Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop - Austin

Type
Bike Store
Description
Our passion is serving the cycling community.

Our mission is introducing people to the joy of the bike.

Mellow Johnny's opened in 2008 in the heart of downtown Austin, in an historic warehouse building at 400 Nueces Street.

Beyond the retail box, the aim of Mellow Johnny's is to be a destination for cycling and social gathering. The urban setting of the Austin location is based on our commitment to cycling as transportation and utility, as well as fun and fitness.

To serve the bike community is our job, but to introduce people to the joy of the bike our mission.
 
Group Rides
Planned
Ride starts at 9:00 AM These rides are co-hosted by Mellow Johnny’s and Bike Austin. This no-drop group ride is perfect for the cyclist new to riding or bike commuting, returning ... moreto the bike, or just looking for a more casual ride. The routes are designed to help riders navigate the city bike routes and other safe bike commuting options.

To accommodate the number of riders and varying fitness, there are two groups. The first group is designed for those who can average 14-16mph for 20-30 miles with one or two regrouping points. This group follows the same route but is provided with an extended mileage option.

The second group is our traditional Scout-a-route. We average 12mph for distances between 15-25 miles with regrouping points.

There is now a Facebook page for this ride: https://www.facebook.com/ScoutARoute/ please like the page and give feedback or suggestions there.

Both rides are intended to explore, so leave your heart rate monitor at home, bring some spare dollars for the occasional refreshment stop and enjoy the view.

General ride expectations: helmet, bike in good working condition, spare tire tube, water and nutrition, and no headphone/radios. We encourage you to ride to the shop. If driving, please park in the street.

For preride refreshment, meet at Juan Pelota Café 30 minutes before start time.
Type:
Road, Social, No Drop
Level:
Novice
Expected Turnout:
15 - 50 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling
Date:
Saturday, 30 Dec, 2017Monthly on the fifth Saturday
Time:
9:00 AM
PLANNED
Ride starts at 9:00AM These rides are co-hosted by Mellow Johnny’s and Bike Austin. This no-drop group ride is perfect for the cyclist new to riding or bike commuting, returning ... moreto the bike, or just looking for a more casual ride. The routes are designed to help riders navigate the city bike routes and other safe bike commuting options.

To accommodate the number of riders and varying fitness, there are two groups. The first group is designed for those who can average 14-16mph for 20-30 miles with one or two regrouping points. This group follows the same route but is provided with an extended mileage option.

The second group is our traditional Scout-a-route. We average 12mph for distances between 15-25 miles with regrouping points.

There is now a Facebook page for this ride: https://www.facebook.com/ScoutARoute/ please like the page and give feedback or suggestions there.

Both rides are intended to explore, so leave your heart rate monitor at home, bring some spare dollars for the occasional refreshment stop and enjoy the view.

General ride expectations: helmet, bike in good working condition, spare tire tube, water and nutrition, and no headphone/radios. We encourage you to ride to the shop. If driving, please park in the street.

For preride refreshment, meet at Juan Pelota Café 30 minutes before start time.
Type:
Road, Social
Level:
Novice, Intermediate
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling
Date:
Saturday, 23 Dec, 2017Monthly on the fourth Saturday
Time:
9:00 AM
Planned
Ride starts at 9:00 AM These rides are co-hosted by Mellow Johnny’s and Bike Austin. This no-drop group ride is perfect for the cyclist new to riding or bike commuting, returning ... moreto the bike, or just looking for a more casual ride. The routes are designed to help riders navigate the city bike routes and other safe bike commuting options.

To accommodate the number of riders and varying fitness, there are two groups. The first group is designed for those who can average 14-16mph for 20-30 miles with one or two regrouping points. This group follows the same route but is provided with an extended mileage option.

The second group is our traditional Scout-a-route. We average 12mph for distances between 15-25 miles with regrouping points.

There is now a Facebook page for this ride: https://www.facebook.com/ScoutARoute/ please like the page and give feedback or suggestions there.

Both rides are intended to explore, so leave your heart rate monitor at home, bring some spare dollars for the occasional refreshment stop and enjoy the view.

General ride expectations: helmet, bike in good working condition, spare tire tube, water and nutrition, and no headphone/radios. We encourage you to ride to the shop. If driving, please park in the street.

For preride refreshment, meet at Juan Pelota Café 30 minutes before start time.
Type:
Road
Level:
Novice
Expected Turnout:
15 - 50 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling
Date:
Saturday, 16 Dec, 2017Monthly on the third Saturday
Time:
9:00 AM
Planned
Ride starts at 9:00 AM This ride is co-hosted by Mellow Johnny’s and Bike Austin. This no-drop group ride is perfect for the cyclist new to riding or bike commuting, returning ... moreto the bike, or just looking for a more casual ride. The routes are designed to help riders navigate the city bike routes and other safe bike commuting options.

To accommodate the number of riders and varying fitness, there are two groups. The first group is designed for those who can average 14-16mph for 20-30 miles with one or two regrouping points. This group follows the same route but is provided with an extended mileage option.

