Best of Austin More 2010 Critics Outdoors & Recreation Best Trainer of Rising Pugilists: Ann Wolfe Best Nonfat M&M: Michael Gregory & Michael Winchester Best Place To Cleanse Your Crown Chakra Under a Waterfall: McKinney Falls State Park Best Day Trip: Blanco, Texas Best Place To See Stars: Telescopes at UT's Painter and Robert Lee Moore Halls Best Place To See Where Your Food Comes From: Green Gate Farms' Farm Camp Best Intro to Your Putter: Buck Mayers Golf Academy Best Downtown Place To Feel the Spirit: The Labyrinth Walk Best Splash & Dash: Deep Eddy Mile Best New Sports Franchise / Sports Arena: Texas Stars/Cedar Park Center Best Jump in the River: The Expedition School's Stand-Up Paddle Lessons Best 2010 Aztex Comeback Player: Jamie Watson Best 2010 Aztex Newcomer: Maxwell Griffin

2010 › Critics › Outdoors & Recreation

Best Social Ride: Thursday Night Social Ride

Best Social Ride: Thursday Night Social Ride
PHOTO BY Sandy Carson

It's said that in order for bikes and cars to coexist, cyclists need to increase their visibility, both in general and in numbers. In Austin, group rides happen almost every day, but one of the biggest is the Thursday night social ride. Around 250 bicyclists, including everyone from kids to seniors on fixies, cruisers, and what-have-you, meet up and ride "as traffic, not against it." This inclusive spirit and a relaxed pace with lots of stops not only helps novices gain confidence but also encourages drivers to acknowledge cyclists as fellow travelers, not adversaries.

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