Date: February 16, 2013 @ 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Location: - Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop
Led by the University of Texas Cycling Team
This ride is a great fit for the intermediate rider who has spent some time on the bike riding in groups and on urban roads, but is looking for a bit more challenge in distance and speed. This no drop, co-ed ride averages 17-20mph in the front group, and 15-16mph in the second/sweep group. We typically start in one large group of 50+ people, and naturally split into intermediate and advanced groups. Routes vary from 30-40 miles on in-town bike routes and/or on roads with low to moderate traffic. Riders for this group should have experience riding in groups, be able to change a tire and address minor mechanical issues and understand the etiquette of group riding.
MOTR will take riders out east past McKinney Falls State Park into Elroy, Texas and then back into town. This 35-mile route varies in terrain...flat, rolling and often great tail wind sections.
General group ride expectation: helmet, bike in good working condition, water and nutrition, flat changing tools, and no headphones. We encourage you to ride your bike 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 more information or questions contact us by email here:
Date: February 16, 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!
Date: February 16, 2013 @ 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: - Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop
This 20+ mile route takes us into the wonderful rolling hills of east Austin to check out the Mueller development. We've changed up the route a bit to add some distance.
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 ride distances 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. We encourage you to ride your bike down. If driving, please park in the street.
For a pre-ride coffee, meet a half hour before ride time at Juan Pelota’s Café.
For more information contact us by email here.
Bike rental information: http://www.mellowjohnnys.com/products-and-service/rentals/