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.