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217. Barton Springs Bike Rental

August 5, 2010

Let me start out by just saying, “Awesome.” This place has it all when it comes to bike rentals, and they are as Austin as you can get.

I discovered this spot when visiting my friend whose office is directly above it. We naturally decided to go down one day and not only ask about what they had to offer, but about the “Woodie” bus that is always jam-packed with bikes in the parking lot.

Here’s the deal: You can rent a bike, or they have some pretty cool bike tours that I would recommend. It‘s always fun to see and learn about the city from a different perspective than you are used to on an everyday basis. That’s why I think the tours are great. Plus, you can rent all different kinds of bikes, including: Beach cruisers, kid’s bikes, tandems, mountain bikes, electric bikes and electric mopeds.

Now for the story behind the “Woodie:” It’s used to move bikes. So, if you are in from out of town, are having some sort of party or are coordinating a large group, they will just pack up the bikes and bring them to you! Great, great idea! The “Woodie” reminds me so much of Southern California, which is where my dad is from, and it makes me think of him every time I see it. Maybe that’s why I have some sort of fascination with this place.

Also, I’m going to go ahead and say this is cool: They were featured in the New York Times! That is pretty legit. To see the whole article (including what else is said about Austin), here it is:

Don’t miss the half off special for the Peace, Love and Zilker beach tour on a stylish, rented Cruiser,

1529 Barton Springs Rd. Suite 31
Austin, TX 78704

One Comment leave one →
  1. November 15, 2010 7:37 am

    These are a great place to explore by renting a bike and then enjoy the nice view of the places you go. Thanks for the post!

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