One of the best parts about being in the cycling community is just that-community. Cycling brings people of all walks of life and interests together. Here at Austin Bike Tours and Rentals we have the pleasure of collaborating with many groups of people, local and beyond. Sometimes that means putting together custom tours for large corporate groups or small families, supporting local children's bike safety programs and the Austin Yellow Bike Project. But sometimes, once every Spring, we get to help bring the UT Austin Landmarks bike tour to life!
What is UT Austin Landmarks? The University of Texas at Austin started up an Art in Public Spaces program in 2005 with a large loan of art works from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Since then, they have expanded their collection every year with 2D, 3D and 4D (video) installations across campus. They now have more than 40 acclaimed works of art enhancing the 433 acres UT calls home. In a city brimming with its own Public Arts collection of 200+ works, and an abundance of museums including UT's own Blanton Museum of Art, the Landmarks collection is the cherry on top of it all.
It is an absolute pleasure to team up with Landmarks once again for their annual docent led bike tour on April 2nd at 11am. This is a once a year opportunity with limited space and you can sign up through our website. Have your own bike? Sign up and join the tour for free! Need a bike? Austin Bike Tours and Rentals has bikes available at $20 each for this 2 hour, 5 mile, leisurely, fun and informative ride. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Can't make the date this year? That's ok! We always have Landmarks maps on hand for self guided tours. Landmarks also takes reservations for walking tours year round. Looking to round things out with a little architectural history? Try our Art and Architecture tour.
As a community, Austin thrives on art and cycling. We look forward to you joining us.