Rides, Clinics, Demos

Find new groups to ride with and experience new ways to ride, learn how to ride a bike better (or at all) and how to do repairs to your bicycle, and test ride new bikes. With guided rides, hands-on instruction, on-the-bike clinics, and demo options, you'll be able to elevate your cycling life to new levels. It's an exciting world out there; let's ride it.

Guided Rides

Guided Rides

Our guided rides are perfect for it you want to ride but aren't sure where to go, are looking for new experiences, or want to make new riding buddies. We've got the route and logistics covered, you just need to ride. 

  Free Shop Rides

Join us on one of our reoccurring road and mountain bike rides for all levels leaving from different locations. Whether you want to burn out your legs keeping up with one of the advanced rides or just relax on a beginner ride while we make sure you only have to focus on riding your bike, we have something for you, all year long.    

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  Como to Coffee

Been curious to feel what an electric bike can do? We'll show you the capabilities of an e-bike, and why they are so fun, on this guided 10-mile tour of Austin. And, we'll stop for coffee along the way. 

$60  |  More Info & Signup >


  Women's Ride Day

Join one of two social-paced routes of 15 or 25 miles then return to the shop for mimosas and socializing with fellow lady cyclists. The monthly series runs April-November.

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  Take a Kid Mountain Biking

Show the youngest generation the wonder of the outdoors with a guided mountain bike ride. Kids on striders to dirt jumpers will have a great time riding with the pack. This series runs from June-September.

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Cycling Events

Events

Austin has more cycling events than we can keep track of, and that is fantastic. See all of our events and a collection of some top picks of Austin-area events on our event calendar, and check out some of our big annual events below. 

  Event Calendar

Our handy calendar to all of our cycling-related events plus more around the area. (Some mobile users may have loading issues...we're working on it!)    

Go to the Event Calendar >


  Real Ale Ride

Ride the Texas Hill Country on fully supported routes of 15, 30, 50, 65, and 80 miles that all begin and end at the Real Ale Brewery with a post-ride party featuring beer, music, and food trucks. This year's ride is October 26, 2019.

$75-$100  |  More Info and Signup >


  El Diablo

A free self-supported sweaty tour of Austin in July where riders pick up playing cards from each of the Bicycle Sport Shop locations to play for a winning poker hand. Laugh in the face of the Texas heat and ride to build a helluva hand.

$0  |  More Info >


  Holey Roller

Pedal through the pines and down the gravel, dirt, rock, and paved roads of the Texas countryside on this 50-60 mile gravel grinder. Holey Roller usually takes place at the beginning of March.

Price TBD  |  More Info >



Bike repair classes

Maintenance Classes

Learn about your bikes: how to optimize your ride, how to keep them running smoothly, and how to do maintenance when there's an issue.

  Free Flat Changing Class

Learn the essential skills every cyclist should have in their back pocket. This class will go over the basics of changing a flat, inspecting the tire, and gauging the appropriate tire pressure. Women-only classes are also available.

$0  |  Class Info & Signup >


  Private Maintenance Classes

Want to learn something specific? We offer one-on-one instruction with a custom curriculum to match your interests. Email [email protected] for inquiries and to set up your private class.

$120 an hour  |  Email [email protected]


  Dynamic Suspension Tuning

Get the most out of your bike's suspension technology and capabilities and learn to tune it to any terrain. We'll start by doing a base level set up with you and your bike called a static suspension set up, then you'll hit the trail with one of our trained suspension technicians. We'll ride with you, evaluate your riding style, then tune your suspension so you can feel the differences in multiple setups. We will also teach you the process so you can set up your suspension for any trail you may ride next.

$250  |  Why DST will completely change your ride >



skills clinics

Skills Clinics

Road, trail, and mountain bike classes from beginner to intermediate, kids to adults. Learn how to ride your bikes; from finding your balance on your first voyage, to learning how to ride clipless, to zipping downhills at Spider Mountain swiftly and safely.

  Skills 101 Clinic

This is a skills-based clinic to go over the basics of cycling such as when and how to shift, braking and stopping safely, what your saddle height should be, and much more. Whether you're looking for the skills to start ride efficiently and safely or to gain the confidence to start riding more, this clinic is a must. 

$65  |  $100 one-on-one clinic  |  Clinic Info & Signup >


  Pedal Hard Training Studio

Cycling classes that provide a great workout for all ability levels in a fun atmosphere. Learn how to ride with top efficiency using metrics such as power, heart rate, and cadence, and make the most of your training time. Pedal Hard also offers personal and online coaching, fitness testing and fitting. The Pedal Hard studio is located in Lamar shop.

Price Varies  |  Studio Info & Signup >



Bike Demos

Demos

Learn which bike you want to be your partner on the roads or trails. Join a bike demo or schedule a private one just for you.

  Ride to Buy

Buy a new bike with confidence by test out the model you've been eyeing on the trail or road of your choice, then put the full fee toward the purchase of a new bike of $4,500 or more.

$120 a day  |  Demo Details & Signup >


  VIP MTB Demo Experience

Can't decide between two bike models? Set out with one of our tour guides on two of the bikes you've been considering and we'll help you pick your partner for the trails. We'll ride with you, then switch bikes, and answer your questions. 

$150  |  VIP Details & Signup >

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