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$2 for 2 Wheels: PDF Print
Partner with Bikes for Goodness Sake Foundation in giving the children of our deploying soldiers a brand new bike & helmet for Christmas. Just $2 from 50,000 people gets 600 children a bike, helmet, safety lesson & a memory of their first bike. Please donate at www.BikesFGS.org.
 
Austin Cycling Assn. Hosted Rides: PDF Print
This new program sets up group rides at a pace & distance designated by a trained ride leader. Listings for these group rides will be published in Southwest Cycling News & on the ACA web site. The idea is to provide a way for you to find a ride that’s right for you & a group of like-minded cyclists. All rides are rated on a scale of A thru E. A & B rides set a pace of 16-18 mph or faster. Rides rated C thru E set a slower pace of less than 12 mph to 16 mph & include more scheduled rest stops. On C thru E rides, the ride leader will bring up the rear at the slowest pace & will help with flats. Hosted rides may be scheduled for any day of the week & at any time, starting from points designated by the ride leader. Details: To find a ride suited to you, visit www.austinrides.org/ridedev.
 
Austin Ridge Riders Mountain Bike Club: PDF Print
The area’s largest & most active mountain bike club is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes awareness of safe & environmentally conscientious off-road bicycling. The club performs community service, hosts fun rides & races & works for trail access. Meetings are held 9am on the 2nd Sa at various trails, providing rides, trail work & chance to socialize & network. Details: Mark Henneke 698-4381 www.austinridgeriders.com.
 
Austin’s Yellow Bike Project PDF Print
Austin’s Yellow Bike Project seeks volunteers during shop hours to help work on bikes. No mechanical skills required. A project again this year is to get donations of children’s bikes that can be fixed up & given to local elementary school children & volunteers to work on the children’s bikes are needed as well. The main shop—using only human power—was relocated to 12th Street & Webberville Rd. & isn’t open yet. (View the video about the move on our web page.) The Satellite Shop is located at Treasure City Thrift, 1720 E. 12th St., near Chicon. The Satellite Shop hours are M 3-6pm, Th 4-7pm F 6-9pm & Sa 11am-3pm. M & Sa hours are bilingual. Details: Details: 457-9880 www.austinyellowbike.org.
 
Austin’s Yellow Bike Project Needs Help With New Headquarters: PDF Print
The City of Austin has granted a 5-year lease for a ¾-acre site adjacent to Simms Elementary School, at the intersection of 12th St. & Webberville & Springdale Rds. The 51st St. shop was decommissioned June 30. Until the new shop is ready there will be extended hours at the Treasure City location. Volunteers, professional assistance, building materials & money are needed—$250,000 to fund site work & construction, of which more than $100,000 has already been raised. Donate on-line using PayPal or by mail to yellow Bike Project, 1307 Leona St. Austin 78702. Details: www.austinyellowbike/org/webberville_shop.htm.
 
FrankenBike: PDF Print
This bike swap meet, usually held once a month in Austin, is open to anyone who wants to buy, sell or trade bicycles & bicycle related gear or parts. Check web site for location. Details: www.myspace.com/frankenbike.
 
Please Be Kind to Cyclists (PBK2C) Project: PDF Print
This is a grass-roots campaign & nonprofit organization committed to awareness, fairness & justice to cyclists. PBK2C works to bring bike related issues & accident information to the community. Show your support by creating an account & spreading the word to everyone you know. This is one way to stay informed of what happens in the cycling community, what our government is doing to improve our position in the roads, our rights, education & infrastructure. Details: pbk2c.org.
 
Share the Road License Plates PDF Print
Share the Road License Plates are available from Texas Department of Transportation & your local county tax assessor-collector’s office at standard plate price plus $30. Each plate sold raises $22 for bicyclist & motorist safety & education programs developed to save lives. Details: Texas Bicycle Coalition 476-7433 biketexas.org. Web site includes a downloadable PDF form for ordering plates.
 
StreetCycling: Driver’s Ed for Cyclists: PDF Print
Every cyclist who takes to the road has the same rights & duties as a motor-vehicle operator. As such, it is imperative that learning to ride involves more than just learning to balance. Training includes your legal rights & prevention techniques that will help avoid 95 percent of the crashes experienced by cyclists. Taught by instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists. Details: 345-1154 www.streetcycling.org.
 
Sun City Cyclists: PDF Print
Georgetown Rides: Interested in daytime group for weekday & weekend rides around the Georgetown area? Visit suncitytxcyclists.org. Details: Scorchy Smith 512-868-2131.
 
Texas Capital Area Tandem Society PDF Print
Texas Capital Area Tandem Society (TxCATS) is Austin’s tandem bicycle club, with membership that includes 75-plus tandem teams & a mission for tandem enthusiasts to ride together. No dues. Team-hosted rides conducted thruout the year. Details: Dale Kruger 512-217-1280 < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > www.txcats.org.
 
Veloway Getting New Crown Jewel: PDF Print
Hill County Inline Club is raising funds to construct a new covered bench area at the Veloway this fall. The funds will augment a grant from the Austin Parks Foundation to start & complete the new sheltered benches. There is now a single 10-foot bench at the entrance. The new benches will quadruple the capacity & provide much-needed shade, as well as a safe place to enter the path without having to stand in a traveled area. All donated funds go directly to this project. Details: www.hillcountryinlineclub.com.
 
Violet Crown Sports Assn. Meeting: PDF Print
Chartered in 1981 by a group of local cyclists, the membership is made up of both recreational & competitive cyclists. Meetings are generally held 1st M each month, Mangia Pizza on Mesa at Spicewood Springs. Pizza 6:30pm, meeting 7pm. Details: www.violetcrown.org < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >.