By Day

  • Thursday, March 6th – Arrive in Austin and build a fleet of bikes!
  • Friday March 7th – Road ride in the morning, hang out in the Create tent, then more rides to food trucks after the 2014 Unofficial SXSWi Mobile Meetup.
  • Saturday March 8th – We’re in our space with Nokia and then a series of talks starting at 11:00 AM. Rides to parties
  • Sunday, March 9th – Ride in the morning, in our space with Nokia, and then the Mobile Social at 12:30 with a Rapha Reception.

There’s so much going on at SXSW this year, we’ve collected what we’re doing onto one page. We’re riding, talking, and hanging out in the Create tent with the Makers, Hackers and DIYers.


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We’ll ride daily after we arrive in Austin. Follow us on Twitter for announcements about meet spots, routes, and times. Expect morning rides out of the city and evening rides to food trucks.

On Sunday, March 9th at 12:30 PM meet for the annual Mobile Social SXSW. We’ll ride from the space where the bike and tech meet in the Create tent to scenic locations around Austin. Then back for a Rapha reception with beer, apps, and marvelous talks from Jeremy Dunn and Pei Ketron about the photos taken during the ride from mobile photographers.

The ride is free and open to the public. The pace is social and all cyclists are welcome, any bike will work, there are no hills, and just fun. Here’s the route, more details. Meet on the lawn outside the Create Tent in The Long Center at 12:30. You’ll find us where the SYCONS DJs of the Sun are mixing music.


On Saturday, March 8th starting at 11:00 AM Byron will lead a set of talks about wearables, bike tech, and mobile photography. Joining him in the The Industry Attic at West Pincer Terrace are Myriam Joire, Dan Rubin, Jason Harris, and David Schloss.

See all the Create events on SXSW’s schedule.


Nokia + Bike Hugger Space

In the Nokia + Bike Hugger space in the Create tent find giveaways and the latest Lumia devices that make amazing photos & videos on and off the bike. Lumia lets you see more at SXSW and our space is where participants in the free bike and a phone promotion will pick up their Tern and Nokia.


Joining us on the lawn in front of the Create tent at the Sycons. Their performance will incorporate solar-powered DJing, the solar-powered GuitarMoogSynth, and the amazing solar-powered Gee-theremin (guitar theremin hybrid). Beats from rays by Solar Dub Rustlers.

Upcoming events

September 17, 2015 - 10 Annual Mobile Social Interbike

The 10th annual Bike Hugger Mobile Social, presented by New Belgium Brewing and Tern Bicycles, will ride the Strip during Interbike. After departing from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino we’ll arrive in beautiful Downtown Vegas. Watch for details, as we firm them up, and we’ll see you there.

We’re celebrating 10 years of riding the Strip together….


September 17, 2015


Las Vegas, Nevada


Interbike Attendees, Locals

mobile_social_girl.jpgMobile Socials are in the space where the bike and tech meet.

Ride with us in Vegas this Summer

Check out our upcoming events below. Posts and photos from past ones too.

Bike Hugger is bike culture blogged. Our events are for like-minded cycling fans of all types to get together and talk about bikes and tech. Read more about Mobile Socials and become a Sponsor.

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