Saturday we had 16 riders show up and we had 11 of us do a really nice 40 mile route and we all had a great time. The others went out and did the 70+ mile ride.
Sunday was the “Babes on Bikes” and “Sunday Social” rides had a great turn out and it looks like it is going to be a great Sunday ride for everyone.
Tour De Cure Please make sure you join our Tour de Cure team which we do every year and it has been tons of fun. Cycling, Food and Beer and all for a great cause: http://main.diabetes.org/goto/TeamBeef
NEXT WEEKENDS RIDES
COMMAND 2 GUT & GRILLING – Saturday July 19th at 7:30am at Cups & Cones
This weekend there will be three rides you can choose from. One ride will be leaving Steiner Ranch at 7:30am and will be heading out to Dustin Dnh’s houst for a BBQ. This ride will be led by Thomas Lea. The route is yet to be determined but just show up and Thomas will figure a way to get you all out there safely. This ride is expected to be about 60 miles.
An alternative ride is to simply drive out to Dustin’s house and there will be a 40 mile bike ride leaving and returning to his house. I believe wheels will be down at 8:00am. You can learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/832482470096521/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Below is Dustin’s address:
1613 Oak Lane Georgetown, Tx. 78628
The third proposed ride is 50 miles and will start and end at Cups & Cones. Meet at C&C at 7:30am. I really like this route and really want to ride it with everyone but I’ll be out of town and won’t be able to lead. So if some people can’t make it out to Dustin’s party and want to still get a challenging ride in you might want to try this one out.
COFFEE SHOP AND BABES ON BIKES RIDES – Sunday July 20th at 8:30am at Cups & Cones
Starting this Sunday we introduce a new ride option: Coffee Shop Ride! Those wanting to explore options outside of Steiner Ranch, or those wanting a nice recovery ride option should consider joining the Sunday Coffee Shop Ride Group.
The group will leave C&C at 8:30 like the other Sunday ride groups, but will target some not-too-far coffee shop for some espresso, biscotti, and socialization. The ride will average around 14-15 mph and should be perfect for those looking for a recovery ride or to extend their range out of Steiner. Each week we will pick a different destination, but they would typically be around 15 miles from C&C. This is a no-drop ride, but you should be able to ride 30-40 miles at a 14-15 mph pace.
The other Sunday social option is Babes on Bikes, also leaving Cups & Cones at 8:30. This user-friendly ride is intended to recruit new female riders in hopes to establish an SRC ladies group, but is open to EVERYONE – guys and gals alike – looking for a beginner ride or easy cruise.
The ride stays in Steiner, is mostly flat and about 1 hour long. Distance varies from 10-20 miles with optional hill climbs for those wanting an extra challenge. This is a no-drop ride co-lead by SRC members Cheryl Campbell and Christi Mondrik. You will learn the basics of bicycle safety, riding technique, equipment recommendations, but mostly, you will have FUN! Come join us!
JAY’S BIRTHDAY DOUBLE DIP 70-MILER – Sunday July 20th at 8:00am at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop
If you want to get a long ride in on Sunday everyone is invited to ride with Jay. This is no ordinary 70-miler. It’s actually a ride-swim-ride-swim out-and-back that takes us from downtown Austin to the refreshing San Marcos River (72 °F / 22 °C) and then back to Austin terminating at Deep Eddy Pool. The aim is to simply have fun on two wheels rather than set any PRs.
We’ll leave from Mellow Johnny’s at 8am and head south to San Marcos via Old San Antonio Road/Old Stagecoach road. It’s fairly flat, and I’m hoping to average somewhere around 14-15mph.
For some of you 70 miles is no big deal, but for others who’ve wanted to try a longer ride this is a good chance to get your feet wet (literally). Breaking it up into two parts makes it bearable, even in the brutal Texas heat. The route is as follows:Hope you can make it.
Here’s the route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/436686842