Austin is one of the best cycling cities in the country. Besides the fact that Lance Armstrong is from here and besides all the cycling events Austin holds, this city and the surrounding Texas Hill Country offer a wealth of cycling routes for all levels of interest and endurance.
If you have limited time and are downtown, check out the Lance Armstrong Bikeway. On the south side of town is the Veloway, a pleasant 3-mile loop. And on the east side is the all-new Southern Walnut Creek Bike Trail.
For longer, tougher rides, you will definitely get a workout on the infamous FM 2222. It’s just 10 miles, but it’s one hell of a steep, no-shoulder, uphill slugfest. Nearby is the beautiful Loop 360, which is easier and offers great views of the city. If you want a true Texas Hill Country ride, do the Willow City Loop, especially in the spring, when you’ll be surrounded by bluebonnets for 20 miles.