​2020 JoyRide Schedule

What's a JoyRide? It's a perfect way to get in some training, have some laughs, and find great ways to boost your fundraising! Think of each JoyRide as a mini version of Ride day. You'll meet cool people, build confidence riding in a group, and feel supported the whole way. They're also a great way to convince a friend to join you for the Ride! First time riders are always welcome. It's a fun, relaxed environment that anyone is welcome to join - no registration necessary. 

Riders of all levels are welcome! ALL of the HCRA JoyRides are considered a “No Drop.” This means that no rider is left behind, and you can count on an experienced rider ready nearby to help and support you, as needed. Some rides have SAG which means a "support & gear" vehicle stays with the riders on the route in case help is needed. Additionally, we provide digital route maps for each ride via our RidewithGPS account.

Maps of each JoyRide can be found by clicking the JoyRide links on the Facebook events and here on our website below. At these links, you can view the routes, print cue sheets, and download files in various formats for your favorite cycling software. Please note that we may change JoyRides at the last minute to accommodate changes in traffic, weather, and other safety-related issues. We do our very best to communicate any changes in advance, and usually do so on Facebook.

Helmets are required on all JoyRides. We also ask that you “share the road” with other cyclists, vehicles, and pedestrians. We give a safety briefing at each JoyRide to get everyone up-to-speed on hand signals, the route, and upcoming events.


Below are the details for our 2020 Fall JoyRides!


Cocoa Social (map)

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Meet-up 9:30AM; ride-out at 10:15AM; Hops & Grain, 507 Calles St., #101, Austin, TX 78702

Easy; in-town & mostly paved trail ride. 12 to 25 miles - turn around anytime for a shorter distance. 

HCRA will provide some ride support, coffee, water, and light breakfast. Bring your helmet and water bottle! 

Click here for the Facebook event - a great way to stay in touch for updates, changes due to weather, etc.

Click here for the OneCause event.

More info about Walnut Creek Trail.


Beneficiary Tour (map)

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Meet-up 8:30AM; ride-out at 9:00AM; Waterloo Counseling Center, 314 E. Highland Mall Blvd, Austin, TX 78758

Easy to moderate; in-town ride for 19 miles. 

Meet the beneficiaries! This fun ride has seven stops for you to meet the beneficiary agencies of the HCRA and learn more about the great things your fundraising does. Bring your helmet and water bottle! 

Click here for the Facebook event - a great way to stay in touch for updates, changes due to weather, etc. 

Click here for the OneCause event.


Veloway-Escarpment (map)

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Meet-up 8:30AM; ride-out at 9:00AM; Meet at the Veloway - 4900 La Crosse Avenue, Austin, TX 78739

Easy to moderate, paved bike track loop, great for kids. 3.1 to 29 miles, or as many 3.1 mile loops on the paved, car-free Veloway as you like. 

Enjoy some riding on mostly easy, wide streets with bike lanes. Bring your helmet and water bottle! 

Click here for the Facebook event - a great way to stay in touch for updates, changes due to weather, etc. 

Click here for the OneCause event.


Govalle Park to Manor on the Southern Walnut Creek Trail (map)

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Meet-up 8:30AM; ride-out at 9:00AM; Meet at Govalle Park, 5200 Bolm Road, Austin, TX 78721

15-42 mile routes available. Enjoy the paved trail with no cars and a few gentle climbs. You might even see deer! Riders on the routes over 25 will go on open roads with some moderate hills to Manor. Bring your helmet and water bottle! 

Click here for the Facebook event - a great way to stay in touch for updates, changes due to weather, etc. 

Click here for the OneCause event.


Bicycle Sport Shop & Shoal Creek Ride (map)

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Meet-up 8:30AM; ride-out at 9:00AM; Bicycle Sport Shop; 517 South Lamar, Austin, TX 78704

21 miles. Easy to moderate; in-town ride. 

