Middle of the Road Ride (MOTR)

Rides suitable for cyclists who are new to the sport (or who have not been on a bike for some years), family-friendly rides or any riders that feel a need for some mentoring. Note: please note that minors under the age of 16 cannot participate in rides unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Families with children should, in any event, confirm with the ride leader ahead of time that the ride will be suitable for their needs.

Targeted towards riders who have a few years in the saddle, who have developed some riding confidence and fitness and feel ready to move to the next level. Could attract more experienced riders who are looking for a relaxed or less aggressive ride.

Limited to experienced riders with superior bike handling skills and who are comfortable with a fast pace (probably including single and/or double pace-line riding) and/or hilly terrain, and the possibility of heavily trafficked roads. Advanced rides are less likely to be "no-drop" unless identified as such.
Intermediate, Advanced
Expected Turnout
15 - 50 riders
38 - 50
Average Speed
17 - 20
Flat to rolling, Hilly
Saturday, 15 Jun, 2024Weekly on Saturday
8:30 AM
Paul G
Response rate: 
Response time:
23 minutes
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 and 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.
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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 ... morewarehouse 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.
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Vito G
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Meghan C
Went to bee caves. Great sprints along the way. Hilly route climbed cuernavaca. https://www.strava.com/activities/492733559
Love this ride. Love this route.