OK, so I'm not exactly post-whoring, since I'd like these to have some content. I'm just inexplicably annoyed with the recent (2-20-09) spam threads showing on the summary pages. So thought I'd throw this out here.

For those who are either new to cycling and looking for rides or are from out of town, here is a list of weekly local road bike friendly rides.

Rules of this thread: (ok, not a "rule" per se, but guideline I hope to utilize to keep this thread current with accurate info): If you wish to add a ride or edit the info already listed, copy this entire post in your reply and then simply make your edit/addition. That way, no matter how long this thread gets, the last post always has a complete listing.

Thanks!


Monday
Ride: Mission Trails
Departure: 7PM @ Blue Star Brewery (S. Alamo St, south edge of downtown; aka southtown)
Distance: ~18 miles (out and back)
Pace: No drop, as fast as the slowest rider who shows up.
Terrain: mostly flat, a couple of climbs
More info: search Raspa section on this forum for thread

Wednesday
Ride: Central Market
Departure: 7:30PM at HEB Central Market (Broadway/Hildebrand in Alamo Heights)
Distance: ~18 miles (loop)
Pace: No drop, but usually an intermediate/brisk pace
Terrain: first half hilly, second half sprints from stop light to stop light.
More info: none known

Thursday
Ride: Bike World ride
Departure: 7:30PM at Bike World on Broadway (Broadway/Austin Hwy in Alamo Heights)
Distance: ~15 miles (loop)
Pace: No drop, very social with numerous stop & regroup points
Terrain: a couple of hills at first but fairly flat once you hit downtown.
More info: search Raspa section on this forum for thread; note- most riders here on Bike Mojo who do this ride peel off and make several pub stops (aka R&I - Ride & Imbibe).

Friday
Ride: Downtown Bicycle Highlife Club
Departure: 9:15PM from Alamo Plaza (downtown) on the last Friday of every month only.
Distance: varies
Pace: Critical-mass like, very SS hipster, R&I
Terrain: varies from month to month, no set course
More info: search Myspace for downtown bicycle high life or search Raspa section on this forum for thread entitled "Friday Night Darks"

Ride: First Friday
Departure: pre-ride tailgate party begins at 7:30PM on the First Friday of every month only.
Distance: under 5 miles
Pace: under 5 mph, VERY much a R&I
Terrain: under 5% grade
More info: search Raspa for meeting location and other info.

Saturday:
Ride: Gravy's Breakfast Ride
Departure: 7AM at Bike World on Broadway
Distance: varies, usually ~20 miles
Pace: no drop, numerous stops for lights, points of interest, yard sales, and of course, breakfast 2/3 way through.
Terrain: varies, what ever Gravy is feeling
More info: call up Bike World and ask for Mike "Gravy" Beatty

Sunday:
Ride: Sunday morning goof-off ride
Departure: 9AM at Blue Star Brewery
Distance:
Pace: no drop, very beginner friendly
Terrain:
More info: search Raspa for thread