Come bike Austin’s signature Urban Trail and learn about what it took to make the Southern Walnut Creek Trail a reality. The nine-mile trail is almost completely separated from vehicle traffic; it attracts people of all ages biking and walking for recreation and transportation. The tour guides will discuss how the City of Austin, in partnership with community groups, citizens, and elected officials, balance the needs of recreational and utilitarian cyclists. At the mid-way point, participants can return for a 17 mile round trip, or continue on another trail for a 30-mile ride. Optional: End your day at Austin Bike Fest at Govalle Park. This is a free event from 10am to 5pm that benefits the work of Bike Texas. Enjoy live music, bicycle polo, food trailers and more!
Nadia Barrera and Chad Crager, Urban Trails Program, Public Works Department, City of Austin
This tour will travel by bike. Participants can choose from two lengths, during this aerobic ride: a) 17 miles round trip, 1.5 hours, or b) 30 miles, 3 hours. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, wear comfortable attire, and bring sunscreen. Bikes, helmets, and refillable water bottles will be provided.