Learn new skills!
Ride new trails!
Make new friends!!
Learn new skills!
Ride new trails!
Make new friends!!
It’s fall in Central Texas and time for the Austin Ridge Riders annual Cranksgiving celebration!
How many laps can you ride around the sweet singletrack at Rocky Hill Ranch in 6 hours? Ride begins at 9:30am, last laps start no later than 3pm. Earn a raffle ticket for each lap you complete. Prize raffle at 4:00pm.
Registration includes 6 hours of singletrack fun, sports drink and snacks during the ride, a prize raffle, and post-ride eats. Ride at a race pace or a casual jaunt, whatever spins your wheels.
Early registration is $35 and ends Nov. 25 at 5 p.m. Onsite registration is $40 and packet pick up at the ranch beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28.
Note you must register online at BikeReg, RSVP’ing for the Meetup will not register you for the event.
An additional land use fee of $10 per car will be collected at the gate, so bring the family!
Maps and other info about the ranch can be found at: www.rockyhillranch.com
Burn off that extra helping of pumpkin pie and support a good cause at the same time.
MANY THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS!!!
I’ll see you out there!
The Austin Ridge Riders 2016 Board of Directors elections are coming up in December and we need your help to nominate individuals as candidates for each Board position.
Do you or do you know someone who loves to mountain bike and wants to get involved to improve the biking experience for everyone in Central Texas? Nominate yourself or your friends today! We have positions for all interests and skill sets, see the descriptions below.
The Austin Ridge Riders Board of Directors is made up of a team of mountain biking enthusiasts who work together to plan and administer a variety of activities that support the club’s mission and goals. General expectations of Board members:
– Regular attendance at monthly board meetings and any special meetings as required
– Regular participation in club activities including club rides, trail work and special events
– Acting in accordance with the club’s bylaws, policies and procedures
– Serving as an ambassador for the club with the mountain biking community, service providers, land owners, sponsors and other community partners
– Ability to work as team member in the accomplishment of program activities and goals
– Helping to make Mountain Biking Fun for everyone in Central Texas
Nominations will be collected from November 1st through the 11th, and can be submitted by responding to this survey, and it’s as easy as entering the names into the boxes below. You may nominate any current ARR member who has previously served on the Board of Directors for an officer position and you may nominate yourself or other eligible club members for at-large positions by entering names in the text boxes below. Please confirm each nominee’s willingness to accept a nomination before submitting their name for the ballot.
Enter Nominations here:
Thank you for supporting Your Mountain Bike Club!
The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department is in the early stages of creating a Vision Plan for the lakefront area of Emma Long Metropolitan Park. A key component of this process is involving and collecting input from the public. The Department plans to hold 3 public meetings and 2 focus group meetings over the next several months.
We hope you can join us for the first public meeting!
We will share information on the history of the park, the existing conditions and inventory, and gather feedback on what facilities you use and what facilities and programs you would like to see in the future.
We are also hosting exciting kid and family friendly activities including the Park Ranger’s Leave No Trace program and the Colorado River Authority’s Mobile River interactive exhibit. So bring the family out for a fun day in the park and help us create a vision for Emma Long Park!
View the Meeting Flyer here!
Please forward this message and the flyer to your friends, neighbors, and other community members who may be interested in participating. If you would like to receive email updates directly, send an email to EmmaLongPark@austintexas.gov with “updates” in the subject line to be added to the list.
Public Meeting and Event
November 7, 2015
10 am to 1 pm
Emma Long Metropolitan Park
1600 City Park Rd.
Austin, TX 78730
Entrance fee will be waived for those participating in the public meeting.
The Austin Ridge Riders have volunteered to help organize the Urban Assault Ride and we need your help!
Sunday November 1 @ 6:30-11:30am
The ARR has volunteered for the Venue Set Up:
This job will include arriving early to help set up the main venue area. This will include a variety of tasks, such as popping tents, setting up tables and chairs, merchandise sales, beer garden, etc. You will be at the venue for the entire time, and will be given a t-shirt, water and snacks.
You MUST click this link and sign up to be counted:
Hurry, there are a limited number of volunteer positions available.
Come out and help the ARR make this event a success!
What is the Urban Assault Ride?
The Urban Assault Ride™ combines the best parts of a bike race, adventure race, obstacle course, and a back yard party.
Here’s how it works: You and your teammate will set out on a city-wide quest for ‘checkpoints’ on your favorite two-wheeled steeds. At each checkpoint, you’ll drop your bikes and complete a funky/adventurous obstacle course, then remount your bikes and hit the streets for more.
The goal is to complete all the checkpoints in the shortest amount of time. You choose your own route and checkpoint order. This means that the most clever are often the victors. Of course, it may also help if you can pull a mean big-wheel power-slide and fly across an inflatable slip-n-slide.
