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Mobile SXSW 15

  • Event: SXSW 15
  • When: March, 15
  • Where: The Create Space at the Long Center
  • Who: SXSW Attendees, Austin locals, cyclists
  • RSVP now at Facebook | G+

At Create, in the space where bikes and tech meet, we’ll greet filmmakers, city planners, and advocates. After that we’ll ride to watch the world premier of the film Bikes vs. Cars at Republic Square Park.

Directions:

Meet on the lawn outside the Create ATX Tent in The Long Center for the Performing Arts at 3:30. Then go upstairs to the West Pincer Terrace for the meetup. This event is free and open to the public with no badge required.

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Mobile Social SXSW 15 Photos

Ready to Ride

Ready to ride around town

Select photos from our ride in Austin…we hosted Bikes v. Cars and rode to the world premier.

Chris Pain and Fredrik Gertten

Chris Paine, Who Killed the Electric Car and Fredrik Gertten, director of Bikes v. Cars

A stop at the Roy Montelongo Scenic Overlook

See the rest on G+ and Flickr. Also the annual capital steps photo in [this post](SXSW 15: Standing In Line) from last week.

SXSW 15: Standing In Line

“Who you standing in line for?”

“Nice bike,” she replied.

The complaints you may hear about SXSW are mostly valid: Too corporate and too crowded, but if you seek out venues like the Sweden showcase, there you’ll find music like this…


I hope that’s who, or what, she was in line for. After hosting the Swedes and riding with them to the world premier of Bikes v. Cars, I know they’re in Austin for the art and culture. They brought their bikes, meatballs, and music.

anotehr moment

Another Mobile Social Moment

Sure SXSW is a hectic, crowded, oversold and a hyped cultural happening where Miley makes a surprise appearance; there’s a secret P-Diddy party with Lil’ Wayne, and long lines to get wristbands for parties. But Tim Johnson hosted a CX meetup, with a dozen more bike-related panels, and events like ours too.

Tim Jackson Meetup

A CX Meetup

As I wrote in the Medium Bicycles Collection before arriving in Austin, SXSW is what you make it, and we continue to make it about the bike.

Here we are riding through the thick of it, as we’ll do next year.

And what bike was I riding? This Verge.

verge

SXSW 15: Heard A Ruckus

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Hill intervals

That ruckus yesterday during SXSW was our social ride and then the Flaming Lips!

Before riding around town, rode up into the hills of the 04 neighborhood. And one thing I can def ‘till you about “road,” is if you’re riding to a “dam” for a photo, that inevitably means climbing. Sharp, punchy, steps up, and then back down…

Social ride

Fair weather brought the cyclists out and we enjoyed a loop that included our annual Capital steps photo.

big bike boom

Needed a wide angle to fit them all in

A world premier of a film too… I asked @deathandfood who attended the Bikes v. Cars screening for a quick review and got this text back

I liked it. Happy it wasn’t all white guys. Would have like more cities shown. Still too much talking heads, but they did well with the graphics.

The presentation in the park with the bike powered screen added to the energy. Despite the late start, the crowd was invested, cheering, booing Rob Ford and good applause at the end.

Rob Ford getting booed in Austin! That’s a good ruckus.

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