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#1 2010-08-04 18:58:37

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Registered: 2008-05-27
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Sat Aug 7, 1-10p: Hottest Day of The Year Ride: A Benefit for The LOBV

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Saturday, August 7th, 1-10pm is The Hottest Day of The Year Ride: A Benefit for the League of Bicycling Voters


Minneapolis has the cold, Portland has the rain, and Austin has the heat and sun. We'll ride around in the heat and sun, from water hole to watering hole because, yes, we can ride on the hottest day of the year and we can have fun doing it!

We start the ride at Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop when the sun is at its highest. We will load up on water along the way at various stops, including The Peddler Bike Shop at Duval & 51st Sts. We will make swimming and splashing stops along the way. We will stop for lunch on South 1st St., followed by cool refreshment from Tart Organic Frozen Yogurt on W. 2nd & Lavaca Sts. There'll be more splashing, then....

The evening will arrive while we're at Mellow Johnny's socializing, drinking beer, getting an update on Austin bicycling advocacy, and signing up to be members of the LOBV! Be there for the best and worst summer bicycling fashion contest, with prizes!

The final stop will be the frigid waters of Barton Springs Pool for the free swim from 9-10pm.

And then every day for the rest of the year will be a little cooler (perhaps with a few exceptions).

A warm thanks goes to our ride sponsors:
Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop

The Peddler Bike Shop

Tart Organic Frozen Yogurt

Easy Street Recumbents

Shefman Law Group

The hottest day of the year in Austin is, on average, August 7th, with an average high of 97°F. If this doesn't sound like bikeable weather to you, come get tips from your fellow bicyclists on how to make everyday available to you. Post your hot weather riding questions to the event wall at Facebook or send an e-mail to tom at

For the ride schedule and other details, visit Ride times are listed so that you can come for as long or as little of the ride as you want.

See you Saturday!

Tom Wald
Executive Director
League of Bicycling Voters
tom at

Join the LOBV today!


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