Austin Marathon Adds Raise Riders Family Bicycle Weekend

The Raise Riders Family Bicycle Weekend joins a host of Austin Marathon weekend activities

High Five Events welcomes The Raise Riders Family Bicycle Weekend to the 2019 Ascension Seton Austin Marathon presented by Under Armour®. The inaugural event is a partnership between woom bikes USA and Buddy Pegs Media. The three-day family-friendly festival will last the entire duration of Austin Marathon weekend (Feb. 15th – 17th) and feature two free youth bicycle events during the Manzano Mile presented by Dole on Saturday, Feb. 16th.

We are excited to bring another special event to Austin that highlights all the tremendous benefits of family bike riding,” said Mathias Ihlenfeld, owner of woom bikes. “Given all the concerns about the rapidly declining emotional and physical health of kids these days, it’s more important than ever to remind parents about the importance of bike riding, and show them how to do it.”

The Raise Riders Family Bicycle Weekend is a multi-day celebration of family bike riding that coincides with the legendary Austin Marathon. The event is presented by local Austin children’s bike company woom bikes USA and the bike-centric children’s media company Buddy Pegs Media. Participating families will enjoy family-friendly group rides, woom bike demos, Buddy Pegs Bicycle Playdates (for children 6 and under), author readings, raffles, bicycle scavenger hunts, and more!

“This is an excellent addition to Austin Marathon weekend and a prime example that the evolution of our Health and Wellness Expo is headed in the right direction,” Jack Murray, co-owner of High Five Events.

woom bikes USA is an Austin children’s bicycle manufacturer. woom bikes are designed and developed in Vienna, Austria. woom USA was born in 2014 with the desire to bring the same high-quality and light-weight bike models to families in the United States. Buddy Pegs Media authors, podcast creators, and co-founders, Jannine and Scott Fitzgerald, are a passionate pair of bicycle industry veterans using the foundation of their children’s media brand to build a national cycling curriculum for families with children 2-5 years old.

The Austin Marathon will celebrate its 28th year running in the capital of Texas in 2019. Austin’s flagship running event annually attracts runners from all 50 states and 30+ countries around the world. Having start and finish locations in the heart of downtown Austin puts participants and spectators near all the action and within walking distance of restaurants, hotels, and shops. Finishing with the picturesque Texas State Capitol as your backdrop is icing on the cake for the perfect running weekend destination. Registration is open for all distances.

Ascension Seton Austin Marathon

This year we celebrate the 28th running of the Ascension Seton Austin Marathon! On Sunday February 17th, we will welcome over 17,000 runners for what will be a remarkable day of energy, speed, and achievement.

We are proud to support Austin Gives Miles and Charity Chaser Lance Armstrong as we work together to raise over 1 million dollars for local charities.

Our loyal friends, sponsors, and partners help make your race day as memorable and we are appreciative of their involvement. We are also grateful for the support from the City of Austin, APD, EMS, and volunteers who work behind the scenes.

Crossing the finish line and placing your finisher’s medal around your neck will be a testament to all the work you have done the past few months. Make sure you share your stories and pictures with our hashtag #RunAustin!

On behalf of our sponsors, volunteers and staff who make this day possible, we wish y’all the best of luck in making the Austin Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K your best race yet.