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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Peddler Mckinney Falls
04/20 (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, peddlerridehubataustincycling [dot] org
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Flat Out
04/21 (Mon) 8:00am A-1 44 mi

Here's a brisk cruise through the farmland to the northeast of Austin.

We roll from Lake Pflugerville and go out through Cele to Coupland, then head down to Elgin and over to Manor, then back up to Lake P. This ride covers about 44 miles of very flat terrain. Overall average pace will be 17-18 mph, but we'll do some intervals at 20+. This ride is no-drop for all riders who can maintain that pace.

We'll roll from the Lake P north parking lot at 8:00 sharp. 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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Blue Goose
04/22 (Tue) 8:00am A-2 54 mi

This is a variation of the ACA Cotton Capers ride but modified to avoid heavily trafficked roads during the week.  Farily flat terrain.  "B" pace which occasionally gets a bit swift but we always regroup at turns.  Store stop in Elgin. If you use the start location store's facilites please consider making a modest purchse.  Lunch after the ride at Paco's Tacos.  http://tinyurl.com/brgqg3s

Start Location: Blue Goose Road
Contact: David Tietz, 512-302-4737, davidtietzatme [dot] com
Ride Map
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Some Great Hills
04/24 (Thu) 8:00am A-4 25 mi

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 8:00 sharp. Be sure to check this post on ride day to confirm status.

Start Location: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&sugexp=ldymls&xhr=t&q=11506+sierra+nevada+7875...
Contact: Harry Thompson, 512-423-5217, bogusboyataustin [dot] rr [dot] com
Ride Map
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Tour De Cure Aca / Bike Austin Team's Weekly Ride
04/24 (Thu) 6:15pm C-2 23 mi

Join members from the Austin Cycling Association's Tour de Cure "Bike Austin" team, along with members from the Tour de Cure Red Rider team for a relaxing Thursday evening 23-mile ride!

Please meet in the soccer field parking lot in Old Settlers Park on Harrell Parkway.

Wheels down at 6:15!

We will follow the "Round Rock Outlaw 100 Bike Cycle Tour"  23 mile routes with plenty of turn around points. We can also make up our own routes based on the group's preferences. 

There will be a complementary "E" hosted ride as well.

Please contact me (Bike Austin Team Captain) or Leticia Olivarez if you have any questions about the ride, the team or the Tour de Cure.  

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 9, 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.

Start Location: Soccer Field at Old Settlers Park
Contact: Amy Gelfand, 512-244-7880, cycle_roundrockatyahoo [dot] com
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Tour De Cure Aca Bike Austin Team's Weekly Ride
04/24 (Thu) 6:15pm E-2 23 mi

Join members from the Austin Cycling Association's Tour de Cure "Bike Austin" team, along with members from the Tour de Cure Red Rider team for a relaxing Thursday evening 23-mile ride!

Please meet in the parking lot in Old Settlers Park at the c. [http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/docs/soccer_maps.pdf]

Meet at 6:00 pm

Wheels Down at 6:15 pm

We will follow the "Round Rock Outlaw 100 Bike Cycle Tour"  23 mile routes with plenty of turn around points.

Please contact Amy Gelfand (Bike Austin Team Captain) or Leticia Olivarez if you have any questions about the ride, the team or the Tour de Cure.  


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.

 

 

Start Location: Old Settlers Park Soccer Complex on Harrell Parkway, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd. Round Rock, Texas
Contact: Leticia Olivarez, 512-250-5154, leticia [dot] olivarezatgmail [dot] com
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Dripping Springs Figure 8
04/25 (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.  We do not ride in nasty weather.  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
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Earth Day Ride
04/26 (Sat) 12:00pm D-2 14 mi

Starting from the Downtown Farmers Market, join us for a 14 mile (round trip) bike ride on city streets to the Austin Earth Day festival at Mueller. The free festival features exhibits, speakers, food, and entertainment, celebrating the Earth. Riders must obey all traffic laws, wear a helmet, have equipment to change a flat tire, and bring a lock.  Groups of riders may head back to the start at different times - a map will be provided.

Start Location: Republic Square, 400 Guadalupe St
Contact: Niles Seldon, 512-626-5212, nseldonatix [dot] netcom [dot] com
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Mount Bonnell Revisited
04/29 (Tue) 8:00am B-4 37 mi

An urban ride with some great views of Lake Austin. Several short, sharp climbs. Some roads with moderate traffic. Ride start: San Francisco Bakery on Anderson Lane. Join us afterwards for a coffee or a sandwich at the Bakery.

Start Location: San Francisco Bakery
Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com
Ride Map
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Some Great Hills
05/01 (Thu) 7:30am A-4 25 mi

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.

Start Location: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&sugexp=ldymls&xhr=t&q=11506+sierra+nevada+7875...
Contact: Harry Thompson, 512-423-5217, bogusboyataustin [dot] rr [dot] com
Ride Map
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Berry Springs-weir
05/02 (Fri) 8:00am 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.  May start later or cancel if temperature is below 40 degrees.
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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Elgin Middle Loop
05/03 (Sat) 8:00am A-2 44 mi

Here's a variation on several tried-and-true routes. Ride rolls from Decker Lake in east Austin and goes to Elgin via the southern route, then returns via the middle route. Some nice scenery, a few rollers, no killer climbs.

Distance is about 44 mi. Overall, the average pace will be 18-19 mph, but we'll do some intervals in the 20s. This ride is no-drop for all riders who can maintain that pace.

