Wednesday, March 14, 2012

H-E-B named presenting sponsor of The Kerrville Triathlon

High Five Events, Jack & Adam’s Bicycles, and Ryan Sanders Entertainment are proud to announce H-E-B as a presenting sponsor of The Kerrville Triathlon, to be held in Kerrville, Texas on September 30-31, 2012.

The Kerrville Triathlon is a two day festival that boasts three triathlons of varying distances, a kids fun run, and a health and fitness expo that begins on the 29th. The triathlons offered are the Sprint distance (400m swim, 11-mile bike and 2 mile run), Olympic distance (1500m swim, 40 kilometer bike and 10 kilometer run), and Half Distance (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run) which makes the event appeal to beginners and veteran triathletes alike. The Kerrville Triathlon is produced by Austin, Texas based High Five Events.

“We think being healthy and active should be fun, and not a chore”, says Dan Carroll of High Five Events. “We love triathlon and we think it is a perfect goal for those looking to make a change and lead a healthy lifestyle. Our events are designed as a challenge to people all abilities and backgrounds, and also to be a celebration of fitness. They are known for being a lot of fun. We are thrilled to partner with H-E-B on our biggest events. Together we hope to show many people a fun path to health and fitness.”

“We at H-E-B are excited about helping Texans fight the war against obesity by finding new ways to enjoy physical activity! As we partner with High Five Events with the Republic of Texas Triathlon in Corpus Christi and the Kerrville Triathlon, we are proud to support opportunities for Texans to Tri-it!”, says Craig Boyan, President & Chief Operating Officer, H-E-B Grocery Company.

Proceeds from this event and the Republic of Texas Triathlon will benefit ACTIVE Life ( and several other non-profits and fitness programs.

Check out the Event Website HERE.

Friday, March 9, 2012

SXSW Livestrong Run, Free Breakfast, & T-Shirt!

You are invited to the Nike LIVESTRONG SXSW kickoff run this Saturday (3/10) at 8am. The run will start and end at 4th and Colorado and there will be a 2 mile and 5 mile run option.

Saturday (3/10) is considered the soft launch of the retail space around FuelBand, so this will be an exclusive opportunity for anyone who participates in the run, to check out the Nike Lot and Retail Space. Doors open at 8am, so runners will be the first group to see Nike's space for SXSW.

Breakfast will be provided post-run and Nike has reserved "I'm with the Band" (FuelBand – ha!) t-shirts for the first 100 people to show up for the run.

If you can’t make it on Saturday, there will be other opportunities to join in the fun. There will be a daily Nike LIVESTRONG run Sunday (3/11) – Saturday (3/17). All runs will start and end at 4th and Colorado. Here’s the full schedule:

· 3/10-3/12: Run starts at 8 a.m.

· 3/13-3/17: Run starts at 10 a.m.

So – wear LIVESTRONG gear and join us on Saturday morning for a jog around the city. And yes, the run will happen rain or shine. Tell your friends, family, neighbors, Austin constituents, SXSW attendees, etc. All are welcome

RSVP on Facebook Here!


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Shop ride Sundays: NXNW and rain

This week's ride route is planned for north/north west. You can find the Intermediate route here on mapmyrun, hopefully one day they'll elect to add back in the print on demand feature so I can go back to creating PDF's from all the routes we created.

The ride is a shorter one, Jack's famous no-drop will go up Shoal Creek for a 10-mile out, 10-mile back route and the Advanced group can add hills or go out to 360 etc.

However, at this point it's looking like rain. Remember, if it's raining at 8:30 a.m. ride time we'll cancel, also if it's horribly wet at 8:30 a.m.  but not raining, the ride will be a judgement call. Your safety is paramount, group rides in poor conditions are not the simplest things to organise.  You are welcome to go out in pick-up groups, but we can NOT provide ride leaders, escorts or ambassadors.

Remember though we have a new option. As Tammy will be there this week, and I(Mark), wont, if the ride does get cancelled due to rain, you can go ride up at Flywheel fitness which is a hop, skip and jump down South Lamar(# 2300). You'll either need to bring your trainer and use your bike, bring some run shoes and use their bikes+pedals, or some tools to use their bike and your pedals and Tammy will run a spin class indoors. I've done Tammys' class before, don't mistake 60-75 for a less rigorous workout than a 2hr+ shop ride. ++Mark.
[edit to clear up typos, sorry!]


