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).
- Ride will happen as planned
- Ride has been cancelled
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.
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.
Join members from Bike Austin's Tour de Cure team, along with members from the Tour de Cure Red Rider team for a Thursday evening 25-mile ride in the gently rolling East Williamson County countryside! Expect a 13-14 mph average pace.
Please meet in the soccer field parking lot in Old Settlers Park on Harrell Parkway.
Wheels down at 6:15!
Although we aim to get back before twilight,it's still a good idea to bring head lights and tail lights for your bike, just in case it gets dark on us. And don't forget to bring plenty of hydration - it's hot out there.
Please contact me (Bike Austin Team Captain) if you have any questions about the ride, the team or the Tour de Cure. Click here to join our team.
ABOUT TOUR DE CURE:
Tour de Cure is a nationwide cycling and fundraising event for fun, fitness and a great cause! Funds raised through pledged donations and sponsorships support research into the cause and cure of diabetes, and diabetes education programs in our communities.
The Austin Tour de Cure 2014 will take place at Reunion Ranch on September 13, 2014 with close to 1,000 cyclist, volunteers & spectators from the Central Texas area, of all ages and abilities who will ride to support a cure for diabetes.
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 a meal 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 katykappelyahoo [dot] com (katykappelyahoo [dot] com)
Join us for this new route in the relatively flat expanses of east Central Texas. The Hutto-Weir-Jonah Figure 8 Loop takes us through the quiet farm/ranch lands of east Williamson County. We'll travel on some quiet, shaded, country roads (some are chip seal and a little bumpy---air up your ties accordingly!) doing a moderate "B" paced (15-16 mph) no-drop ride (promise), with re-grouping as needed at the next turn. We'll go east and north out of Hutto, continuing on north of Taylor and then west and south thru Weir. Then we'll head south and east into Jonah on our way back to Hutto; completing a large top heavy figure 8. We'll have a store stop in Weir at 33 miles.
NOTE: I do not have maps of this route, but Q-sheets will be provided and the MapMyRide link is provided here for downloading.
Come with your equipment ready to ride 53 miles, in time to get signed-in and participate in the starter's meeting at 7:25 AM, for a prompt roll-out at 7:30 AM. The early start time is to help accomodate the late summer central Texas heat for a longer ride.
For all those interested (all are invited), we'll have coffee, conversation, and/or lunch (or just some fresh homemade pie) afterwards at Hutto's "Soon to be World Famous" Texan Cafe.
Meet at Hutto Elementary school (the one with the red roof) on the NE side of Hutto. From Hwy 79 in Hutto go north 0.6 miles on FM 1660 and turn right onto Mager Lane. Drive 0.3 miles and turn into the school parking lot (ride start map location attached).
Check this posting ride day morning in case of a weather cancellation.
Tom Via 512-913-4920
Join in as we explore the flat farm land 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.
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.
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. 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.
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 53 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 the sign-in before 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
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 katykappelyahoo [dot] com if you plan to ride.
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. 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.
There are no Self-Paced rides scheduled at this time. Please check back tomorrow.