ACA Classic Rides
Classic rides have several distance options and no set speed. At the start, each rider is given a map and cue sheet. Riders are generally grouped by distance, each riding at their own pace.
ACA rides are open to any adult recreational cyclist (regardless of membership or affiliation), as well as riders under 18 accompanied by a responsible adult. Riders of all levels, including novice, are encouraged to participate. All rides are on public streets and roads, and all riders ride at their own risk. Carry identification and water bottle(s). Properly worn, approved bicycle helmets are required of all riders. Remember, each rider is responsible for his/her own safety and security.Posted start times indicate when riders start riding. Please be ready to roll 5 to 10 minutes before the posted start time to allow time for announcements and a safety briefing.
Rides are canceled at the discretion of the ride starter. Rain cancels all rides. For questions on cold temperatures, please contact the classic ride starter listed for the particular ride. Hosted ride listings have a weather cancellation button that can be checked just prior to ride time.
Cruise through the Stone-age landscapes of far west Travis County. Routes of 24 to 60 miles go through and around some of the scenic Golden Cheeked Warbler and Black Capped Vireo habitats. Meet at the Leander School warehouse parking lot in Leander. Take Hwy 183 north past Cedar Park. The cross street at the stop light in Leander is Hwy 2243 to the right and South St. to the left. Turn left onto South St. for two blocks. The parking lot will be on your left. For ride start location see: http://tinyurl.com/438bvz6
The ride routes are 14, 19, 25, 48 and 63 miles through flat to slightly rolling farmland. Exit Wells Branch Parkway off of I35 and proceed east. Turn left onto Dessau road (FM 685) and proceed north to the T at the toll road. Take a left at the T and take your next right into the Hendrickson High School parking lot. See: http://tinyurl.com/44b574e
A new revision of an old route. Ride start: Roger Hanks Pkwy. East on 290 to Dripping Springs. Cross RR12. In about 1½ miles turn left on Roger Hanks Pkwy. Park on the loop road opposiste the Sheriffs’ department.
The 17-, 31-, 45- and 59-mile rides follow Onion Creek and then climb across the Great Divide into the Blanco River Basin, offering one of the most spectacular cycling views anywhere. Plenty of hills, open vistas and fire-ant mounds. For ride start location see: http://goo.gl/maps/eLvtn
Important note: the mileages on the ACA map/cue sheet might be slightly too high as the old ride start was on the other side of Hwy 290.
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