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imageGoing to SXSW? Then jump on your bike and take to the Austin streets to join the Mobile Social ride organized by Bike Hugger and proudly sponsored by Map My Tracks.

We’ve teamed up with the Bike Hugger crew to bring a unique blend of bike bling, tech buzz and social biking to this year’s proceedings. It’s a new experience that brings together the buzz of SXSW, biking culture and technology for those at the event and others that couldn’t make it.

We’re inviting everyone to ride along with us at the SXSW Mobile Social on March 15 in Austin and broadcast their rides live on Map My Tracks. Riders can share their progress live on the SXSW Mobile Social Hub on Map My Tracks that includes all the latest activities, tweet and buzz from around the event.

If you can’t make it to Austin don’t fret, you can show some solidarity by getting out on your bike anywhere in the world on March 15 and uploading it to the SXSW Mobile Social Hub by tagging it ‘SXSW’. 

All SXSW Mobile Social Hub participants will earn themselves a coveted Mobile Social badge for their profile.

How to participate this year’s SXSW Mobile Social Hub

First get hold of a Map My Tracks app for your phone. Once installed just start an activity tagged with ‘sxsw’ and start riding. To let people follow live make it ‘Online public’. It’s that simple.

All rides tagged ‘sxsw’ will get included on the SXSW Mobile Social Hub for others to follow or replay later. Online spectators can get a live rider’s eye view of the event through Google Street View.

Ride out with everyone

Meet at Brush Square Park Austin, Texas just across the street from the Convention Center on March 15 at 5-7PM.

Map My Tracks is all about getting outdoors, having fun and sharing your passion with others. If you’re at SXSW, into bikes and like creating things then check out Built at SXSW on the Next stage in the new SXSW Trade Show on Tuesday, March 15th 2011 at 12:00pm. The Bike Hugger team will also be on hand at their booth where they will feature the work of the Built speakers, gear, street art, and mingle with the conference-going crowds.

Keep up to date with more Map My Tracks news at SXSW by following us on Twitter or Facebook.

If you don’t already have a Map My Tracks account sign up free and get ready for SXSW. We can’t wait to see all your rides.