Editor’s note: This article was originally published August 6, 2013

It’s hot outside, people. You may as well embrace it, right?

To celebrate the searing heat of an Austin summer, Bike Austin is hosting its annual Hottest Day of The Year Ride and Benefit Party on Aug. 10.

The free ride will begin at 2 p.m. at Austin Tri-Cyclist, 923 Barton Springs Road. Cyclists will pedal to Austin hot spots (and cool spots) including Stacy Pool, Shipe Pool, El Chilito, Windmill Bicycles and more. A party will follow at The Liberty, 1618 East Sixth Street.

Raffle tickets will be sold, Lenore Shefman from Cyclistlaw Attorneys will share a smart phone app that helps people in case of a collision, and Tom Wald from Bike Austin will speak on the organizations upcoming plans. Admission to the party is a $5 donation.

For more information go to http://bikeaustin.org/hot.