Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Dutch Cycling Embassy

So much can be learned from the Netherlands and how they have successfully integrated cycling into the lifestyle of their country and created an incredible cycling culture.

We look up to the Netherlands and our organization is here to make sure to move our culture in that direction.

Please enjoy this magnificent video from the Dutch Cycling Embassy:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Great Day for Riding a Bicycle

This past Sunday, we held our annual Please BE KIND to Cyclists Ride. It was our fourth year of holding the event which is intended to promote bicycles on the road, safe riding, and to celebrate the bike.

It was a fantastic morning in Austin and the riders who participated enjoyed some beautiful weather as they embarked on the 20 Mile and 40 Mile (well actually about 35 mile) routes.
When everyone got back to the parking lot at Pure Austin Fitness, we had a huge array of food and drinks for everyone.  Breads, pastry's, Beanitos, Coffee, and Sweet Leaf Tea....and enough of it to feed an army.

We have a whole bunch of pictures posted on Flikr from the ride so please click this link to view them and see if we were able to capture you in a few.

Please also check out this link with the news story on the ride covered by KEYE TV:

Thanks again to everyone who participated in this year's ride and we hope to see you again next time.  A big thank you also goes out to our sponsors for the event: Pure Austin Fitness, Beanitos, Sweet Leaf Tea, Bicycle Sport Shop, Jack and Adams, Taco Deli, Whole Foods, and Central Market.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


We are very fortunate and extremely happy about the support that has provided to Please Be Kind to Cyclists.  With a mission statement like this, how can we not be:
Our mission is to promote bicycle awareness, safety and education for all people. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to help Please BE KIND to Cyclists and BikeTexas in their campaigns.
So far they have raised over $16,000 which will be split between our organization and Bike Texas.  We are so very thankful for all that has come in so far and look forward to them reaching their goal of $50,000.  This funding will be extremely helpful as our organization moves forward and begins to implement all the programs and ideas that we have in order to help create harmony on the roads.

We will not rest until our mission has been fulfilled.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Barton Hills Elementary Bike Rodeo

The City of Austin, Bicycle Sport Shop, and Please BE KIND to Cyclists are joining together to put on a Bike Rodeo at Barton HIlls Elementary School on Friday, September 9, from 3 to 5 pm. The Bike Rodeo will teach students about bike mechanics and will promote safe cycling, community, an active lifestyle, and overall benefits of riding a bike to school. The leaders hope that this event will inspire other Austin schools to promote bicycling to their students and to host more Bike Rodeos.

At this event, Please BE KIND to Cyclists will also launch a citywide campaign for schools called Cyclist VIP. This educational campaign will help prevent deadly crashes by teaching students to ride their bikes with awareness and common sense. In light of recent accidents between bikes and cars in Austin, students especially need to learn how to best protect themselves on their bikes. Cyclist VIP will play an important role in educating young people about riding safely.

Event: Bike Rodeo
Where: Barton Hills Elementary School, 2108 Barton Hills Drive, 78704
Time: Friday, Sept 9, 3 to 5 pm
Contact: Al Bastidas,

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Please BE KIND to Cyclists RIDE

On Sunday September 18th, we'll be hosting our Fourth Annual Please BE KIND to Cyclists ride.  This has become an Austin tradition and local cyclists have come out in numbers to help us raise awareness and celebrate bicycles.
We look forward to all of you joining us on September 18th as we head out on three different ride options. Choose from a 20 mile, 40 mile, and family ride and then meet us back at Pure Austin Fitness for some good food and celebration.
This is a FREE ride and no registration is necessary.  Simple show up at the Pure Austin Fitness parking lot prior to our 8:30 departure time and take part in all the fun.
See you on the 18th.