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Austin Bike Culture Calendar Events: 11/18- 11/24/10

Posted Nov 18 2010 10:08am

With the holidays on the horizon, the racing has died down and cyclists are turning to warm food and good drink with friends. There are an awful lot of social riding going on. Social Cycling Austin is doing a weekend camping expedition with groups leaving Friday and Saturday, Midnight Ridazz ATX is making a return this Friday night, the final full moon cruise of the year happens Saturday, and the Peddler is sponsoring a Movember themed social ride.

Here’s a quick run down of recommended events for the coming week from our comprehensive calendar of all cycling events . Thanks to Jason at ATXBS for letting us know about some events we couldn’t find elsewhere. 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, November 18

Thursday Night Bike Polo
5:30 PM, Eastwoods Park, 3001 Harris Park Ave
The Austin Bike Polo Club’s weekday match. 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.

Bicycle Advisory Council
6:30 PM One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd, 8th floor large conference room

The Austin Bicycle Advisory Council is a committee of Austinites representing cyclists’ interests to the City of Austin and meets monthly to advise staff of the City of Austin Public Works Bicycle and Pedestrian Program.

Thursday Night Social Ride
7:00 PM, NEW LOCATION: Plaza Satillo, Comal & E. 5th St.
Now winner of two 2010 Best of Austin Awards ! The large weekly ride from the Facebook group Social Cycling ATX that popularized social cycling in Austin. “This week we are meeting at our NEW LOCATION – Plaza Satillo, near Comal and 5th. Please spread the word! This week we’ll be taking a trek through downtown and West Campus before checking out some of Austin’s fiercest polo matches and taking a break at Eastwoods Park. After a polo break, we’ll wind our way back to the east side for some funk jams and free beer at the legendary Victory Grill” Meet up at 7:00, ride at 7:30.  Read our article on the weekly ride.

Friday, November 19

Social Cycling Austin Fall Camping Ride
1:00 PM, BikeTexas, 1902 E. 6th St, Austin ***Group will also leave Saturday morning at 10:00***
Like hanging with your fellow Social Riders on Thursday night? Wish you could hang with them all weekend long? Good! Because on the upcoming weekend of November 19nth-21st you should pack up your camping gear, bring some refreshments and get ready to ride with us on our FIRST CAMPING RIDE! The people out at the Hundred Acre Wood, an organic farm/retreat just outside of Manor, have invited us to join them for a week…end of bike riding, camping, bands, DANCING by a bonfire, morning yoga sessions, frisbee golf, swimming, CHICKEN SHIT BINGO, checking out the Leonids meteor shower and just chilling. It’s their FALL FROLIC. The activities go on all weekend, but since some people are working until Friday at quitting time, we will be leading rides on both FRIDAY AFTERNOON and SATURDAY MORNING. ***Transportation for all of our gear by trailer on both days will be provided by the great folks out at Hundred Acre Wood. ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 19NTH: We meet at 1:30pm and leave at 2pm. ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 20TH: WE meet at 10am and leave at 10:30am. Their special price for our riders for the whole weekend is only $10 (compared to the regular $25 fee).

Midnight Ridazz ATX: Serious Business Ride
10 PM, Lamar Blvd Plfuger Pedestrian Bridge, Lady Bird Lake
Join in on this monthly social ride, the Midnight Ridazz. This month’s theme is the Serious Business Ride. Dress code is suit and tie.

Saturday, November 20

Mellow Johnny’s Scout-A-Ride: Rollingwood and Vine
NEW TIME: 9 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: Rollingwood and Vine. Today’s ride is a more challenging route than usual with the hills of Rollingwood and an option to ride a short section of Loop 360 with it’s wide shoulders but faster traffic. The mileage is low at 14 miles but requires some experience. The routes are designed to help riders navigate the city bike routes and other safe bike commuting options. We average 12mph for distances between 15-25 miles. Come by at 8:30 for coffee. Helmets required. Contact: Stephanie at .

November Full Moon Cruise: Beaver Full Moon
11:59 PM, Lamar Blvd Plfuger Pedestrian Bridge, Lady Bird Lake
Lunar monthly all night ride: “At this point of the year, it’s time to set beaver traps before the swamps freeze to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Beaver Full Moon come from the fact that the beavers are now active in their preparation for winter. It’s also called the Frosty Moon.” (Perhaps we should stop at a few Wendys for Frosties!)”

Sunday, November 21

Mo’ Better Cruze
1 PM, The Peddler, 5015 Duval St
“Spread the word a fun ride this Sunday, I am growing my first “Mo’” for Movember which raises money for Prostate cancer, come Join me at the Peddler at 1pm (rollout 1.30), bring Friends, Family, Neighbors ANYONE, Mimosa’s and Bloody Mary’s will be served, we will cruze thru East Austin with a Stop at the BIG Moustache for photo’s (El Chilito & MLK) then onto Downtown via Ladybird lake heading to Uncle Billy’s, then back up Mopac to the Peddler. A fun easy ride with Lotsa Surprises! DOOR PRIZES & LIBATIONS being provided. Of course ANY Donation’s welcome! $5 or more would be great or go to

Monday, November 22

The 6:00 Social
6 PM, Mellow Johnny’s Bike Show, 400 Nueces St

Mellow Johnny’s has a new weekday ride. It’s the 6:00 Social. It’s not the “ladies” ride. It’s co-ed. Meet at Mellow Johnny’s on Monday evenings and leaving at 6p. The ride will be 30 miles for 2-2.5hrs at 13-16mph; through neighborhoods, official bike routes, crossing a couple of large roadways, and two short sections on access roads. Helmets and lights are required (it will be dark before we return).

Heavy Metal Fitness Ride hosted by Social Cycling ATX
7:30 PM, Lamar Blvd Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge
The Heavy Metal Fitness Ride has returned! Hosted by Social Cycling ATX, this ride is a higher pace and more challenging than their Thursday Night Urban Ride. The ride is 20-30 miles and usually ends with free beer and a dip in the water. Meet up at 7 PM. Ride leaves at 7:30 sharp.

Tuesday, November 23

Dirt Derby
5:30 PM, Austin/Del Valle Motorcross Park, 15400 Pearce Ln, Del Valle, TX

Austin’s weekly cyclocross series returns for its fourth season at the the fully illuminated motocross course and surrounding fields at Austin/Del Valle Motorcross Park (ADVMX). There are A, B, beginners, women’s, and children’s races in cyclocross and short track mountain bike. New schedule: 6:15 PM Kids Race, 6:20 PM Beginner Race Intro Lap, 6:30 PM Beginner Race (20 min), 7:00 PM B Short Track MTB (25 min), Intermediate, Masters & Single Speed classes, 7:30 PM B Cyclocross (25 min), Intermediate, Masters & Single Speed classes, 8:05 PM Open Short Track / Cyclocross (30 min)$10, women, beginners and kids only $5. Second race same night $5. All types of bikes are welcome. There will also be a Two 7-Week Miniseries with more prizes.

Wednesday, November 24

Hump Day Ride hosted by Social Cycling ATX
Noon, Lamar Blvd Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge, Lady Bird Lake
The latest new ride from Social Cycling ATX. Social paced ride for the riders that can make it out during the work week. We will have a few stops one at a coffee shop and one for lunch. All levels are welcome. Share with your “funemployed” friends.

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