See the sights of Austin on custom routes created specifically for your biking abilities.

Lady Bird Bike Trail
The 10-mile Lady Bird Bike Trail near downtown is one route on the Tour of Austin.
| Credit: Matthew Mahon

The Ride
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.

Your Guide
Austin Cycle Camp gives beginners a friendly introduction to the culture, skills, and etiquette of cycling with clinics and guided rides.

You'll Love It If...
You're new to road riding. These guides are great with first-timers.

Gear Up
Rent a lightweight carbon-fiber Trek Madone 5.1 women's road bike at Bicycle Sport Shop.

Don't Miss
See seven yellow jerseys at Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop, named for the Texan pronunciation of maillot jaune (French for yellow jersey). Follow to catch his Twitter rides. Visit Lance's private ranch April 30-May 1 for Mellow Johnny's Mountain Bike Race.