It’s SXSW time now in Austin. Bikes and visitors are everywhere downtown and the local bike share, B-cycle, is helping to keep people moving. For SXers seeking a little local sightseeing along with their panels, music, freebies and general SX insanity, B-cycle has a couple of local “daytrips“. First up is the Summer Route: Austin Art Walls (Google map) that rides past at least six murals and you’re bound to see that many more on the eastside.
The Spring Route: Ann and Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail (Google map) takes you around Austin’s crown jewel, Lady Bird Lake (nee “Town Lake“) on the much loved hike and bike trail. The trail has been recently expanded with several boardwalks, although the official route bypasses the quieter section east of I-35.
Elsewhere on B-cycle’s website is this Best of Austin Tour which visits the core of Austin, from the Capitol south to the Ann Richards Bridge, famous for being home to the largest urban bat colony in North America.
So, take a break from panel talks, dark bars, impossible traffic and ride Austin.