Join us with the rides FOUNDING SPONSOR, Bicycle Sport Shop. We’ll do a cool 21 in town miles and then there’s always time to grab some gear and nutrition at the end. Bring your helmet and water bottle! 

Click here for the Facebook event - a great way to stay in touch for updates, changes due to weather, etc. 

Click here for the OneCause event. - FIX


Leander Meander (map)

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Meet-up 8:30AM; ride-out at 9:00AM; Leander ISD Administration Building, 204 W S St. Leander, TX 78641

21 to 31 miles. Easy to moderate, open roads, SAG provided.  

Enjoy some long stretches and gentle climbs in the ‘burbs. Bring your helmet and water bottle! 

Click here for the Facebook event - a great way to stay in touch for updates, changes due to weather, etc. 

Click here for the OneCause event.


Dam Loop (map)

Saturday, March 15, 2020

Meet-up 8:00AM; ride-out at 8:30AM; The Village at Westlake, 701 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746

15, 35, or 45 mile distances available. Moderate to difficult ride. 

Take on all the hills on this challenging ride. Including a stop at long time ride supporter Bicycle Sport Shop’s Bee Cave Store! Bring your helmet and water bottle! 

Click here for the Facebook event - a great way to stay in touch for updates, changes due to weather, etc. 

Click here for the OneCause event.


Cedar Park Cruise (map)

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Meet-up 8:00AM; ride-out at 8:30AM; Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Company, 13010 W. Parmer Ln., #800, Cedar Park, TX 78613

28 miles. Moderate with some hills. 

Caffeine Cruise! Grab a coffee before the ride and maybe a snack or drink afterwards? Ride begins and ends at Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing, a long term sponsor of the ride and Team AshWell. Bring your helmet and water bottle! 

Click here for the Facebook event - a great way to stay in touch for updates, changes due to weather, etc. 

Click here for the OneCause event.


Martindale Ride (map)

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Meet-up 8:00AM; ride-out at 8:30AM; Three Rivers Community Church, 206 Main St., Martindale, TX 78655

40 miles. Moderate with great hills, SAG and Pit Stop provided.

The seven sisters will get you ready for ride day. Bring your helmet and water bottle! 

Click here for the Facebook event - a great way to stay in touch for updates, changes due to weather, etc. 

Click here for the OneCause event.


Georgetown Cruise (map)

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Meet-up 8:00AM; ride-out at 8:30AM; Williamson County Annex, 301 SE Inner Loop (at Sneed Dr.), Georgetown, TX 78626

29 or 42 miles. Moderate, open roads, a few rolling hills, SAG provided.

Stretch those legs out in the country! Two varying distances to get you ready for ride day!

Click here for the Facebook event - a great way to stay in touch for updates, changes due to weather, etc. 

Click here for the OneCause event.


Mount Gainor Scenic Tour (map)

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Meet-up 8:00AM; ride-out at 8:30AM; Hays County Tax Office, 195 Roger Hanks Pkwy., Dripping Springs, TX 78620

20 or 44 miles. Moderate to difficult, open roads, rolling hills, SAG and Pit Stop provided

Beautiful hills, cows, and possibly zebras! Roads are the most like what you’ll experience on Ride day in TWO WEEKS!

Click here for the Facebook event - a great way to stay in touch for updates, changes due to weather, etc.

Click here for the OneCause event.


Barton Springs Dip JoyRide! (map)

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Meet-up 8:00AM; ride-out at 8:30AM; Barton Springs Pool South Entrance, 800 Azie Morton Road, Austin, TX 78704

12 or 29 miles. Easy to moderate

A fun, in-town ride with a soak in Barton Springs to cool off at the end!

Click here for the Facebook event - a great way to stay in touch for updates, changes due to weather, etc. 

Click here for the OneCause event.


RIDE DAY!

Click here for the Facebook event- a great way to stay in touch for updates, changes due to weather, etc.



For more information on safety and how the Joyride leaders will conduct the ride, click here.