Biking is fun and it’s a great option for getting around Austin if you like sunshine and the rush of wind in your hair! Believe it or not, bicycle travel times are often similar to or faster than driving during Austin rush hour. If your workplace is within 4 miles of your home, try biking to work one day next week. You may be surprised by how fast you return home.
Biking to work makes a lot of sense during good weather, but what about when it gets HOT? Many employers are installing showers at the office so employees that bike to work can freshen up and look professional. Talk to your building or human resources manager to find out if your workplace has an office shower or can add one.
Smart Trips Austin understands that transitioning to bicycle transportation can be intimidating. Bike maps and safety brochures are available to boost your road confidence.
- City of Austin Bike Map (Downtown and Citywide) – Map of local bicycle routes
- Central South Austin Heritage Tree Tour
Here are a couple custom DIY rides created by Bike Austin and Smart Trips Austin:
- Austin Bicycling Laws |City of Austin
- Smart Cycling Tips | League of American Bicyclists
- How-To Videos | League of American Bicyclists
- Resources for Combining Bicycle and Transit Trips | Capital Metro
- Electric Bicycle Rebate Program| Austin Energy
- Secure Bike Parking at MetroRail Stations | Capital Metro
- Bike to Work Day | Bike Austin
- Trips and Support for Getting Around by Bike | City of Austin
- Bike to Work: Tips for Your First Commute | www.active.com
- How to Choose a Bike | League of American Bicyclists
- Why I Ride Stories | Check out these stories and/or submit your own!
Bicycle Shops in the Smart Trips: Central East Austin Area
Eastside Pedal Pushers
4607 Bolm Rd, Austin, TX 78702
1619 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
The Peddler Bike Shop
5015 Duval St, Austin, TX 78751
Local Bicycle Organizations
City Bicycle and Pedestrian Advocacy
State Bicycle Advocacy
Ghisallo Cycling Initiative
Youth Cycling Education
Social Cycling Austin
Weekly Community Rides
Yellow Bike Project
Community Bike Shop