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/
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…
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.
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!