Fill your plate with Austin trail goodness!
The Enchilada Buffet is the annual measuring stick for Austin mountain biking. The EB is a self supported ride covering five local trails and ~85 miles of awesome Austin biking badassness.
Enchilada Buffet 2017 – October 21, 2017
[Rain Dates:October 28, 2017 – November 4, 2017]
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 race 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 Barton Creek un-crossable, we will post an alternate ‘North Shore only’ re-route.
THE BASIC GUIDELINES:
- No support/drops on the course. Please don’t store a cooler somewhere. You can stop and buy what you need at gas stations (or neutral Trail Angels).
- Don’t cut the course and call yourself a finisher. We’d love to see your Strava upload!
- 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.
The EB challenge attracts more riders each year and we hope this year will be no different. It’s a great way to get a taste or a mouthful of all the Mountain Bike parks in Austin and also a great day in the saddle! So if you like to bike and awesome people… get your bike and camelback/bottles ready and come RIDE!!