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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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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Taking Buda To The Mountain
08/30 (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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Good Luck-8 Point-elgin-littig Loop
08/30 (Sat) 7:30am B-2 52 mi

A New/Old Route.  A Labor Day Holiday weekend ride for "B" pacers--a slightly different route from previous Good Luck rides.  This is the very nice scenic rural ride from northeast Travis County into southeast Williamson County and then through northwest Bastrop County.  We'll do a moderate "B" pace (15-16 MPH) and re-group at all major turns.  We'll travel north into southeast Williamson county to Coupland and then head east & south into northwest Bastrop County on some shady country roads.  We will ride by the 8 Point Ranch, home to many exotic animals (Zebra, Antelope, Deer, Buffalo, Elk, etc.).  There is a store stop (at 31 miles) in Elgin.  

Note:  I do not have maps, but Q-sheets will be provided and the MapMyRide GPS route map is attached for electronic downloading.  

Please come, with you and your equipment ready to do 52 miles, in time for a 7:25 AM riders meeting so we can roll promptly at 7:30 AM, to hopefully beat the August heat & the forecasted moderate south wind.

We'll start and end at the "Good Luck Grill".  It is located at 14605 North FM 973; that is 1.8 miles north of US 290.  Go east out of Manor on US 290.  Turn left (north) on FM 973 for approx. 1.8 miles, the Good Luck Grill is on the right (east).  Please use the parking lot area closest to the road---away from the restaurant.  

All are invited for conversation and lunch afterwards at the "Good Luck Grill"---they have a very nice fan-cooled veranda (that's "back porch" in plain talk).  

Please check this posting ride day morning for any possible weather cancellation.

Tom Via  512-913-4920.   

 

Start Location: Good Luck Grill, FM973, Manor, Tx.
Contact: Tom Via, thomasviaataol [dot] com
Ride Map
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C Paced Creedmore Cruise
08/30 (Sat) 8:00am C-3 24 mi

Join me and Rick Byrnes for a relaxed C Paced Creedmore Cruise of 24 miles. This is a companion ride to the Creedmore Cruise self-paced ride posted for the same date/time/location.  (Look to the right for more information)

Hoping to see some of the South Austin riders turn out for this! You know who you are.  :)

 


 

Start Location: Williams Elementary School
Contact: Maggie Valenti, 512-917-7322, margaretevalentiatgmail [dot] com
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Peddler Hub: Central Austin Loop Via Southern Walnut Creek Bike Trail
08/31 (Sun) 7:30am C-3 37 mi

This fast-paced hosted C ride has plenty of hills. We'll take the Southern Walnut Creek  Bike Trail from 51st Street south. From there we will rejoin the Central Austin Loop at Pleasant Valley for a loop around Central Austin. We will ride through east, south, west and north Austin before returning to the Peddler. There will be a store stop on Lake Austin Blvd. This is a no drop ride and we will regroup at turns and hilltops as necessary. Ride Leader: Fran Gale Email: frangale226atgmail [dot] com Phone:512 431-2631

Start Location: Peddler
Contact: Peddler Hub, peddlerridehubataustincycling [dot] org
Ride Map
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South Austin To San Marcos
09/01 (Mon) 7:30am A-1 48 mi

We'll ride from around S 1st & Dittmar to the northeast edge of San Marcos and back for a total of about 48 miles. Average pace will be around 18 mph, but we'll do some intervals in the 20s. No drop for all who can maintain that pace.

Ride rolls from Williams Elementary School at Blue Valley and Mairo at 7:30 sharp. Be sure to check this post on ride morning to confirm status.

Start Location: Williams Elementary School
Contact: Harry Thompson, 512-423-5217, bogusboyataustin [dot] rr [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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Berry Springs-weir
09/05 (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 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
katykappelatyahoo [dot] com (katykappelatyahoo [dot] com)

Start Location: Berry Springs Park
Contact: Katy kappel, 512-589-1498, katykappelatyahoo [dot] com
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Pflugerville Pflats
09/09 (Tue) 7:30am A-2 48 mi

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.

Start Location: Lake Pflugerville NORTH Lot (see link).
Contact: David Tietz, 512-302-4737, davidtietzatme [dot] com
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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
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Andice Loop
09/12 (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 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. 

Start Location: Santa Rosa Church
Contact: Katy kappel, 512-589-1498, katykappelatyahoo [dot] com
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Mueller Elgin---a "b" Version
09/16 (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 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

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
09/19 (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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Dripping Springs Figure 8
09/27 (Sat) 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.  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

Self-Paced Rides

Creedmoor Cruise
Sat, 08/30/2014 - 8:00am
Rides of about 24, 46 and 69 miles in rolling to flat countryside southeast of Austin. The longest ride goes all the way to Lockhart. Check out the African animals at the TDC landfill on the way back. Meet at Williams Elementary School at Mairo and Blue Valley Dr. (One block east of South First Street and six blocks south of William Cannon). For ride start location see: http://tinyurl.com/63ukuk4
Contact: Maggie Valenti, 512-917-7322, margaretevalentiatgmail [dot] com

Pedernales Pedal
Sun, 08/31/2014 - 8:00am
If you enjoy our Dripping Springs-to-Johnson City ride, you’ll love this ride! We’ll take in part of that same route but return to Dripping Springs via different routes. Bring plenty of water, as the only water stop available is on the 63-mile ride. The only water on the 30-mile ride would require a 5-mile total diversion into Pedernales Falls State Park. Rides start at Dripping Springs Middle School (formerly the High School). From the “Y” (US 290 and SH 71 intersection) in Southwest Austin, follow US 290 to Dripping Springs. Go to Tiger Lane 1.9 miles west of the RR 12/US 290 intersection in Dripping Springs. Turn left on Tiger Lane, and the middle school will be on the left. Park in front of the school. For ride start location see: http://tinyurl.com/4yvbnfs
Contact: Tamara Kurtz, 512-892-9390, tkurtzatprismnet [dot] com