October 15, 2015 - In This Issue:
The Armadillo Hill Country Classic is right around the corner-have you signed up yet? Registration fees increase on October 19th so don't delay! REGISTER TODAY! This is a great opportunity to show your support for Bike Austin and its educational programs.

If you're interested in supporting the ride, check out our volunteer opportunities. We need everything from packet pickup on Thursday and Friday to SAG and event setup on Saturday.

Lastly, help Bike Austin raise $1600+ by volunteering at the Urban Assault Ride! We are looking for 25 fabulous individuals to help out on Sunday, November 1.  Sign up today!
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Breakfast, Bikes and New Member Love
Friday, October 16 from 7:30am to 9:00am at
8118 Shoal Creek Blvd
If you've ever wondered about the benefits of a Bike Austin membership, drop by 8118 Dental Professionals 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 coffee and fruit 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 Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop, and new members get a free HOPE tote bag. For more information, contact Miller at miller@bikeaustin.org.

Armadillo Hill Country Classic
Saturday, October 24  in Liberty Hill
The Armadillo is only 8 days away and prices will increase $10 on this Monday, October 19th so REGISTER today! Click HERE to see routes. Routes range from 11 - 103 miles.

Each participant will receive morning coffee, a t-shirt, fully stocked rest stops, lunch, drink ticket for an adult beverage of your choice post-ride (ladies we will have wine!) and the knowledge that you're supporting people on bikes throughout Central Texas. 

Can't ride but still want to show your support? Volunteer! Click HERE to view volunteer needs.

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

Bike Austin Better Streets for Cycling Tour
Sunday, October 25 at 2pm, meet at Royal Blue, 301 Brazos St.
Help us kick of the Austin NACTO (National Association of City Transportation Officials) Conference with a leisurely 5 mile Sunday ride around our great city. This cycling tour showcases many of East Austin's innovative bicycle trails and pathways, including those found on the Lance Armstrong Bikeway, Butler Trail, and the Boardwalk. East Austin is a lively, rapidly redeveloping (some would say gentrifying) historically low-income area across I-35 from Downtown. Click here to RSVP and for more information. 
Moonlight Serenade Social Ride
Friday, October 30, wheels down at 8:00pm, meet at JW Marriott (next to B-cycle station on 2nd)
This month's ride will be featured as part of the NACTO conference coming to Austin this year. Hop on the bike train and cruise at a recreational pace, approximately 7 miles, start and finish at the JW with a stop at the Buzz Mill for a sponsored beverage from UpSlope Brewing. Meet and talk with others in the cycling community in Austin and beyond. Bring a bike with lights, your wallet, and smiles and laughs! Click here to RSVP.

Armadillo Hill Country Classic
We have LOTS of opportunities to volunteer with the Armadillo Hill Country Classic. Positions are available starting Thursday, October 22. Check out all the open positions at our volunteer sign-up webpage.

Bike Valet
Join other Bike Austin volunteers to greet bike-riding event-goers, sign them in to our bike valet and park their bikes. Upcoming volunteer opportunities:
  • November 6, 7, 8 at Fun Fun Fun Fest
  • Friday: 4-11pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 12-5pm; 5-11pm

Volunteer and paid positions available. Contact Miller if you are interested in volunteering, miller@bikeaustin.org.


Urban Assault Ride
Sunday, November 1 at 9:00am at Camp Mabry
Click here for more information about the ride.

Help fund Bike Austin! For each one of you that volunteers, Bike Austin receives $67 from Urban Assault Ride to help support our initiatives. Sign up here to volunteer!
Monthly Volunteer Night
secure-checkout-computer.jpg Monday, October 19 from 6:00 pm to 7:30pm at 1000 Brazos St. 
Stop by our office to help out with data entry from our bike lane advocacy campaigns.  Free beer, snacks and music on us!  Please bring a laptop if you have one. Contact Miller if you are interested in volunteering, Sign Up Here!.

Check out volunteer opportunities here!

District One Town Hall Meeting
Saturday, October 17 from 10am to 12pm at Doris Miller Auditorium
Please join us on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10am - 12pm at the Doris Miller Auditorium, 2300 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702, as Council Member Houston facilitates the discussion between community members and staff from the Austin Transportation and Public Works Departments! Please bring your ideas for how to improve bicycling and walking in District 1.
Team Livestrong Challenge Austin
October 18 at 7:30am at Palmer Event Center
Click here for information on the ride and to register.

Interested in volunteering at the Bike Austin table? Slots are open from 9:00am-noon & noon to 3:00pm, RSVP to mercedes@bikeaustin.org.

NACTO Designing Cities Conference
October 25-31 at JW Marriott
Join us for the Designing Cities conference, convening transportation leaders and practitioners from across the country to discuss key trends in urban street design and transportation policy. Bike Austin will be hosting several local rides as part of the conference! Click here to register.


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.