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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Out To Manor And Back
12/21 (Sun) 8:00am C-3 35 mi

A loop ride to Manor starting at the Peddler. We head north on Springdale, east on Cameron Road, then south into Manor. After a quick rest stop, we head back home on country lanes, then through northeast Austin neighborhoods, returning to the Peddler. The terrain is mostly rolling hills. Ride Leader: Fran Gale Email: frangale226atgmail [dot] com Phone: 512 431-2631

Start Location: Peddler
Contact: Peddler Hub, 555-555-5555, peddlerridehubataustincycling [dot] org
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Cotton Capers--(cw)--12/2014 Edition
12/21 (Sun) 10:00am B-2 52 mi

A 52 mile hosted ride into east Travis County for a 2014 early Holiday Season work-out 

We'll do a moderate "B" pace (promise) with regrouping as needed/at the next turn.  

Current Sunday weather forecast:  temperature at ride start in the mid 50s and warming slightly (dress accordingly), sunny, with a northeast wind 4-6 MPH.  

The slightly revised route (to provide a mid-ride store stop) is attached for electronic downloading thru MapMyRide.

The store stop is on FM 973 at the Travis--Williamson County line (at 23 miles).  

Please arrive in time for sign-in and the rider's meeting at 9:55 AM and then we will roll out at 10 AM sharp.  

Check this posting on the morning of the ride in case of a weather cancellation.

Tom Via 512-913-4920

Start Location: Intersection Centre Park & Centre Creek
Contact: Tom Via, , thomasviaataol [dot] com
Ride Map
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Cotton Capers
12/21 (Sun) 10:00am Self-Paced Ride

The 31-, 46- and 58-mile routes cover rolling farmland. These rides leave from very close in and put you and your bike in rural countryside before you know it. Sometimes we even see cotton. Meet near the intersection of Centre Park and Centre Creek in NE Austin. Take Cameron Rd. north off Hwy 183, and turn right on Rutherford Ln. The second left is Centre Park. Park on Centre Park. Riders meeting near the intersection of Centre Park and Centre Creek.  For ride start see: http://tinyurl.com/3fxcjhf  

The ride length options are:

31.0miles,
46.0miles,
58.0miles,

Ride Map

Contact: Tom Via, , thomasviaataol [dot] com
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Mount Bonnell Revisited
12/23 (Tue) 9:00am 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: Bill Horton, 512-542-4409, bill_h746atyahoo [dot] com
Ride Map
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Some Great Hills
12/26 (Fri) 9:00am A-4 25 mi

Ho, ho, ho. You were slacking all day yesterday - now it's time to get back to the grind.

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 9:00 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."

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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Southern Walnut Creek To Manor
12/26 (Fri) 9:00am 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, katykappelatyahoo [dot] com
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David's 41st Birthday Ride
12/30 (Tue) 9:00am 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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Mueller Elgin---a "b" Version For David's 41 Birthday Ride
12/30 (Tue) 9:00am B-1 53 mi

A "B" paced version of this "new/old" ride to celebrate David getting 1 year older; using the Walnut Creek bike trail to get to the northeast side of Travis County.  This is the revised 53 Mile route and is below for electronic downloading.  I guess David wants to ride 53 miles on his 41st birthday---let's ride along and wish him well in his "OLD" age!!

NOTE:  NO MUD strips/cyclecross segments on this route 

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 miles 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 a rider's meeting at 8:55 AM to allow a prompt roll-out at 9:00 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 restrooms on site.  

Lunch after the ride at Paco's Tacos. http://tinyurl.com/brgqg3s 

 

Check this posting on ride day for any possible weather cancelation.

 

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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Andice Loop
01/02 (Fri) 9:00am 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.  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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If You're So Inclined....
01/02 (Fri) 9:00am A-4 33 mi

It's an established fact that climbing hills is the best cure for a post-New Year's hangover.

We'll ride about 33 miles in west Austin while ascending about 4000 feet. There are some grades of up to 20% here, so put on your climbing gears.

Ride rolls from my home at 9:00 AM 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."

Start Location: 11506 Sierra Nevada
Contact: Harry Thompson, 512-423-5217, bogusboyataustin [dot] rr [dot] com
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Pflugerville Pflats
01/06 (Tue) 9:00am A-2 48 mi

Join in as we explore the flat farm land north-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---(at A "b" Pace)
01/06 (Tue) 9:00am B-2 48 mi

To Complement David"s "A" paced ride.

  Come and get a good work out and get out in the fresh air.  A no-drop ride 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 8:55 AM and then we'll role promptly at 9:00 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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Berry Springs-weir
01/09 (Fri) 9:00am 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. 

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 (austin [dot] easy [dot] riders [dot] bicyclingatgmail [dot] com)

Start Location: Berry Springs Park
Contact: Katy kappel, 512-589-1498, katykappelatyahoo [dot] com
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Mozart’s To Creedmoor
01/13 (Tue) 9:00am B-2 41 mi
Mozart’s to Creedmoor.  Approx. 42 miles. Ride through south Austin (urban) and out to Creedmoor (rural). One hill (Robert E Lee) & some roads with moderate traffic. Some riders may “hammer” into Creedmoor but we always regroup at the store. Join us afterwards for a coffee at Mozart’s; great venue but limited food menu.    START LOCATION: meet (and park) at the back of the "uphill" parking lot across the street from the Mozart's coffee shop.
 
Start Location: Mozart’s Coffee, Lake Austin Blvd.
Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com
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Bertram- Burnet Loop
01/16 (Fri) 9:00am 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 email austin [dot] easy [dot] riders [dot] bicyclingatgmail [dot] com if you plan to ride.

Start Location: Bertram
Contact: Katy kappel, 512-589-1498, katykappelatyahoo [dot] com
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Blue Goose
01/20 (Tue) 9:00am B-2 50 mi

A no-drop, relatively relaxed "B" paced ride. This is a variation of the ACA Cotton Capers ride but modified to avoid heavily trafficked roads in the week. Fairly flat terrain.   Ride start:  Blue Goose @ Amaranth Ln.   Please do not use the start-location store's facilities without making a modest purchase. Optional lunch after the ride at Paco's Tacos.  http://tinyurl.com/brgqg3s 

Start Location: Blue Goose @ Amaranth Ln.
Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com
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Dripping Springs Figure 8
01/23 (Fri) 9:00am 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, katykappelatyahoo [dot] com
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City Park - Jollyville Loop
01/27 (Tue) 9:00am B-4 40 mi

City Park - Jollyville Loop.   Approx. 40 miles. Ride start: San Fracisco Cafe parking lot, just off Anderson Lane (east of Rockwood Lane). Our 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.  

Start Location: San Francisco Cafe parking lot
Contact: William Hudson, 210-387-7340, williampedalsonatgmail [dot] com
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New Sweden Circuit
01/30 (Fri) 9:00am D-2 27 mi

Join the Easy Riders for a 28  mlle ride through the rolling countryside between Manor and Elgin.  Suitable for beginning or older riders. We stay together or meet up at turns.  Afterwards we will go to lunch together.  Ride start is at New Sweden Church.  Please let the ride leader know if you are coming. austin [dot] easy [dot] riders [dot] bicyclingatgmail [dot] com


Directions to start:  From IH35, take 290  East towards Manor.  Turn left onto FM 973 and follow it several miles to New Sweden Church Rd. Turn right and park in the church lot.

Start Location: New Sweden Church
Contact: Katy kappel, 512-589-1498, katykappelatyahoo [dot] com