Excitement Builds for woom’s Raise Riders Family Bicycle Weekend, Feb 15-17

Austin, TX, February 1st, 2019 - More than 200 children are expected to attend the Raise Riders Family Bicycle Weekend Feb 15-17, 2019, presented by woom and Buddy Pegs Media. Hosted alongside the 28th Austin Marathon and Health & Fitness expo event at the Palmer Events Center, this three-day celebration features a wide variety of bike-focused activities for kids 10 and under.

Check out the schedule of events for all the weekend’s activities and highlights, including bike-themed arts and crafts, woom bike demos, a bike playground, bike scavenger hunts, and more. Families can head to the bicycle play area outside the Palmer Event Center anytime during the festival on Friday or Saturday, but don’t forget to also stop by for scheduled events like the family ride on the Ann and Roy Butler Trail (Friday, starting 10:30 a.m.) and Manzano Mile woom bikes kids ride (Saturday, starting 11:45 a.m.)—register here. On Sunday, the festival and bike playground will move to the Austin Marathon Finish Line Festival at 7th and Congress Ave.

woom is looking for more parent and community volunteers to help out with the family bicycle playdates and organized group rides – if you can lend a hand, sign up here!

Leo Manzano (with his son Max), the two-time Olympian and four-time USATF national champion track star for whom The Manzano Mile event is named.

Focused on the Community

woom bikes partners with more than a dozen nonprofit and charitable organizations around the country. At this event, we’re promoting community awareness and support for Helping Hand Home, an Austin-based childcare agency that is a safe haven for children healing from abuse, neglect, or abandonment. At the festival headquarters on Friday at 11 a.m., woom will present six new woom bikes to the center. woom is proud to share the love of riding a bike with all children.  

The nonprofit Ghisallo Cycling Initiative will participate in the event as well, supporting riders during Saturday’s Manzano 1-mile and 0.5-mile bike rides. 

Ghisallo staff will also lead two youth group rides for ages 6-12 on Saturday through the scenic Lady Bird Lake and downtown area.

Austin Youth Fitness will join the Friday afternoon event, with a group of young riders participating and leading a group ride along Lady Bird Lake. The family bike ride will take a scenic ride around the downtown lake area.  On Saturday, AYF experienced youth group ride leaders will lead additional family ride events.

Former pro road cyclist and British National Road Race Champion Kristian House will play bikes with children on Saturday.

Throughout the weekend, kids and families will have a chance to meet up with bike-racing pros (who also happen to be parents as well, and between them have five kids on woom bikes). Former pro road cyclist and British National Road Race Champion Kristian House will headline woom’s lineup, leading group rides on Saturday. Former pro road cyclist and woom writer Kat Hunter will assist with the family ride on Friday.

 Former pro road cyclist and woom writer Kat Hunter will lead a ride during the Family Bicycle Weekend.

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Read more about the launch of woom’s family festival: https://us.woombikes.com/blogs/news/local-bicycle-company-launches-family-festival

Join our Facebook event page for more updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/233444397575806/

Photos, Logos, and Event Poster can be found here

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