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Old 07-02-07, 10:23 AM   #1
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Riding groups in Austin???

New cyclist here. Just wanted to see if anyone new of any riding groups in Austin that would be good for beginners. My wife and I are just starting out and wanted to get our feet wet with a riding group. Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-02-07, 10:05 PM   #2
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I think Austin Cycling Assoc has some beginner rides ... at the very least they would be able to direct you to the appropriate place if you contact them.

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Ditto on the Austin Cycling Association. You don't have to be a member to participate in their rides (helmets are required), but you have to join to download their maps. Pick up a copy of Southwest Cycling News (the ACA publication) at just about any area bike shop. Every issue contains a calendar of upcoming rides, including ACA rides, with general descriptions. Through the ACA, you'll be able to meet like-minded and similarly capable area riders with whom you can create and arrange your own rides and groups. I ride with a couple of groups on Saturdays and Sundays, and I belong to both the ACA and the Violet Crown Sports Association, which is primarily a racing/competitive club. Our rides tend to be a little more strenuous than what you might be looking for. But Austin has a huge cycling community, and you'll be able to hook up somehow with some group.

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What part of town are you in? If you're just getting into it, I think the veloway down south is a great place to work on building technique and time in the saddle in a safe and sane environment.
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I am in south Austin, and my wife and I have been going to the veloway the past few weeks. It has been great thus far. I think we are going to start riding in the neighborhoods west of Mopac from the veloway as well.

I just wanted to get into a group so I could be around others more experienced and get some good info/feedback from people more experienced than I.
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You can also join the Circle C Riding Club. They have rides going out all the time. I am a member of ACA and think it is great! Nice rides every weekend, and members of all levels.
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