We roll from Decker Elementary School at 8:00 sharp. Be sure to check this post on ride day to confirm status.

Start Location: Decker Elementary School
Contact: Harry Thompson, 512-423-5217, bogusboyataustin [dot] rr [dot] com
Ride Map
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New Start Location -- Pflugerville Pflats
05/06 (Tue) 8:00am A-2 48 mi

NEW START LOCATION -- 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 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: David Tietz, 512-302-4737, davidtietzatme [dot] com
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Pflugerville Pflats---
05/06 (Tue) 8:00am B-1 46 mi

 

  Come and get a good work out and get out in the fresh air.  A no-drop ride (promise) over the flat rolling farm land to the northeast of Austin.  Let us hope for little or no wind.   With a mid-ride store stop in Weir.  We'll do a moderate "B" pace, and we may even do (if you want to participate) some "pace-line" practice out and/or back depending on the wind direction.   Please arrive for a rider's meeting at 7:55 AM and then we'll role promptly at 8:00 AM from the "North" parking lot of Lake Pflugerville off Weiss Ln.  Check this posting Tuesday morning in case of a weather cancellation.                                Tom Via  512-913-4920

Start Location: Lake Pflugerville--North Parking Lot
Contact: Tom Via, thomasviaataol [dot] com
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Andice Loop
05/09 (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.  There will be a 20 mile option.  We ride together or meet up at turnoffs.  Afterwards we have lunch together.  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 past Liberty Hill 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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City Park - Jollyville Loop
05/13 (Tue) 8:00am B-4 40 mi

City Park - Jollyville Loop.   Approx. 40 miles. Ride start: San Francisco Cafe parking lot, just off Anderson Lane (east of Rockwood Lane). Our very best urban ride. A few challenging climbs (Lakewood, City Park, Big View) but we will always regroup at the top of each. The views over the Hill Country and the Downtown from City Park Road make them worthwhile. Some roads with moderate traffic. Join us afterwards for a coffee or a sandwich at the Café.  

Start Location: San Francisco Cafe parking lot
Contact: Brent Heidebrecht, 512-658-2586, blhfinancoataol [dot] com
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Bertram- Burnet Loop
05/16 (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.  Ride may cancel if temperature is below 40 degrees.
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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Mueller Elgin
05/20 (Tue) 8:00am A-1 53 mi

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 50 at an "A" 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. 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 

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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Dripping Springs Figure 8
05/23 (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.  We do not ride in nasty weather.  Afterwards, lunch at a nearby restaurant.  Please email the ride leader if you plan to attend so we can watch for  you.  May cancel if  below 40 degrees.
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
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Blue Goose
06/03 (Tue) 8:00am B-2 53 mi

This is a variation of the ACA Cotton Capers ride but modified to avoid heavily trafficked roads during the weekday.  Fairly flat terrain. "B" pace and we always regroup as necessary.  Let's hope for no wind.  Store stop in Elgin. Coffee/lunch afterwards. Please do not use the start-location store's failities without making a modest purchase. Please arrive for the starters meeting at 7:55, to be ready to roll at 8 AM.  Check this posting on the morning of the ride in case of weather cancellation .     Tom Via  512-913-4920

Start Location: Blue Goose @ Amaranth Ln.
Contact: William Hudson, thomasviaataol [dot] com
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Pflugerville Pflats---
06/17 (Tue) 8:00am B-1 46 mi

 

  Come and get a good work out and get out in the fresh air.  A no-drop ride (promise) over the flat rolling farm land to the northeast of Austin.  Let us hope for little or no wind.   With a mid-ride store stop in Weir.  We'll do a moderate "B" pace, and we may even do (if you want to participate) some "pace-line" practice out and/or back depending on the wind direction.   Please arrive for a rider's meeting at 7:55 AM and then we'll role promptly at 8:00 AM from the "North" parking lot of Lake Pflugerville off Weiss Ln.  Check this posting Tuesday morning in case of a weather cancellation.                                Tom Via  512-913-4920

Start Location: Lake Pflugerville--North Parking Lot
Contact: Tom Via, thomasviaataol [dot] com
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City Park - Jollyville Loop
06/24 (Tue) 8:00am B-4 40 mi

City Park - Jollyville Loop.   Approx. 40 miles. Ride start: San Francisco Cafe parking lot, just off Anderson Lane (east of Rockwood Lane). Our very best urban ride. A few challenging climbs (Lakewood, City Park, Big View) but we will always regroup at the top of each. The views over the Hill Country and the Downtown from City Park Road make them worthwhile. Some roads with moderate traffic. Join us afterwards for a coffee or a sandwich at the Café.  

Start Location: San Francisco Cafe parking lot
Contact: Brent Heidebrecht, 512-658-2586, blhfinancoataol [dot] com

Self-Paced Rides

Weir Lost
Sun, 04/20/2014 - 8:00am
Official loops of 20, 30 and 55 miles that pass through the big cities of Jonah, Walburg and, if you don’t get lost, Weir. Plenty of options for shorter rides. Meet at the parking lot at the girl’s softball field in Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. From I-35 take Exit 254 east; follow FM 3406 (Old Settlers Blvd) 3.4 mi., cross FM 1460 (AW Grimes Blvd) go another 2.3 miles, turn right onto Aten Loop. Take the first right into the parking lot. For ride start location see: http://tinyurl.com/3kwnq8y  
Contact: frances velez, , franmavelatyahoo [dot] com