Why a Bike Rental in Austin is The Way to Go

There’s no doubt about it: Austin loves biking. Whether you’re just visiting, recently moved to the area or a born and raised Austinite, you’ve surely seen people biking all over the city. The reason for that is very simple: its easy and its fun.

Austin is one of the most bike friendly cities in the US, with many streets now providing bike lanes to accommodate for the growing number of cyclists. Not only that, but the weather and scenery all around town are pretty hard to beat. There are also a vast number of bike trails all over. From biking through parks downtown, to escaping outside the city to the Barton Creek Greenbelt, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

More people are beginning to take up cycling as their main mode of transportation while others bike as a hobby and way to enjoy the outdoors while getting to explore the city. Whatever your reason may be, here are a few reasons you should consider a bike rental for your next adventure.



Maybe you don’t need a bike for every day use, but would like access to one whenever you do. By using a bike rental, you don’t have to worry about storing the bike at home and taking up your free space.  If you’re visiting from out of town, its much easier to rent a bike here than to worry about how to transport yours from home.



Here at Austin Bike Tours and Rentals, you can be sure that your rental bike will be professionally maintained and fit for your needs. There’s no need to worry about the upkeep and maintenance that comes with caring for your own personal machine; that’s our job!



Renting a bike for a few hours or a few days can be much cheaper than the long-term costs of owning a bike.  Our bike rentals start at only $10 per hour for walk-ups and include locks, lights, helmets and maps.

Hike and Bike Trails.

Austin is full of beautiful hike and bike trails, inside and outside of the city. Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail and Boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake is one of the most popular hike and bike trails, and our favorite, and there’s no secret why. With city views surrounded by water and greenery, it’s hard to beat. It’s a great spot to stop for a picnic, or even a selfie. Some have even called the area Austn’s own Central Park. (Maybe that’s just us?)

Independently Explore.

The best part about a bike rental is the ability to explore on your own. Tour groups are a fun way to see the city and meet people, but sometimes a little independent exploration is nice! It allows you to go off on hidden trails and to explore at your own pace.

For a fun, quick and easy bike rental experience, come see us at Austin Bike Tours and Rentals. Let us do the work so that you can go out and have all the fun.