Bikin' Betties – Longer Harder Faster

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While the Bikin' Betties have evolved into beginner-friendly rides, many of you miss the long, hard, fast rides of the past. Although I have tried to alternate each week between a short cruise and a longer jaunt, I'm hearing that you really want a third level, an "advanced" ride. Y'all have spoken, and I have listened...

TO JOIN THIS MONDAY'S RIDE YOU MUST:
- Have a road bike (or be a badass on a fixie like Jessica or Michelle)
- Maintain a speed of 15mph
- Be able to ride 25 miles (2+ hours) without many breaks/mass-ups
- Be able to change your flat tire with your own tools/supplies
- Be able to ride back home/to your car if you can't keep up with the group's pace
- Keep the socializing mostly til the end... during the ride we ride!

Starting and ending at Butterfly Bar. Wheels down 8:20 sharp. Bring two water bottles, lights, flat fix supplies.

About us: Bikin' Betties is a weekly bike ride for female, female-identifying, and gender-nonconforming individuals. It's a great way to meet like-minded chicas, get a bit of a workout, learn convenient and safe bike routes around the city, and become more skilled and confident on your bike. (Boys, you know we love you, but every now and then we need our lady-time. Thanks for respecting us and letting us do this ride without you ♥)

These are "no-drop" rides, meaning no one gets left behind. Some weeks we'll ride more miles than others, and the routes will vary in intensity – some being easy, hill-less cruises and others being longer, more challenging rides.

If you like riding bikes (or wanna start), join the Bikin' Betties facebook group to stay in the loop with events and discussions: www.fb.com/groups/bikinbetties.

Social Cycling Austin rides AS traffic and NOT AGAINST it. We stop at red lights, yield the right of way and let cars pass as best we can. We don't block intersections. We are cool to both our fellow riders and the other traffic on the road. If you need to brush up on the rules, click here: www.bicycleaustin.info/laws/austin.html.

What you need: Working front and rear lights, spare tubes so you're not stranded with a flat, a lock, your ID, cash to tip your lovely servers/bartenders, and it's always a good idea to wear a helmet.

REMINDER: The goal has always been to create a safe environment for all riders, but we cannot control every rider's behavior, nor do we desire to. We promote personal responsibility, and it is each rider's responsibility to take care of themselves, and if they choose to ride with us, then they accept those risks inherent in riding a bicycle with a large group of other people riding bicycles.
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