 (Fri) 7:00am D-2 26 mi

Join our regular group of Easy Riders in the rolling country around Bertram, through Oatmeal, Burnet and Mohamet.  Suitable for advanced beginners, who can ride the stated distance above at an average pace close to the 11 mpg minimum for the "D" ride category, 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 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 email austin.katykappelatyahoo [dot] com if you plan to ride.

Start Location: Bertram
Contact: Katy Kappel, 512-589-1498
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Mamma Jamma Training Ride #6 - Downtown Farmer's Market
07/18 (Sat) 7:30am D-2 21 mi

It’s getting hot in here, so let’s beat the heat with an earlier start time!  Join us for our sixth training ride with distances of 21 & 35 miles.  Meet up at 7:00AM, ride out at 7:30AM.

If you’ve never been to one of our training rides, you are in for a real treat!  All of our rides are fully supported with car support (SAG), water and snacks.  Our volunteer Ride Guides will ensure you are never left behind.  Worry-free riding!

You’re in the right place! We make training fun, easy, and available for anyone! (We’re kind of awesome that way.) Join us every weekend starting in June for our awesome, fully supported training rides.

Beneficiary organizations provide SAG
Drinks
Snacks
Pick-up service
Monthly beginner clinics
Routes of varied length and difficulty
All types of riders welcome
NO ONE IS EVER LEFT BEHIND.

Start Location: Farmer's Market at Republic Square Park
Contact: W. Preston Tyree, 512-338-4075, wpreston3atsbcglobal [dot] net
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Pflugerville Pflats
07/21 (Tue) 7:30am B-2 48 mi

Modest "B" paced ride for you to join in as we explore the flat farm land east of Pflugerville.  Bring the supplies you need to change a flat, water, snacks, and a spirit of adventure.  Ride is "no drop," but please be prepared to ride 48 or so miles with one store stop.   Email me if you have questions about the ride.  

Helmets mandatory on all my rides. 

If you are not familiar with our ride categories check these two sites to ensure you can match yourself to the ride:

http://www.austincycling.org/self_paced_and_hosted    and     http://www.austincycling.org/hosted_ride_descriptors

NOTE: We are now starting this ride from the NORTH PARKING LOT at Lake Pflugerville (a half mile north on Weiss Lane from the old start location) .  See the link below.

Start Location: Lake Pflugerville NORTH Lot (see link).
Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com
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Dripping Springs Figure 8
07/24 (Fri) 7:00am D-2 25 mi

Join the Easy Riders for 25 miles along the creek and through the rolling hills around Dripping Springs.  Suitable for advanced beginners, who can ride the stated distance above at an average pace close to the 11 mpg minimum for the "D" ride category, 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, a meal at a nearby restaurant.  Please email the ride leader if you plan to attend so we can watch for  you.  austin.austin [dot] easy [dot] riders [dot] bicyclingatgmail [dot] com May cancel in severe weather.


Directions to start:

Go west on US 290 through Oak Hill to Dripping Springs.  Pass the DSISD administration buildings on the right and on the west side of town turn left into Roger Hanks Parkway.  You will see a circular drive on your right Lake Lucy Loop- park there.  

Start Location: Lake Lucy Loop Dripping Springs
Contact: Katy Kappel, 512-589-1498
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Mamma Jamma Training Ride #7 - Southside Sojourn (18, 22, 37 And 45)
07/26 (Sun) 7:00am D-2 18 mi

Join us for our seventh training ride with distances of 18, 22, 37, and 45 (unsupported past 37) miles.  Meet up at 7:00AM, ride out at 7:30AM.

If you’ve never been to one of our training rides, you are in for a real treat!  All of our rides are fully supported with car support (SAG), water and snacks.  Our volunteer Ride Guides will ensure you are never left behind.  Worry-free riding!

Beneficiary organizations provide SAG
Drinks
Snacks
Pick-up service
Monthly beginner clinics
Routes of varied length and difficulty
All types of riders welcome
NO ONE IS EVER LEFT BEHIND.

Start Location: Williams Elementary School 500 Mairo Street
Contact: W. Preston Tyree, 512-338-4075, wpreston3atsbcglobal [dot] net
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CITY PARK - JOLLYVILLE LOOP
07/28 (Tue) 7:30am B-4 40 mi

City Park - Jollyville Loop.   Approx. 40 miles. Ride start: San Fracisco Cafe parking lot, just off Anderson Lane (east of Rockwood Lane). Our very best urban ride. A couple of challenging climbs but we will always regroup at the top of each. The views over the Hill Country and the Downtown from City Park Road make them worthwhile. Some roads with moderate traffic. Join us afterwards for a coffee or a sandwich at the Café.  

Helmets mandatory on all my rides. 

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_descriptors

Start Location: San Francisco Cafe parking lot
Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com
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Southern Walnut Creek To Manor
07/31 (Fri) 7:00am 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.  Suitable for advanced beginners, who can ride the stated distance above at an average pace close to the 11 mpg minimum for the "D" ride category, 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. 

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
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Mamma Jamma Training Ride #8 - Pflugerville Safari (14, 20, 34 And 48)
08/01 (Sat) 7:00am D-2 14 mi

Lions, tigers and zebras, oh my!  Join us on a safari through the farmland around Pflugerville.  Distances of 14, 20, 34, and 48 (unsupported past 34) miles.  Meet up at 7:00AM, ride out at 7:30AM.  Meet at parking lot at north end of park off Weiss Lane.

If you’ve never been to one of our training rides, you are in for a real treat!  All of our rides are fully supported with car support (SAG), water and snacks.  Our volunteer Ride Guides will ensure you are never left behind.  Worry-free riding!

Beneficiary organizations provide SAG
Drinks
Snacks
Pick-up service
Monthly beginner clinics
Routes of varied length and difficulty
All types of riders welcome
NO ONE IS EVER LEFT BEHIND.

Start Location: Lake Pflugerville Park, 18216 Weiss Lane, Pflugerville.
Contact: W. Preston Tyree, 512-338-4075, wpreston3atsbcglobal [dot] net
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Good Luck-8 Point-Littig Loop
08/04 (Tue) 7:30am B-2 45 mi

A New/Old Route ..... a Tuesday ride for our "B" riders.  This is the scenic rural ride from northeast Travis County into southeast Williamson County and then through northwest Bastrop County.  We'll do a moderate "B" pace 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.  

Cue-sheets will be provided and the MapMyRide GPS route map is attached for electronic downloading.  Helments mandatory on all my rides. 

Please come, with you and your equipment ready to do 45 miles, in time for a 7:55 AM riders meeting so we can roll promptly at 8:00 AM, to beat the August heat.

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 fan-cooled veranda (that's "back porch" in plain talk).  

 

 

 

Start Location: Good Luck Grill, FM973, Manor, Tx.
Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com
Ride Map