September 17, 2015 - In This Issue:
BIKE AUSTIN NEWS
 
There are a lot of exciting Bike Austin events coming up in the next couple of weeks. Whether you are looking for a class on how to ride in an urban environment safely or are interested in a family friendly ride or are looking for a fun hill country road ride, Bike Austin has something for everyone.  Check out all the details below.

And don't forget: the deadline for interested board members is Friday, September 18! For more information, please visit: Bike Austin Staff & Board.
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UPCOMING BIKE AUSTIN EVENTS
Breakfast, Bikes and New Member Love
Friday, September 18 from 7:30am to 9:00am at
4th & I-35
If you've ever wondered about the benefits of a Bike Austin membership, drop by the Lance Armstrong Bikeway (4th St and I-35) for the Breakfast, Bikes and New Member Love event.  Bike Austin members will be on hand to explain what a membership in the organization gets you (discounts at more than a dozen bike shops, for example!). And we'll have free Chameleon cold brew on hand for everyone who stops by to say hello! 

Current members who bring a friend to join will get a free gift card to a local bike shop, and new members get a free HOPE tote bag. For more information, contact Miller at miller@bikeaustin.org.

Family Fun Ride
Saturday, September 19 from 8:30am to 12pm at Brushy Creek
Join Bike Austin at Brushy Creek Trail in Cedar Park. This family ride will consist of fun activities for the whole family. Come early for a helmet fitting and bike rodeo!
We will provide snacks to ensure you are off to a great start and be sure to stick around for a light lunch.
Please RSVP here or email Mercedes at mercedes@bikeaustin.org.

Moonlight Serenade Social Ride
Friday, September 25 at 7pm at Easy Tiger
Bike Austin's staff and board of directors invite you to join us on an evening social ride around our great city. Join us for a pre-ride discussion on how we can make Austin a safer place to ride and walk. Then, we'll go for a short ride, wheels down at 8pm, and wrap up at Zilker Brewing.

Easy Tiger is offering discounted drinks and snacks.  Come early: Magnus Innovation will also be on hand with a 15% discount on bike lights! RSVP here. 

Armadillo Hill Country Classic
Saturday, October 24  in Liberty Hill

This year's Armadillo Classic Ride will be one of the best rides around central Texas!

 

Bike Austin leads the charge to ensure your voice is heard and educates the community at large on bike safety.   

We are the recipient of a grant that will help launch the Bike Austin Education Fund to offer bicycling education in the community to both bicyclist and drivers. We will offer free classes to the underserved population and corporations alike on how to utilize active transportation methods. Per the grant we need a match of $20,000 by September 30 and your registration will help us meet our goal. 

 

Will you ride? The ride is for everyone so bring the family for a bike rodeo. Bike Austin members registration rate is $45. Want to ride and not join, no problem! Non-member registration rate is $60. REGISTER Today!

 
Thank you so much for your past support and ask for your continued support!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at ed@bikeaustin.orgSponsorship opportunities are available!

 

BIKE EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
City Cycling-Classroom
Friday, September 18 at REI Downtown from 5pm to 9pm
Riding in traffic is smooth when you're prepared with the knowledge and skills to avoid potential conflicts.  In the City Cycling class, you will learn where to ride safely on the street, how to be visible and predictable to motorists and where to position yourself at intersections.  Even if you are an experienced cyclist, you will be surprised at how much you did not know about safe cycling. $35.Click here to register. Online registration closes at noon today.  If you are still interested in attending, please email Becky at becky@bikeaustin.org
City Cycling-On Road
Saturday, September 19 from 8am to 1pm
Practice what you learned in City Cycling - Classroom by getting on the bike and having an on-bike session to improve your riding skills. The course will start with parking lot drills that cover bike handling skills and avoidance maneuvers. Then you will put everything you've learned together for practice on the road.  The on-road experiences include quiet residential streets, minor arterials, multi-lane low- and moderate-speed arterials. Finally, you will learn how to change a flat. $35. Click here to register.  If you are still interested in attending, please email Becky at becky@bikeaustin.org

Ride Leader Training
Bike Austin's ride leader training class is a three-hour presentation that is intended to give a prospective Leader the tools that he or she needs to design, post and lead rides.RSVP here! Upcoming Training: 
  • Sunday September 27 from 2pm to 5pm at REI, 601 N. Lamar Blvd. 
Mission:

Bike Austin improves quality of life for all of Austin and Central Texas by growing bicycling as a form of transportation, exercise, and recreation.

Guiding Principles:
 

  • Bicycling should be safe and accessible.
  • Bicycling positively transforms our community.
  • Bicycling benefits all people, whether they bicycle or not.
  • Bicycling is an integral part of a multi-modal transportation system.