Experience Austin on a Bike!

Bruce Turner, via Flickr (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license)

Bruce Turner, via Flickr (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license)

Bikers.  Something you instantly notice as you enter the Austin city limits.  And not just a few here and there, but several!

Ever wish you could be one, just for a day?  Maybe you don’t want to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on a bike, but would like to get up close and personal with nature or just experience downtown Austin from a new perspective.  Well, here’s your chance!  Release your inner  Armstrong by renting a bike from the Bicycle Sport Shop!  The bikes start at $13 for 2 hours, $18 for 4 hours or $22 for 24 hours.  However, there are several bikes to choose from and prices go up accordingly.

As if this isn’t already sounding awesome enough, the shop lets you borrow helmets for free and customizes your bike’s pedels to your shoes for free!  But, if  you are planning on a weekend ride you better book your reservation in advance because  according to Rental Manager Scott Schroen, slots fill up fast.  “For events, like SXSW this past week, we booked our maximum capacity of 130 bikes and our group rides fill up fast too.”

Be sure to notice the “where to ride” section of the site that offers ideas for road rides, mountain bike trails and hike and bike trails!

With this weekend’s weather looking good so far, you have no excuse not to get out there and go exploring!  I know, I know, you can thank me later.  😉

Post by Kristin White

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4 responses to “Experience Austin on a Bike!

  1. Michele Pierini

    That’s really cool!
    It would be totally worth it to rent a bike for a day and then go ride around in the park.

  2. Oh, I like this idea! I love being active and kayaking on Lady Bird Lake but this is a new creative way to get outdoors, be active, and enjoy yourself. I also always pass that bike shop on Lamar and never realized you could rent as well as buy. All the options they have for trails around Austin look great too.

  3. I am not a big biker, but I love riding through old neighborhoods and looking at the architecture and houses. Austin is so scenic. Weather permitting…this is Texas 🙂

  4. hey for going green!! It’s very user friendly too, which is another thing I have grown to love about Austin.

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