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Learn new skills!
Ride new trails!
Make new friends!!
Folks, we’ve added women’s cut sizing to our ARR jersey storefront! Simply select your choice under ‘Gender’, and select your size. Sizing details are available under the ‘Sizing’ tab.
Order today and receive your order by October 15th. Order cut-offs are every two weeks.
Folks, we are aware that some of you are receiving unexpected renewal emails from IMBA – we had some issues moving the renewal dates over from our old system to the IMBA system, and this is being resolved. You should also hear from IMBA directly regarding this. If you have any questions regarding your membership status, please feel free to email me personally – ARRprez at austinridgeriders dot com.
Hi, ARR members! I’m pleased to announce the annual appreciation event & campout for the 2015 volunteer base of the Austin Ridge Riders Mountain Bike Club. Please join us if you assisted the Club during 2015 with activities such as trail building, trail maintenance, ride leading, ride support, skills clinics, AMBP, or support for any of our other programs. ARR Board Members are also encouraged to attend.
The link to the meetup is below. If you assisted as a volunteer this year, feel free to join. Right now I’m just gathering attendees – I’ll announce the location and the schedule of activities at a later date, but I can assure you – we are planning a lot of fun at a great location!
Friday, Dec 4, 2015, 6:00 PM
No location yet.
1 Mountain Bikers Attending
This is the annual appreciation event & campout for the 2015 volunteer base of the Austin Ridge Riders Mountain Bike Club. Please join us if you assisted the Club during 2015 with activities such as trail building, trail maintenance, ride leading, ride support, skills clinics, AMBP, or support for any of our other programs. ARR Board Members are al…
Folks, we have successfully transitioned to being a full IMBA chapter. You won’t notice any big changes – a few more IMBA banners, a couple of alterations to the website, and your membership renewals will now come from IMBA.
IMBA have a lot of resources to offer us – training material, skills clinics, trail schools, and so on. I’ll be working diligently with them to make sure that we get regular offerings of these classes and resources. Take a look at IMBA’s program page to see everything that they offer.
To share in the excitement, I’ll give a free copy of IMBA’s book ‘Managing Mountain Biking‘ to the first person who can tell me – in response to this post on the ARR Facebook page – in which year the Austin Ridge Riders were formed!
The good folks over at Freeride512 are putting on a movie night!
Mark your calendars! FREERIDE 512 will be presenting the mountain bike movie, Builder at Alamo Drafthouse on November 18th, 2015.
In recognition of all those who dig, cut, build, and hack through red tape to provide trails to ride in Central Texas, FR512 will be presenting Builder at Alamo Drafthouse, Village on Wednesday, November 18th at 7:30PM.
Through a series of carefully crafted segments, Builder will explore the art of trail building and how it impacts the sport of mountain biking and the lives of those who ride. The film will synthesize the experiences of many into a narrative that looks to expose the soul of mountain biking – why do we dig? From the youngest groms daydreaming of dirt glory, to the professional builders and sponsored riders who have the means to create it, Builder will tell the complete story of how built lines come into existence and more importantly, why they matter.
We are stoked that Alamo Drafthouse is supporting bringing a mountain bike movie premier to Austin and are grateful for their support – 50% of ticket proceeds will be directly dedicated to building new trails in Central Texas! So come join us in celebrating Central Texas trail building, imbibing in craft beer, and watching a totally rad movie!
You may purchase tickets at: https://drafthouse.com/ticketing/0003/53145. Better hurry!
We just learned our partners at @Hill Country Conservancy are making a BIG announcement about the @Violet Crown Trail along with REI next week. We can’t wait to share the news! http://www.violetcrowntrail.com
Do any ARR riders feel like replacing the stock headset cap on your stem (essentially, the circular piece which bolts into the top of your fork) with a custom ARR cap? Our friends over at Kustom Caps have mocked up a sweet design for us. The way it works is that the metal is colored, and then the logo is etched out by laser – so the logo always appears white. However, we have a couple of options which nicely represent the ARR color scheme.
The caps themselves run about $4.50, and the separate colored headbolts run $3.00. You can just use your existing bolt if you prefer.
Remember to check your current headset cap – some have offset bolts, and these are centrally drilled only.
Add a comment, or like this post on Facebook, and if there’s sufficient interest I’ll put together an order to be distributed at the various club rides and events.
Hi, folks – Tony here again. A little while back a couple of people asked if ARR would be able to offer IMBA’s Instructor Certification Program (ICP), now that we will be a full IMBA Chapter. The answer is yes, we can – and IMBA would like to get an initial idea of numbers. So, if you’re interested, please add a comment under the Facebook posting, and I’ll communicate the level of interest to IMBA.
More info on the ICP program can be found here: https://www.imba.com/icp
The VCT, as it is known, is an approximately 30-mile, multi-jurisdictional trail that will ultimately extend from Barton Springs/Zilker Park, in Austin, Texas, along City-owned parkland, through portions of the City of Sunset Valley, to the Onion Creek Preserve Management Unit, south of Austin, in Hays County. The vision for the VCT includes using existing and new trail alignments planned, designed and built to state-of-the-art standards.
Currently, the VCT starts at Zilker Park and runs concurrently with the Barton Creek Main Trail for the first 5 miles. Then the VCT turns south along Gaines Creek (aka Sweet 16) for about a mile. So 6 miles all together. There is access parking at Zilker, Loop 360, and at Specs near the Hwy. 290 trail head.
ARR is now looking for one or more dedicated volunteers to help maintain the current six mile Green Belt portion of the trail system. Activities will include corridor clearing, vegetation removal, armoring, tread finishing, and other stewardship tasks as needed.
If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please email me (Tony) at ARRprez@austinridgeriders.com for more information.
Join REI and the Austin Ridge Riders Mountain Bike Club for a FREE event filled with trail building, exclusive mountain bike demos, and fun! Help support the Austin Ridge Riders trail-building and stewardship efforts in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Enjoy a lunch and refreshments provided by REI, and the exclusive opportunity to demo GHOST Mountain Bikes on some of Central Texas’ most exciting trails at Flat Creek Ranch. REI is the exclusive distributor of GHOST premium mountain bikes in the United States; Come check out these bikes and enter our on-site sweepstakes for a chance to win a premium GHOST Mountain Bike and other REI gear! NOTE: Kids bikes will not be available for demo.
More details here: http://www.rei.com/event/65891/session/113129/06022015
We hope to see you all there!