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Bike Austin Better Streets for Cycling Tour

  • Royal Blue Grocery 301 Brazos Street Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)

This cycling tour showcases many of East Austin’s innovative bicycle trails and pathways, including those found on the Lance Armstrong Bikeway, Butler Trail, and the Boardwalk. East Austin is a lively, rapidly redeveloping (some would say gentrifying) historically low-income area across I-35 from Downtown.


The tour will make frequent stops to discuss context, constraints, success stories, and lessons learned. Bicycle facility highlights include one and two-way protected bike lanes, conventional bicycle lanes, shared use paths, trails, bridges, dedicated bicycle signalization, and bicycle parking facilities at transit stations. The 3-hour tour will ride for approximately 7 miles at a recreational pace, with short breaks for a snack (bring money). The tour will start and end at Royal Blue Grocery, 301 Brazos Street.
Tour Guides: Doug Ballew, Mercedes Feris, and Preston Tyree from Bike Austin, Austin's leading nonprofit bicycle education and advocacy organization.