Upcoming Bike Austin Rides

Do you know about the Easter Hill Country Tour, sponsored this year by Bike Austin?  Three days of fully-supported riding in early April on the very best of Texas roads from only $45. Go here  for full details. 

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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Harry Thompson Send Off - Mozart's To Creedmoor
03/29 (Sun) 8:00am B-3 40 mi

After torturing us on hilly routes for years, our wonderful friend and ride leader Harrry Thompson is taking his bike to Waco, the city of his birth.  

There will be a send off ride and lunch for Harry on March 29th, starting at 8:00am.  The ride route is the traditional reverse Creedmoor and back, with a B group and a C group, starting across from Mozart's coffee shop. Lunch to follow at Hula Hut, on the patio.

RIDE DESCRIPTION: 40 mile in-town ride that gets a bit into the country.  A few hills and rollers.  B/C pace out Old Lockhart Road to Creedmore Valero store stop. Return on FM 1327 and Old San Antonio Road. Regroup after all fast bits. A cue sheet will be provided at the start.

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 the street from the coffee shop.  Look for the old white cabin boat up the hill; we're near there.

For more info, contact Cindy Eppolito (cindyeppolitoatgmail [dot] com; 512 796 9414) or Brent Heidebrecht (blhfinancoataol [dot] com 512 658 2586).

Start Location: Mozart's Coffee Roasters
Contact: Brent Heidebrecht, 512-658-2586, blhfinancoataol [dot] com
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Harry's Sendoff Mozart's To Creedmoor
03/29 (Sun) 8:00am C-3 40 mi

C pace group.  B pace offered also.

After torturing us on hilly routes for years, our wonderful friend and ride leader Harry Thompson is taking his bike to Waco, the city of his birth.  

There will be a send off ride and lunch for Harry on March 29th, starting at 8:00am.  The ride route is the traditional Creedmoor and back, with a B group and a C group, starting across from Mozart's coffee shop.  Lunch to follow at Hula Hut, on the patio.

RIDE DESCRIPTION: 40 mile in-town ride that gets a bit into the country.  A few hills and rollers.  B/C pace with an OPTIONAL fast 4-mile run-in and sprint to the Creedmoor town limit sign, and another few fast miles on the return on Old Lockhart Road.  Regroup after all fast bits, and refuel at the Creedmoor store. B/C pace home again.  

Please be sure to arrive a little early for rider's meeting and to meet newcomers.  If you arrive at 9:01 you may find an empty parking lot.  Besides, expecting others to wait while you unload your bike is inconsiderate.

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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Pflugerville Pflats
03/31 (Tue) 8:00am B-2 48 mi

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.    

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

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. Please make sure you get there with enough preparation time so that we can leave on time.  

Email me if you have questions about the ride. 

Start Location: Lake Pflugerville NORTH Lot (see link).
Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com
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Andice Loop
04/03 (Fri) 8:00am 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.  We ride together or meet up at turnoffs.  Afterwards we eat together at a nearby restaurant.  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
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Bertram- Burnet Loop
04/17 (Fri) 8:00am 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 email austin.katykappelatyahoo [dot] com if you plan to ride.

Start Location: Bertram
Contact: Katy Kappel, 512-589-1498
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Dripping Springs Figure 8
04/24 (Fri) 8:00am D-2 25 mi

Join the Easy Riders for 25 miles along the creek and through the rolling hills around Dripping Springs.  Suitable for beginners, older riders and those who like to smell the flowers and enjoy each other's company.  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