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Leander/Cedar Park Social Ride brings social riding to the ‘burbs on Wednesday nights

Posted Dec 01 2010 10:42am

I have been remiss in getting this up on the calendar since this Social Cycling Austin inspired ride started in Leander and Cedar Park earlier this year. Rafael Ponce is the leader of the ride and here’s what he has to say:

The Leander / Cedar Park Social Ride is held every Wednesday at 7pm at Robin Bledsoe Park at 601 S. Bagdad Rd. In Leander Tx. We usually roll out around 7:30 – 7:45 sharp and welcome and encourage riders of most skill levels no matter what type of bike you ride. I say most skill levels because we do ride at night along streets and usually only go about 10-14 miles and a fairly slow pace. The routes change up sometimes and there are often themes to the rides, just to keep it fun. Drinking usually ensues but not by everyone. We do occasionally have kids that ride with us and we do try to keep to non busy-ish streets and some sidewalks when the streets are busy. We encourage lights and helmets and obeying the law for the most part. We do ride with traffic not against it. I’m sure its pretty obvious that we have pretty much modeled ourselves after the Thursday Nighs Social Ride only in Leander on a different night and a lot smaller.

So if you can’t make Social Cycling Austin’s Thursday Night Ride or want something a little different, check out the ride in the northwest. For more info on the rides, join the Leander/Cedar Park Social Ride Facebook group .

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