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Austin Bike Culture Calendar Events: 7/15- 7/21/10

Posted Jul 15 2010 8:57am

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, July 15

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 recent article on bike polo for more info.

PURE Austin Fitness Driveway Crit Series
5 PM, The Driveway, 8400 Delwau Lane
Weekly Thursday night road racing through October that takes place on the closed car-free driving course at the Driveway. Races include Cat 3/4 women’s and juniors race at 5:00, Cat 4/5 at 6:10, Cat 3/4 at 5:30, Pro/Cat 1/2/3 at 6:45 to choose from  Races registration $20. Full and 1/2 season passes available. USA Cycling annual or one day license required. One days for sale at race.

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
7:30 PM, Fiesta Gardens
A ride from the Facebook group Social Cycling ATX. Meet up at 7:30, ride at 8:00. “we will ride, then we will rest, then we will ride some more, and then we will get beer.” Read our article on the popular weekly ride.

Saturday, July 17

Texas State Championship Sprint Adventure Race Series
8 AM, Muleshoe Bend Park, Spicewood, TX
The last part of a statewide 4 race series. All events will include: approximately 3 mile trail run, 7-14 mile mountain bike, 25 – 35 minute canoe & mystery events. You must use mountain bikes for all races – no hybrids allowed. The races are designed to take 2- 2 1/2 hours on average. Boats (Sevylor K-79 Model Inflatable Canoes), Paddles and Life Jackets are ncluded so you don’t have to worry about additional rental fees or competitors with $1,000.00 boats.  Course Description: Fast, tight, twisty loop with a lot of short climbs. 80% shaded by cedar & mesquite trees. Lots of sand, rock gardens, limestone outcroppings, and dirt. Watch out for wildlife. Trail is 6.5 mile loop with several extra loops you can ride.

The Chipotle Ride
8 AM, Bicycle Sport Shop Parmer, 9900 W. Parmer Lane
The Chipotle Ride, hosted by the Bicycle Sport Shop Super Squadra team and our friends at Austin Cycle Camp, will begin at our Parmer Store and head north to Andice.This 50 mile round-trip ride will feature plenty of turn around points for those looking for a shorter ride option. (Sorry folks, burrito reservations are full, but please join us for the ride, refreshments and a great time!)

Mellow Johnny’s Scout-A-Ride: Tour de Crepe
8:30 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 is week’s theme is Tour de Crepe. The Tour de France is in full force for this Scout-a-Route ride. What better way to celebrate this race than a 12-15 mile ride through town with a mid-way stop at a local crepe shop for a sweet or savory treat! Come by at 8:00 for coffee. Helmets required. Ride organizer: Eileen Schaubert at  eileen@mellowjohnnys.com or 512-426-4851.

Saturday Night Fever at The Driveway
3:45 PM, The Driveway, 8400 Delwau Lane
PURE Austin Fitness & KENNY HILL AUTOWERKS Present:  Saturday Night Fever at Driveway Austin! Get your race on TWICE this week. Once on Thursday and again on Saturday evening. Remember start times on Saturday are 30 minutes earlier than on Thursday.  Registration begins at 3:45pm.

Sunday, July 18

Sunday Morning Fixie Ride
8:20 AM, Posse East, 2900 Duval St
The ride is focused on fixed-gear bikes, but everyone is welcome. The ride will proceed at a social pace from the UT campus on various routes of 25-35 miles.

Kids Extravaganza & Bike Rodeo
11 AM- 2 PM, Bicycle Sport Shop Parmer, 9900 W. Parmer Lane
Volunteers from Bike Texas and Safe Routes to School are sponsoring a kid’s riding skills clinic and workshop including fitting and bike safety checks, free water bottles for each child while supplies last.

Monday, July 19

Weekly Ladies Ride presented by Mellow Johnny’s
5:30 PM, Mellow Johnny’s Bike Show, 400 Nueces St
At 5:30 PM, it’s a 2 hour ride for ladies only. Join experienced riders from Mellow Johnny’s for a friendly and moderately paced social ride (14-16mph average). Get more comfortable riding in a group, learn tips & tricks, and meet other like-minded cyclists. Stay afterward for champagne and strawberries at Royal Blue Grocery across the street. Some things to keep in mind before meeting us for this ride: You need a road bike in good working condition; a helmet; cycling clothing; plenty of water; and are able to ride comfortably for 2 hours without stopping.

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).

Restorative Yoga for Cyclists
7:30 PM, Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop, 400 Nueces St

Come in for Restorative Yoga at Mellow Johnny’s during our summer sessions Mondays and Wednesdays from June through August. Lengthen and loosen muscles while preventing injury with John Trujillo and Anne Haskett. Join us after a ride, run, or a long day at work. Suggested donation of $10, $5 if you ride your bike to the class. Mats are provided by MJ’s.

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, July 20

League of Bicycling Voters Board Meeting
6:30 PM, BikeTexas offices, 1902 E 6th St

Monthly meeting of the League of Bicycling Voters to plan upcoming bicycle advocacy projects.

Wednesday, July 21

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.

Restorative Yoga for Cyclists
7:30 PM, Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop, 400 Nueces St

Come in for Restorative Yoga at Mellow Johnny’s during our summer sessions Mondays and Wednesdays from June through August. Lengthen and loosen muscles while preventing injury with John Trujillo and Anne Haskett. Join us after a ride, run, or a long day at work. Suggested donation of $10, $5 if you ride your bike to the class. Mats are provided by MJ’s.

Fast Folks Ladies Ride
8:30 PM, Fast Folks, 2513 East 6th St
Austin’s fixed gear bike shop Fast Folks has started a weekly ladies ride as an alternative to the normally male dominated rides.

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