Photo: Matthew Mahon
Road warriors, commuters, hipsters on fixies (fixed gear bikes), moms towing kids in bike trailers—all have a place in the South’s cycling capital. The Tour of Austin shows you why, with a custom route catered to the ability of each group. It can include popular riding routes, sights (Lance’s house!), and, if you are game, a taste of Austin’s famously steep hills, like the Jester, about a 20% Alp-worthy grade.
Austin Cycle Camp gives beginners a friendly introduction to the culture, skills, and etiquette of cycling with clinics and guided rides.
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You’re new to road riding. These guides are great with first-timers.
Rent a lightweight carbon-fiber Trek Madone 5.1 women’s road bike at Bicycle Sport Shop.
See seven yellow jerseys at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop, named for the Texan pronunciation of maillot jaune (French for yellow jersey). Follow twitter.com/lancearmstrong to catch his Twitter rides. Visit Lance’s private ranch April 30-May 1 for Mellow Johnny’s Mountain Bike Race.