"Women on the Trails" Training Group

Women on the Trails is an 8-week program created specifically for women who are interested in getting into trail running and would like to do so in a group setting. In addition to providing weekly group runs, each run will be held from a different trail head entrance on Austin’s Greenbelt so that new trail runners will complete the program with exposure to a variety of trail routes to run on solo or with friends.

Dates and Times
The group starts on April 19 at 6:30pm and meets every Thursday for 8 weeks.
Dates: April 19, 26 | May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | June 7
Time: 6:30pm start - 8:00pm end (this includes "Trail Talks")
Locations: Locations will vary from week to week. Information will be e-mailed out ahead of time.

What's Included
The 8-week program includes:
-- A weekly group trail run at alternating trail head start locations.

-- "Trail Talk" 15 minute session on topics like: trail ettiquette, navigation, nutrition, running technique.

-- Optional night time trail run on a different day of the week. **head lamps will be required**

The program is designed for women who are runners but are new to trail running. All participants must:
-- Be able to run a minimum of 3.1 miles (5K).
-- Be 18 years of age or older.
-- Have a sense of adventure.
-- Be a SHE!

Group Setting
All trail runs will be done in a group setting with two run coaches and a strict "no drop" policy. You'll never be alone, you'll be with us!

Required Gear
Gear requirements are very minimal. All participants must have:
-- Running shoes (trail shoes not required).
-- Water bottle or similar hydration gear.
-- Running attire.

The cost is $50 per person for the 8-week session.

Optional: The 8-week session ends right before "The Ranch" trail run event at beautiful Reveille Ranch in Burnet, TX on Sunday, June 10. Check out a new venue and hang with other trail runners!

For more info about the run, click HERE.
Event Registration can be found HERE.
Cost is $50 until May 27; $60 until June 9.

Registration and More info for the training group can be found HERE.



Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Rosedale Ride 2012

The Rosedale Ride on March 24th is an annual bike ride benefiting Rosedale School, the Austin Independent School District's only school for children with multiple disabilities. Open to cyclists of all abilities, the ride offers different courses to suit anyone.

This year the Rosedale Ride has four courses to choose from: a Kid’s Fun Ride; or courses of 20, 43 or 63 miles. The ride begins and ends at Samsung, winding through the gently rolling countryside east of Austin. In addition to the ride, the Rosedale School hosts a Silent Auction in conjuction with packet pick-up.

For more information visit the website.


Monday, March 5, 2012

Women's Night at J&A's

What: Skeese Greets Women's Tri Kickoff Party

When & Where: Tuesday, March 20th, 7-9PM at Jack & Adam's Bicycles

Details: Don't miss the fun of an all women's night at J&A's. The event will feature private shopping, exclusive deals, snacks, drinks, and give-aways. You'll have a chance to meet local training groups; ask professional triathlete, Kelly Williamson questions; talk to your favorite apparel and tri companies; and mingle with other women (rookie and veteran triathletes alike.)

There will also be bike safety checks, saddle height adjustments and helmet inspections - all free!

Don't forget, you can join the usual free running group at 5:30 leaving from the shop and get back in time for all the other action!

Please RSVP HERE on Facebook. We hope to see you there!



Thursday, March 1, 2012

Fifth Annual Austin Autism Society Bike Ride

Get Autism Awareness Month off to a great start on your bike! Join the Autism Society of Greater Austin at the 5th Annual Austin Autism Society Bike Ride, Sunday April 1st.

The ride begins at beautiful Berry Springs Park and Preserve in
Georgetown. There is a route for every level of cyclist-- 62 mile, 42
mile, 24 mile, 9 mile and a Family Ride/Walk on a paved path through
the park for little cyclists (less then 2 miles.)
New this year for triathletes-- add a 5K run to make it a brick workout!
Registration includes fully supported ride,t-shirt and lunch from
Schlotzsky's, Chipotle, and My Fit Foods as well as beer and root beer
from St. Arnold's Brewery.

The ride benefits Autism Society of Greater Austin, a grass roots
organization dedicated to improving the lives of all people affected
by autism. ASGA serves our community with a phone line, support
groups, workshops and fun family activities like sensory-friendly

Registration will be limited to the first 350 participants for the
bike course and 100 for the family ride. Early registration ends March
15th, and after that the price goes up so sign up today!

Register here for the Autism Ride.

Info on Berry Springs Park can be found HERE.

Also this year - don't miss KFC at the finish line! The "finger-lickin'-good" lunch comes with your registration fee! You deserve it after a long ride! Also on board for lunch is Chipotle, Schlotzky's, My Fit Foods and St. Arnold's Beer. A great line-up!