Blanco - Kendalia - Guadalupe 55

Road, Social, No Drop
Rides suitable for cyclists who are new to the sport (or who have not been on a bike for some years), family-friendly rides or any riders that feel a need for some mentoring. Note: please note that minors under the age of 16 cannot participate in rides unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Families with children should, in any event, confirm with the ride leader ahead of time that the ride will be suitable for their needs.

Targeted towards riders who have a few years in the saddle, who have developed some riding confidence and fitness and feel ready to move to the next level. Could attract more experienced riders who are looking for a relaxed or less aggressive ride.

Limited to experienced riders with superior bike handling skills and who are comfortable with a fast pace (probably including single and/or double pace-line riding) and/or hilly terrain, and the possibility of heavily trafficked roads. Advanced rides are less likely to be "no-drop" unless identified as such.
Expected Turnout
Under 15 riders
55 - 56
Average Speed
14 - 16
Flat to rolling
Thursday, 22 Mar, 2018
9:00 AM
Tom V
Response rate: 
Response time:
44 minutes
A very scenic & quiet ride from Blanco south thru Kendalia to the Guadalupe River before we turn north to ride thru Kendalia a 2nd time before we ride the scenic Crabapple Rd. (riding DOWN the infamous Crabapple Hill this time).  We'll have a store stop in Kendalia (on the north bound pass ) at 31 miles.  Total climbing (per RidewithGPS) is just under 2860 ft.

NOTE I:  I don't have maps, but Q-sheets will be available and the RIDEwithGPS version is attached for electronic downloading.

NOTE II:  Helmets are required on all Bike Austin rides.

NOTE III:  Starting location will be in Blanco at the Bindseil City Park on Pecan St. south of 3rd St. (map below)

Please arrive and have you and your bike ready to ride 56 miles by 8:50 AM, so we can have a brief ride start meeting & an on-time ride start at 9:00 AM.

For those interested, we can do lunch (all are invited) after the ride at one of downtown Blanco's many fine eateries (the lunch "rush" should be over by the time we get there)!!

Please check this ride posting the morning of the ride for any possible cancellation notice.

Tom Via  512-913-4920
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Blanco - Kendalia - Guadalupe River 55
A scenic quiet ride from Blanco thru Kendalia to the Guadalupe River and back!