The second group is our traditional Scout-a-Route. We average 12mph for distances between 15-25 miles with regrouping points.

Both rides are intended to explore, so leave your heart rate monitor at home, bring some spare dollars for the occasional refreshment stop and enjoy the view.

General ride expectations: helmet, bike in good working condition, spare tire tube, water and nutrition, and no headphone/radios. We encourage you to ride to the shop. If driving, please park in the street.
Type:
Road, Social, No Drop
Level:
Novice
Expected Turnout:
15 - 50 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling
Date:
Saturday, 13 Jan, 2018Monthly on the second Saturday
Time:
9:00 AM
We leave MJ's at 11:30 and usually get back to the shop around 1:00. Last week we went out LA Bikeway to veterans to mopac ped bridge to mopac to rollingwood to 360 to river hills ... moreand back.
Type:
Road
Level:
Intermediate
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling, Hilly
Date:
Tuesday, 19 Dec, 2017Weekly on Tuesday
Time:
11:30 AM
this ride is currently suspended
Come join our merry band of bikers on our new Sunday Mellow Ride! We may be covering the 62 miles of southwest Austin, better known as the Saturday 100K loop.... more
Or we'll do something else. Depends mostly on wind direction and group whim.

Here is a map:
http://www.mapmyride.com/us/austin-tx/mj-100km-route-306329931

Our average pace will be 18-20mph.
This is NOT a recovery ride! It is harder and 20mi longer than the Saturday MOTR ride. It is the same distance and includes an additional water stop, when compared to the Saturday 100K. It is a challenge meant to prepare riders for the Saturday 100K.

If you would like a pleasant recovery spin, check out the Sunday Violet Crown ride that leaves from Mellow Johnny's at 8:15am
https://thea.com/Sunday-Violet-Crown-Ride/
http://austin.mellowjohnnys.com/rides-events/sunday-violet-crown-ride
Type:
Road
Level:
Intermediate, Advanced
Terrain:
Flat to rolling, Hilly
Date:
Sunday, 3 Jul, 2016Weekly on Sunday, 1 times
Time:
9:00 AM
Hard training ride with team Voodoo. Leaves from Mellow Johnny's promptly at 5:30pm for a 30mi ride to the Walgreens in Bee Cave, Texas. Whoever remains then rides back, roughly the ... moresame route, to hang out afterwards at Royal Blue, across from the bike shop. Back by 730pm, if no complications.
Type:
Road
Level:
Intermediate, Advanced
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Hilly
Date:
Tuesday, 19 Dec, 2017Weekly on Tuesday
Time:
5:30 PM
Lets abuse our bodies in the spirit of "exercise" and "enjoyment" by riding up a hill and down that same hill at least 5 consecutive times.... more

At the end of the ride you'll earn the right to say "it's about 1.5 hours later than when I started this ride" and "I feel not as energetic as I did back then" followed by "oh well". Truly a prize to cherish.

During Daylight Savings Time.
Type:
Road
Level:
Intermediate, Advanced
Expected Turnout:
Under 15 riders
Terrain:
Hilly
Date:
Monday, 31 Oct, 2016Weekly on Monday, until Oct 31, 2016
Time:
6:30 PM
The MJ 100k is a little longer and faster than the Middle of the Road Ride (MOTR). For those who remember the Sweetish Hill Bakery rides, this has the vibe of those. 2x2 lines, social ... moreat times, but down to business others. That means you can prove it at the City Limit road signs—like the olden days.

It's a friendly and supportive group, but If you get dropped, be self sufficient as it not a no-drop ride.

What to bring? Road bike in good working condition, clipless pedals, helmet, water and nutrition, flat changing tools, and no headphones. Stop at 35 mile mark to top off bottles and grab a quick snack at mini-mart.
Type:
Road
Level:
Advanced
Expected Turnout:
15 - 50 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling, Hilly
Date:
Saturday, 16 Dec, 2017Weekly on Saturday
Time:
8:00 AM
The MOTR ride is a great fit for the intermediate rider who has spent some time on the bike riding in groups and on urban roads, but is looking for a bit more challenge in distance ... moreand speed.

This no drop, co-ed ride averages 17-20mph. The ride typically starts in one large group of 50+ people, and naturally splits into intermediate and advanced groups. Routes vary from 38-50 miles on in-town bike routes and/or on roads with low to moderate traffic. Riders for this group should have experience riding in groups and understand the etiquette of group riding, be able to change a tire and address minor mechanical issues.

General group ride expectation: helmet, bike in good working condition, water and nutrition, flat changing tools, and no headphones or tri-bars. We encourage you to ride your bike to the shop. However, if you do drive, please park in the street. Juan Pelota Cafe opens at 7am and is located inside Mellow Johnny's.

For pre-ride coffee or snack, meet at Juan Pelota Café a half hour before ride time.
Type:
Road
Level:
Intermediate, Advanced
Expected Turnout:
15 - 50 riders
Terrain:
Flat to rolling, Hilly
Date:
Saturday, 16 Dec, 2017Weekly on Saturday
Time:
8:30 AM
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