May 7, 2011

NEW EVENING TOUR Scout-A-Route UT Landmarks Public Art Ride

Date: May 7, 2011 @ 8:30 am to 11:00 am
Location: - Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop
400 Nueces St

For people with an adventurous spirit and a passion for the outdoors, there’s no better way to experience public art than from the seat of a bicycle. Tonight's ride is our first evening campus tour visiting works in the UT Landmarks public art program including the newest video projection piece "And That's The Way It Is" by Ben Rubin which is only visible after dusk.

We’ll be joined by docents to fill us in on the artists and the pieces themselves. The total ride distance is 6 miles and will travel at a novice-friendly pace. These rides are co-hosted by Mellow Johnny’s and the Austin Cycling Association.  This no-drop, co-ed group ride is perfect for the cyclist new to riding or bike commuting, returning to the bike or just looking for a more casual ride.

Special information:   Lights and helmets are required. Ride size is limited, so please rsvp  here. Also, if weather happens to cancel the ride, please check web site for updated information.  We will not ride if the the roads are wet.

General group ride expectation:  lights, helmet, bike in good working condition, water and nutrition, flat changing tools, no headphones, and just for this after-hours tour, lot parking is available on the west side of the bike shop.

For a pre-ride coffee, meet a half hour before ride time at Juan Pelota’s Café.

For more information contact Stephanie at ride@mellowjohnnys.com

Ladies Mellow Mountain Ride

Date: May 7, 2011 @ 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Location: - Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park
12138 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78753

Ladies, are you new to mountain biking and would love to learn more? Are you a seasoned rider and would like ride with others? Come join us for the new Ladies Mellow Mountain Ride. This ride is for beginning and intermediate riders. We will  meet at Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park at 8:30am and start riding at 9:00am.

Walnut Creek is the perfect trail to begin your adventures in mountain biking as well fun for the experienced riders. As you enter the park,  the trail head is next to the first parking area on the left. The trail is mostly twisty singletrack with downhills, and creek crossings. Bring your mountain bike, helmet, nutritional needs to fuel up, supplies to fix a flat, and plenty of water (recommended 2-3 bottles or 100ml).

Contact ashley@mellowjohnnys.com for questions on the ride.

Trek Demo at Walnut Creek May 7, 2011

Date: May 7, 2011 @ 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park
12138 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753

Out friends at Trek Bikes are bringing their stellar collection of 2011 Demo Bikes to Walnut Creek Park on May 7, from 10am to 3pm. Event will feature select Trek Men's and Women's road and mountain models. Test rides require you be 18 or older (or w/parent/guardian) and that you bring along a drivers license and credit card. Also advised to bring along your pedals, especially if you use a less common brand.