Apr
26
Thu
Specialized Parking Lot Party Registration
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Specialized Parking Lot Party @ Bicycle Sport Shop, Lamar | Austin | Texas | United States

Our friends from Specialized are throwing a Parking Lot Party in honor of the all-new Stumpjumper launch! Come hang with us in front of the Lamar shop, have a drink, snack on some food and geek out over the Stumpjumper re-design. Sam Benedict, head of Specialized’s USA Marketing for Mountain bike and equipment will be there to answer questions and chat bikes.

You can also enter for a chance to win one of the Specialized equipment giveaways.

Swag!
Stoke!
Food!
Drinks!

After your stoke level has been raised, test out the new Stumpjumper along with other top-notch platforms out at Flat Rock Ranch that weekend.

Saturday, 4/28, Demo >

Sunday, 4/29, Demo >

 

Apr
27
Fri
The Way Up Ride Registration
Apr 27 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm
The Way Up Ride @ Bicycle Sport Shop, Guadalupe | Austin | Texas | United States

Join us each Friday for the The Way Up Ride! 

We’ll head out from Bicycle Sport Shop, Guadalupe for a 33-mile road ride, pedal toward Bee Cave Rd., and loop back around to the shop. It’s a hilly ride, with a little over 3000+ feet of elevation. We will regroup at crucial turning points and a designated rest stop at 7-Eleven on Bee Cave Rd/360. This ride is best suited for intermediate level riders. This is a “no drop” ride, but please note it’s not for beginners.

Details:
* 14-16 mph pace
* Meet at 5:30 PM to sign waivers
* We roll at 5:45 PM sharp
* Helmet and lights are mandatory
* Garmin route >

Please arrive with enough hydration, fuel, and repair kit to complete the ride. Aero bars can be on your bike but cannot be used on group rides. Earbuds/headphones are not allowed on group rides. Please bring ID, cash (for anything you need at the store pre-ride), and a maintenance kit for flats, etc.

Cancellations will be posted 2 hours in advance. Please check our Facebook page for updates.

Apr
28
Sat
BP MS 150 Registration
Apr 28 – Apr 29 all-day
BP MS 150 @ Katy | Texas | United States

This event put on by our friends at the MS 150:

The BP MS 150 is a two-day fundraising bike ride organized by the National MS Society. The ride is the largest event of its kind in North America, with 13,000 cyclists, 3,500 volunteers, and countless spectators along the route and at the finish line in Austin. The fundraising goal for the 2018 BP MS 150 is $14 million dollars to bring hope to many who are affected by multiple sclerosis.

Your participation will drive MS research forward faster and deliver services to those who face the challenges of MS every day so they can live their best lives.

Passes for you and your bike to ride a charter bus from Austin to Houston are also available for purchase through the site.

Learn More and Register >

Women’s Ride Day Registration
Apr 28 @ 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
Women's Ride Day @ Bicycle Sport Shop, Parmer | Austin | Texas | United States

April’s ride will be hosted at our Parmer store. Following the start of the Power Ride, we will offer a clinic for the Intermediate and Beginner riders.

The ride will leave from our Parmer location.

  • Please arrive by 7:30 AM
  • Power Ride wheels down at 8 AM
  • Clinic begins at 8:05 AM
  • Intermediate & Beginner wheels down at 8:30 AM

Routes

Beginner/Recovery Ride >

Intermediate Athlete Ride >

Power Ride >

What to bring:
– Bike & Helmet (required)
– Closed toe shoes
– Personal ID
– Sunglasses
– Water bottles
– Nutrition

This event is shine-only. Please check our Facebook Page for weather updates. If the event is canceled due to inclement weather, we will post to Facebook by 6 AM. Please check before you leave the house.

All Levels Road Ride, Parmer Registration
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
All Levels Road Ride, Parmer @ Bicycle Sport Shop, Parmer | Austin | Texas | United States

A 35- or 24-mile road ride. Meet up at 15 minutes before wheels down. The 35-mile route is for intermediate riders and the 24-mile ride is best suited for beginner/intermediate level riders. The great part about this route is riders can turn back at any point along Parmer Lane. Please arrive with enough hydration, fuel, and repair kit to complete the ride. There are no stops along the route.

Helmets are mandatory. Hydration (bottled or Camelback) is a must. Aero bars can be on your bike but cannot be used on group rides. Earbuds/headphones are not allowed on group rides. Please bring ID, cash (for anything you need at the store pre-ride), and a maintenance kit for flats, etc.

