This guided bike tour will take you through the quiet side streets of downtown Austin. You will visit the historic Treaty Oak, stopping to talk about it's long storied history and it's connection to the formation of Texas. On the way to the University, you'll stop at one of the last remaining moon towers, that lit up the night in the late 1800s and that was made famous in Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused. Upon arrival on campus, you will visit the Tower made famous by the Charles Whitman Mass Shooting before heading to see the Santa Rita oil well and talk about how oil played a roll in the university's history. The tour will then head to Sholtz's beer garden where you will learn about the local beer and music industry. Lastly, you will coast through the State Capital grounds, stopping to talk about Texas' inception and Austin's role in it.
If you are taking a tour, let Austin Bike Tours and Rentals know how much you ride and how fast you want to go. Most of the tours are like "walks on a bicycle" rather than a race.
102 1/2 W 3rd Street
Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes for biking and it is suggested to bring a bottle of water. The tour operator provides comfortable bikes with gears and hand brakes as well as a helmet which is optional.
This is a two-hour tour. It is recommended that guests arrive 15 minutes early for an orientation before hitting the road.
Cancellations allowed 48 hours in advance of scheduled tour time.