UPDATE: The ride will meetup at our local bodega grocer, Royal Blue, just below 360 condos (not Java Jive as had been planned) Saturday morning between 8:30 and 9am. If you need a bike or haven’t RSVP’d, click below…
Block out the morning of Saturday, June 5th, because you’re going to want to cruise with us on a bicycle stroll through downtown. Downtown Austin Blog is working in partnership with Living On Two Wheel’s to bring you the Downtown Culture Cruise, part of LTW’s Summer Social Ride Series. The guided ride will include stops to look at some of downtown’s hottest condos as well as food and shopping stops to sample downtown living.
Stops will include food and drink at Froots in the 2nd street district and a vehicle presentation by Austin CarShare. Whether you are looking to move downtown, learn more about living an urban lifestyle, or just want to see some great properties, this ride is going to be a lot of fun.
All food & drink, bike valet, and guides included in registration as well as a coupon book to series partner businesses. We’ll be drawing to giveaway an Electra Amsterdam Royal 8 bike at the end of the series. Dutch city bikes available for rental on tour. Total ride distance will be approximately 5 miles.
Downtown Culture Cruise
DATE: Saturday, June 5, 2010
TIME: Meet up at 8:30 AM, Leave at 9:00 AM (please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure for check-in). Ride will wrap up by approximately Noon.
LOCATION: Austin City Hall, north side of building, 301 West 2nd St
COST: Before ride day $20/person, Ride day cash only registration $25. Bring a friend and save $5! 2 persons registration: $35, Ride day cash registration $45. (Ride is limit to 50 riders.)
RIDE PACE: These are social rides so we will be riding at a pleasant social pace and no one will be dropped. Our ride guides will be wearing identifiable shirts and will keep the group together and make sure no one is left behind. This ride is about the simple pleasure of riding with friends, not competition or workouts. If you want to race or get in a workout, we’d suggest you do that before the ride.
OTHER INFO: Please bring a bike in working order. Our ride guides will have spare tubes and basic repair equipment should you run into trouble. In addition to food and drink on the tour, bottled water will be available to participants. Please bring ID if you plan to sample alcoholic beverages at the stops. Staff will watch bikes at each stop so locking bikes will be optional. If you are in need of a tune-up, please check with a bike shop like Bicycle Sport Shop at least three days before the tour.
NEED A BIKE? We will have a limited number of Dutch bikes available to ride on the tour for rent for $20 for those who need a bike.