- Event: SXSW 2011
- When: March 15, 2011, 5-7PM
- Where: Austin, Texas
- Who: SXSW Attendees, Austin Locals, cyclists
- RSVP now at Facebook | G+
We’re back in Austin, riding, blogging, partying. Please to ride with us and have a good time. Meet at Brush Square Park, across the street from the Convention Center.
Meet at Brush Square Park, across the street from the Convention Center.
Recent news and updates about SXSW 2011
Cyclists get creative when all the lock spots are gone. As I tweeted last night:
Overheard: you know what we need to do right now? Is find an f’ing lock place to lock our bikes or we’re a mile away.
They’ll put bikes in a tree and anything they can get a lock around. Last night after the Mobile Social, bikes were lining the fences, in piles on poles, and hanging from street signs. They got them up on on the signs with the help of a dude on a triple-decker tall bike.
The People of Austin didn’t get the memo that we planned Built and a smaller Mobile Social SXSW this year. About 3K have RSVP’d on Facebook. That’s a good problem to have and our sponsors have kicked in more budget for another party. Yeah Sponsors!
If you’ve RSVP’d on Facebook already, you’re good for the Mobile Social and for tacos and beer. To meet us at Frank, RSVP via EventBrite. Besides the dogs and beer, we’ll have prizes and schwag there.
- 5:00 - Pre-party at Frank.
- 6:00 - Social Cycling ATX gathers cyclists from Franks
- 7:00 - Meet at Festival Beach.
- 8:00 - Ride SCATX route to Gypsy Lounge.
Brush Square Park (5th/Naches) is our traditional meeting spot and we’ll have people there at 5 to collect anyone that didn’t get the this message. We’ll ride to Frank and meet up with the rest of the crew there.
Note: Facebook won’t allow us to message event attendees directly. Please tell your friends. We updated the schedule and added the pre-party because of the massive turnout expected for the original party. Now it’s two parties!
We’re super-stoked to have just finished making plans to bring you a post-MoSo after party. Sponsored by the cyclists at the bike marketplace Pedalr.com (check out this, my favorite t-shirt ever) and my site Photographic.ly, we’ll be headed to Frank restaurant for some “artesian sausage” and beer. Yum! We’ll give out two-hundred tickets for a dog or a beer, courtesy of Pedalr and pack into Frank. If you don’t get a ticket, or if you get one and still want more food, saddle up the the bar and order something. Space is likely to be tight but it’s a large, friendly space, one of my favorite places in Austin.
We’ll be giving out a ton of cycling and photography related prizes too so stick around after you tank up on beer to get some great schwag.
You can also get a card to register to enter the Photographic.ly launch party contest. We’re giving away and iPad 2 and $1000 in photographic gear and software to celebrate the facelift to the site. (Details will also be on our Contest page this week when the site re-launches.)
Nick Tatt wrote a long post about it. In summary, what you do is
- Download paid or free app
- Track your ride
- Upload it, make it public, tag it SXSW
and it’ll show up on the Hub with our rides.
For calendaring, I’m using Sitby.us while in Austin and we found flights using Hipmunk. Square’s app is for retail in our Trade Show Booth. The Biologic mounts are sold out, but we’ll have a few with us.
The assortment of gear this year includes
and we’ll blog as we do.
As @sxsw tweeted this morning …
.@bikehugger is set to unleash a “face melting, toe curling event” at noon on 3/15 on the #SXSW Next Stage.
See you there.
Map My Tracks
Map My Tracks is an outdoor social network for fitness enthusiasts. They’ve created a hub for us and I’ll share more on that with you later this week. Using their iPhone App, we can map and share the Mobile Social route together.
Pedalr is buying the beer and dogs at the Mobile Social party. They’ve made a marketplace for people who love bikes.
Picture your world with Photographic.ly, a photography store with select gear.
Note this year we’re just riding around Austin to bring back the ride as it was a few years ago. We’ll end up where we like for beers and tacos, but no big kegger.
Photo: David Schloss
We’re mixing it up this year with a new event and an old ride. See you there.