Jun
19
Tue
Half Fast Tuesdays Registration
Jun 19 @ 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Half Fast Tuesdays @ Bicycle Sport Shop, Research | Austin | Texas | United States

Meet at 5:45 PM; wheels down at 6 PM. Lights, helmet, hydration, flat repair kit required. We’ll ride approximately 15-miles (about 2.5 hours). This is not a beginner ride. This ride is for intermediate/fast intermediate riders. The route starts and ends at the Research store with 5 miles of mixed hike-a-bike trails, single-track, and pavement to and from Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park. Once at the park we will hit up a few advanced trails. These trails are a mixture of flowing single track, tight turns through the trees with a few rocky sections. We will regroup at the beginning of each section with a brief description of the trail about to be ridden. There will be no water stops for the duration of the ride. In the event of rain, the ride will be canceled.

This ride will repeat every other Tuesday.

Advanced Road Ride, Research Registration
Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Advanced Road Ride, Research @ Bicycle Sport Shop, Research | Austin | Texas | United States

Meet at the Research shop for a 16-18 mile route that will include climbing and crank up the pace to 17-19mph. Re-grouping will be determined by the ride leader. Definitely not for beginners and is a drop ride. There will be no sweep. Helmets and lights 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.

Jun
20
Wed
“True Beginners” Road Ride, Research Registration
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
"True Beginners" Road Ride, Research @ Bicycle Sport Shop, Research | Austin | Texas | United States

The “True Beginners” is a no-drop ride for those who are just starting or those who have been off the bike for a long time and are “starting over”. This ride will follow the same route as the Beginner+ but will be 10-12miles in length with a pace averaging 9-11mph. Ride leadership will include a ride leader and sweep.

Helmets and lights 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.

Beginner+/Intermediate, Research Registration
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Beginner+/Intermediate, Research @ Bicycle Sport Shop, Research | Austin | Texas | United States

The Beginner+/Intermediate- is aimed at those cyclists who are looking to improve their fitness, bike skills, pace, and endurance. Pace will average 13-15mph for an 18-20 mile route and will include some small hills/rollers. This ride is a no-drop and will have both a ride leader and sweep.

Helmets and lights 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.

Jun
22
Fri
The Way Up Ride Registration
Jun 22 @ 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.

Jun
23
Sat
All Levels Road Ride, Parmer Registration
Jun 23 @ 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
Jun 23 @ 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.
Scenic Saturday Registration
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Scenic Saturday @ Bicycle Sport Shop, Research

A 20- to 25-mile road ride. Meet up at 8:45 AM, wheels down at 9 AM. The route is for social intermediate riders (think advanced-beginner or low-intermediate) at a 12-14mph pace with no drop. We will be riding slowly up Mount Bonnell and heading over to Scenic Drive. Please arrive with enough hydration, fuel, and repair kit to complete the ride. Road bikes and helmets are required, and daytime lights are encouraged.

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.

Jun
24
Sun
All Business Ride Registration
Jun 24 @ 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
Speed: 17-19 MPH
Distance: 50 miles
Routes will vary, see list of routes below –

Garmin route 1.
Garmin route 2.
Garmin route 3.

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 route putting us at about 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
Jun 24 @ 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.