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Enjoy Art Week Austin with rides hosted by Mellow Johnny’s

Posted Apr 21 2009 12:00am

awa_hdr_banner While updating our comprehensive calendar of Austin Cycling events this weekend, I came across these rides that got left off the weekly event roundup. April 22-26, Art Alliance Austin is hosting their Art Week Austin, a series of citywide visual art happenings produced both by Art Alliance Austin and partner organizations. 

Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop is joining in the festivities by hosting these daily rides to check out various installations.

Wednesday, April 22

Downtown Public Art Bike Tour
Noon, Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop, 400 Nueces St
Celebrate Art Week Austin by joining us for a lunchtime ride exploring some of the public art works in Butler Park, the Mexican American Cultural Center and the Convention Center. We’ll be joined by a docent tour guide to fill us in on the artists and the pieces themselves. The total distance is less than 4 miles and will travel at a novice-friendly pace. Ride organizer: Eileen Schaubert at eileen@mellowjohnnys.com or 512-426-4851.

Thursday, April 23

UT Public Art Bike Tour
Noon, Blanton Museum Cafe, MLK Blvd & Congress Ave
Celebrate Art Week Austin by joining us for a campus tour visiting works in the Landmarks public art program. Today’s ride departs from outside the Blanton Museum Cafe on the UT campus near MLK and Speedway. We’ll be joined by a docent tour guide to fill us in on the artists and the pieces themselves. The total distance is 2 miles and will travel at a novice-friendly pace. Rider organizer: Eileen Schaubert at eileen@mellowjohnnys.com or 512-426-4851.

Friday, April 24

Downtown Public Art Bike Tour
Noon, Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop, 400 Nueces St
Celebrate Art Week Austin by joining us for a lunchtime ride exploring some of the public art works in Butler Park, Mexican American Cultural Center and the Convention Center. We’ll be joined by a docent tour guide to fill us in on the artists and the pieces themselves. The total distance is less than 4 miles and will travel at a novice-friendly pace. Rental bikes are available.Rider Organizer: William Hudson at WilliamTheRebel@gmail.com,512-206-0078 or 210-387-7340

Saturday, April 25

Mellow Johnny’s Scout-A-Ride: Public Art Bike Tour
8:30 AM, Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop, 400 Nueces St
Celebrate Art Week Austin by joining us for a ride exploring some of the public art works in downtown and the UT campus. We’ll sample pieces from the Texas Biennial, UT’s Landmarks collection, the City of Austin Art in Public Places program and the Trail of Tejano Legends. The total distance is less than 7 miles and will travel at a novice-friendly pace. Rental bikes are available. Come by at 8:00 for pre-ride coffee. Ride organizer: Greg Ritter gritter@tca.edu at 512-906-6709.

Sunday, April 26

Public Art Bike Tour
8:30 AM, Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop, 400 Nueces St
Celebrate Art Week Austin by joining us for a ride exploring some of the public art works in downtown and the UT campus. We’ll sample pieces from the Texas Biennial, UT’s Landmarks collection, the City of Austin Art in Public Places program and the Trail of Tejano Legends. The total distance is less than 7 miles and will travel at a novice-friendly pace. Rental bikes are available. Ride Organizer: Joel Schaubert at 512-415-5286

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