Fill your plate with Austin trail goodness!
The Enchilada Buffet is the annual measuring stick for Austin mountain biking, and marks the opening of ‘endurance’ season in the area. The EB is a self supported challenge covering five local trails and ~80 miles of awesome Austin biking badassness.
Enchilada Buffet 2020 – Saturday, October 17.
[Rain Dates: In the event of bad weather, the EB will be pushed to January, 2021]
Start Time: 6:30AM Rollout
Where: Walnut Creek Parking Lot
You will want to get to the Walnut parking lot early because it will fill up, plus we will have some details to go over. There isn’t an entry fee because this IS NOT a Race – it’s just a great RIDE with great people through some great trails. In the event of heavy rainfall which makes any trail unrideable, we will either post a re-route, or postpone the event until a rain date.
The Basic Guidelines:
- This is a no-support ride. Please don’t store a cooler somewhere. You can stop and buy what you need at gas stations (or visit neutral Trail Angels).
- Don’t cut the course and call yourself a finisher. We’d love to see your Strava upload!
- Join the Facebook group for up-to-date info!
- Get training!
The History of the EB
The idea for the annual Enchilada Buffet Ride started with a simple blog post in 2008 by one Austin Mountain Biker with the extreme urge to ride all the Parks in Austin in one day. The entire post from the Bike Mojo Forum site is below:
It’s been on the backburner for almost 2 years now. Last year we went as far as planning it and it fizzled out. This year I’m setting a day and am going to show up. If I am by myself then so be it. I’ve wanted to attempt this ride for a long time.
What is the Enchilada Buffet? It will be a self supported ride taking in a sampling of many of the trails in Austin. The following is a very brief description of where I and hopefully others will ride:
<Original Route removed to avoid confusion>
Hopefully there will be some interest, otherwise I’m bringing my I-pod. Let me know if you have any questions. Start training…NOW!
On a chilly October Morning a handful a riders showed up and ate all the Mountain Bike Parks they could. Some finished the route some didn’t … but the annual grass roots ride was born.