MapMyFitness ambassador, Paul Goldman, shares a cycling route that includes one of his favorite roads in Austin. To access the route in detail, go to http://ow.ly/rRFCi.
One of my favorite road bike routes is along a 3.5-mile stretch of Spicewood Springs Road. This route is approximately 36 miles long in total. If that is a little long, you can cut 10 miles off by staying on 360 all the way to Jollyville Road.
From Mellow Johnny's, I take the bikeway to the scenic Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge, crossing the bridge, heading down Barton Springs Road, and going through Zilker Park to Rollingwood Drive. I follow some twists and turns through the hilly neighborhood to South Capitol of Texas Highway (Loop 360). I continue northbound to cross the beautiful Pennybacker Bridge and make a left turn onto Spicewood Springs Road.
Spicewood Springs Road is a beautiful stretch of rolling, winding road that passes over bubbling creeks and alongside small farms and parks. A right turn at the T-intersection at the end of the road leads to a couple of short climbs to Jollyville Road, which can then be followed back to Loop 360 and back on into town.
We're fortunate to have Spicewood Springs located so close to downtown; it's beautiful most any time of year.