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Registration now open for A2W spring social ride series

Posted Apr 03 2010 10:00am

Registration for Austin on Two Wheels’ Discover the City on Two Wheels Spring Urban Living Rides is now open , and we hope you’ll join us for these fun social rides. Austin on Two Wheels is teaming up with Keith Byrd from Social Cycling ATX offering three exceptional social rides in April that highlight the best of what Austin has to offer: Taste of Downtown Tour , Pampered Pedal Ride , and Boggy Creek Farm Picnic Ride .


These rides are part of the test for a new concept bike store in Austin dedicated to the simple pleasure of riding with friends, not competition or workouts. In addition to these unique rides, we will have some great Dutch bikes and cargo bikes to test ride while you’re there. We’ll be giving away some gift certificates from cool local business to participants who help us with feedback on this project plus everyone who gives us feedback will be entered into a drawing for an Electra Amsterdam Royal 8 at the end of the series. All rides will leave from our ride host BoConcept , 430 W 2nd St.

Special thanks to our series sponsors Bicycle Sport Shop , Barton Place , and Barden Capital Management and to all our friends in the cycling community that contributed to help make this series happen. Thanks also to BoConcept for hosting the rides.

ABOUT THE RIDES

Taste of Downtown Tour - Saturday, April 10, Meet up at 1:30 PM, Leave at 2 PM
Our first tour will include three great downtown restaurants to sample some of the best locally made food our town has to offer. We’ll start at our ride host BoConcept at 430 W 2nd St in the 2nd Street District and head to Chupacabra for some Tex-Mex and Margarita samplers. Then we’ll ride to Frank for some artisan sausages finishing at Halcyon Coffee House for coffee and desert before returning to BoConcept. All food and drink samplers are included in the ride as well as coupons for future visits to our host restaurants. Click here for more info and to register.

Pampered Pedal - Saturday, April 17, Meet up at 10:30 AM, Leave at 11 AM
Our second tour will be a fun afternoon of shopping with friends ending with a light stretch yoga class and mini-spa treatment. We’ll start at our ride host BoConcept at 430 W 2nd St in the 2nd Street District and ride to three downtown retail shops locally owned by women. After we finish shopping, we’ll stop at at Halcyon Coffee House for coffee and desert before heading to Black Swan Yoga for some light yoga and mini-spa treatment of your choice of massage, facial or foot bath. The ride will finish up back at BoConcept. Food and drink, yoga, and mini-spa are included in the ride as well as coupons for future visits to our ride hosts. Click here for more info and to register .

Boggy Creek Farm Picnic Tour - Saturday, April 24, Meet up at 11:30 AM, Leave at 12:00 PM
Our third tour will give you an opportunity to explore one of Austin’s best organic urban farms followed by a picnic lunch at the farm prepared by local chef Chris Howard. We’ll start at our ride host BoConcept at 430 W 2nd St in the 2nd Street District and take a leisurely ride a few miles to the east to Boggy Creek Farm. You will have a chance to purchase locally grown produce fresh from the field and will be guided on a personal tour of the farm. After the tour, we’ll have a meal cooked with ingredients from Boggy Creek Farm and a brief Q&A with the chef on how you can prepare this meal yourself. After lunch, we’ll ride back together to BoConcept. Farm tour and your choice of meat or vegetarian lunch will be included in the ride registration. Click here for more info and to register .

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