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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
52 - 54
Average Speed
14 - 16
Mostly flat
Thursday, 5 Oct, 2017
8:00 AM
Tom V
Response rate: 
Response time:
44 minutes

The exact route may change due to weather conditions (wind direction/strength & heat), but we'll ride 40-50 miles.
Come get a good workout and get out in the cooler, sunny, calm (we hope), & nice fresh air.    

A no-drop ride (promise--we'll always re-group at the next turn) over the flat rolling farm land to the northeast of Austin.  A new route, over some familiar roads, in Travis, Williamson, & Bastrop Counties.  We'll go north and east to Coupland, then turn south towards Elgin before turning west to get back to Lake Pflugerville.  We'll have a choice (or both!) of store stops at 15 and/or 35 miles.

Note I:  Helmets are required on all Bike Austin rides.

Note II:  Maps & Q-sheets will be provided.  The RIDEwithGPS version is attached below for electronic downloading.

Starting Point:  Lake Pflugerville north parking lot (w/rest room facilities) on Weiss Ln.

Please arrive, with you and your equipment ready to ride 54 miles, in time to sign-in prior to the starters meeting at 7:50 AM; for a prompt roll-out at 8:00 AM.

This is a hosted "B" pace ride.  If you are not familiar with our ride categories, please check these two sites to ensure you can match yourself to the ride:

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

Tom Via  512-913-4920
Sponsored By
We envision Central Texas as a place where everyone recognizes and embraces the benefits of cycling, whether they ride or not, and where cycling is a common aspect of daily life for ... moreeveryone. Central Texas has a comprehensive bicycle network enabling people in the region to comfortably, safely and efficiently use a bike for transportation and recreation. Bicycling supports the community as a whole by: increasing roadway capacity and user mobility; strengthening the economy and household affordability; improving the environment; and promoting an active, healthy lifestyle.

Our Mission
Bike Austin improves quality of life for all of Austin and Central Texas by growing bicycling as a form of transportation, exercise, and recreation.

Guiding Principles
We believe that…

Bicycling should be safe and accessible.
Bicycling positively transforms our community.
Bicycling benefits all people, whether they bicycle or not.
Bicycling is an integral part of a multi-modal transportation system. 

Through our work, we pledge to…

Respect each other and enjoy the activities we do together.
Partner and collaborate with public servants, government agencies, and members to accomplish our shared goals.
Strive to engage diverse populations, particularly across lines of gender, age, income, race, ethnicity, and capability.
Be conscious of social equity issues in transportation
Support all people who bicycle, whether new to bicycling or experienced.
Ensure tangible and measurable progress.
Be strategic with our political capital and challenge the status quo.
Advocacy Group, Education Group
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