Lake Pflugerville-Granger Dam-Bartlett Century II--(CCW) & Lake Pflugerville Half-Century--(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
52 - 103
Average Speed
14 - 16
Flat to rolling
Monday, 27 Mar, 2017
8:00 AM
Tom V
Response rate: 
Response time:
44 minutes
Posting this ride, with very short notice, to take advantage of nicer weather--sunny & lighter winds,--current MONDAY forecast!!  Starting time moved to 8:00, to adjust to Daylight Savings Time (DST)!!

NOTE 1/2:  Also including the electronic (RidewithGPS) map for a "pedal-along" Half Century ride that will ride with the Century riders for the first 24 miles---to the first store stop.

A NEW/OLD Lake Pflugerville Century ride to pedal along with Mark Perkins as Mark rides his 87th consecutive monthly century ride!!  
We'll be in east & north Williamson County on some quiet farm/ranch roads.  We'll ride together across the scenic Granger Dam before turning north towards Bartlett.  I've re-routed this ride--following many of the Outlaw Trail 100 roads---to try and avoid the many dirt/gravel roads north of Granger Lake & west of Bartlett.  Although the roads my be quiet; some are "vintage" chip seal and a little bumpy---air up your ties accordingly!  Expect to ride a steady "B" pace (14-16 mph), no-drop ride, with re-grouping as needed at the next turn.
With the expected late fall weather, we'll have 3 store stops: 1) in Circleville at 24 miles, 2) in Bartlett at 50 miles, & 3) in Weir at 75 miles.   Total climbing is 2540 ft. (per RIDEwithGPS)
NOTE I: I do not have maps of this route, but good Q-sheets will be provided and the RIDEwithGPS link is provided here for downloading.

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

Come with you & your equipment ready to ride 102 miles, in time to get signed-in and participate in the starter's meeting at 7:50 AM, for a prompt roll-out at 8:00 AM.   Let's all hope for some nice warm wind-free late fall weather!

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

Meet at Lake Pflugerville's North parking lot (ride start map location attached).
Rest Rooms are open/available.

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

Tom Via 512-913-4920
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Lake Pflugerville Half-Century II---(CW)
Lake Pflugerville-Granger Dam-Bartlett Century II--(CCW)
Newest Lake Pflugerville Century ride.