Upcoming Bike Austin Rides
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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).
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Yes, it says hike. Trail hiking - easy cross-training for cyclists. A brisk paced two hour hike on the Barton Creek Greenbelt trail. No bike, no helmet, no cleats. Trail is quite shady, so no hat or sunscreen needed, but a Camelbak or equivalent to carry water is useful. Not technical trail, but enough rocks and roots to develop those balance muscles in your feet and lower legs. And after five minutes you can't even hear traffic; just birds, cicadas, and the breeze. Out and back distance determined by those present. Optional climb up the "Hill of Life" at the turnaround point. Park at trailhead shown on map, but meet at the picnic table just inside the gate (IN THE SHADE).
In honor of the holiday, we'll give it a rest on Thursday and return with a vengeance on Friday.
We'll ride about 25 miles in the neighborhoods of Great Hills and Spicewood, with a total ascent of about 2400 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.
"The hill is not in the way, the hill is the way."
Its Black Friday but should get on the road before its gets too crazy. Urban streets at the beginning and end but the middle is the Volente Loop that goes down to Lake Travis (or what's left of it). We do this counter-clockwise which is the easier option. This is a great route that can only really be done during the week. New "B" paced, no-drop ride that offers a good weekday workout. Please be sure to park clear of retail premises if possible. Maybe coffee afterwards ???
Meet at Liberty Hill Elementary School on Loop 332, just west of downtown Liberty Hill for a moderate pace approx. 55-mile hosted ride. A self-paced ride of varying distances is also posted. We will follow quiet back roads over the picturesque Jollyville Plateau with a few moderate hills. Pedal through places like Joppa, Oatmeal, Mahomet and Bertram. Hopefully stop for coffee afterwards.
The ride length options are:
City Park - Jollyville Loop. Approx. 40 miles. Ride start: San Fracisco Cafe parking lot, just off Anderson Lane (east of Rockwood Lane). Our very best urban ride. A few challenging climbs 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.
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.katykappelyahoo [dot] com (easy [dot] riders [dot] bicyclinggmail [dot] com)
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.
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] bicyclinggmail [dot] com
. After the ride, we will eat together at a nearby restaurant.