Hottest Day of the Year ride set for Aug. 13

Cyclists pedal through the city during the 2015 Hottest Day of the Year Ride. This year's ride is set for Aug. 13. File photo by LAURA SKELDING/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Cyclists pedal through the city during the 2015 Hottest Day of the Year Ride. This year’s ride is set for Aug. 13. File photo by LAURA SKELDING/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Biking around Austin in August can feel like rolling across a giant iron skillet with a blowtorch aimed at your face.

It’s hot, people. But rather than whine, the Austin bicycling community suggests you embrace it.

To help you do that, Bike Austin will host its annual Hottest Day of the Year ride at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13.

The supported ride starts from three separate locations – Beverley Sheffield District Park, 7000 Ardath Street; Govalle Park, 5200 Bolm Road; and Gillis Neighborhood Pool, 2504 South Durwood Avenue – and will include stops at some of Austin’s best watering holes and swimming spots.

Healthy snacks will be provided at each stop, and the after party at ATX Factory will include free food, beer, live music, a bounce house and photo booth.

Cost is $5 for members of Bike Austin or $10 for non-members. To register, go here.

Here’s the schedule:

  • 1:30 p.m. – Sign in and fuel up.
  • 2 p.m. Wheels down.
  • 5:30 pm Arrive at ATX Factory, 5323 Levander Loop.
  • 6 p.m. Group photo.

Sponsors include Bicycle Sport Shop, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority.


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