And in shop news this week …
East side bike shop Cycleast is moving to a new, larger location at 1619 East Cesar Chavez Street. The shop opened 18 months ago on Pedernales Street, but has since outgrown its digs. The new 2,500-square-foot location will include a 600-square-foot community space for yoga, fitness, music, art and events. The shop focuses on repairs, restorations and custom bikes. Plus, it’s run by a bunch of cool people, headed by owner Russell Pickavance.
“We are excited to have a new space that enables us continue to make bike dreams come true,” Pickavance said in a press release. “More importantly, the space will allow us to create a real community focused around bikes, fitness and wellness. We envision the new Cycleast as a constant hub of activity and a friendly place to be and hang out.”
A soft reopening is set for Oct. 13; a grand reopening party is scheduled for Oct. 24. For more information go here. http://www.cycleast.com
A new barre3 studio opened Oct. 1 at 5700 West Slaughter Lane in Circle C. The studio joins two other barre3 locations in Austin – one at 115 Sandra Muraida Way and another at the Hill Country Galleria, 12800 Hill Country Boulevard. Instructors teach a combination of yoga, Pilates and ballet barre work, balancing strength training, isometric holds, small movements and recovery stretches.
“In just five years, barre3 has grown from a single studio in Portland, Oregon to over 70 locations and streaming online,” founder Sadie Lincoln said in a press release. “Our mission is to make barre3 accessible to anyone, anywhere with studios across the U.S. and abroad. We are thrilled that Austin has become such a big part of the barre3 family.”