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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If You're So Inclined....
10/25 (Sat) 8:00am A-4 35 mi

Time for a little Hugel tuneup.

We'll warm up on Floral Park and Lost Horizon, then cross 360 to climb Appalachian Trail and Smokey Valley. After crossing 360 again, we'll take on Beauford, City Park, Westminster Glen and Big View, then finish up with Jester and Bluegrass. We'll ride about 35 miles, climb about 3500 feet. There are some substantial grades here, so put on your climbing gears.

Ride rolls from my home at 8:00 sharp. Be sure to check this post on ride day to confirm status.

"The hills aren't in the way, the hills are the way."

Start Location: 11506 Sierra Nevada
Contact: Harry Thompson, 512-423-5217, bogusboyataustin [dot] rr [dot] com
Ride Map
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Joppa Jaunt
10/25 (Sat) 8:00am A-3 55 mi

This 55-mile intermediate level ride follows quiet back roads over the picturesque Jollyville Plateau with a few moderate hills. Pedal through places like Joppa, Oatmeal, Mahomet and Bertram. 

Overall, the average pace will be 15-17 mph, but we'll include some faster intervals and then re-group. This ride is no-drop. 

Currently weather looks good, but be sure to check this post on ride day to confirm status.   We roll from Liberty Hill Elementary School at 8:00 sharp. 

Start Location: Liberty Hill Elementary School
Contact: Keith Benton, 512-656-1005, kxbentonatearthlink [dot] net
Ride Map
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Taking Buda To The Mountain
10/25 (Sat) 8:00am 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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Joppa Jaunt
10/25 (Sat) 8:00am B-3 55 mi
 

This is the 'B' version for riders who want a slightly slower pace.

Currently weather looks good, but be sure to check this post on ride day to confirm status.   We roll from Liberty Hill Elementary School at 8:00 sharp.

 

Start Location: Liberty Hill Elementary School
Contact: Charles Silver, 512-913-0550, csilveratlaw [dot] utexas [dot] edu
Ride Map
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Peddler Mckinney Falls
10/26 (Sun) 8:00am C-2 36 mi

 We will go down the east side of town to McKinney Falls, then come back on the west side.  Most of the route is on bike lanes and/or quiet streets, but there is some urban riding. There are several stretches of rolling hills and/or short moderately steep hills. There are no hills very hard in themselves, but the cumulative effect can be  grueling for some riders. The average speed will be 14-15 mph, with perhaps a couple of intervals of sustained 18-25mph. This is a no drop ride and we will regroup at turns and hilltops as necessary. Contact joel [dot] morganatsbcglobal [dot] net

Start Location: Peddler Bike Shop
Contact: Peddler Hub, 555-555-5555, peddlerridehubataustincycling [dot] org
Ride Map
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Flat Out
10/27 (Mon) 8:00am B-2 45 mi

We launch from Lake Pflugerville north parking lot and head out to Coupland, then down to Elgin and over to Manor, then back to Lake P. We'll ride an overall average pace of about 17 mph.

We roll from Lake P north at 8:00 promptly. Be sure to check this post on ride day to confirm status.

Start Location: Lake Pflugerville parking lot north
Contact: Harry Thompson, 512-423-5217, bogusboyataustin [dot] rr [dot] com
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Pflugerville Pflats
10/28 (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.   Email me if you have questions about the ride.  Ride start at the Lake Pflugerville north parking lot ..... see link below. 

 

Start Location: Lake Pflugerville NORTH Lot (see link).
Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com
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Pflugerville Pflats
10/28 (Tue) 8:00am A-2 48 mi

Join in as we explore the flat farm land north-east of Pflugerville.  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 miles at an "A" pace with one store stop.   Email me if you have questions about the ride.  

We start 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: David Tietz, 512-302-4737, davidtietzatme [dot] com
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Mueller Manor Parson Taylor
10/31 (Fri) 8:00am A-2 42 mi

This ride uses the Walnut Creek Bike Road and follows mostly quiet roads around Manor.  We should encounter little traffic.

While this ride is listed as an "A" we'll back off that pace on the Walnut Creek bike road, so expect that about 1/2 of the ride will be more relaxed.  The pace will likely pick-up on Parsons Rd and Taylor Ln.

I'd like to do this ride with no store stop, though there is an option for a stop in Manor.  Ride time should be around 2.5 hours.

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 40 miles at a "A" pace. 

Park on Simond Ave between Aldrich St. and Mattie St. or at the Mueller Lake Park parking lot (across from The Thinkery -- the large red building).  Ride departs from the Mueller Lake Park parking lot.

Be ready to roll at 7:55 when we'll have a brief ride meeting before leaving at 8:00 sharp.

