Fusing two modes of transportation can result in more efficient travel as evidenced by water taxis, airbuses, and horse-drawn skateboards. Experience successful transport synthesis with this Groupon.
$25 for a 60-Minute Moonlight Water-Bike Rental for Two ($50 Value)
Starting whenever it gets dark, bikers can pedal eco-friendly kayak-bicycle hybrids along Lady Bird Lake and take in views of the Austin skyline. Depending on the night, passengers might travel beneath a full moon or past a concert on Auditorium Shore.
Austin Water Bikes
Austin Water Bikes fulfills amphibious fantasies with a fleet of hybrid bicycle-kayaks, called water bikes, that glide along liquid surfaces at speeds of up to 10 miles per hour. These beginner-friendly vessels are safe and almost impossible to capsize due to their kayak-catamaran design and unflinching optimism, making them ideal for aquanauts of all ages.
Set against the Austin skyline, Lady Bird Lake is the result of a beautification project led by former first lady Lady Bird Johnson. Its waters form a scenic setting for participants of water-bike rentals to watch bats take flight from the Congress Avenue Bridge or sunsets paint their colors across the sky. Additionally, Austin Water Bikes' staff uses the lake to lead senior spin classes, team-building workshops, and motivational seminars for freshwater mermen.