Hottest Day of The Year Ride 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011, 1-9pm
It’s Summer. In Texas. And it’s hot.
But when we get together on August 6th, it will be hot magic.
You see, with an average temperature of 97°, August 6th in Austin Texas is proven with science to be the average hottest day of the year. This year, the forecast high is 106° F. We at the LOBV believe the Texas heat is no reason to avoid riding your bike, and we want to gather as many people together to prove that as we can.
We’ll start with some hanging and water at Mellow Johnny’s at 1:00, and roll out about 1:30 for a nice cruise around town, hitting up various spots around town for swimming, splash pads, food, ice cream, drinks and more.
Finally, we’re going to land at Dirty Dog Bar for some music from Fire Drinks Grass, Randall Holt and Bike Problems, as well as FREE BEER from Uncle Billy’s! We’ll also be RAFFLING off some items after the bands – stuff like a sweet single speed BIKE donated by Easy Street Recumbents. After the keg is dry, Dirty Dog will have their regular happy hour specials. All attendees of the ride are welcome and encouraged to donate to the cause at the door when we arrive, to help make sure we’re able to continue helping make Austin a safe, friendly and fun city to be a cyclist in.
Join the League of Bicycling Voters today to support our work that brings thousands of new Austinites onto bikes each year: http://lobv.org/join
Membership is appreciated; non-members are welcome on the ride.
Feel free to come for as much or as little of the ride as you want:
1:00 pm – Ride Meets – Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop, 4th & Nueces
1:30 pm – Ride Departs
2:15 pm – Water Stop – The Peddler Bike Shop, 51st & Duval
. . . . . . – Pool Stops – Neighborhood Austin Pools
4:45 pm – Food Refill – Zen Japanese Food Fast, South Congress
6:00 pm – Beer, Music, Prizes – Dirty Dog Bar, 6th & Neches
WHAT TO BRING: Water bottles, swimwear, bike tube & pump,
cash for food, and money for the benefit of the LOBV. And heck, maybe a water gun or two.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Some good riding at a social pace over a couple hills with several stops to rest up and drink/eat/swim. We’re going to ride as traffic, not against it. We’re going to stop for lights, take the right lane and move over to let cars go by as we can. This’ll be a no-drop ride.
OUR RIDE SPONSORS:
Easy Street Recumbents – http://www.easystreetrecumbents.com/
Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop – http://www.mellowjohnnys.com/
The Peddler Bike Shop – http://www.peddlerbike.com/
Zen Japanese Food Fast – http://www.eatzen.com/
Dirty Dog Bar – http://dirtydogbar.com/
Uncle Billy’s Brew & Que – http://www.unclebillysaustin.com/
Shefman Law Group – http://cyclistlaw.com/