Date: November 18, 2012 @ 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: Flat Creek Ranch
339 Ulrich Road
Johnson City, TX 78636
Sunday, November 18
Flat Creek Crossing Ranch
Join Mellow Johnny's for a great day off mountain bike riding at Flat Creek Crossing Ranch on Sunday, November 18. We'll have our demo fleet of Trek, Santa Cruz and Giant MTB's on hand to try out. Bikes are first come first serve and you'll need drivers license and credit card to check out a bike. We'll have a limited number of SPD and Flat Pedals. Standard demo fee waived for this day, but we'll ask that demos be limited to 1 hour so that bikes are more readily available.
Event subject to weather, so if raining please check Twitter (@mellowjohnnys) for event updates.
Located next to Pedernales Falls State Park, along the Pedernales River, Flat Creek Crossing is a long-time favorite of Texas Mountain Bike Series with 8+ miles of prime singletrack and facilities for the race. For those that haven't been expect amazing hill country views with intermediate to expert level mountain biking. For those looking for less technical trail (beginner) you can come enjoy select paved and jeep road sections
Arrive between 8:00AM and 12:00PM and ride until 2:00PM. No riders will be allowed to enter the ranch after 12pm. There is a $7 ride fee, (fee applies for non-riders also) of which all the proceeds will go to Child Inc. Registration is held the day of, on site. All riders are required to wear a helmet at all times and all riders under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Women's Intro to Mountain Bike Clinic
9:00am-10:00am Learn the basic skills of mountain biking! Have fun and keep yourself safe! Clinic will take place at Flat Creek Ranch parking area and will cover topics such as shifting, braking, dismounting, body positioning, and riding small obstacles. Please bring your own bike and helmet for clinic, demo bikes will be available to test out after.
Clinic lead by Mellow Johnny's Lauren Ziedonis, IMIC Mountain Bike Instructor. RSVP HERE
We are guests, so please be respectful, clean up after yourselves, and be kind. And don't forget to thank the volunteers!
Please, no pets: The owners of flat creek crossing have asked that you leave all pets home for their safety.
1. Take 290 West out of Austin, through Oak Hills, Drippings Springs and then Henley.
2. Turn right on 3232 -- this turn is very easy to find:
It is just over a mile past the small town of Henley and is marked by a sign pointing the way to
Pedernales Falls State Park.
3. Stay on 3232 until it “T’s” into FM 2766 (almost at the park entrance – FM 2766
becomes County Road 201 at this point).
4. Turn RIGHT (a left will take you to Johnson City) and go past the park entrance – DO NOT go in the park gate.
5. Continue a little over 2 MILES down County Road 201 (you’ll notice that even though you did not go
through the park gate, you are still traveling through the park). You will pass an electrical power transfer
station on your left at about 1 mile – at 2 miles you will notice the ranch’s white
wooden fence on your left.
6. Continue a few hundred yards over a slight hill.
7. Take a left at the ranch entrance: You’ll see a sign that says “FLAT CREEK CROSSING.”
Date: November 18, 2012 @ 8:15 am to 10:45 am
Location: - Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop
The Violet Crown Ride, one of the oldest group rides in Austin meeting every Sunday morning for over 30 years, has moved to Mellow Johnny's!
The Sunday Violet Crown Ride is less intense than the Saturday VC Ride, but still a speedy group ride. This ride is a great fit for the intermediate rider with good fitness who is accustomed to riding in groups. This co-ed ride averages 17-18mph for 50-60 miles. Riders for this group should have experience riding in groups and understand the etiquette of group riding, be able to change a tire and address minor mechanical issues. Riders should come expecting a challenging road ride and bring the proper equipment. Please don't wear headphones or bring tri-bars on a group ride. We typically ride out against the wind and have a tailwind on the way home as nature intended. Speaking of nature, expect one "nature break" around 20 miles into the ride, and one store stop around the mid-point of the ride.
Wheels down at 8:15am.
Route: routes will vary.
Pace: 17-18 mph for 50-60 miles. Moderate pace with some stops, but it is not a "no drop" ride.
What you need to bring: road bike, clipless pedals, helmet, bike in good working condition, the experience and tools to change your own flats, water and nutrition. Please no headphones/radios. We encourage you to ride your bike down to the shop. If you do drive, please park in the street. For pre-ride coffee or snack, meet at Juan Pelota Café a half hour before ride time.
For pre-ride coffee or snack, meet at Juan Pelota Café a half hour before ride time.
For more information or questions contact Stephanie or Julie at email@example.com