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The Weekend in Pictures

May 23, 2012

It was a great weekend to get on a bike. Events abound for every rider.

The weekend of bikes kicked off on Friday morning, with National Bike to Work Day, promoting the fun and benefits of getting to work by pedal power. It was a perfect morning to ride—and stop for breakfast at one of many breakfast stations around town. And the cruise home was made better by happy hours for bike commuters around town, including stops at our Parmer and Lamar locations.

BikeCaffe Austin fueled pedal-powered Bike to Work Day commuters! (photo by BikeCaffe Austin)

Friday night saw ACL-Live launch “Ride to Rock,” a program designed to reward folks who ride their bikes to ACL-Live shows, giving a whole new meaning to “rock n’ roll!”

Rock n’ roll–by bike–with ACL-Live’s Ride to Rock program. (photo by ACL-Live)

Saturday was the Real Ale Ride. Rolling out of the Real Ale Brewery in Blanco, TX at 8:00 am sharp and benefiting Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve. We had a great time putting on what is the largest event of the shop’s Signature Cycling Series, and we’re already looking forward to next year.

Susan Beth Photography was on hand to capture the miles and smiles at the Real Ale Ride.

Saturday evening saw BikeyMeLikey‘s and BikeBot’s Fash Bash, a bicycle fashion show, quite possibly a first for Austin. We here that more are in the works!

BikeMeLikey and BikeBot’s Fash Bash was a smash. (photo by Jody Zung Photography)

Saturday and Sunday saw the state’s best criterium racers take part in the Georgetown Grand State Championships both skills-based and age-based. Super Squadra had a strong weekend taking a couple of top 10 finishes in the P/1/2 races, and the top two spots in the under 23 race.

Super Squadra’s David Wenger in route to a top 10 finish during the Georgetown Grand. (photo by Jim Hicks)

Sunday morning Austinites took it to the streets! Austin’s first ciclovia, dubbed Viva Streets Austin took over a massive stretch of Sixth Street. All manner of foot and bike traffic gave participants a glimpse of life in a carless street, along with a healthy dose of fun and information from folks like our friends at BikeTexas.

Viva Streets was a huge hit, even with City Council members! (photo by BikeTexas)

Sunday also saw the final race of the Texas Mountain Bike Racing Association Spring CX State Championship Series. The Bicycle Sport Shop Mountain Bike Team finished the overall series in second place in the Team Standings! Additionally, Bryan Kreitz won the overall Cat 1 30-39, Robert McGuire won the Single Speed Open overall, Lucy Brown won the women’s Cat 2 15-18 overall, and Melissa Grubbs won the women’s cat 3 40+ overall!

Getting after it at the Rocky Hill Roundup! (photo by bobcat13 photography, llc)

What a weekend! And there’s still more Bike Month left!

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