Handlebar Events

HandleBar Shorty Short Run


Sunday, June 25 at 2:30 PM – 6 PM

Join us Sunday June 25th at 2:30pm at HandleBar Austin as we embark on a 3K to help bring awareness to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Our goal is to raise at least $5,000 this June in support of ptsdusa.org, which through its recources help to heal active duty service members, reserves, National Guard, veterans, and their families who suffer from PTSD. Sign up begins at 1:30 pm Runners will depart from HandleBar Austin around 2:30pm and head to Town Lake Trail for a stretch session with Megan Kogucz & Jess Cook of lululemon Austin after which we will run 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) returning to HandleBar Austin at approximately 4:00pm. Enjoy complimentary Poke Me Long Time from Kevin Randolph and Sherilyn Milch, live music from Cowboy Diplomacy, and happy hour pricing on everything all day long. One dollar from every Tito’s Handmade Vodka sold will go toward ptsdusa.org (coutesy of Tito’s) as will a portion of the our proceeds. A raffle will be held for prizes from generous donors such as Pinthouse Pizza – S. Lamar, Brittany Given at Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Nixon, Redbull and RVCA! A prize will be awarded to the most creative short short ensemble. Shorty shorts are available while supplies last at HandleBar Austin. Donations toward this foundation may be made in person on the day of the event or anytime to ptsdsua.org.We very much look forward to you all helping us make a difference.If you’ve been paying attention you’ve noticed that all parties these days have a theme, and its likely costume related – but how often do you really get the chance to rightly dress up and go to a proper party? Weddings? Bar mitzvahs? Parole hearings? Funerals? Sure, those are times when you get to do that – but what if there was another day? What if there was a party you could go to where you didn’t have to bring a gift, or pretend to know the deceased? A place where you could wear your equine related garments with pride – not judgy looks, like on Valentine’s Day – wouldn’t that be special?Well, my friend, you’ve read the right Facebook invite. On May 6 th the Mint Julips will be flowing like the Rio Grande, and like those parole hearings, gambling isn’t just offered – it’s encouraged!Come on out The Handlebar for what’s been called the “Greatest Kentucky Derby Party South of Des Moines,” by the writers of Austin Social Scene. Major awards will be presented in the following categories – Best Dressed Lady, Best Hat, and Best Dressed Gentleman.Feel free to bring a friend – but always be ready to make new friends. Who knows who you’ll meet at the social event of the season – a business contact, a lover, or even a Western Virginian.