Take a bicycle ride through one of the most scenic areas in the Hill Country, the Willow City Loop. This is a beautiful ride at any time, but if we are lucky enough to catch the wildflowers this year, it will be extraordinary. This year we are attempting to have the bike ride one way only—13 miles, mostly downhill, with a sag wagon to bring us back. The return bike ride up hill is pretty difficult, so hopefully, more people will be encouraged to come if we have the sag wagon.
After the ride, we will have lunch in Fredericksburg before heading back to Austin.
What to bring: bicycle, helmet, water, sunscreen, snacks, cameras
Location (CARPOOL): 7101 W Hwy 71 (78735)
Meet at Jim's Restaurant at the 'Y' in Oak Hill.
The 'Y' is the intersection of Hwys 71 and 290.
Take Hwy 290 west from central Austin.
Right at Hwy 71 fork (the 'Y'), then an immediate left into the Jim's lot.
Location (RIDE START): Farm Rd 1323 and Willow City Loop
Find us at the ride starting point, but give us some leeway on when we might arrive, probably around 10:30 am.
From Austin: Hwy-290 to Hwy-281, Right on Hwy-281, Left on RR-1323.
Find the Willow City Loop intersection after about 23.8 miles.
Park by the Verizon hut.
Use this Google Map link to see the hut:
Contact: Deb, (512)[masked], [masked] . NOTE: Host has no Internet or email access after 4 p.m. on Fridays, so please call if you need to cancel or if the weather is questionable.
RSVP: Please RSVP on Meetup