Once again, it’s time for our weekly highlight of up coming bike culture events in Austin with thanks to ATXBS. Thursday looks like a busy night!
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Thursday, January 15
Austin Bicycle Advisory Council Meeting 6:30 PM, One Texas Center, 05 Barton Springs Rd, 8th Floor 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. Got something cycling related the City of Austin could work on? This is your forum.
Hill Country Ride for AIDs Kick-off Party! 7 PM, La Zona Rosa, 612 West 4th Street In 2008, the Hill Country Ride for AIDS raised over $600,000 for our Central Texas neighbors living with HIV/AIDS. For their 10th Anniversary ride on April 25th, they are aiming to raise $650,000, and we can only do it with your support. Join them Thursday, January 15th for the 10th Anniversary Hill Country Ride Kick-Off Party. Bring your friends, meet other Riders and Volunteers, and sign up to be a part of this transformational event!
Shifting Gears with Enrique Peñalosa sponsored by Bike Texas 11:30 AM, Luncheon, Sumners Hall, St. David’s Episcopal Church, 304 E. 7th Street 3:00 PM, Bike Ride, BikeTexas offices, 1904 E. 6th Street Texas Bicycle Coalition, aka BikeTexas, is sponsoring a luncheon called Shifting Gears with guest speaker Enrique Peñalosa, former mayor of Bogotá. Peñalosa is most famous in the cycling community for popularizing the ciclovía, the temporary, often all day closing of streets to automobiles to allow pedestrians and cyclists full use of the streets. Mr. Peñalosa will describe his accomplishments in transforming and revitalizing the city of Bogotá by implementing his vision of a city energized with alternative transit, public spaces, sidewalks, bike paths and pedestrian streets. Tickets are $60 for the luncheon. There will be a ride after the luncheon as well with 50 loaner bikes available to early registrants.