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May 10th [Steiner Ranch 6,000] and May 11th Rides!

Steiner Ranch 6,000
Steiner Ranch 6,000

Saturday there were three rides on Saturday.  The 50 Mile Damn Loop Ride, 60 Mile Scenic Ride and the 102 Mile Shiner ride.  We had club riders participate in all and between all three rides we had about 25 people out riding on Saturday.

Sunday there were two rides the Tour de Steiner Ranch which appeared to have at least 10 riders and a bunch of us headed out to Verter Ginestra Memorial Ride where there were at least 20 riders.  We had a pleasant Sunday 30 mile ride and then a nice lunch under the tree at the Antebellum Oaks Venue on Murfin Rd in Lakeway.

The CAPTAIN AMERICA kits should have been here Friday but it looks like it will probably be early this week.

STEINER RANCH 6,000 – Saturday May 10th at 7:30am at Cups & Cones

This Saturday we will be doing the Steiner Ranch 6,000 which is about 6,000 feet of climbing in 60 miles.  We will start the Saturday at 7:30am from Cups & Cones.  This will be a hard ride but there will be plenty of stops along the way and the pace will vary based on individual skill sets. We all had a great time last year and this should be a good prep ride for the Real Ale ride next weekend.  This year we will have a no drop sweeper for the ride.  Nilson volunteered to ride sweep for those that want to take it at a slower pace.

Below is the route:

  1. Steiner Ranch Blvd up towards 620  [regroup at the top of the hill]
  2. 620 (R)
  3. 4 Points Dr. (R)
  4. River Pl Blvd (R)
  5. Big View (L)
  6. Narrow Ridge Dr. (L)
  7. 911 Emergency Rd (R)
  8. Glenlake Dr. (L)
  9. City Park Rd. (R)
  10. Peace Rd (L)
  11. City Park Rd. (R)
  12. W. Courtyard Blvd (R)
  13. 360 (R)  [fluid brake at Wag-A-Bag on 360 on the way up hill]
  14. Bee Caves Rd. (R)
  15. Cuernavaca Dr (R)
  16. River Hills Rd. (R)
  17. Bee Cave Rd (R)
  18. Bee Cave Pkwy (R) [fluid brake at Walgreens.  When you make your right onto Bee Cave Pkwy and then turn right again at first driveway]
  19. 620 (R)
  20. Lakeway Blvd (L)
  21. Highlands Blvd (L)
  22. Bee Creek Rd (R)
  23. Bob Wire Rd (L)  [fluid break at gas station on left corner of Bob Wire and 71]
  24. 71 (R)
  25. RO Dr (R)
  26. Bee Creek Rd (R)
  27. Highlands Blvd (L)
  28. Lakeway Blvd (R)
  29. 620 (L)
  30. Murfin Rd. (R)
  31. Pecan Dr. (L) [At end of road turn around and head back up Pecan Dr.]
  32. Murfin Rd (R)
  33. 620 (R) [At this point there is no designated fluid stops but feel free to stop and grab a drink if you feel compelled.  There are plenty of gas stations and other stores to grab some drinks or food]
  34. Mansfield Dam Low Water Crossing [This is an option that want to add another 250 feet of climbing and want a safer route over the dam]
  35. 620 (R)
  36. Steiner Ranch Blvd (R) [Take this back down into Steiner Ranch and follow it all the way around to Cups & Cones]
  37. Cups & Cones (R) [take a right into the C&C parking lot as soon as you pass the fire station]This is going to be a challenging ride.  There will be some that go fast but most will be going at a slow to moderate pace the entire time.  The goal of this ride is simply to finish and say that you completed the Steiner Ranch 6,000.  This ride is really the dam loop with a few added hills.


SUNDAY SOCIAL RIDE – Sunday May 11th at 8:30am at Cups & Cones

On Sunday the Steiner Ranch Cycling Group (SRC) will roll out from Cups & Cones at 8:30 am this Sunday morning for either the Tour de Steiner Ranch or Ski Shores or some other mystery ride.  Typically we stay in Steiner Ranch.  This is a NO DROP RIDE.





Have any questions feel free to email Dante Fichera at dantefichera@gmail.com

April 5th and 6th Rides!


Spokes n' SPurs
Spokes n’ SPurs

For the first time in a long time we had great weather this weekend.  The blue bonnets were out and there were plenty of athletic events to participate in.

Saturday was the LBJ100 Ride which is a great ride on country roads and the proceeds go to preserve the history of LBJ and his ranch for future generations.  As many of you already know LBJ was the only American President that was born and claimed Texas as his home.  Also this year is the 50 year anniversary of the Civil Rights Act being enacted.  I believe next month all the living Presidents will be visiting the LBJ Presidential Library downtown so you might want to check that out.

Sunday only a hand full of us showed up for a nice flat 30 mile ride out to Spicewood and back.  It appears that many people did the Run the Ranch.

This upcoming weekend there will be a number of options for rides to choose from.

For Saturday rides there have been a lot of people asking for an A and B group with each group rolling out 5 minutes apart.  Maybe we can see who is interested in that.  An A group would be for those that want to go all out balls to the wall and the B group which will still have a brisk pace will be for those that want to ride at talking speed.  So next time we have a big Saturday turnout maybe we can try it out and see how it works.

Many of you have been asking for new routes to add to our rotation of rides that leave Steiner Ranch and there have been some great ideas.  Please send me a link to Google Maps and I’ll get it on our rotation.

If you are interested in racing or watching a race you can do so on Thursday’s at the driveway.  The races run through October 16th and you can learn more at http://www.drivewayseries.com/

If you are in need of a new bike or cycling gear both Bicycle Sport Shop and Mellow Johnny’s are having their Spring sales from April 4-6.  Both shops are offering deep discounts.  Check out their website at www.mellowjohnnys.com and www.bicyclesportshop.com

TEXAS GRANDE FONDO – Saturday April 5th in Fredricksburg

Roam the wonderful landscapes of the Hill Country and crown your experience in the festive environment in Downtown Fredericksburg come April 5th. The choice of three routes: Gran Fondo 100 miles, Medio Fondo with 65 miles or Piccolo Fondo with 35 miles, is in your hands. Take on this experience at your own pace, according to your skill level.



SPOKES n’ SPURS 10th Anniversary Ride – Saturday April 5th at Spirit Reins in Liberty Hill

The Spokes ‘n Spurs is the core fund raiser for Spirit Reins’. Spirit Reins’ offers a variety of counseling services to children who have experienced abuse, neglect, or other traumatic events in their lives.  The ride is a great Hill Country ride.  Courses range from 6 – 62.5 miles and it is a fully supported ride with a bunch of fun activities after the ride.  There will also be a 5k and 10k brick available for a post ride run.  The cost of the ride is $45 and it is for a great cause.  In prior years the first people off the line were racing and I think you could buy into a pool.  I don’t know if they still do that but you can go fast if you want.

Learn more about the ride and register at:   http://spokesnspurs.org/sns-register-now

MYSTERY RIDE – Saturday April 5th at 8:30am at Cups & Cones

As many of you know there are a bunch of Saturday rides to choose from so just show up on Saturday morning and you all can vote on a route.  I’ll be doing the Spokes n’ Spurs ride.

SUNDAY SOCIAL RIDE – Sunday March 30th at 8:30am at Cups & Cones

On Sunday the Steiner Ranch Cycling Group (SRC) will roll out from Cups & Cones at 8:30 am this Sunday morning for either the Tour de Steiner Ranch or Ski Shores or some other mystery ride.  Typically we stay in Steiner Ranch.  This is a NO DROP RIDE.