After your pedal-powered adventure, your team will cross the finish line and enter a massive celebration of bikes and beer. The after party is just as much fun as the ride itself, thanks to the craziest raffle prize contest you’ll ever experience.
Most participants do the UAR just for fun (it’s not the most competitive event out there). Everybody loves the obstacles (which change every year). Many participants walk home with awesome prizes either from their performance in the ride or from winning one of the after party contests.It’s a blast for buddies, couples, families, triathletes, runners, craft beer drinkers, mustache lovers, good music aficionados, and people looking to experience one helluva celebration of BEER, BIKES, and BIG WHEELS!
Find out more at: http://urbanassaultride.com/event-information/
We have the approval for the work day at City Park on Saturday 9/19/2015.
If you have time and want to help – we will meet in the parking lot at 9:00 AM. We will divide up into work groups and assign tasks to people. Depending on how many people turn out, we may spread out all over the trail. By about 9:15 I don’t expect to have anyone in the parking lot so I will leave a sign as to how to reach me on the trail. The work will be to move rocks off the trail, fill holes, trim face slappers/eye pokers and pick up litter. No power tools are allowed. I will have shovels, buckets and such.
Bring gloves, water and dress for the warm weather predicted. I will bring refreshments.
Please post up or PM me if you can make it so I bring an appropriate amount of refreshments.
This work does include Pay Dirt if you need it and are not racing Waco. There will be another work day or two that doesn’t fall on a race day.
National Public Lands Day is September 26 and with over 40 projects throughout the city, we are in need of hundreds of volunteers!
The Austin Ridge Riders will be doing trail maintenance at Walnut Creek at 9:00am September 26.
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015, 9:00 AM
Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park
12138 North Lamar Boulevard Austin, TX
4 Mountain Bikers Attending
Please Sign up at the following link so we get an accurate head count and your T-Shirt size:http://www.austinparks.org/npld.html?utm_campaign=35&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email_listNational Public Lands Day | Austin Ridge Riders – Walnut Creek Trail MaintenancePool Parking LotThe trails at Walnut Creek Park need some TLC! The Austin Ridge Rid…
Join us for the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands including parks, trails and green spaces. Austin’s annual NPLD event is hosted by Austin Parks Foundation and Texas Conservation Corps and includes a variety of projects like:
Have questions about volunteering? Check out our FAQ page! The success of the day is dependent upon great volunteers like you, so please join us, and help us spread the word. Thank you for your continued support of Austin s public lands!
* Winner announced at the Volunteer Appreciation Party at Rosewood Park following NPLD. You do not need to be present to win, passes may be picked up at APF starting Monday September 28th
The first segment of the @Violet Crown Trail is opening tomorrow and our partners at @Hill Country Conservancy tell us they will be making a big announcement tomorrow about how you can help complete the trail! http://votevct.com
August 20, 2015, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Covenant United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall 4410 Duval Road Austin, TX 78727
The City is seeking public input on the design of the portion of the trail south of Scribe Drive between Amherst Drive and the baseball field in the Balcones District Park.
Overview of projects The Northern Walnut Creek Trail Phase 1A project consists of the design and construction of 4,250 linear feet of new trail from Amherst Drive to the Mopac Trail currently being built by the Regional Turnpike Authority. This trail will consist of a 10′ wide concrete trail with 2′ shoulders. The trail will have retaining walls to maintain an acceptable slope, storm water facilities to accommodate existing drainage patterns and will have environmental protections to safeguard existing protected species and sensitive areas. The project is currently at 60% design.
Dear ARR members,
I’m excited to announce that the Board of the Austin Ridge Riders have voted to become a full chapter of IMBA, the International Mountain Biking Association!
Many of you will be familiar with IMBA, and are likely already IMBA members. For those who are not, the mission of IMBA is to create, enhance and preserve great mountain biking experiences.
Since 1988, IMBA has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trail work participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy and innovative trail management solutions. IMBA’s staff, chapters, clubs and members work to benefit the entire mountain bike community.
Joining IMBA creates many new opportunities for ARR and its members, as well as giving us the potential to be a leading voice in trail advocacy in Texas.
You’ll hear a lot more about our chapter membership as we move forward with the integration process, but I wanted to inform you all right away, before it goes public on social media.
In order to fully integrate, ARR members will automatically become IMBA members. ARR membership as it exists today will cease, and members will renew, at the end of their current membership period, as IMBA-ARR members. The annual fee is slightly higher than today, at $30 ($20 for youths), otherwise nothing unexpected will occur. You’ll renew (if you choose to do so) with IMBA directly, not with ARR.
I’ll be at this Saturday’s Club Ride at Flat Creek, if anyone has any further questions. I’ll keep you all fully updated as we move forward.
Thanks, and keep that rubber side down!
– Tony (2015 Club President)
The Austin American Statesman has a great writeup on the new mountain bike trails that the ARR Volunteers led by our VP Charlie Riou have been putting in place over the past year and a half.
See the article here: