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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Pflugerville Pflats
04/28 (Tue) 8:00am 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.  

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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Tour De New Sweden Church
04/28 (Tue) 6:00pm C-2 20 mi

An easy evening ride from Lake Pflugerville to the beautiful New Sweden Church on county roads.  Hills are easy to moderate.  Distance is about 20 +/- miles and we should finish by 8 PM.  There are ways to shorten or lengthen the distance depending on weather conditions.  We'll start from the NORTH parking lot on Weiss Lane, 1/3 mile north of Pflugerville Parkway.  The address is 18216 Weiss Lane, Pflugerville, TX.  For more details, call Rick at 512-423-3562.

 NOTE:  Pflugerville Parkway is closed for road reconstruction.   Use Pecan St or Kelly Lane from FM 685. 

 

 

 

https://www.google.com/maps/@30.456718,-97.5853235,15z

Start Location: Lake Pflugerville
Contact: rick byrnes, 512-423-3562, blue_x21atyahoo [dot] com
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Andice Loop
05/01 (Fri) 8:00am D-2 26 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 have a meal together.  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
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Berry Springs-weir
05/08 (Fri) 8:00am D-2 26 mi

Join the Easy Riders for 25 to 30 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 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.bicyclig@gmail.
katykappelatyahoo [dot] com (com)

Start Location: Berry Springs Park
Contact: Katy Kappel, 512-589-1498
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Dripping Springs To Wimberley
05/09 (Sat) 8:00am B-3 54 mi

Truly gorgeous Hill Country riding on low-trafficked roads and a stretch along Wimberley’s beautiful River Road. Moderate amount of cummulative climbing but nothing outrageous. This is a no-drop "B" ride .... but a reasonably relaxed pace. See web site for details on ride categories. Optional lunch afterwards at the wonderful www.thymeanddough.com/  Ride start: Roger Hanks Pkwy. East on 290 to Dripping Springs. Cross RR12.  In about 1½ miles turn left on Roger Hanks Pkwy. Continue past the Sheriffs’ department towards Creek Rd. and park safely on the side of the road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start Location: Dripping Springs; Roger Hanks Pkwy.
Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com
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Dripping Springs Favorites
05/09 (Sat) 8:00am Self-Paced Ride

A revision of an old route.  Ride start: Roger Hanks Pkwy. East on 290 to Dripping Springs. Cross RR12.  In about 1½ miles turn left on Roger Hanks Pkwy.  Park on the loop road opposite the Sheriff's department.

The 17-, 31-, 45- and 59-mile rides follow Onion Creek and then climb across the Great Divide into the Blanco River Basin, offering one of the most spectacular cycling views anywhere. Plenty of hills, open vistas and fire-ant mounds.  For ride start location see: http://goo.gl/maps/eLvtn

Important note: the mileages on the ACA map/cue sheet might be slightly too high as the old ride start was on the other side of Hwy 290. 

The ride length options are:

17.0miles,
31.0miles,
45.0miles,
59.0miles,

Ride Map

Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com
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Bertram- Burnet Loop
05/15 (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 emalil  austin [dot] easy [dot] riders [dot] bicyclingatgmail [dot] com if you plan to ride.

Start Location: Bertram
Contact: Katy Kappel, 512-589-1498
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Ghost Of Hillaceous (wimberley > Canyon Lake)
05/16 (Sat) 8:30am B-3 52 mi

A solid "B" ride with the distance/topography (more relevant than speed !!!).  Another fabulous half-century, out-of-town Hill Country ride. Takes us on relatively low-traffic roads from Wimberley, thru’ Fischer to Canyon Lake, crossing the Great Divide between the Blanco and Guadalupe river valleys. No mega-hills but a fair amount of climbing in total. Optional lunch afterwards at one of Wimberley's cool restaurants. Well worth the hour or so drive.  Meet at the Scudder Primary School in Wimberley, about 0.25 mile south of FM 2325 on Green Acres Road. (Green Acres road is at the first, and only stop light west of RR 12 on FM 2325). 

Start Location: Scudder Primary School, Wimberley
Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com
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Fischer Fissure
05/16 (Sat) 8:30am Self-Paced Ride

Meet at the Scudder Primary School in Wimberley, about 0.25 mile south of FM 2325 on Green Acres Road. (Green Acres road is at the first, and only stop light west of RR 12 on FM 2325). Route options of 7 to 72 miles. Ride through the beautiful Hill Country with options to check out the view from the rest stop on Devil's Backbone, Canyon Lake and Blanco. Longer routes enjoy a refreshing walk across the Blanco River at a low water crossing. For ride start location see: http://goo.gl/maps/2Dxhm

The ride length options are:

7.0miles,
27.0miles,
41.0miles,
73.0miles,

Ride Map

Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com
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Dripping Springs Figure 8
05/22 (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
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To Hill And Back
05/23 (Sat) 8:30am Self-Paced Ride
Meet at the Blanco High School for rides with fantastic views of the Guadalupe and Blanco River valleys and a few hills thrown in. Ride lengths of 11, 32, 48 and 65 miles. Take US Hwy. 290 west to US 281; go south (left) on 281 to Blanco. Turn right in the center of town on FM 1623 and park in the high school lot, a short distance on the left side. For ride start location see: http://g.co/maps/j9wjb

The ride length options are:

11.0miles,
32.0miles,
48.0miles,
65.0miles,

Ride Map

Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com
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Blanco – Kendalia
05/23 (Sat) 8:30am B-3 52 mi

 Blanco – Kendalia.  Approx. 52 miles.  Ride start: Blanco High School (for details see below; pls park well away from school vehicles). A remarkable ride that combines the infamous Crabapple Climb plus County Road 101: one of the prettiest roads in the State !!!!  Probably some "shoes-off" low water crossings. Optional lunch in Blanco afterwards. From Austin: 290 (west) to TX 281. Then south to Blanco. Cross light in central Blanco, right on 4th St.  High School is about 6 blocks to the west.  

 

Start Location: Blanco High School
Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com
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Southern Walnut Creek To Manor
05/29 (Fri) 8:00am 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