http://mellowjohnnys.com/rides-events/sunday-violet-crown-ride This is one of the oldest group rides in Austin. Meeting every Sunday morning for over 30 years! The Sunday Violet Crown Ride is a great fit for the intermediate rider who is accustomed to riding in groups. Averaging 17-18mph for 50-60 miles, riders should understand the etiquette of group riding, be able to change a tire and address minor mechanical issues. Come expecting a challenging road ride and bring the proper equipment. Please don't wear headphones or bring aero-bars on a group ride. We typically ride out against the wind and have a tailwind on the way home as nature intended. Speaking of nature, expect one nature break around 20 miles into the ride, and one store stop around the mid-point of the ride. Wheels down at 8:15am. Pace: 17-18 mph for 50-60 miles. Moderate pace with some stops, but it is not a "no drop" ride. What you need to bring: road bike, clipless pedals, helmet, bike in good working condition, the experience and tools to change your own flats, water and nutrition. Please no headphones/radios. We encourage you to ride your bike down to the shop. If you do drive, please park in the street.