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  1. #1
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    Aug 2009
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    Bike tours in Austin, TX

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    I had such good luck on the Europe board when I asked about biking in Paris (Fat Tire Bike Tours was great!) that I thought I'd ask here about biking and bike tours in Austin, as I'm heading there next month for about a week.

    I'd love to take a bike tour, and am curious about how Austin is in general re: biking. The meeting I'm attending is jam-packed morning til night, but I will have a little free time and would love to use some of it for biking while I'm there!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Austin, TX
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    Austin is a very biking-friendly city. For info about rides you can join, check out http://austinontwowheels.org/cycling-events-calendar/ .

    If you don't find anything there that interests you, then stop by Mellow Johnny's bike shop ( http://www.mellowjohnnys.com/ ), which is owned by Lance, and ask about tours that are available.
    JEAN

    2011 Specialized Ruby Elite - carbon fiber go-fast bike
    DiamondBack Expert - steel road bike
    Klein Pinnacle - classic no-suspension aluminum MTB

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    somewhere between the Red & Rio Grande
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    Another great shop is Bicycle Sport Shop, they have excellent rentals doesn't have the Lance factor but I race for BSS so I am partial to them. I know they have cruisers, tandems, mountain bikes (all types) and even high end road bikes. There is a cruiser rental on Barton Springs Road which is a cool and vibrant area of town.

    Overall Austin is relatively bike friendly. Meaning we're used to bikes. Some of the infrastructure is still a work in progress though but they try. What type of riding are you looking to do?
    Amanda

    2011 Specialized Epic Comp 29er | Specialized Phenom | "Marie Laveau"
    2007 Cannondale Synapse Carbon Road | Selle Italia Lady Gel Flow | "Miranda"


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