Thursday, May 26, 2011

J&A, St. Croix and Belgium

What do Jack & Adam's, St. Croix and Belgium have in common? The lady in this photo! We recently received this email and photo from one of her friends who participated at the St. Croix Triathlon.

"I did my eighth consecutive St Croix tri on May 1. I did the Sprint for the fun of it, too much work and not enough training to suffer through the 1/2, but I did go sailing for two weeks in the BVI afterwards.

The pic is of my good friend Monika Van den Bossche of Mechelen, Belgium with her Belgium flag with the St Croix swim start in the background. I bought her a J&A tri top to do her very first tri at the St Croix Sprint, but she twisted her ankle playing volleyball in the winter and could not race. Monika vows to race St Croix Sprint next year, and now has your J&A tri top to train in Belgium.

Thought I would give you a pic of J&A around the world.


If you have photos in your J&A gear, feel free to send them in ( or post them on our Facebook page. We'd love to see them!


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Memorial Day Sale

From Wednesday, May 25th to Sunday, May 29th, Jack & Adam's Bicycles is having a Memorial Day Sale!

*Get 15% off tri clothing (Zoot, TYR, Pearl Izumi, 2XU, DeSoto, Rocket Science, and more)

*Get a free pair of goggles with the purchase of a wetsuit.

*Get 20% off when you buy 12 or more gels, bars or other energy foods. Choose from Clif, Gu, Bonk Breakers, Bearded Brothers, Power Bar, Hammer Nutrition, Crank E-Gel, Honey Stinger, AccelGel, and more.

Please also note that the store will be closed on Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day. We will re-open on Wednesday, June 1st (since we are always closed on Tuesdays.)


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jack & Adam's to host Official Bike to Work Station

This Friday, May 20th is National Bike to Work Day. This year Jack & Adam’s Bicycles will host a morning commute station from 7am-9am.

We will have a large variety of FREE breakfast foods including coffee from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Taco Deli breakfast tacos, and Athlete's Honey Milk to support our local commuters as they make their way to/from work. If you are commuting round trip this Friday, we will have GU gels, Bonk Breaker Bars, and Austin’s own Bearded Brother bars to get you out of the Friday afternoon lull.

J&A’s own super mechanics will be out on the shop deck providing free safety checks (check includes frame inspection, bolt check, brake check, and gear check) for all bikes in need of a little TLC. While you are visiting feel free to check out our Green Team Bicycle Recycle bins to reuse and/or to recycle!

Austin’s own Be Kind To Cyclist Organization will also be out at our station with a FREE t shirt raffle…you can register for the raffle here at the shop during our station hours.



Friday, May 13, 2011

Shop ride Sundays: finally, the schedule!

The manic early season cycling pace has finally subsided, and ironically after a year where so far only 2-rides got cancelled due to the wether, when the shop ride team got together at the Flying Saucer Tuesday to plan out rides over a few pints, we got rained on.

Attached is the schedule through the end of July for the shop rides. We reserve the right to make changes or cancel based on the weather, your safety and ride leader aka "the escorts" availability. We've tried to mix up the rides and match-up with the always popular Texas Tri Series, High Five events and Jack and Adams races.

As always, we'll try to provide leaders for all groups, except where noted. We are currently working on the belief that we'll provide an Advanced group that goes variable speed(18mph and faster) over distances of up to 50-miles; Intermediate fast group(16-18mph) to help people bridge up to future advanced rides; Intermediate(13-15mph) steady paced ride, for those wishing to move up from the no-drop; and Jack's "famous" No-Drop ride.

The no-drop is always 10-miles out, 10-miles back and mostly covers the same 3x routes, South, East, Steiner Steakhouse; the Tempo Multisport Intermediate ride is as best we can 1-hour out, 1-hour back; the Intermediate fast group covers the same ride as the Intermediate and starts with them but can go at a faster pace.

PLEASE NOTE: June 19th, July 10th are NO DROP ONLY ride days.


15th Ride: East(all)
22nd Ride: Steiner Ranch Steakhouse
29th Ride: Long South East(inc. Paceline); No-Drop(South)

5th Ride: Advanced, Intermediate North West; No-Drop Shoal Creek
12th Ride: All south - rides to be followed by Transition clinic in Butler Park!
19th Ride: No-Drop Only!
26th Steiner Ranch Steakhouse

3rd Ride: East(All)
10th Ride: No-Drop Only
17th Ride: Long South East + No-Drop to Shoal Creek.
24th Ride: Steiner Ranch Steakhouse
31st Ride: Creedmore, No-Drop South

Remember our simple rules.

Absolutely no headphones, MP3, phones etc.
Don't overlap wheels when riding in any pack or formation
Call out any traffic or road, or other safety concerns
Aero bars are only to be used if you are riding alone, or in the front. Someone's got to lead, why not you!

Sundays East ride will be a long one for the advanced group, bring plenty of water!


Monday, May 9, 2011

The Atlas Ride

Hundreds of Texans will join together on Saturday, June 4th for the 7th annual Texas 4000 Atlas Ride. The Atlas Ride celebrates the beginning of the 2011 LIVESTRONG Texas 4000 team ride where fifty young bicycle riders will depart on a 70-day, more than 4,000-mile bicycle journey to Alaska in sharing Hope, Knowledge and Charity. The celebration is open to the community, and everyone is invited to join in the ride’s first day activities.

“This bike ride is a tremendous experience not only for the riders but for the entire Austin community to share in the fight against cancer,” said Texas 4000 for Cancer Executive Director, Jamille Ruebsahm. “In addition to the 50 student riders, over 500 cyclists will join the ride from Austin to Lampasas and many more will come to celebrate the day at the finish line.”

The Atlas Ride departs at 8 a.m. from Running Brushy Middle School in Cedar Park, TX and offers a 25- , 50- or 70-mile option. The day-long ride will culminate in a party at Texas Legato Winery in Lampasas, TX, with BBQ, wine tastings, beer, live music, and more. People wishing to join the Atlas Ride may do so by registering at

The ride is fully supported with police escorts, rest stops, sag and sweep teams, Jack & Adams Bicycle maintenance crew and medical personnel. Come out and enjoy the beautiful Texas Hill Country!

After reaching their final destination in Anchorage, the Texas 4000 riders are honored at the Tribute Gala, held Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the Downtown Hyatt Regency Hotel. The event is open to the public. More information can be found at
For more information and registration, visit


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bike Movie Screening at J & A's

Come out to Jack & Adam's Bicycles on May 11th to enjoy a screening of a new documentary "With My Own Two Wheels"! The film will be followed by a Q&A with Producer and Co-Director Jacob Seigel-Boettner.

Donations will benefit World Bicycle Relief, and you will have an opportunity to sponsor a bike for a student in Zambia!

and there will be a KEG! And Bearded Brothers Energy Bars!

For more info, visit the Facebook event page HERE.


Monday, May 2, 2011

Mother's Day Sale

Jack & Adam's Bicycles is having a Mother's Day sale from Wednesday, May 4th through Sunday, May 8th.

15% off cycling jerseys
15% off cycling shorts
15% off helmets
15% off women's tri apparel

Plus free socks with the purchase of a $50 J&A gift certificate.