Each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the cycle shepherds at Bike Nation open their doors to unite riders with a well-maintained fleet of rental bikes. Their Schwinn Sporterra cruisers feature aluminum frames, steel forks, and Sport Ergo saddles ideal for smooth and leisurely rides. For riders taking on the varied roads, trails, and Lego-riddled carpets of central Texas, the staff also lends Schwinn multispeed cruisers. As a partner of tour group Segway Nation, Bike Nation also organizes self-guided tour routes showcasing historic sights and modern attractions around Austin.
Barton Springs Bike Rental outfits fun seekers for bike rides across Austin's historic pathways and scenic landscapes. The shop dispenses single-speed beach cruisers to riders along with lights, baskets, locks, and access to roadside assistance in the event of a flat tire or never-ending parade of ducklings crossing the road. The crew's routes include the 90-minute Peace, Love & Zilker Tour—an easy jaunt past sights such as the Auditorium Shores, the old railroad bridge, and Barton Springs Pool—and the Congress Avenue Bat Tour, an evening trek to witness the world's largest colony of urban bats. Guides narrate the history and significance of local sights, giving guests plenty of opportunities to stop and snap pictures or refill their bicycle’s feedbag.