Do you need a bike to get around in Austin? Of course you do! Clown Dog Bikes is Austin’s friendly neighborhood bike shop for sales, repairs, and maintenance. Located next to the University of Texas at Austin, Clown Dog keeps bikers of all varieties riding smoothly. Famous for quick service and great attitudes, the bike mechanics at Clown Dog have been known to smile while fixing a flat. Do you have a question about bikes? No bike question is beyond them! They are walking encyclopedias of bike information- except they’d likely be riding, not walking. Customers can expect to leave with either a smooth-riding bicycle or tips on how to maintain one.
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.
Spokefly strives to make biking the most efficient way to get around town. Created and maintained by community members, the self-sustaining bike-sharing program harnesses the power of smartphone technology to put idle bikes to work in cities across the U.S. Through the Spokefly app, bike owners can list their unused bikes and earn money based on how often their bike is ridden. Riders, meanwhile, can rent bikes on demand.
After choosing their two-wheeled steed?which will be locked up at a nearby rack?riders simply unlock it, pedal it wherever they'd like, and then re-lock it on another rack. To ensure the process goes smoothly, Spokefly's app also has check-in and check-out features, enabling owners and riders to keep track of which bikes are available and which decided to go AWOL and get a job with the postal service.
Be one of 5,000 runners who take their mark at the Austin Marathon (or 12,000 runners for the Half Marathon) each year. See Austin’s most quintessential neighborhoods and landmarks as you test your endurance or race for a charity you love. The reason why you race doesn't matter… just as long as you keep your body in motion (yes, walkers are welcome too as long as they finish in under 7 hours). The first three participants to finish each race take home money prizes, with the possibility of bonus winnings depending on their finish time. So get healthy… and possibly wealthy… when you join the Austin Marathon.