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Austin Bike Culture Calendar Events: 1/12- 1/18/12

Posted Jan 12 2012 1:41pm

Here’s a quick run down of recommended events for the coming week from our comprehensive calendar of all cycling events . As always, if there is an event you know about that’s not on our calendar contact us, and we’ll add your event on and possibly add it to the weekly round up.

Thursday, January 12

Thursday Night Bike Polo
5:00 PM, Metz Park, 2407 Canterbury St
The Austin Bike Polo Club’s holds 3 hardcourt matches a week, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, at Metz Park. All bikes and skill levels are welcome and spare mallets and balls are available if you don’t have any. Check out our article on bike polo for more info.

Thursday Night Social Ride
7:30 PM, Plaza Saltillo, East 5th & Comal
“RIDE BIKES ON THURSDAY NIGHT!!!!! And if thats wasn’t plenty….. FREE KEG AT THE JACKELOPE AFTER!!!!!! touch gloves and come out riding. i want a clean ride. follow my direction at all times. Let’s get it on, Let’s get ready to rummble, etc.” Meet up at 7:30, ride at 8:00. Read our article on the weekly ride. Join the Social Cycling Facebook Group .

Friday, January 13

Hill Country Ride for AIDS Kickoff Party
7:30 PM, Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces

We’re kickin’ off the Ride on the luckiest day of the year! Join us on January 13, 2012 (Friday the 13th!) for food, fun, music and camaraderie that can’t be beat! This year we are lucky to have a special performance by the Austin favorite, Minor Mishap Marching Band – “Best Marching Merrymakers” in the Austin Chronicle’s Best of Austin 2011 issue. The Hill Country Ride for AIDS is an annual cycling event that rolls through beautiful central Texas this April 28th, 2012! Riders and volunteers raise money for life saving support for thousands of Central Texans living with HIV/AIDS. It’s a Ride, not a race, all levels are welcomed and celebrated.

Saturday, January 14

Mellow Johnny’s Scout-A-Ride: Mueller Meander (extended) & Major Taylor Meet Up
*NEW START TIME* 9:30 AM, Mellow Johnny’s, 400 Nueces St
Saturday mornings spent exploring City of Austin bike routes finding new neighborhoods and ways to get around on your bike. This week’s theme: Mueller Meander (extended). This 20+ mile route takes us into the wonderful rolling hills of east Austin to check out the new Mueller development. We’ve changed up the route a bit to add some distance. Major Taylor Meetup Rides are a call out to cyclists of color to come network and help shape the Major Taylor Austin club in anticipation of a weekend of launch events in late February. Join us for a pre-ride coffee or snack at 9:00 at Juan Pelota Cafe. Helmets required. If driving to the shop, please park in the street.Contact:Stephanie at Stephanie@mellowjohnnys.com .

ACA’s New Year’s Resolution meeting
3 PM, Howson Library, 2500 Exposition Blvd

Join ACA for the New Year’s Resolution meeting and sign up for the ACA New Year’s Resolution Challenge! Here’s how it works: each participant enters their cycling fitness goals for 2012 on a “pledge” form, for example frequency of riding, miles, hours in the saddle – something quantifiable. Then once a month, you send your actual numbers to vp@austincycling.org. At the ACA Holiday party in December, everyone who met or exceeded their goal will be awarded a small prize.

Sunday, January 15

AFWC Ladies Ride
9:00 AM, Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop, 400 Nueces St.

Join the women of the Austin Flyers Women’s Cycling Club every Sunday for an intermediate, ladies-only ride. This friendly, 2.5-3 hour ride averages 15-16 mph, with routes varying each week. It is a great opportunity for women looking to continue their fitness, learn new routes and meet new riding partners. Beginner women are encouraged to check out the Saturday Scout-a-Route ride for a shorter, more casual route.

Tuesday, January 17

Austin Bike Chix Beginner Ride
6:30 PM, Northwest District Park, 7000 Ardath St.
There is a new series of bike rides in town for those new to cycling or for those that just need to dust off that bike. Austin Bike Chix will be offering a series of rides to Austin Area adults. The rides will start at Northwest Park on March 22 at 6:30 PM and will continue on Tuesdays for 6 weeks. The series of rides will be more like mini clinics (with topics ranging from chains to hills) to give new riders knowledge about the bike and confidence to be able to do the shorter distances on some of the local charity rides and beginner rides in town. These rides are perfect for those wanting to do ride in the Tour de Cure or are a first time triathlete. We will be riding on the road, all bikes are welcome. All rides are free.

Wednesday, January 18

Restorative Yoga for Cyclists
7:30 PM, Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop, 400 Nueces St
Spend your winter keeping the body warmed and relaxed with Restorative Yoga for Cyclists at Mellow’s Johnny’s. Long miles accompanied by yoga will help you release tension, stay injury-free and set you up for a blazing Spring. Our class is great for non-cyclists, beginners and elite athletes. Join us after a ride, run or long day at work or school. Every Wednesday 7:30-8:30pm (downstairs) Suggested donation of $10 or $5 if you bike ride to class. Mat provided by MJ’s.

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