5/18/21 - The City of Austin has relaxed their COVID response to stage 2 and removed outdoor mask mandates in most situations. Our rides are coming back starting this week. We encourage all participants to get vaccinated, bring a mask to use while indoors, and stay home if they are sick.


INTERMEDIATE

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS VIOLET CROWN RIDE

Date & Time: Tuesday & Thursday @ 7:00AM
Leave From: Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop
Duration: ~2 Hours, 16-18mph (26-29 kph)

Riders should have experience riding in groups, be able to change a tire and address minor mechanical issues. Routes will vary from southerly, mostly flat terrain, to northwesterly hilly rides depending on wind direction and the whims of the ride leader. These rides are meant to provide some steady tempo training hours.


ADVANCED

THE BAGEL RIDE (SHORT & LONG) 

Date & Time: Saturday @ 8:00AM
Leave From: 12601 Tech Ridge Blvd (gather behind Little Woodrow's)
Duration: ~4 Hours, 17-20mph (28-32 kph)

The Bagel Ride was started around 1992 by Bill Reams and Ted Dunbar (Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure) and is open to all riders that love riding their bicycle. There are two groups, both of which roll out together, and then split at the store stop. The Short Ride is usually 50-60 miles (80-100 km), and the Long Ride is usually 75-85 miles (120-135 km). Both rides proceed with a 2x2 echelon and are social at times and race pace at others, but tend to stay at a steady tempo without lots of surges. This is one of the best group rides in town! Currently led by Roberto, The Bagelmeister. The Short Bagel is lead by David.

Check out The Bagel Ride Facebook page for ride details and updates.


INTERMEDIATE

VIOLET CROWN SUNDAY RIDE

Date & Time: Sunday @ 8:15AM
Leave From: Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop
Duration: ~3 Hours, 16-18mph (26-29 kph)

This is one of the oldest group rides in Austin, meeting every Sunday morning for over 30 years! Riders should understand the etiquette of group riding, be able to change a tire and address minor mechanical issues. Wheels down at 8:15am. We encourage you to ride your bike down to the shop. If you do drive, please park on the streets.



DISCOVER RIDES IN AUSTIN

Visiting Austin and want to find a ride that suites your date and schedule?

Check out some of our favorite routes, contact us here, send us a message on social media, or stop by Mellow Johnny's and we'll point you in the right direction.

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The Violet Crown Sports Association
P. O. Box 6815 

Austin, TX 78762


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