Start Location: Lake Park parking lot in the Mueller Development
Contact: David Tietz, 512-302-4737, davidtietzatme [dot] com
Ride Map
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Mueller Manor Parson Taylor
11/04 (Tue) 8:00am A-2 42 mi

This ride uses the Walnut Creek Bike Road and follows mostly quiet roads around Manor.  We should encounter little traffic.

While this ride is listed as an "A" we'll back off that pace on the Walnut Creek bike road, so expect that about 1/2 of the ride will be more relaxed.  The pace will likely pick-up on Parsons Rd and Taylor Ln.

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 40 miles at a "A" pace. 

Park on Simond Ave between Aldrich St. and Mattie St. or at the Mueller Lake Park parking lot (across from The Thinkery -- the large red building).  Ride departs from the Mueller Lake Park parking lot.

Be ready to roll at 7:55 when we'll have a brief ride meeting before leaving at 8:00 sharp.

Start Location: Lake Park parking lot in the Mueller Development
Contact: David Tietz, 512-302-4737, davidtietzatme [dot] com
Ride Map
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Mueller Manor Parson Taylor
11/04 (Tue) 8:00am B-2 42 mi

This ride uses the Walnut Creek Bike Road and follows mostly quiet roads around Manor.  We should encounter little traffic.  We will probably "hang out" with the "A" ride at least until after the Walnut Creek bike road. There is an option for a stop in Manor. 

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 40 miles at a "A" pace.

Park on Simond Ave between Aldrich St. and Mattie St. or at the Mueller Lake Park parking lot (across from The Thinkery -- the large red building).  Ride departs from the Mueller Lake Park parking lot.

Be ready to roll at 7:55 when we'll have a brief ride meeting before leaving at 8:00 sharp.

Start Location: Lake Park parking lot in the Mueller Development
Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com
Ride Map
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Devil’s Backbone
11/06 (Thu) 8:30am B-3 54 mi

This will be a no-drop ride at a moderate pace. There will also be an "A" version but we will stay together until the first re-group for Roberto's tradional photo-op on the Canyon Lake dam. This is one of the great rides of south-central Texas: an out-and-back on the Guadalupe River road plus the Backbone loop with its gorgeous views. The climb is over-rated in difficulty .... just long but not steep.  Approx. 54 miles. Ride start: Gruene Hall parking lot. Parking is on the left (on Hunter Road) as you face the Hall. Please park at the back of the lot. Lunch afterwards at the River House Tearoom www.riverhousetearoom.com

Start Location: Gruene Hall parking lot
Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com
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Devil's Backbone
11/06 (Thu) 8:30am A-3 54 mi

This is one of the great rides of south-central Texas: an out-and-back on the Guadalupe River road plus the Backbone loop with its gorgeous views. The climb is over-rated in difficulty .... just long but not steep.  This will be a somewhat mellow "A" paced ride and we will stay together with the "B" group until the Canyon Lake Dam. Ride start: Gruene Hall parking lot. Parking is on the left (on Hunter Road) as you face the Hall. Please park at the back of the lot. For those who are interested, lunch afterwards at the River House Tearoom. See: http://www.riverhousetearoom.com/menu.htm

Start Location: Gruene Hall parking lot
Contact: David Tietz, 512-302-4737, davidtietzatme [dot] com
Ride Map
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Devil's Backbone
11/06 (Thu) 8:30am Self-Paced Ride
Join in for the classic Devil's Backbone ride. Distances of 30 and 54 miles. Ride River Road then take a jaunt up the stunningly beautiful Devil's Backbone. Meet in the REAR of the public parking lot near Gruene Hall in Gruene. Take I-35 to exit number 191, turn west on FM 306. After 1.5 miles, turn left on Hunter Road which takes you to Gruene (note: do not turn left on FM 1102, East Common Street, which is before Hunter Road). The parking lot is on the left, just before Gruene Hall. Stay for lunch afterwards. The map link (to the right if you are signed in as an ACA member) connects to a cue sheet. See the ride map at: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/31001722 Ride start location http://g.co/maps/2m6te

The ride length options are:

30.0miles,
54.0miles,

Ride Map

Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com
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Berry Springs-weir
11/07 (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 [dot] 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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Andice Loop
11/14 (Fri) 9:00am 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.  There will be a 20 mile option.  We ride together or meet up at turnoffs.  Afterwards we eat lunch together at a nearby restaurant.  Please let the leader know if you are coming so we can watch for  you.  austin [dot] easy [dot] riders [dot] bicyclingatgmail [dot] com

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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Bertram- Burnet Loop
11/21 (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 austi [dot] easy [dot] riders [dot] bicyclingatgmail [dot] com if you plan to ride.

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