Thursday, December 11, 2008
Jingle Bell Ride
Pull up your stockings and grab your Ho's, because we are joining this year's annual Jingle Bell ride.
For one night, the Trail of Tears...errr...Lights is open to cyclists. So, skip the parking hassle and crowds this year and join us.
The ride starts at 6pm at the baseball fields at Zilker (back entrance to Bartron Springs). Meet up early at Uncle Billy's BBQ on Barton Springs road for Happy Hour - 5pm. The Jingle Bell Ride has a long and short version. The official WAR ride will be, of course, doing the long ride (about 8 miles). This is a great ride to bring the family and kids on as well. There should be several hundred riders - lots of little ones.
The ride hits the Trail of Lights, followed by a Hot Chocolate and Cookie stop at the Mopac Bridge. Santa's little elves will ride back via the hike and bike, while the Reindeer will take a tour of Austin Neighborhoods that have been lit up like a Damn Christmas Tree.
Sadly, whoever planned the route forgot to include beer stops. So, this ride is B.Y.O.H.C (Bring Your Own Holiday Cheer). Nog it up, dude! I'll be towing the tunes box with my collection of obnoxious christmas songs (who wants a Hippopotamus for Xmas?).
Ride details: http://bicyclesportshop.com/page.cfm?pageId=1331