The Austin TARA (Texas Adventure Riders Association) Chapter sponsors a monthly dual sport adventure ride the first Saturday of every month. All riders are invited to attend.
We meet at 8:30 am at the Texaco gas station/convenience store, 18901 Hamilton Pool Road, Dripping Springs, 78620 (intersection of Hwy 12 and Hamilton Pool Rd/3238). Stands up at 9 am.
Every month we ride a different route to keep things interesting. The planned routes include both paved and off-pavement riding and are suitable for any street-legal dual sport adventure bike.
October’s ride is particularly noteworthy because we are riding the infamous James River route, which includes the biggest, most fun (and slickest) water crossing in the entire state of Texas.
There is no designated ride leader for the monthly ride (i.e. no one is in charge). Riders self-organize into small groups and then enjoy a fun day in the Texas hill country.
What if the weather is bad? The ride still occurs. There is a chance you may be the only rider to show up, but the ride is never cancelled. This way, no matter what the weather forecast, those riders who want to ride always have a scheduled ride.
What if there is an event (such as a rally) scheduled for that same weekend? The first Saturday ride is still on. This way those riders who aren’t attending the other ride/rally have a scheduled Saturday ride they can attend.
What if someone else is organizing a day ride on Sunday? All other rides are in addition to the Saturday ride, not a replacement for the Saturday ride.
The first Saturday ride is never cancelled. It is always on.