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Saturday June 28th [Scenic] and June 29th [Social/Ladies] Rides!

Saturday we did the Triple B’s and had about 17 riders in attendance.  We all stuck together for most of the ride.  The group did split but it was because one group wanted to do more distance.  So we had a 55 mile group and a 45 mile group with it splitting pretty much down the middle.

Sunday was the Steiner Ranch Steakhouse ride.

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

Farmers Market  www.512MarketKitchen.com is a food delivery service that sources its ingredients from local farmers and it is prepared by an Austin chef.  The best part is that you can place your order online and pick it up each week on the way home at www.resolutefitness.com and pop it in the oven and you can feed your family for half the cost of going out.  It is totally worth doing at least one meal per week and in the process you will help out local farmers, consume great food and support your local farmers market run that is owned and operated by our own Steiner Ranch resident Richie Romero.


AUSTIN SCIENIC LOOP – Saturday June 28th at 7:30am at Cups & Cones

This Saturday the Steiner Ranch Cycling Club we will be doing the Scenic Loop.  The ride is about 60 miles round trip from Cups & Cones to MJ’s and back.

The ride will start at Cups & Cones and we will grind it out of Steiner Ranch via the Steiner Ranch Blvd hill up to 620.  We will take the 620 down to Anderson Mill Road and make a right on Spicewood.  Then we will work our way through a few neighborhoods and end up on Jollyville and work our way down Jollyville through the Domain and will cross 360 and get onto Mesa up Mt. Bonnell and then ride through Terry Town and follow Scenic route along Lake Austin Blvd down to Mellow Johnny’s for a break.

There are a few alternatives on how to get home.  Sometimes the group will go back via 360 then Bee Caves back to Steiner Ranch via 620.  Another route is back via Shoal Creek but instead of heading back down Mesa some will go Spicewood Spring and around.  Just show up and someone we can all ride down to MJ together then everyone can figure out which route they want to take home.  For sure someone will be going back the Shoal Creek route below:

Please print out the below route if you are not familiar with the route.

ROUTE 1 (on the way downtown to MJ):


On the way back there are two routes.  I’ll be taking the Shoal Creek route but many go the Bee Caves route.  You will get to choose.

ROUTE 1 (on the way home via Shoal Creek):


We will probably have two groups.  We will have a faster group that will average about 18-20 mph and a slower group that will average between 15-17mph.  That being said there is no designated sweeper behind me so you need to keep up with me at a minimum or you will be dropped.

SOCIAL AND LADIES GROUP RIDE – Sunday June 29th at 8:30am at Cups & Cones

Come join us for our Sunday Social and Ladies Group Ride.  This ride is intended for beginner cyclist that want to ride in a beginner friendly environment.  The route will be about 10 miles and all within Steiner Ranch.  Cheryl Campbell will lead the ride and is an excellent ride leader and can help you get comfortable riding.  You still need to know how to ride a bicycle and should be able to have the fitness level to ride 10 miles.  This is a no drop ride so you don’t need to worry about how fast you are.  Both men and women are welcomed.  We are calling this a Social and Ladies group ride because we would like to see more women come out and ride and Cheryl will be helping women overcome some of the initial challenges of riding.

May 10th [Real Ale Ride] and 11th [Steakhouse] Rides!

Real Ale Ride
Real Ale Ride

Saturday was the second annual Steiner Ranch 6,000 which was about 6,000 feet of climbing over 80 miles of riding.  Next year we might have to call it the Steiner Ranch 7,000.  As many of you are well aware it was challenging ride but it was kinda fun in a sick way.  We had 28 riders that started the ride and about half of the group finished the full course.

Sunday was Mother’s Day so I’m assuming that is the reason why only 4 people showed up for the ride or maybe it is because many people couldn’t walk after Saturday’s ride.

The CAPTAIN AMERICA kits should have been already.  I have pinged Tom and Descente to try to get an ETA.  They told me early this week and now we are mid-week and we can only hope to get it before the Real Ale Ride.

REAL ALE RIDE – Saturday May 17th

One of Bicycle Sport Shop’s most popular events rolls through the scenic hills of Blanco on Saturday, May 17, 2014. It’s a ride for all levels, with distances of 15, 30, 50, 65 and 85 miles. Routes are fully supported and all end at the Real Ale brewery for a post-ride celebration with local beer and barbecue. to register please visit  http://realaleride.com/ to learn more about the ride.

MYSTERY RIDE – Saturday May 17th at Cups & Cones at 7:30am

For those of you that can’t make the awesome REAL ALE RIDE please feel free to show up at Cups & Cones at the new time of 7:30am to do a local ride.  As always the Saturday ride does NOT have a designated sweeper.  Just show up and we all can come up with a route that makes the most sense based on who shows up.

STEINER RANCH STEAKHOUSE/JACK & ADAMS – Sunday May 18th at 8:30am at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse

This Sunday is the Steakhouse ride.  The reason they are having it earlier in the month is because next weekend is Memorial weekend.  Jack & Adams offers an advanced, intermediate and beginner pace ranging from 12 – 35 mile distance.  It is going to be really fun and as always they have a live entertainment afterwards and a discounted all you can eat buffet.