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Austin BikeFest: A Celebration of the Austin Bike Community

Austin-BikeFest-Logo-SmallBikeTexas is pleased to announce the second annual Austin BikeFest presented by Capital Metro at Govalle Park (5200 Bolm) on Saturday, October 31 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. The event is free and open to all ages.

BikeFest, a celebration of the Austin bike community, will feature bike games, an obstacle course with bike-thru haunted houses, a Halloween costume contest, BikeTexas Fashion Show presented by Ilonka Designs, BikeTexas KidsKup balance bike course, alternative trick or treat, bike polo, Frankenbike (bike swap), unicycle football, Buffalo Soldiers (America’s first mountain bikers), live music by The Staylyns, and opportunities to learn how to ride a bicycle and unicycle.

Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are still available at BikeFest; visit http://www.austinbikefest.org to learn more.

BikeTexas recommends attendees come to the event via their bicycle (the Southern Walnut Creek Trail ends in Govalle Park) or Capital Metro bus. Capital Metro routes 17 and 350 pass near Govalle Park; visit www.capmetro.org to plan your trip.

BikeTexas, founded in 1991 is the statewide bicycle and pedestrian advocacy and education organization. BikeTexas’ mission is encourage and promote bicycling, increased safety, and improved conditions for people who ride bikes in Texas.

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Get Your Tickets for Better Streets Week in Austin

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A lively week of community conversations about making Austin streets safer, friendlier for people walking and biking, greener, and more vibrant | Oct. 25-31, 2015

For complete details on individual events, and to get tickets, click on the individual EventBrite links below.

 

Help us get the word out by liking Better Streets Week and inviting your friends on Facebook.

 

Organized by the Complete Streets Program, Austin Transportation Department

Events hosted by diverse community groups and the City of Austin

 

How can Austin streets work better and become better places for people and our city? Come join the conversation during Better Streets Week. It includes 15 fun and stimulating FREE talks, tours and socials co-hosted by over two dozen community nonprofits, professional groups, and City departments. 

A master schedule with more event information is on the Austin Transportation website.  

 

Better Streets Week brings to the community top national speakers from NACTO Designing Cities 2015. This national transportation conference – hosted by the City of Austin, Oct. 28-31 – is focused on creating better city streets and mobility networks. (Separate conference registration is required to attend.)

 

Schedule of Events:  Better Streets Week, Oct. 25-31

Community talks and tours are FREE; a small fee may apply for food/drink. Advance registration and ticketing is required; register now, as event seating and tour spots are limited.

Get Event Tickets:  Click on individual event names below, to register and get tickets on Eventbrite. 

 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

 

Monday, October 26, 2015

 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

  

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

 

Thursday, October 26, 2015

 

Friday, 10/30/2015

 

Saturday, 10/31/2015

 

 

Questions? Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

About NACTO Designing Cities 2015

Better Streets Week is concurrent with NACTO Designing Cities 2015. Learn more or register at www.NACTO.org. This leading national transportation conference focuses on how cities can make their streets safer, more livable, and more economically vibrant. Speakers will share knowledge about how Austin’s peer cities are making their streets better for people and for safer, more comfortable, and more convenient for all modes of city travel. Over 30 tours will showcase Austin street improvements.

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) is one of country’s most innovative transportation organizations; Austin is one of 40 member NACTO cities.  

   

Volunteer at Austin BikeFest on October 31

Make Austin BikeFest the best!
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Be a Special Part of Austin BikeFest on October 31                                                 
BikeTexas volunteers are the best there is. Our events could not be successful without you.
 
Austin BikeFest is just 3 weeks away-- on Halloween! It's a celebration of the Austin bikecommunity with fun-filled activities. Are you TABC certified? Want to make bike-thru haunted houses? Help promote the event? Assist kids to learn how to ride? Sign up now to volunteer! All volunteers get a free t-shirt.
 
Before BikeFest, we'll be setting up at Govalle Park on Friday, October 30 from 10 AM - 4 PM, getting the stages and tents ready to go. Volunteer on Friday, party on SaturdayThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Can't volunteer? We still want you to be a part of Austin BikeFest! Mark your calendar forOctober 31 and plan to join us at Govalle Park to celebrate all things bike in Austin. Tell all your friends and we'll see you at Austin BikeFest!
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News By Bike: Links for You to Read (Oct 9)

Friday, October 09 2015 08:17

Looking for some weekend reading? Look no further than these links we thought were worth sharing this week: 

 

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Volunteer with us at Austin BikeFest! Have fun, support bicycle advocacy, & get a free shirt!

The deadline for speaker proposals for the 2016 Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference has been EXTENDED. Submit your proposal today.

BikeTexas Today October 2015 is out! Want to read the newsletter in your inbox instead of your browser? Sign up for our emails here.

The days are short and you need some bike lights. Get yours here.

 

bikepeded bike lights biketexasFrom around Texas:

Do you live in North Texas? NCTCOG has a survey for you.

El Paso! Head to Chalk the Block this weekend, say hello to Velo Paso, and give the city your input on the new bike plan.

Houston's Mayor Parker is working to make texting while driving an ancient memory.

Bike Friendly Oak Cliff's solution to a hairy parking problem.

Speaking of Oak Cliff... Cyclesomatic is happening now! Don't miss out.

Aaaannnd one more thing from BFOC-- the Sylvan bridge in Dallas now has protected bike lanes.

Better Streets Week is coming in ATX! Check out the schedule of events now.

Austinites, Capital Metro wants your feedback.

 

From elsewhere:

Some British retailers still haven't gotten the memo that bikes bring business.

The FHWA may be making it easier to build streets for all users.

New numbers are out, bike commuting is up!

 

Have a great weekend!

   

Advisory Board, BikePedEd, and More: BikeTexas Today October 2015

Friday, October 09 2015 08:15

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It takes a lot of people to make Texas a great place to walk or bike. The BikeTexasAdvisory Board makes it possible to educate more legislators, work with more city officials, and provide more materials to teachers around the state! Many thanks to Dr. Bill Shea, Trammell S. Crow, Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin, Senator Rodney Ellis, and Gail and Jim Spann.
Now is the time to order bike lights for your whole bike club, and From A to Z ByBike and other great activity books for your classroom. Do you know a Boy or Girl Scout troop, an after school club, or other group that needs bicycle and pedestrian education and safety materials? We have you covered!
 
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BikeTexas is proud to once again be your Texas coordinator for the Saris 5th Grade Poster Contest! This year's theme is #LongForTheRide, and students should create posters that show what they love about riding a bike. Posters are due at the BikeTexasoffice by October 21.
 
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Do you have something to share about trails or active transportation? We need you at the2016 Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference. Speak about your latest project, lessons learned, and how your experience can benefit others. The deadline has been extended, so submit your speaker proposal today.
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Last year's inaugural Austin BikeFest was a wickedly fun day-- and we couldn't have done it without you! Plan to attend Austin BikeFest on October 31 from 12-4. Want to have extra fun (and get a free shirt)? Volunteer for Austin BikeFest now.
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