February 9, 2013

Scout-A-Route: McKinney Falls

Date: February 9, 2013 @ 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: - Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop
400 Nueces
Austin, Texas

This 20 mile out and back ride provides a variety of riding terrain (flat, climbs, descents).  The shorter group stops at the park for a break and to regroup. Then heads back to the shop.  There is a 6 mile extension option (for a total of 26 miles) that continues past the park, regrouping at the gas station on the corner of Salt Springs and Thaxton. We continue on Salt Springs to Willlian Cannon. Once back on Mckinney Falls Pkwy, we head back the way we rode out.

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.  The routes are designed to help riders navigate the city bike routes and other safe bike commuting options.

Thank you for making this a popular Saturday morning ride.  In response, we are now hosting two groups for this ride.  The first group is designed for those who can average 14-16mph for 20-30 miles with one or two regrouping points.  This group follows the same route but is provided with an extended mileage option.

The second group is our traditional Scout-a-Route.  We average 12mph for distances between 15-25 miles with regrouping points.

Both rides are intended to explore, so leave your heart rate monitor at home, bring some spare dollars for the occasional refreshment stop and enjoy the view.

General group ride expectation:  helmet, bike in good working condition, water and nutrition, flat changing tools, and no headphones/radios.  We encourage you to ride your bike down.  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.

Questions or information contact rides@mellowjohnnys.com.

BP MS150 New Rider Orientations & Group Rides

Date: February 9, 2013 @ 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Mellow Johnny's is the premier Austin bike shop for the BP MS150!

New Rider Orientation:

New for 2013, Mellow Johnny's will be hosting new rider orientations every Saturday in February! If you are brand new to cycling and would like to learn how to dress, what to bring, and how to ride safely, join us. Our staff will take the time to go over how to get on and off a road bike, how to brake and shift correctly, and how to stay as safe as possible when riding in groups.  Other topics will include how to pump up your tires, how to take the wheels on and off, and how to change a flat tire.

New rider orientations will take place at the shop at 9am Feb 2, 9, 16, 23.  RSVP to reserve your spot.

New Rider Group Rides:

After the 9am new rider orientation, we will go on a 1hr easy paced group ride at 10am. This ride will get you ready and confident to ride longer distances and be in groups.

What is the MS150 and how do you sign up? Click here!