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Scout-a-Route: Ride Leader's Choice

Date: July 26, 2014 @ 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Date: August 2, 2014 @ 4:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: - Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop
400 Nueces
Austin, TX

This Saturday, July 26, we do the Rollingwood Ride. 20.1 Miles with some hills.

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Distances range from 18-25 miles and may include some hill climbing.

These rides are co-hosted by Mellow Johnny’s and the Austin Cycling Association.  This no-drop 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.

To accomodate the number of riders and varying fitness, there are two groups.  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 ride expectations:  helmet, bike in good working condition, water and nutrition, and no headphone/radios.  We encourage you to ride to the shop.  If driving, please park in the street.

For pre-ride refreshment, meet at Juan Pelota Café 30 minutes before start time.

For more ride information contact us at rides@mellowjohnnys.com.

Bike rental http://www.mellowjohnnys.com/products-and-service/rentals/

T&T Violet Crown Ride

Date: July 29, 2014 @ 7:00 am to 8:30 am
Location:

Tuesday & Thursday Violet Crown Rides!

Led by the Violet Crown team, these rides depart every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7:00 am.  This one-and-a-half to two hour ride averages 16-18 mph . 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.  Routes will vary from southerly, mostly flat terrain, to northwesterly hilly rides, depending on wind direction and the whims of the ride leader.  These rides are meant to provide some steady tempo training hours.

Wheels down at 7:00 am.

Tuesday & Thursday Routes:

East #1:

East #2

R'Wood/Lost Creek/ B Creek

NWt Noodle Short

NW Noodle Long

S Flat

Thursday Violet Crown Ride

Date: July 31, 2014 @ 7:00 am to 8:31 am
Location:

Tuesday & Thursday Violet Crown Rides!

Led by the Violet Crown team, these rides depart every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7:00 am.  This one-and-a-half to two hour ride averages 16-18 mph . 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.  Routes will vary from southerly, mostly flat terrain, to northwesterly hilly rides, depending on wind direction and the whims of the ride leader.  These rides are meant to provide some steady tempo training hours.

Wheels down at 7:00 am.