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.
Jason Yunker did a great job of recapping last Saturday’s ride and Steve added some flavor to the recap as well. Overall sounded like a great ride for everyone.
Derrick Jones fired out an email with a recap on the Sunday J&A Steakhouse ride which was also really fun. I was told that the breakfast will no longer be 50% off and they will only have brunch buffets which may or may not be discounted. That will be effective starting in May.
The CAPTAIN AMERICA kits should be here any day. Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement.
REMINDER: Check our calendar of events page out at www.steinerranchcycling.com as there are many awesome rides coming up. This upcoming weekend is the Shiner Ride. Other popular rides many of us are going to do is the Real Ale Ride and the Atlas Ride.
SHINER G.A.S.P. – Saturday May 3rd
Join thousands of cyclists as they ride 100 miles through small towns and scenic byways to the historic Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas. If you are interested in registering please do click here to register SHINER GASP.
MYSTERY RIDE – Saturday May 3rd at 8:30am at Cups & Cones
If you are not doing the Shiner Ride please join us this Saturday for a local ride. We will meet at Cups & Cones and vote on the ride for the morning. The routes will vary between 40 – 60 miles and group A will average between 17 – 20 mph and group B will average between 15 – 18mph. Just show up and we can figure out the best route based on the skill sets and interest of the group. Please note that while group B will be riding at a reasonable pace it will still require that you have a certain level of fitness and it is still intended for experienced riders that are comfortable riding with a group. There is no designated sweeper.
Rookie Tri – Sunday May 4th
Just like it sounds a triathlon for rookies. It is a 11 mile bike ride, 2 mile run and 300m swim. Go to the following link to sign up.
SUNDAY SOCIAL RIDE – Sunday May 4th 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.