Save East Austin for Saturday, and cover a lot of ground by bicycle. This traditionally Hispanic and African-American area just east of I-35 and Downtown has been rapidly “gentrifying” of late and is now a hipster-magnet blend of its historic past, gritty urban streets, and coffee bars, brew-pubs, lofts, restaurants, bars, and event spaces. Join us on this tour to hear how this transformation has affected the lives of Austinites, for better or worse. Special attention will be given to street reconstructions, new bicycle facilities, and the history of East Austin.
Adrian Lipscombe, City of Austin, Active Transportation Project Manager
Harrison Eppright, Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau, Tour Guide
This tour will travel by bike. Expect to cycle for 3 hours, with frequent stops, at a slow to moderate pace including some hills. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, wear comfortable attire, and bring sunscreen. Bikes, helmets, and refillable water bottles will be provided.