Beginner Ride -- Leon Creek (Mountain Bike)

We will begin at the Mainland Trailhead just off of Bandera Road and then follow the Leon Creek Greenway to O.P. Schnabel Park and beyond.  Anyone who is new to mountan bike riding can come out today and we will ride gently. Once you get an idea what it is like you can decide if you want to go on longer faster rides. Try it.  Everyone was a beginner and had to start somewhere and we all had to build up our endurance.  Also do not be concerned about whether you are slowing anyone down.  We are there to encourage beginners and we will make stops and we will ride slow and its OK.  Don't worry about it.

Beginner ride today.

Our speed will be at about 5 to 8 mph

This ride will be on mostly dirt trails and some paved areas.  We will ride for 60 to 90 minutes.  We will meet by the shelter.

The Usual Stuff:

As with any park we mountain bike there are smooth parts and rocky parts and any part that makes you uncomfortable you can walk though it. Make sure you have water, sun block, and wear a helmet.  When we ride we will have some rest stops along the way to let everyone catch their breath. I will only be there if there are people who RSVP "YES" by the RSVP deadline.

Meet at:

We are meeting at the Mainland Trailhead parking lot. It is next to the WalMart and behind the apartment complex on Bandera road.
Look for the dark green mountain bike. I will probably be wearing black shorts and a blue shirt. See you there.


Rain cancels this event.


The deadline to rsvp "Yes" for this meetup is 1 days before the ride.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone know if cone is okay?

    December 9, 2012

    • Cone W.

      Thanks for asking. Yes, I am fine - a little abrasion and a bruise, but I am OK. I had a great time until near the end when I tangled with that rock. See you next time! Cone

      2 · December 9, 2012

  • Sandra

    Thanks Enrique for organizing meet ups like this one. Planning on riding some more,and next Sunday. These meet ups will motivate me to NOT let my bike just sit in my living room for so long !

    December 9, 2012

  • Joyce A.

    I had a great time with all of ya'll!

    1 · December 9, 2012

  • Enrique

    Nice long ride. Good to see everyone there. Our average speed was within the posted range for a beginner ride ;)

    1 · December 9, 2012

  • Sara K.

    That was us!

    December 9, 2012

  • Sandra

    It was great. Nice meeting u all. Until next weekend.....

    December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok.... I did the best I could. I got two huge welts and a nice strawberry. Don't know if I'm cut out for this but at my age I had to try at least once. Thank you to everyone! You all were great!!

    December 9, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Don't give up it only gets easier

      December 9, 2012

    • perry h.

      Don't give up yet, it def gets easier

      December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    You guys are always awesome. Thanks for letting me tag along

    December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Kevin... Appreciate everyone's generously

    December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    That was a fun ride, good group, see u guys at Salado creek meetup

    December 9, 2012

  • perry h.

    Had a blast riding with y'all! Can't wait to do it again! And thank y'all for the help with my bike, I owe someone a tube.. I forgot your name bro, I will bring a few on the next ride!

    December 9, 2012

  • Sara K.

    I had a good time. Sorry about leaving early, but I was getting ready for lunch! I think I'll try an intermediate next time. Nice to meet y'all!

    December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Be there in 5

    December 9, 2012

  • Daniel M.

    Just woke up... Sorry guys have fun

    December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    OMG..., I forgot my freakin helmet!!!!

    December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm driving in from San Marcos, hopefully make it by 9:30

    December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok on my way. Coming from 1604/potranco

    December 9, 2012

  • Sara K.

    I believe the parking area is right beside the Walmart.

    December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok... Got the tire off and loading. Can someone please tell me exactly where I am going... I know where Mainland is... But where exactly do I go

    December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok, Im starting to get Cold Feet....Butterflies in my stomach...Im gonna start getting my bike loaded into my car. I might need help putting the tire back on if anyone can assist me....Like I said, very very beginner....Please be good to me Baby Jesus

    December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it today. You all have a good ride!

    December 9, 2012

  • Daniel M.

    Might join..... Maybe

    December 9, 2012

  • Enrique

    We will be going pretty slow so I expect you will be OK. But falls do happen to all of us.

    November 25, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Two of my friends have decided to join

      December 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Me too! Not to mention scared out of my pants!!

    December 8, 2012

  • Enrique

    See everyone there tomorrow morning.

    December 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    So are we still on for tomorrow?

    December 8, 2012

    • perry h.

      I sure hope so, I think the weather should hold out.. I'm excited for my first ride y'all

      December 8, 2012

    • Enrique

      Yes. The ride is still on.

      December 8, 2012

  • Curtis B.

    So, as I was cleaning the mud off my bike from today's ride, I saw a big crack in the frame. I've already confirmed that Marin is sending me a new frame, but if the bike isn't bake together by the time this ride happens, I guess I'll have to pull out. :-(

    December 2, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      That sucks! Any idea how that crack on the frame may have happened?

      December 2, 2012

    • Curtis B.

      No idea; I didn't realize it until I cleaned all the mud off. It is right where the seat stay is welded to the frame, but it's not on the weld it's just above it. I did take a pretty good spill today after slipping off a slippery log, but I can't imagine that it happened then. I really don't know.

      December 2, 2012

  • Enrique

    Any of the assistant organizers interested in scheduling a ride for either friday or saturday Dec. 7 or 8? I have homework and a test to work on those days.

    December 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm scared! I know I'm gonna fall and bust my best asset!! Lol

    November 25, 2012

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