Thank You Austin and Goodnight!1
by Byron on Mar 16, 2012 at 5:18 PM
This month we launched new gear, our 12 kit, helped launch the Sutro and debut the D-Plus at the Bike Expo. Then in Austin it was SXCycles bike share, two social rides, a talk from me, and a face-melting Built. After all that, I’m ready to just go ride a road bike and get back to our normal programming and pace.
To recap, SXSW is an annual gathering of the creative tribe in Austin, TX. Bike Hugger has been a part of the tradition for 6 years. Our Mobile Socials take place in the early evenings. We ride in and around Austin with Social Cycling ATX. Then party with beers and BBQ at a local bar. Tern Bicycles and Google Maps joined us.
Eco Hipsters on Bikes
Built is our series of talks by people create. This year we had a stellar lineup.
Tic Brown on stage
The show got rave reviews and it was described as, “like an Autistic Andy Kaufman meets Joaquin Phoenix with a different personality every 5 minutes.”
Our next Built is at NXNEi next, in Toronto.
The Mobile Socials are a crazy rolling spectacle and always draw attention. CNN, Culture Map, blogs, and others noticed.
- CNN iReport – featured in their Trade Show Kiosk and on CNN.com
- SXSW does the social ride: Bike Hugger hosts two big rides this weekend – local culture magazine
- Beautiful Godzilla: SXSW Edition – SLC’s underground mag.
The Austin cycling crew is enjoying another sunset on their bikes, as I post this. We’ll ride with them again next year. I encourage you to join us.
Like the Honey Badger, Lampasas don’t care
Expect to find me near the pink porta potties again at Club Deville.
Pretty in Pink
or rocking out with Zeldman.
No one on the bike, got swagger like us