Cyclist’s Guide to Biking in Austin

By Jessica F, February 2013

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For outdoor-enthusiasts spending time in Austin, Texas, one great way to get to know the city is through its active bike scene. Austin is constantly rated as a top biking destination in the United States as well as a fit city, and there are many scenic routes and open-road courses for cyclists to enjoy. Here are some tips on how to explore this side of the city for yourself.

Renting a bike

You’ll first need to rent a bike, and there are many places to do this in Austin. If you want to check out a local favorite head to Lance Armstrong’s Mellow Johnny’s. The bike shop works hard to promote local biking culture by offering bikes, gear and maintenance service, $1 showers to riders, regular group bike trips and education classes focusing on safety, route planning, traffic, maintenance and more. There’s also Barton Springs Bike Rental, Texas Cycle Werks and Bicycle Sport Shop, all of which can outfit you with everything you need.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Austin Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in the Austin.

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