The Polka Dot Dash Registration
Apr 28 @ 8:15 am – 10:30 am
The Polka Dot Dash @ Bicycle Sport Shop, Lamar | Austin | Texas | United States
Our Saturday Development Ride is an ideal way for an intermediate rider to build greater strength and endurance. We will ride through some of the beautiful and challenging hills of the 360 area. We are focused on safety and will regroup after big climbs. If you are thinking about doing our Sunday “All Business Ride”, but aren’t sure about it, this ride is similar but shorter in distance and with more hills. Hills can be fun!

Details:
* Meet at 8 AM to sign waivers
* Wheels down 8:15 AM sharp
* Finish around 10:30 AM
* Distance: 35-40 miles
* Pace: 16-18 avg – the pace will increase/decrease as we descend/climb
* Not a “no drop” ride, there will be several regrouping points and one water stop
* Helmet mandatory
Garmin route: https://goo.gl/KnE2TD

Please arrive with enough hydration, fuel, and repair kit to complete the ride. Aero bars can be on your bike but cannot be used on group rides. Earbuds/headphones are not allowed on group rides. Please bring ID, cash (for anything you might need at the store post-ride), and a maintenance kit for flats, etc.

Cancellations will be posted 2 hours in advance. Please check our Facebook page for updates.
Specialized Demos: Day 1 Registration
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saddle up and plan to ride the Specialized Epic, Levo, Enduro, or new Stumpjumper at Flat Rock Ranch on Saturday 4/28 and/or Sunday 4/29.

The Ranch is a host to various terrains, with 28 miles of typical hill country terrain, hill climbs, long downhill sections, technical single track, and several creek crossings. And, bonus, they’ll be opening up the Enduro lines for us, so you can choose to ride everything from cross country single track to gnarly downhill!

The demo ride will take roughly 30-60 minutes and is first come, first served. Please bring a helmet, I.D., credit card, and shoes. If you’re more comfortable on your own pedals, bring those as well. We will provide water and light snacks (bars/blocks), but it’s always a good idea to bring your own hydration and nutrition.

The last bike will go out at 2:00 PM.

Bikes that will be at the demo:

 

Apr
29
Sun
All Business Ride Registration
Apr 29 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am
All Business Ride @ Bicycle Sport Shop, Lamar | Austin | Texas | United States

This ride is All Business, but leave yer tie at home!

Meeting Agenda:
7:30 AM wheels down, we roll. Start on time. No questions or delays. It’s time to get down to business!
Place: Bicycle Sport Shop, 517 S. Lamar
Route: The Dam Loop
Speed: 17-19 MPH
Distance: 50 miles
Garmin route.

This ride is faster than our other rides and is meant to be a “go-to training ride”. We keep the pace high but try to de-emphasize surging; this is a training ride, not a road race. Average speed will be 17-19 mph. We leave the Lamar store and ride a modified Dam Loop putting us right at 50 miles and back at the store at 11 AM. We may change the route last minute depending on conditions. We will regroup at critical points, but this is NOT a no-drop ride.

Beginner Road Ride, Lamar Registration
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Beginner Road Ride, Lamar @ Bicycle Sport Shop, Lamar | Austin | Texas | United States

This is a no-drop ride for beginners (adults 18+; 16-17 with parental supervision). Helmets and flat repair necessities are required. Average speed is 10-12 MPH. Meet up 15 min. before wheels down. The ride is typically 2+ hours.

Helmets are mandatory. Hydration (bottled or Camelback) is a must. Aero bars can be on your bike but cannot be used on group rides. Earbuds/headphones are not allowed on group rides. Please bring ID, cash (for anything you need at the store pre-ride), and a maintenance kit for flats, etc.

Intermediate Road Ride, Lamar Registration
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Intermediate Road Ride, Lamar @ Bicycle Sport Shop, Lamar | Austin | Texas | United States

Each week will feature a different route in South and West Austin. Average speed is 14-16 mph (including hills). Meet 15 minutes before wheels down. The ride is typically 2-3 hours (includes time to regroup at certain stops).

Helmets are mandatory. Hydration (bottled or Camelback) is a must. Aero bars can be on your bike but cannot be used on group rides. Earbuds/headphones are not allowed on group rides. Please bring ID, cash (for anything you need at the store pre-ride), and a maintenance kit for flats, etc.