After our conference breakout sessions end, we will fuel up with a light reception and head out on bikes for fresh air, sunshine, and a grand tour of Austin’s beautiful, bike-friendly east side.
We will have 20 e-assist bikes available, limited to the first 20 registrants. You may alternately bring your own bike – registration is required and will be limited to the first 20 registrants.
We will see:
- UT-Austin’s beautiful new car-free plaza through campus
- Reverse-angle, bike-friendly parking
- Right-sized/road dieted streets
- Bike and pedestrian friendly Mueller Development
- Sneak peak at CTRMA’s bike-friendly rebuild of US 183, soon to feature a bicycle/pedestrian bridge at 51st Street
- Southern Walnut Creek Trail: A little bit of wilderness in the city
- Bike/ped interstate underpass
- Protected bike lanes that make crossing Austin’s congested downtown unbelievably easy
- Beautiful Texas Capitol grounds
We will take a break for water/bathroom and possibly munchies along the way. This ride is fully supported. This is a 16 mile ride with hills. If you have any doubt whatsoever about your ability to complete this ride on your own bike, make you life easy and borrow an e-bike from BikeTexas!
You may bring your own bike or borrow an electric-assist bike from BikeTexas. Helmets are required. If you do not bring your own, we will provide one for you.
About the Presenter:
Lynn Haas, EIT, holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from UT Austin and brings an engineering perspective to all activities at BikeTexas. She frequently translates bicycling and pedestrian issues to other engineers, and engineering concepts to advocates and the general public. Lynn particularly enjoys intersection and interchange design, and will often pause in her commute to study traffic flow–watching how road users interact with infrastructure is one of her favorite things about bike commuting. Lynn’s mother took her out on her first rail trail in Xenia, Ohio, when she was 10 years, and Lynn has enjoyed cycling for transportation and long-distance bike touring ever since.