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Weekly rides for every rider.

Our regular weekly rides offer something for nearly everyone. Each ride is led by knowledgeable and personable volunteers. Whether you're looking for a casual ride, an early morning spin, a Friday afternoon loop, or a long weekend group ride, we have you covered.

General expectations for each of our rides: helmets are required. Bikes should be in good working condition. Bring along water and ride nutrition as well as items need to repair a flat tire. No headphone/radios, please. And please no riding in aero bars or time trial position while in the group. We encourage you to ride to the shop. For pre-ride refreshment, meet at Juan Pelota Café 30 minutes before ride start time.

Beginner

Scout-a-Route

  • Saturdays, 9:00 am
  • 15-30 miles. 12-16 mph. No drop.

Co-hosted by Bike Austin and perfect for new riders, those returning to riding, or folks looking for a casual ride. Usually two groups. The first averages 14-16 mph for 20-30 miles. The second averages 12 mph for 15-25 miles. Leave your heart rate monitor at home, bring some cash for the occasional refreshment stop, and enjoy.

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Friday Truancy Ride

  • Fridays, 2:30 pm
  • 30 miles. 17-18 mph.

Cut out of work early and get your weekend started right with a two hour Friday afternoon ride. The Truancy Ride rolls through neighborhoods and along official bike routes and includes a few hills and some optional sprints. Riders should have experience riding in groups and be able to change a puncture and address minor mechanical issues.

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T&T Violet Crown Ride

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7 am
  • 2 hours. 16-18 mph.

T&T is led by the Violet Crown cycling team, and depart every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7:00 am for 2 hours of steady riding at 16-18 mph. Riders should have experience riding in groups, be able to change a puncture and address minor mechanical issues. Routes vary and are meant to provide some steady tempo training hours.

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Mid-Century Ride

  • Every other Sunday at 8:30 am. Next Ride Dates: May 5th & 19th.
  • 30-35 miles. 14-16 mph. No drop.
  • 50+ riders only please

Maintaining the spirit of a ride, not a race, the Mid-Century rolls a steady 2x2 pace. There may be times the speed rises, but we always regroup as this is a no-drop ride. For questions pertaining to the Mid-Century Ride email Peter at peter@mellowjohnnys.com.

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Sunday Violet Crown Ride

  • Sundays, 8:15 am
  • 50-60 miles. 16-18 mph

One of the oldest group rides in Austin, meeting every Sunday for over 30 years! Recommended for intermediate and advanced riders and considered a "recovery" or endurance ride. Riders should understand group riding etiquette and expect a social but brisk 2x2 ride with a stop or two. Not a "no drop" ride so make sure you have supplies and a phone just in case.

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Middle of the Road Ride

  • Saturdays, 8:30 am
  • 30-40 miles. 15-20 mph. No drop.

Great for intermediate riders experienced riding in groups on urban roads looking for a bit more distance and speed. This no drop, co-ed ride averages 17-20 mph in the front group and 15-16 mph in the second/sweep group. Typically starts as one group and naturally splits into two. Routes vary from 30-40 miles and often heads southeast of Austin.

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MJ's 100k

  • Saturdays, 8:00 am
  • 62 miles. 18-22 mph

For those who remember the Sweetish Hill Bakery rides, this has that vibe. The 100k rolls 2x2 and is social at times but gets down to business at others. That means you can prove it at City Limit signs. It's a friendly and supportive group, but If you get dropped, be self sufficient as it is not a no-drop ride. There's a stop about half way to top off bottles and grab a quick snack.

Looking to be a part of something? We support some of Austin's best cycling clubs and teams.

Our mission is to help people realize the independence and joy of riding a bike. And one good way to do that is to support folks that help spread that message. The clubs and teams that we partner with do more than race bikes. They are growing ridership locally be it though mentoring new riders, teaching kids to ride, or serving as ambassadors for cycling. Most of the riders in the clubs we sponsor ride for fun, commute by bike, and simply love cycling--just like us. And sure, they race sometimes. Learn more about each of our clubs and teams here.

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Mellow Johnny's Cycling Club

You bet we have our own club. And everyone can join! The MJCC hosts monthly club rides and members receive in-store discounts, including savings on service and at Juan Pelota Cafe. There's a membership enrollment period each year, but you can ride with us anytime. Keep up with the club on the MJCC Facebook page.

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Violet Crown

The Violet Crown Sports Association is a club for cyclists of all ages, types, and abilities and open to anyone who wishes to join. Formally established in 1981, Violet Crown is the oldest and largest club in Austin and one of the oldest and largest in Texas.

The Violet Crown is a USA Cycling registered club and is under the purview of the Texas Bicycle Racing Association. Violet Crown holds a registered trademark on its name issued by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office for cycling-related endeavors and is registered with the Texas Secretary of State and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501c(4) charitable organization.

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ATX Sirens

ATX Sirens is a women’s race team that puts character and comradery above results. Friends off the bike, they race hard and have fun while doing it.

ATX Sirens is also committed to sharing the love of cycling with other ladies, and focuses on culturing a supportive and positive community for which to build the sport for women.

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