Upcoming ACA Rides

Welcome to the ACA 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. 

ACA 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

Hosted Rides

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Some Great Hills
07/31 (Thu) 7:30am A-4 25 mi

We'll ride about 25 miles in the neighborhoods of Great Hills and Spicewood, with a total ascent of about 2200 feet. There are some substantial grades of up to 20%, so come prepared to climb.

Ride rolls from my home at 7:30 sharp. Be sure to check this post on ride day to confirm status.

Start Location: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&sugexp=ldymls&xhr=t&q=11506+sierra+nevada+7875...
Contact: Harry Thompson, 512-423-5217, bogusboyataustin [dot] rr [dot] com
Ride Map
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Old Settlers Park Thursday Nite Ride
07/31 (Thu) 6:15pm C-2 20 mi

A version of Amy's Tour de Cure training ride.  A 20-mile modestly C-paced ride into county roads east and north of Old Settlers, with options for 23 and 25 mile distances.   If you choose to go long, bring bike lights just in case.  Meet at the first parking lot on Harrell Parkway, just past the lower water crossing at the park entrance next to Dell Diamond off Hwy 79.   Leave at 6:15 sharp. 

Start Location: Old Settlers Park
Contact: rick byrnes, 512-423-3562, blue_x21atyahoo [dot] com
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Berry Springs-weir
08/01 (Fri) 7:30am 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
katykappelatyahoo [dot] com (katykappelatyahoo [dot] com)

Start Location: Berry Springs Park
Contact: Katy kappel, 512-589-1498, katykappelatyahoo [dot] com
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Taking Buda To The Mountain
08/02 (Sat) 7:30am B-2 47 mi

This route is the standard South Austin Out-and-Back with a few stop lights and mostly flat.    We will go to Buda and then just keep going to Mountain City. The ride is no drop and the pace will average 15-17mph so be sure you can maintain that ride pace.  Regular bikes welcome, recumbents worshipped.  The usual post ride fare and smack talk at Maria's Taco Xpress.

Start Location: Bicycle Sport Shop - South
Contact: Louis Mestier, 512-507-8028, mistertaxathotmail [dot] com
Ride Map
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Longhorn Caverns: B Hosted !!!!!
08/02 (Sat) 7:30am B-3 52 mi

A rare treat …. a seldom-posted route !!!!!!   Note start time.  A hosted “B- pace”, 52-mile route which completes a loop beyond the Longhorn Caverns State Park and passes through Burnet twice. Includes a short stretch on 281 (with good shoulder) and longish climb on the return to Burnet.  Meet in Bertram at Bertram Elementary School on FM 1174/243 half a mile north of Texas 29 on the right (parking lot is behind the school). Go north on U.S. 183 to Texas 29. Go left on Texas 29 to Bertram.  For ride start location see: http://g.co/maps/aay9q 

Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com

Start Location: Bertram Elementary School
Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com
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Southside Cycle To The Symphony
08/03 (Sun) 6:30pm D-2 10 mi

Starting at 6:30pm from Wheatsville Co-op, 4001 S Lamar, we'll make an easy-paced (12 mph) 10-mile round trip group ride to the free, outdoor, one-hour symphony concert at the Long Center.

Cyclists must wear helmet and obey all traffic laws, and should carry basic tools, cell phone, ID, cash, reflectors and lights for the return trip after dark.

Bring food and drink to enjoy at the concert, as we spread out on the lawn and enjoy the breezy, summer evening.

http://www.austinsymphony.org/events/austin-symphony-hartman-foundation-...

Start Location: Wheatsville Co-op, 4001 S Lamar
Contact: Niles Seldon, 512-626-5212, nseldonatix [dot] netcom [dot] com
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City Park - Jollyville Loop
08/05 (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 few 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.  

Start Location: San Francisco Cafe parking lot
Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com
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Andice Loop
08/08 (Fri) 7:30am D-2 24 mi

 

Join the Easy Riders for a 26 mile ride through the rolling countryside around Andice and Florence.  Suitable for beginners, older and social riders.  There will be a 20 mile option.  We ride together or meet up at turnoffs.  Afterwards we have lunch together.  Please let the leader know if you are coming so we can watch for  you.  

Directions to the start:

Take 183 North past Hwy. 29 until you come to FM 970.  Make a right on FM 970 and drive two miles to the Santa Rosa Catholic Church on the right and park in the church lot. 

Start Location: Santa Rosa Church
Contact: Katy kappel, 512-589-1498, katykappelatyahoo [dot] com
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Mueller Elgin---a "b" Version (note Start Time)
08/12 (Tue) 7:30am B-1 53 mi

A "B" paced version.

