June 2015 - In This Issue:


Bike To Work Day 2015: A Wet And Wild Ride    

Despite pouring rain during the morning commute, over 1,000 Austinites visited 22 Fueling Stations this Bike To Work Day and our first-ever Bike Home From Work Party at Cheer Up Charlies. Thanks to our wonderful sponsors for helping make Bike To Work Day happen!  


At our morning press conference, Mayor Steve Adler made two exciting announcements:


1. Austin is now part of Federal Transportation Secretary Fox's Mayor's Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets, which calls on Mayors across the country to prioritize bicycle and pedestrian safety. 


2. During his speech, Mayor Adler said that he looked forward to working with his colleagues in City Council to find "Meaningful and creative" means of fully funding Austin's Bicycle and Urban Trails Master Plans. This commitment represents a major step towards realizing the goals of an all-ages and abilities network of protected bike lanes and trails in Austin.  Please take a moment to send Mayor Adler a note thanking him for his leadership, and expressing your support for fully funding the Bicycle and Urban Trails Master Plans.  

First Monthly Moonlight Serenade Ride
6 PM Meet up | Wheels Down 7 PM | Friday June 26, Cheer Up Charlies

Long summer nights are the perfect time to ride a bike.

Join Bike Austin on June 26th at Cheer Up Charlies at 6:00 pm on Red River as we kick-off the summer with a Moonlight Serenade Ride around our beautiful city stopping at various locations with Live Music! Wheels down on the ride at 7:00 pm.  




Vote To Fund Austin's Bicycle Master Plan

Image: People For Bikes
MobilityATX is an online community input tool that Mayor Steve Adler and City Council members are using to gauge public support for solutions to solving Austin's traffic problems. One citizen's post suggests fully funding Austin's Bicycle Master Plan - an ambitious plan to build an all-ages and abilities network of protected bike lanes throughout Austin.  Please take a moment to
vote for this suggestion and send a strong message to prioritize family-friendly bike infrastructure in Austin. You'll have to log in to the site with your Facebook account or create a login, but we promise it will take 30 seconds or less! 


Vote to fund the Bike Master Plan

The National Bike Challenge Is On

Bike Austin is your local challenge host for the National Bike Challenge! It is a nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists and encouraging countless new riders. In its simplest form it is a logging center for users to record miles ridden and be part of the national community of bicyclists. It is a free and easy way to challenge yourself, colleagues and the greater community to ride more. Users compete on a local, state and national level. The Challenge aims to unite 75,000 riders to pedal 35 million miles from May 1, 2015 until September 30, 2015.


Almost 500 Central Texas riders have signed up and ridden over 15,000 miles already in May. It is easy to set up a team for your company or any other group you want to encourage to ride more.

You can log your miles manually or set up links to sites like Strava, Endomondo, MapMyRide, and then conveniently download your activity. Sign up for the National Bike Challenge   


A view of the leader board from 5/27/2015

Hottest Day of the Year Ride

Saturday August 8 



Are you prepared to ride in the infamous Texas Heat? Although we have experienced mild temperatures with crazy weather but one thing is for certain, August will be HOT. Celebrate the heat with the hottest ride around these parts on the Hottest Day of the Year Ride. Participate in the ride or post-ride party at Alta's. Riding a bicycle in the Texas heat gets a bad rap!  

The leisurely bicycle ride will include stops for:
  • Swimming pools
  • Tasty beverages
  • Food
Armadillo Hill Country Classic
October 24 - Save the Date! 




The Armadillo is an amazing ride for cycling enthusiasts of all ages, ride preferences and abilities as it wanders through the Texas Hill Country and The Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. Enjoy the beautiful rolling scenery and wildflowers, get a great ride in & do something good for the Austin Cycling community at the same time. Various route lengths from 15 to 100 miles of pure fun.

All funds raised will benefit Bike Austin.
Sponsor Opportunities are available. Please contact

Databasing Party

Mon, 6/8, 6:00 @ 1000 Brazos St


Thanks to our fabulous volunteers and partners, Bike Austin collected several hundred signatures from Austin bicyclists on Bike To Work Day - Stop by the Bike Austin office to help us enter them into our database. Bring a laptop if you have one. Free beer on us!


Bike Advocacy Committee
Wed, 6/10, 6:30PM @1000 Brazos St

Bike Austin's intrepid volunteer bike advocates are hard at work on our three priority campaigns: Hosting a Street Safety Forum in Eat Austin and winning "Complete Streets" on Riverside Drive and Pleasant Valley Rd, south of Todd Ln. Stop by our next meeting to transform your neighborhood streets.

Upcoming Events & Meetings
June 8
June 9
June 10
June 26
June 19
July 19
Aug 8
Sept 27
Oct 24
Bike To Work Day Database Party, 6 PM @ 1000 Brazos St  
Community Committee Meeting, 3PM @ 1000 Brazos St
Bike Advocacy Committee Meeting, 6:30PM @ 1000 Brazos St
Marketing Committee Meeting, Noon @ 1000 Brazos St
Ride Leader Training

Upcoming Education Classes

 (See our calendar for full details)


Youth Cycling Class

June 13 


City Cycling Classroom

June 19, July 17


City Cycling On Bike

June 20, July 18
Join Us In Our Work   

We're looking for help with some key projects,including social media, membership program assistance and data entry.