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Bike Austin had so much fun shuttling B-cycle bikes for ACL. Our volunteers filled 
83 shifts and earned $2000 for our education program. Great way to experience ACL. The bike winner will be announced soon. 

A Few ACL Facts:

B-cycle checkouts
 Trips into Valet

Bikes back into system by volunteers 

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 Thanks Chris Riley and The Viva Streets Team

We at Bike Austin are busy. Our election campaign to seat bicycle-friendly candidates is in full swing. If you haven't already, please consider becoming a member to add your voice to our efforts. We do the work so you can spend time on your bike.

Article2Order Your Jersey Today
Only $80.00

Our new jerseys will be the look to have on the streets of Austin. Made by Primal, they seem to run true to size. The lime green from our logo will help you be visible during the day. We especially like our 3 foot message to those motorists who will be passing from behind. The last day to order is October 31st, but best to order now. These jerseys are a great gift for the holidays. Order will arrive mid December. Information on delivery or pick-up options will be coming soon.

Article3article2Get Out And Vote 

With the much appreciated help of over 40 volunteers, our I Bike I Walk I Vote campaign has collected over 4,000 pledges to vote for bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly candidates!  This week, we issued our full list of endorsements for Mayor, City Council and Proposition 1. Visit for our full list.  


Over the next couple of weeks, our team will be working hard to remind bicyclists and pedestrians to vote for bike-friendly candidates. We need help making calls, knocking on doors and doing data entry. Please email Miller Nuttle at, or go to to sign up and help out!
article3 Ride Devil's Backbone
Thursday November 6th @ 8:30 am

Bike Austin is committed to making sure the previous Austin Cycling Association rides are still the best in town and around the hill country.  



The Devil's Backbone will be a no-drop ride at a moderate pace. There will also be an "A" version but we will stay together until the first re-group for Roberto's traditional photo-op on the Canyon Lake dam. There is also a self paced version starting at the same time so there is truly something for everyone.  


This is one of the great rides of south-central Texas: an out-and-back on the Guadalupe River road plus the Backbone loop with its gorgeous views. The climb is over-rated in difficulty .... just long but not steep. Approximately 54 miles. Ride start: Gruene Hall parking lot. Parking is on the left (on Hunter Road) as you face the Hall. Please park at the back of the lot. Lunch afterwards at the River House Tearoom


Find out more about this ride and our other great rides: Bike Austin Rides Page 


Article4article4Urban Trails Passes
Photo: Southern Walnut Creek Trail

The Urban Trails Master Plan, a citywide plan to create an all-ages-and-abilities network in Austin, was on Bike Austin's radar for months. This plan proposes an off-street network meant for bicyclists, pedestrians, skateboarders, rollerbladers, wheelchair users, and just about every other form of person-powered transportation you can think of. Bike Austin's network of advocates successfully represented the bicycling community by showing up at public meetings, speaking to boards and commissions, including the Urban Forestry Board and the Environmental Board, signing their names at City Hall in favor of the plan, and writing to commissioners and City Council members. Our message was clear: this plan increases safety and enjoyment of our natural environment within the fast-paced city, and reduces traffic congestion and carbon emissions by allowing people a way to get out of their cars. The Southern Walnut Creek Trail is already a beloved trail used by many transportation and recreational cyclists, including young children, and is just one example of a great urban trail that Bike Austin would love to see implemented all over the city.

At the City Council meeting on September 25, 2014, Bike Austin led the effort to line up several speakers, collaborating with organizations such as ADAPT, BikeTexas, and the Austin chapter of the Sierra Club. Our own Hill Abell, Carol Reifsnyder, Lane Wimberley, Patricia Schaub, and Andrei Lubomudrov gave enthusiastic testimony in favor of the plan. We also kept our Facebook and Twitter followers up to speed throughout the afternoon and evening. With the support of the bicycling community clear, City Council unanimously adopted the Urban Trails Master Plan. We are happy to have a plan for more safe, convenient bicycling facilities in Austin and look forward to showing our support for the Bicycle Master Plan update in November and December.
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