Weekly Rides at Mellow Johnny’s

We have lots and lots of rides every single week for all levels. Our ride leaders are knowledgeable, personable, and sincerely care about helping you achieve your riding goals whether its a casual ride, a social ride to meet friends, commuting rides, or training for speed and power.

What to Know

• All rides leave from the shop and are co-ed unless otherwise specified. • Bike must be in good, working condition. • Some rides are no-drop, but if you have a ride-ending mechanical issue, you may be on your own. • Helmets required. • Water & nutrition required. • Flat kit required. • Keep your hands on the bars. • Stay out of your aero bars. • No earbuds. • Please sign the ID and waiver so we know who to call.

Beginner/Intermediate

Friday Truancy Ride
Fridays 2:30 pm
30 miles. 17-18 mph

Jump-start your weekend with a 17-18mph 30-miler through neighborhoods, official bike routes, and minimal large roadways with a few hills and optional sprints. Led by Mellow Johnny’s.

Scout-a-Route Ride
Saturdays 9 am
25-30 miles. 14-15 mph

Perfect for the cyclist new to riding or commuting, returning to fitness, or just looking for a casual spin. The routes are designed to help riders navigate our city and learn safe bike commuting options. Routes vary weekly to/around Clarksville, Rollingwood, McKinney Falls, South Austin, East to Leander and more.

KLCTVE Fusion Thursday Night Ride
Thursdays 6:30 pm as daylight permits.
25 miles. 16 mph. No drop. One rest stop.

The Thursday evening ride features an around town route that goes east toward Mueller, North toward North Loop and Shoal Creek and then back downtown along through Tarrytown and along Pease Park.  There are a couple of short hills, some nice flats along with a few sprint points if you want to stretch your legs.  Riders will need to be comfortable riding in-town routes and obeying traffic signals and signs. Bring lights during fall.

Intermediate

Middle of the Road Ride (MOTR)
Saturdays 8:30 am. 35-40 miles. 17-18 mph. No drop.
Great for the intermediate rider wanting a good 30-35 miles at a decent pace of 16-17mph on in-town bike routes and roads with low to moderate traffic. Routes vary weekly to/around areas like Creedmoor, McKinney State Falls into Elroy, Buda, 360 Loop, Bee Caves and beyond.

AFWC Ladies’ Ride
Sundays 8:00 am. 2.5-3 hours. 15-16 mph.

Join the Austin Flyers (link to www.austinflyerswomenscycling.com) every Sunday for an intermediate, ladies-only ride. This friendly, 2.5-3 hour ride averages 15-16 mph, with routes varying each week. These rides are great opportunities for women looking to continue their fitness, learn new routes and meet new riding partners.
Wheels down at 8 am. General group ride expectation: comfort riding in a group, road bike, helmet, bike in good working condition, water and nutrition, flat changing tools, no headphones, cell phone.

Violet Crown Mellow Wheeling Ride
Sundays 8:15 am. 50-60 miles. 17-18 mph. 2 stops.

This is one of the oldest group rides in Austin meeting every Sunday morning for over 30 years!  This is an intermediate ride that averages 17-18 mph for 50-60 miles. Riders should have experience riding in groups and understand the etiquette of group riding, be able to change a tire and address minor mechanical issues. We typically ride out against the wind and have a tailwind on the way home as nature intended.

Violet Crown Tuesday & Thursday Rides
Tuesdays & Thursdays 7 am. 2 hours. 16-18 mph.
These rides are led by the Violet Crown team, and will depart every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7:00 am.  Riders should have experience riding in groups, 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.

Mid Century Ride
Every other Sunday 8:30 am. 30-35 miles. 14-15 mph.
Looking for a more seasoned ride when the fairways are booked? Join us on the Mid Century Ride. This  one is for riders 50 years and older. We promise not to card you. It’s a no drop, intermediate, coed ride that will vary each week from hill country rollers to in-town climbers. There will be regrouping stops so no rider will be left behind. Check the web site for schedule.

Intermediate/Advanced

The MJ 100k
Saturdays at 8 am. 62 miles. 20 mph. Friendly Drop Ride.

For those who remember the Bakery rides, this has the vibe of those. 2×2 lines, social but down to business, and we are more interested in each other than our power meters. That means you can prove it at the road signs—like the olden days.

Voodoo Tuesday Ride
Tuesdays at 5: 30 pm. 1.5 hours. 18-20 mph.

Led by Team Voodoo, this covers hilly environs in town heading west. No drop, but you need to keep up.