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.
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.

All Level MTB Ride Walnut Creek by Austin Ridge Riders Registration
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
All Level MTB Ride Walnut Creek by Austin Ridge Riders @ Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park | Austin | Texas | United States

This is for all levels of riders, which will break into groups according to ability. Beginners are welcome, and there will be no drops. Meet in the parking lot by the swimming pool. The route will make it easy for anyone to get back to the parking lot via the freeways. Helmets are required along with a bike in good working order.

The ride lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Sometimes less, sometimes more. Just depends on how everyone is feeling on that particular day. The Fast Group usually rides 12-16 miles, the Intermediate Group does 8-12 and the Beginner’s Group averages 8-10 miles.

Learn more from Austin Ridge Riders >

Sunday Funday! Registration
Apr 29 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday Funday! @ Bicycle Sport Shop, Parmer | Austin | Texas | United States
Come on out for a fast-paced tour of Brushy Creek Park in North Austin. This ride is not for beginners. This ride is for Intermediate and Advanced riders, or racers looking to get in some training miles. There is a bit of pedaling on pavement as a warm-up to the trail. Once on the trail, there is varying singletrack through the trees and on exposed ridges. This riding can be slightly technical, with a few logs and rocks throughout. Riders should have experience on a mountain bike and confident bike handling skills. There will be a few regroup spots after certain trailheads, but riders will be expected to keep pace and finish the sections before regrouping. Once finished with all the trail, we will ride back through the neighborhoods of Avery Ranch, and meet for drinks and food at Morelia Mexican Grill next door to the shop.
 
We recommend bringing safety lights for the sections riding on the road, to increase the visibility and overall safety of the group. You are responsible for your own nutrition and hydration. There will be a short bathroom break/water refill stop mid-ride. You are welcome to come hang post-ride with our ride leaders at Morelia Mexican Grill. Please bring ID and payment to cover your tab. There is an outdoor patio which offers a clear view of your bike parked next to our shop. Visit our Facebook page for updates the morning of the ride for concerns regarding weather.
* Distance: 17 mi
* Average Speed: 11 mph
* Average Time: 1hr 35 min
 
Intermediate Riders: I am comfortable riding varying and somewhat technical, single-track terrain. I will ride over small rocks, roots, and logs (think curb-sized obstacles) but don’t always know what I did to get through. I have fairly good control of my bike while climbing and descending.
 
Advanced Riders: I am comfortable riding over vary and technical single-track terrain. I will ride, or attempt to, over small to medium rocks, roots, and logs and down small to medium drops (think 6 in to 1.5 foot lifts and/or drops or several small ones in a row). I want to increase my confidence riding down larger drops and jumps to improve my wheel lifts and skills for getting up ledges and technical climbs.
Trails:
* Ankle Biter
* BCB Snow White
* Carcass Cafe
* Mulligan
* Rattlesnake Run
* BCB RJ
* Picnic X
 
Thank you, and we look forward to riding with you!
 
Any questions can be directed to Matty Lindemann at Matty_L@BicycleSportShop.com