Mobile Socials

Mobile Social SXSW 14

  • Event: SXSW 14
  • When: March 9th, 2014
  • Where: Create ATX
  • Who: SXSW Attendees, Austin locals, cyclists
  • RSVP now at Facebook | G+

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 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.


Meet on the lawn outside the Create ATX Tent in The Long Center for the Performing Arts at 12:30. This event is free and open to the public with no badge required.

Recent news and updates about Mobile Social SXSW 14

8th Annual Mobile Social SXSW

MoSo at the Capital

A ride around the Capital

If you count the two “unofficial” years, Bike Hugger has been riding in Austin during SXSW for a decade. A month from now we’re back in Texas and ten years of Mobile Socials have seen enormous, the-roof-is-on-fire crowds – a hundred or so when it rains – and always a colorful peloton that rolls through town like a movable feast. People have met on the rides and gotten married, children conceived, businesses pitched, and we mostly had lots of fun (where you there for the marching band send-off?).

We’re so in the moment during these, we don’t stop often enough to take photos and decided this year that’s what we’ll do. Photographers Dan Rubin, Jeremy Dunn, and our own David Schloss are going to pull focus on the ride to mobile photography. We’ll start from Create tent, ride a scenic route the river, and stop along the way to get the shots. Back at Create, we’ll talk about the photos, techniques the pros use, and share a beer or two.

It’s like a photo walk, but with bikes — because every good ride deserves to be shared.

Ride Details

The Mobile Social SXSW with Nokia and Tern starts at 12:30 CST, Sunday March 9th, from the Create tent at the Long Center. We’ll ride for about an hour, taking photos, then back for a reception with Rapha. The event is free and open to the public.The pace is social and all cyclists are welcome, any bike will work, with no hills, just fun.

Free Bikes

Our Partners Nokia US and Tern are bringing a fleet of bikes and Lumias to town for the Mobile Social. Combine the MoSo fleet with the SXCycles free bike share and it’s like, “Yo dawg, we heard you like free bikes!”

You can rent a Tern from SXCycles or get a free bike from us by signing up on our Get a Free Tern and Lumia During SXSW 14 page.


Before the ride, on Saturday, I’m hosting a series of talks about bike tech with Dan and Myriam Joire from Pebble. Check the Create post and we’ll see you soon in Austin.

Photo: KK+

Mobile Social SXSW 14 with Nokia and Tern

MoSo 14

Our annual Mobile Social in Austin

Join Bike Hugger at the Mobile Social starting at the Create tent—where bikes and tech meet at SXSW. This ride’s focus is on photography and we will tour the city, stopping on the hour-long route to capture scenic Austin and share our images taken with Lumias.

After the ride join us for a reception provided by Rapha complete with beer, apps, and talks about the photos taken on the ride from noted mobile photographers.

We’ll meet on the lawn outside the Create ATX tent at the Long Center at 12:30pm.

This event is open to the public, no badge required. We’ll have a fleet of free bikes for you to ride with us and will announce how to get one for yourself soon.

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

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