Hutto-New Sweden Loop---(CW)

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
34 - 36
Average Speed
15 - 17
Tuesday, 21 Feb, 2017
8:00 AM
Tom V
Response rate: 
Response time:
44 minutes
Nice short-quick warm-up ride for Wednesday's "longer" ride---Mark Perkins" February, 2017 Century.

We launch from Lake Pflugerville's north parking lot and head out north to Hutto, then east and south coming home through Manda and New Sweden. We'll ride an overall average pace of 15-17 mph, but this is not meant to be a hard ride---just a nice warm-up for tomorrow.  Ride is no-drop for all riders who can maintain this pace.

This is a "shortish" ride, but we have an optional (if needed/wanted) store stop at 21 miles.

Please arrive, and be ready to ride 35 miles, in time for a 7:50 AM riders meeting so we can roll from Lake Pflugerville promptly at 8:00 AM.

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

NOTE II: Q-sheets will be provided and the RIDEwithGPS version is attached below for electronic downloading.

If you are not familiar with our ride catagories; please see the following 2 sights to insure you are matched for this ride:

Be sure to check this post on ride day to confirm status.

Tom Via 512-913-4920
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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.
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Hutto-New Sweden Loop--(CW)