July 2011

NACCC Team Trial Trial Fundraiser

Date: July 2, 2011 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: - State Garage Q, located at 1610 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701

Kick off the Tour de France with the Austin bike messengers and Mellow Johnny's with an uphill team trial!


-All you need to participate is a team of four people. Bikes and hydration will be provided.

-$30 Team Pre-Registration is open NOW!

-$40 On-site Registration starts at 5:30pm on the day of the race.

-Awesome prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams, in addition to the most creative "Team Concept."

Post-race (around 7pm), head over to Mellow Johnny's for a 2011 Tour de France Launch Party! Screening of le Tour begins at 7:30pm and the party will go until 9pm. Cold beer and yummy food will be provided with a suggested $5 donation. All proceeds benefit the North American Cycle Courier Championship (NACCC) that will be held in October. Contact mel@mellowjohnnys.com for more information.

Confirmed sponsors: Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop, CHROME, State of Texas, Bike Messengers of Austin, New Belgium Beer, and Taco Deli.

Scout-a-Route: Mamma Jamma Training Ride for 2011

Date: July 16, 2011 @ 7:30 am to 11:30 am
Location: - Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop
400 Nueces
Austin, Texas

Note:  Special start time  7:30am!

Bring your friends and join us for an official training ride for the 2011 Mamma Jamma Season! Everyone is invited, from the very beginner to the expert. There is lots of support, no one will ride alone, and we guarantee you won't be the last rider in! You don't have to already be registered for the Mamma Jamma Ride, just show up, have a great time, and meet some of the best people in Austin!

This week's ride offers three options.  One option is a beginner clinic taught by a certified instructor which includes an 8-mile ride along the Lance Armstrong Bikeway and other hike and bike paths.  The second is a pedal up Shoal Creek Blvd and back.  This 20-mile route will wander through beautiful, bike friendly neighborhoods along established bike routes and neighborhood streets.   The third choice is a shorter version of the Shoal Creek route bypassing some of the longer hills with a ride distance of 15 miles.  All options are "no-drop" meaning you will not be left alone out on the course. Yes, there are a few hills.  We do live in Austin!

General group ride expectation:  helmet, bike in good working condition (please check this before arriving), water and nutrition, flat changing tools, and no headphones.  We encourage you to ride your bike down.  However, if driving, please park in the street or designated parking area.

For more information about the Mamma Jamma Ride visit:  http://www.mammajammaride.org/site/PageServer?pagename=mjr_homepage

For more information about the Saturday ride, contact Stephanie at ride@mellowjohnnys.com