​Joyrides

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, get more comfortable riding in a group, and feel the love on wheels. They're also a great way to convince a friend to do the ride! 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 Ride.” This means that no rider is left behind, and you can count on an experienced rider to stay with you. Some rides have SAG which means a support vehicle stays with the riders on the route in case help is needed.. 

If you'd like to know more about each ride, check out the event calendar, or look at the complete list of Facebook events below.


2/3 Cocoa Social – 5-15 miles

Our kickoff to the JoyRide season! Hot cocoa and lots of HCRA love!

Easy; in-town ride

Meet-up 9:30; ride-out at 10:15; Design with Consignment; 3301 Steck Ave, Austin 78757

Click here for a pdf of the route, here for access to a MapMyRide file, and here to download a .tcx file (in beta) of the route.

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


2/10 Beneficiary Tour – 0-18 miles

Urban ride touring past 7 of the offices of HCRA’s beneficiaries.

Easy to moderate; in-town ride

Meet-up 8:30; ride-out at 9:00; Project Transitions, 7101 Woodrow Ave., Austin 78757

Click here for a pdf of the route, here for access to a MapMyRide file, and here to download a .tcx file (in beta) of the route.

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

2/17 Bicycle Sport Shop – 21 miles

Easy to moderate; in-town ride

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

Click here for a pdf of the route, here for access to a MapMyRide file, and here to download a .tcx file (in beta) of the route.

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

2/25 -- CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER! Leander Meander – SLIGHTLY UPDATED ROUTE - 20 and 29 miles

Easy; open roads; out & back; SAG provided.

Meet-up 8:30; ride-out at 9:00; LISD Administration Building, 150 W. South St., Leander 78641

Click here for a pdf of the route, here for access to a MapMyRide file, and here to download a .tcx file (in beta) of the route.

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

3/3 Cedar Park Cruise – 28 Miles

Easy to moderate. Some hills

Meet-up 8:30; ride-out at 9:00; Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Company, 13010 W Parmer Ln #800, Cedar Park, TX 78613

Click here for a pdf of the route, here for access to a MapMyRide file, and here to download a .tcx file (in beta) of the route.

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


3/4 Govalle Park to Manor via South Walnut Creek Trail – 20, 29, 43 Miles 

Easy to moderate; rolling hills; paved bike trail; safe intro ride kids & adults

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

Click here for a pdf of the route, here for access to a MapMyRide file, and here to download a .tcx file (in beta) of the route.

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

3/10 Dam Loop– 15, 34, 43 Miles 

Full loop or out and back ride.

Moderate to difficult;

Meet-up at 8:30; ride-out at 9:00; HEB, 701 Capitol Of Texas Hwy, West Lake Hills, TX 78746

Click here for a pdf of the route, here (15), (34), (43) for access to a MapMyRide file, and here to download a .tcx file (in beta) of the route.

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


3/11 Lake Pflugerville – 31 miles 

Easy to moderate; open roads; SAG provided

You may spot zebras on this ride!

Don’t forget today’s time change – spring forward!

Meet-up 8:00; ride-out at 8:30; 

Lake Pflugerville, Corner of Weiss Ln & E Pflugerville Pkwy, Pflugerville, TX 78660 

Click here for a pdf of the route, here for access to a MapMyRide file, and here to download a .tcx file (in beta) of the route.

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


3/17 Veloway-Escarpment – 29 miles OR 3.1 mile loops on Veloway

Easy to moderate; paved bike track loop; great for kids

Meet-up 8:00; ride-out at 8:30; 4900 La Crosse Avenue, Austin 78739

Click here for a pdf of the route, here for access to a MapMyRide file, and here to download a .tcx file (in beta) of the route.

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


3/18 Georgetown Cruise – 29 or 42 miles

Moderate; open roads with a few rolling hills

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

Click here for a pdf of the route, here (29), (42) for access to a MapMyRide file, and here (29), (42) to download a .tcx file (in beta) of the route.

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


3/25 McKinney Falls – Meet at Metro Center – 32 miles

Meet-up 8:00; ride-out at 8:30; 7500 Metro Center Dr, Austin, TX 78744

Click here for a pdf of the route, here for access to a MapMyRide file, and here to download a .tcx file (in beta) of the route.

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


3/31 Creedmoor Outing – 27 or 49 miles 

Moderate; paved road with rolling hills; SAG provided

May see ostriches!

Meet-up 8:00; ride-out at 8:30; Williams Elementary School; 500 Mairo Street, Austin, 78748

Click here for a pdf of the route, here (27), (49) for access to a MapMyRide file, and here (27), (49) to download a .tcx file (in beta) of the route.

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


4/7 Rosedale Ride – 23, 42, or 62 miles 

Charity Ride through central Austin

Register with Rosedale Ride; www.rosedaleproud.org

Meet-up: 8:00; ride out 8:30; Samsung Austin Semiconductor 12100 Samsung Blvd Austin, TX 78754 USA

More info here.

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


4/8 Climbing and Descending Skills Day – up to 14 miles 

Moderate to difficult hill training; out & back

Excellent training for Ride Day!

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

Click here for a pdf of the route, here for access to a MapMyRide file, and here to download a .tcx file (in beta) of the route.

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


4/14 Veloway-Escarpment – 29 miles OR 3.1 mile loops on Veloway

Easy to moderate; paved bike track loop; great for kids

Meet-up 8:00; ride-out at 8:30; 4900 La Crosse Avenue, Austin 78739

Click here for a pdf of the route, here for access to a MapMyRide file, and here to download a .tcx file (in beta) of the route.

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


4/15 Martindale Ride – 40 miles 

Moderate to difficult hill training; The seven sisters will get you ready for ride day

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

Click here for a pdf of the route, here for access to a MapMyRide file, and here to download a .tcx file (in beta) of the route.

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


4/21 CANCELED due to rain and MOVED TO SUNDAY! Mount Gainer Scenic Tour – 20 or 44 miles 

Beautiful ride that is most indicative of HCRA

Moderate; open road with rolling hills; SAG & Pit Stop provided

Meet-up 8:00; ride-out at 8:30; Dripping Springs Independent School,

501 W. Mercer Street, Dripping Springs 78620

Click here for a pdf of the route, here (20)(44) for access to a MapMyRide file, and here (20)(44) to download a .tcx file (in beta) of the route.

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


4/22 Mount Gainer Scenic Tour – 20 or 44 miles 

Beautiful ride that is most indicative of HCRA

Moderate; open road with rolling hills; SAG & Pit Stop provided

Meet-up 8:00; ride-out at 8:30; Dripping Springs Independent School,

501 W. Mercer Street, Dripping Springs 78620

Click here for a pdf of the route, here (20)(44) for access to a MapMyRide file, and here (20)(44) to download a .tcx file (in beta) of the route.

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



4/28 RIDE DAY!! 13, 26, 45, 65, and 90+ mile routes! Let’s do this!

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.