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 today's Groupon: for $30, you get a one-hour moonlight water-bike rental for two (a $60 value) from Austin Water Bikes, located at the Hyatt Regency Austin.
Austin Water Bikes' hydro-bikes glide along liquid surfaces at speeds of up to 7 mph, fulfilling amphibious fantasies with nighttime excursions. From atop a bicycle-seat perch, riders of all ages can pedal up and down Lady Bird Lake as they take in the sights of the glowing Austin skyline and the Congress Street Bridge and wait for flying saucers to write their lap times in the sky. The moonlight rental takes place between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. and is great for an after-dinner date or casual workout. Hydro-bikes are almost impossible to capsize due to their kayak-catamaran design and unflinching optimism.
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 7 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.
208 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, Texas 78704