EpicSUP's commitment to sustainability can be seen the moment you arrive at the company headquarters—a floating dock on Lady Bird Lake. The roofed structure is made of wood reclaimed from century-old farmhouses and barns, and this eco-friendly flourish carries over to the outpost's selection of responsibly crafted ecoBoards. The paddleboards are issued in standard, touring, and racing models, and come with a paddle for propelling yourself across the water and staving off all the fish trying to catch a free ride. In addition to rentals and sales, EpicSUP also offers lessons with coaches certified by the Academy of Surf Instructors.
For a city so far from the coast, Austin has a lot of waterways. Austin Paddle Sports takes advantage of this, setting up shop on Lady Bird Lake in Downtown Austin. There, they offer sales and rentals of stand-up paddleboards from the likes of Riviera Paddlesurf and Quickblade Paddles.
For those new to the quickly growing sport, Austin Paddle Sports uses entry-level stabilized, user-friendly equipment for beginners, and specialized displacement hull race boards for the experienced paddler. Staff is always available for a few tips to keep everyone upright and dry.
Since 1971, Freewheeling Bicycles has furnished cyclists with bikes from such notable names as Gary Fisher, Trek, and Electra as well as complementary parts and accessories. Before hopping on their two-wheeled transport and riding off into the sunset or silhouetting against the moon, riders can take advantage of a free tune-up offered with every purchase of a new bike and slide into apparel such as jerseys, shorts, and outerwear. The staff also lets customers test-ride bikes in their sizable parking lot.