This rides uses neighborhood roads and bike lanes to get to the country roads northeast of Austin. As always, make sure your equipment is in working order. 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 50 at a "B" pace. The aim of this ride is not to go as fast as we can, but to ride together at a comfortable pace and make good use of some great bike lanes and some quiet country roads. Please arrive for a rider's meeting at 7:25 AM to allow a prompt roll-out at 7:30 AM.  Park on Simond Ave. between Aldrich St. and Mattie St. or at the Mueller Lake Park parking lot (across for The Thinkery -- the large red building). There are bathrooms on site.  Lunch after the ride at Paco's Tacos. http://tinyurl.com/brgqg3s 

 

Check this posting on ride day for any possible weather cancellation.

 

Tom Via 512-913-4920

Start Location: Lake Park parking lot in the Mueller Development
Contact: Tom Via, thomasviaataol [dot] com
Ride Map
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Bertram- Burnet Loop
08/15 (Fri) 7:30am 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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Mozart's Upper Parking Lot To Creedmore
08/19 (Tue) 7:30am A-2 41 mi

40 mile in-town ride that gets a bit into the country. We will meet at the upper parking lot of Mozart's across the street from the coffee shop. A few hills (Robert E Lee!), but mostly flatt-ish. Four-mile fast run into the store stop at Creedmoor, but we'll regroup there, and home again.  Coffee afterwards at Mozart's.

Start Location: Mozart's Upper Parking Lot
Contact: Steven Logan, 512-217-0319, acarideleaderatthelogans [dot] net
Ride Map
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Dripping Springs Figure 8
08/22 (Fri) 7:30am D-2 25 mi

Join the Easy Riders for 25 miles along the creek and through the rolling hills around Dripping Springs.  Suitable for beginners, older riders and those who like to smell the flowers and enjoy each other's company.  We do not ride in nasty weather.  Afterwards, a meal at a nearby restaurant.  Please email the ride leader if you plan to attend so we can watch for  you.  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, katykappelatyahoo [dot] com
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Blue Goose--(note The Start Time)
08/26 (Tue) 7:30am B-2 47 mi

This is a variation of the ACA Cotton Capers ride but modified to avoid heavily trafficked roads during the weekday.  Fairly flat terrain. "B" pace and we always regroup as necessary.  Let's hope for no wind.  Store stop in Elgin. Coffee/lunch afterwards. Please do not use the start-location store's failities without making a modest purchase. Please arrive for the starters meeting at 7:25, to be ready to roll at 7:30 AM.  Check this posting on the morning of the ride in case of weather cancellation .     Tom Via  512-913-4920

Start Location: Blue Goose @ Amaranth Ln.
Contact: Tom Via, thomasviaataol [dot] com
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Spicewood Out And Back
08/29 (Fri) 7:30am D-2 24 mi

Join the Easy Riders for a 24 mile out and back near Krause Springs.  Suitable for new riders, older riders, or those who enjoy the scenery. 

Start is at the Spicewood Community Center.  Take Hwy 71 to Spicewood turnoff and follow the road left when you reach the entrance to Krause Springs.  Please email the ride leader if you are coming so we won't leave without you.  

Afterwards a quick swim at Krause and/or we will have lunch together at Opie's Barbecue.

Start Location: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Spicewood,+TX&daddr=404+Krause+...
Contact: Katy kappel, 512-589-1498, katykappelatyahoo [dot] com
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Mount Bonnell Revisited
09/02 (Tue) 7:30am B-4 37 mi

An urban ride with some great views of Lake Austin and a couple of short, sharp climbs (+ one that will get your attention). Some roads with moderate traffic.  Join us afterwards for a coffee or a sandwich at San Francisco Bakery. Ride start: San Francisco Bakery on Anderson Lane.

Start Location: San Francisco Bakery
Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com
Ride Map
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Pflugerville Pflats
09/09 (Tue) 7:30am B-2 48 mi

PLS NOTE RIDE START TIME AND NEW START LOCATION

Join in as we explore the flat farm land east of Pflugerville.  This is a "C"- paced version of David's "B" ride but starting earlier  and hopefully we will finish circa the same time !!!!   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.  

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

Self-Paced Rides

Longhorn Caverns
Sat, 08/02/2014 - 7:30am
Intermediate-level rides of 29, 45 and 52 miles. The 29-mile route loops clockwise from Bertram to Burnet. The 45-mile route goes to Longhorn Caverns State Park and back. The 52-mile route completes a larger loop on beyond the Caverns and passes through Burnet twice. Meet in Bertram at Bertram Elementary School on FM 1174/243 half a mile north of Texas 29 on the right (parking lot is behind the school). Go north on U.S. 183 to Texas 29. Go left on Texas 29 to Bertram.  For ride start location see: http://g.co/maps/aay9q  
Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com