Let's Play: Biking

Best Places to go biking in Austin

Biking in Austin is great whether in the city or on a scenic around in the hill country. Find all the best places to go biking in Austin.

Bike Routes

Walnut Creek Trail

Breakfast Club routes

Wheelbrothers

Butler Trail

Barton Springs Greenbelt

Shoal Creek

Day Trip

There are a mixture of courses from organized races that can be accessed year round as well as more informal routes on public roads listed here

Castell

Real Ale

Martindale

Texas Mamma Jamma:

https://www.mammajammaride.org/

Willow Loop (Fredericksburg)

Shiner

Lockhart

Buda

Smithville

Bastrop

West Austin

City Rides

Overview of Biking in Austin  https://austintexas.gov/page/bicycle

Support biking in the city: https://austinyellowbike.org/

Rides, advocacy and education https://www.bikeaustin.org/

Bike Lanes

2nd Street downtown

Parks and trails

 

Veloway https://austintexas.gov/department/veloway

 

Walnut Creek Trail

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Group Rides

Bike Routes

Austin

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Day Trip

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Overview: https://austintexas.gov/page/bicycle

https://do512.com/p/the-biking-guide-to-austin

Planned bike area: 

Walnut Creek Trail

Veloway

https://austintexas.gov/department/veloway

Bike lanes/in city: http://austintexas.gov/page/biking-austin

 

Support biking in the city:

https://austinyellowbike.org/

Rides, advocacy and education

https://www.bikeaustin.org/

In the city rides:

Enter the Butler Trail anywhere along its loop around the city-Festival Beach Park, Rainey Street, 1st Street, Auditorium Shores, S Congress Bridge, Mopac/Deep Eddy, Zilker Park-

The full loop down to Pleasant valley on the east Side, across the Southern Edge of Lady Bird across Barton Creek, up to the Pedestian/bike bridge under Mopac finishing on the North edge of Lady Bird all the way back to Festival Beach Park

From the east side:

Head North on Chicon (Corner of Chicon and E 6th-Lazarus and Whistlers?) take Chicon to Manor (passing across 12th and MLK on the way), turn right on Manor and then a left on on Cherrywood, follow Cherrywood to 38 ½ street, when you get to Red River there is a merge across the street to 38th street, continue to take 38th street across the city, this is not a beginners route because there is some riding with traffic and you have to cross Lamar before finally getting to the Shoal Creek Greenbelt. Once across Lamar cut up Shoal Creek Blvd to enter the trail, now head South back towards Downtown-there are some twists and turns as you start to get into Downtown-where you have to choose a left or right. Once Downtown, there are a variety of exists to hit Power Plant and the Library, West 6th etc. as well as quick access to many bars and restaurants

Bike to Little Deli Pizzeria: the goal is to give you as much info as possible, this isn’t perfect… follow same directions as above if coming from the east side, see again:

Head North on Chicon (Corner of Chicon and E 6th-Lazarus and Whistlers?) take Chicon to Manor (passing across 12th and MLK on the way), turn right on Manor and then a left on on Cherrywood, follow Cherrywood to 38 ½ street, when you get to Red River there is a merge across the street to 38th street, continue to take 38th street across the city, this is not a beginners route because there is some riding with traffic and you have to cross Lamar before finally getting to the Shoal Creek Greenbelt. Once across Lamar cut up Shoal Creek Blvd. Rather than going Downtown head North up Shoal Creek Blvd, many protected bike lanes to explore, but the goal here is to head to Little Deli Pizzeria

If coming from Downtown, enter the Shoal Creek Greenway near Mellow Johnnys or down the ramp by Codependent!

From Shoal Creek greenway, turn right on Northland dr and follow below!!

Hill country/outside of Austin: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cCqFVlWP4ggksRAoHAX_7j_ZpPXQ5tyR/view?usp=sharing

https://donbynum.wordpress.com/

Real Ale Ride:

https://www.bicyclesportshop.com/realaleride-info

Tour de Longneques:

https://bikenoob.com/2012/07/29/le-tour-de-longneques/

https://donbynum.wordpress.com/2011/05/25/cycling-2011-real-ale-ride-goin-up-and-down/

Willow City 

https://rootsrated.com/austin-tx/cycling/willow-city-loop-cycling

Plan your bike adventures:

https://wheelbrothers.com/

http://www.batcitycycling.com/

This is an old link but if you click on the hyperlinks labeling different past camping trips, there are some good Routes through Ride with GPS, great gravel route between Austin and Lockhart

https://cycleast.com/2018/02/12/austin-bike-camping-cycleast-2018/

If you don’t see what you are looking for here, check their blog:

https://cycleast.com/blog/

Resources:

Strava

Ride with GPS

https://ridewithgps.com/groups/TRG-The-Ride-Group

Rides I have done:

Castell Loop: North and South

North:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12854504

South:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12854459

Austin to Lockhart:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/701943

Explanation:

https://www.strava.com/local/us/austin/cycling

Biking

Castell Grind

https://www.castellgeneralstore.com/

TexasMS150

ShinerGasp

RealAleRide

TourDeGruene:

Texas Mamma Jamma:

https://www.mammajammaride.org/

Entry points-check the Darn Good Places map for entry points to the Butler Trail (link to)

Hiking: Greenbelt

Biking and Hiking:

https://www.google.com/maps/search/bike+routes+around+austin/@30.3290083,-97.7748035,11.77z

Doe Skin Ranch

St Edwards Park: https://austinparks.org/stedwards-park/

Enchanted Rock

See The Country for more places further away from Austin in The Hill Country***

Embed Yourself in East Austin

This newly renovated bungalow is located in East Austin neighborhood