3rd Annual Bike Story Night Campout 

Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Happy Horse Hotel - Cedar Creek, TX 78612 

Mark your calendars get your bikes tuned upRSVP/ Ticket Info
This is a night filled with heartwarming bike stories, and a cozy campout under the stars. We promise it'll be an event to remember!RSVP is required for this amazing event, whether you plan to bike, drive, camp, or simply hang out to enjoy the captivating stories and community fun. 

See photos from our previous campout 

Sign up for the Camp out Newsletter Updates and info about the ride out to Happy HorseAll the happenings leading up to and at the eventOther special bike packing tipsReminders and other fun stuff!

Virtual Bike Story Night with Alexandra Houchin

Valerie chats with Alexandera Houchin an Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe woman) about her single-speed bike life, personal body journey, and the upcoming 2023 Triple Crown, Chumba bikes and her film “Stronger Together” takes an intimate look into a story inspired by her mother's journey to provide a good life for her and her siblings 

I want to express my deep gratitude to Alexandra for sharing her insights and knowledge beyond ultra endurance racing.  We delved into everything, from her first bike purchase off Craigslist, her SS homies and the special relationship between the ultra endurance racers. Not to mention how special she feels when she's riding and spending a lot of time on her bike. The thing that she finds brings her so much joy and closer to knowing  herself more. 

Check out the full recording of our chat on YouTube

Bike Story Night at Radio Coffee & Beer

Join us on Sunday, October 8th, for an unforgettable evening at Radio Coffee & Beer, where we come together to share the magic of storytelling, reconnect with old bike friends, and make new connections. Bike Story Night celebrates the intersection of storytelling and the joy of cycling. 

Program Includes:

Facebook RSVP link 

Submit Your Story Here by Sun Oct 1st: Story Submission Form - https://forms.gle/GQvXanVx2noGq5ou6

Raffle Prizes: with your donation your name will be entered to WIN some really cool PRIZES from **Radio Coffee & Beer, Patagonia, Chumba USA, Dispersed Bikepacking & MORE! 

Celebrating Austin's First Multi-Use Bike Polo Court at Mendez Park!

For the next Bike Story Night Summer Feature, I decided to connect with the vibrant bike polo community. We discussed their newly-remodeled multi-use bike polo court at Mendez (formerly Metz) Park, freshly renamed after Rodolfo “Rudy” Mendez a pillar of the East Austin neighborhood and program specialist at the community center. 

What is Bike Polo? A lot of people will simply tell you “it's like hockey on bikes”. Having visited the court on Canterbury Street a few times in the past several years, after Sunday Cruises and once during a newbie night about a year and a half ago. I've witnessed the growth of a strong and dedicated community that gathers to play at the court. It was nice to finally dive deeper into the world of bike polo and get to know this amazing community a little better. The games are typically played 2-3 times a week (Thu 7pm, Sat or Sun 11ish) unless posted otherwise.

Read more about my visit here

Multi-Use Bike Polo Court Ribbon Cutting + Movies Under the Stars 

FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2023 AT 7 PM  

Austin premiere of the film, "Making Our Space: Unbound and Beyond" at ATX Bikes

I am absolutely thrilled for Abi, the incredible force behind Queer Gravel, as they host the Austin premiere of the film, "Making Our Space: Unbound and Beyond" at ATX BikesJoin us for this special event where you'll not only get to experience the film but also learn more about the inspiring initiatives of Queer Gravel, @bikestorynight and @austin.gravel.collective. It's going to be an evening filled with celebration and inspiration!Save the date: Sunday, July 23. The doors open at 5 PM, and the screening will kick off at 5:30 PM. But that's not all—stick around for an engaging Q&A session with Abi, moderated by yours truly, Valerie aka VaruCreative and the host of Bike Story Night.It was just over 2 years ago, on June 25th, 2021, that Abi (@queergravel) shared their remarkable story with us at the 2nd Bike Story Night. If you haven't seen it yet, head over to the link in our stories to watch Abi's inspiring journey on our YouTube Channel.I can't wait to see all of you there! Let's come together, celebrate Abi's accomplishments, and dive into the world of "Making Our Space: Unbound and Beyond." It's an event you won't want to miss. See you soon!RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-our-space-unbound-and-beyond-austin-film-premiere-tickets-668856677327?aff=oddtdtcreatorListen to Abi's Story on our YouTube from the Bike Story Night June 2022 event - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bRSYV4q_pA&t=5935s#AustinPremiere #MakingOurSpace #UnboundAndBeyond #FilmScreening #BikeStoryNight #GravelCollective #CommunityEvent #Inspiration #ATXBikes #QandA #SupportLocal

Filmed by Bike Austin Hosted by Bike Story Night/VARU Creative  - June 10 2023


We want to extend a heartfelt thank you for joining us at the very first Filmed by Bike Austin. Your presence and support meant the world to us and the entire Bike Story community.

Your generous contributions to this fundraiser for Bike Story Night will play a crucial role in ensuring the success of our event for years to come. Thanks to you, we are empowered to continue growing and creating even more memorable experiences.

We are immensely grateful for your dedication to biking and for being a part of this incredible bike community. Together, we are making a positive impact and fostering a vibrant biking culture.

Stay tuned for details on our next Bike Story Night event later this summer. 

💫 Photo Collection Link - https://photos.app.goo.gl/4REzYsJV32Cbj6QW8