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Taste of Downtown Tour this Saturday, April 10 in Austin

I just wanted to let everyone know about the Taste of Downtown Tour my site is presenting this Saturday afternoon: http://livingontwowheels.org. This is the first in a three part social ride series I am putting on as a test for a new concept bike store in Austin dedicated to the simple pleasure of riding with friends, not competition or workouts.

Whether you are looking for a fun way to get your significant other or friends on a bike or just a change of pace, the weather is going to be perfect on Saturday, and we'd love to see you out this weekend. All food and drink, guides, and bike valet are included in the tour, and if you register before Saturday, you'll save $5. Register with a friend & you'll save $5 more!

We'll also have some great Dutch and cargo bikes to test ride and will draw from participants to give away an Electra Amsterdam Royal at the end of the series.

About the ride:
Taste of Downtown Tour
Sponsored by Bicycle Sport Shop, Barton Place, and Barden Capital Management & hosted by BoConcept
Our first tour will include three great downtown restaurants to sample some of the best locally made food our town has to offer. We'll start at our ride host BoConcept at 430 W 2nd St in the 2nd Street District and head to Chupacabra for some Tex-Mex and Margarita samplers. Then we'll ride to Frank for some artisan sausages finishing at Halcyon Coffee House for coffee and desert before returning to BoConcept. Total ride distance approximately 8 miles round trip. All food and drink samplers are included in the ride as well as coupons for future visits to our host restaurants.

DATE: Saturday, April 10, 2010

TIME: Meet up at 1:30 PM, Leave at 2 PM (please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure for check-in). Ride will end at BoConcept at approximately 5 PM.

LOCATION: BoConcept, 430 W 2nd St

COST: Before ride day $15/person, Ride day cash only registration $20. Bring a friend and save $5! 2 persons registration: $25, Ride day cash registration $35. (Ride is limit to 75 riders.) REGISTER HERE: http://livingontwowheels.org/tasteofdowntown.html

OTHER INFO: Please bring a bike in working order. Our ride guides will have spare tubes and basic repair equipment should you run into trouble. In addition to food and drink on the tour, bottled water will be available to participants. Please bring ID if you plan to sample alcoholic beverages at the stops. Staff will watch bikes at each stop so locking bikes will be optional. If you are in need of a tune-up, please check with our bike shop sponsor Bicycle Sport Shop at least three days before the tour.

Other upcoming rides:

Pampered Pedal, Saturday, April 17- A fun afternoon of shopping with friends ending with a light stretch yoga class and mini-spa treatment. Stops will include Hem Jeans, Estilo, Plain Ivey Jane, and Beyond Tradition as well as Black Swan Yoga and Halcyon Coffee House. More info: http://livingontwowheels.org/pamperpedal.html

Boggy Creek Farm Picnic Tour, Saturday, April 24- An opportunity to explore one of Austin's best organic urban farms followed by a picnic lunch at the farm prepared by local chef Chris Howard. More info: http://livingontwowheels.org/boggycreek.html
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