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Old 02-15-2017, 10:25 PM   #1
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Austin TARA: Monthly ride

The Austin TARA (Texas Adventure Riders Association) Chapter sponsors a monthly dual sport adventure ride the first Saturday of every month. All riders are invited to attend.

We meet at 8:30 am at the Texaco gas station/convenience store, 18901 Hamilton Pool Road, Dripping Springs, 78620 (intersection of Hwy 12 and Hamilton Pool Rd/3238). Stands up at 9 am.

Every month we ride a different route to keep things interesting. The planned routes include both paved and off-pavement riding and are suitable for any street-legal dual sport adventure bike. You can download the route gps files below.

There is no designated ride leader for the monthly ride (i.e. no one is in charge). Riders self-organize into small groups and then enjoy a fun day in the Texas hill country.

Austin monthly dual sport ride routes:
Jan: Wimberley, 96 miles
Feb: Luckenbach, 151 miles
Mar: Willow City Loop, 125 miles
Mar alternate route: Castell, 189 miles (for those who want to ride a longer route)
April: San Saba, 226 miles
May: Fredericksburg, 229 miles
June: Johnson City, 88 miles
July: Marble Falls, 98 miles
Aug: Spicewood, 87 miles
Sep: Kendalia, 111 miles
Oct: James River, 225 miles
Nov: Pontotoc, 222 miles
Dec: Burnet, 151 miles
You can download the route gps files here.

What if the weather is bad? The ride still occurs. There is a chance you may be the only rider to show up, but the ride is never cancelled. This way, no matter what the weather forecast, those riders who want to ride always have a scheduled ride.

What if there is an event (such as a rally) scheduled for that same weekend? The first Saturday ride is still on. This way those riders who aren't attending the other ride/rally have a scheduled Saturday ride they can attend.

What if someone else is organizing a day ride on Sunday? All other rides are in addition to the Saturday ride, not a replacement for the Saturday ride.

The first Saturday ride is never cancelled. It is always on.

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