An Adventurer’s Orientation to Austin
Two fun and adventurous Canadian couples requested an orientation to Austin to experience the history and culture of our city bursting with music, art, and culinary delights. We begin at Mellow Johnny’s with a custom bike fitting and pedal north to discovery a unique historical treasure, one of Austin’s moonlight towers. Austin is the only city still housing these 19th century artifacts. We ride through an inner-city dirt bike park, and a couple of the guests jump and swerve atop the hilly paths.
As we visit downtown and adjacent districts in the west, east, north, and south, we view a variety of hidden gems. The guests climb atop an outdoor street art gallery, enjoy a breezy ride along the Colorado River on the hike and bike trail, and observe an artistic bridge dedicated to a beloved Austin DJ. We ride past unique music venues, restaurants, and shops, stopping for empanadas and spring rolls at an exceptional food truck park. Not to be missed, we admire Barton Springs and Zilker Park, the heart of Austin, and pay homage to local legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, a favorite musician of our guests.
Finally, our day of sight seeing concludes with a cold beverage and a slice at a local beer garden and brewery.
We four Canadians spent a wonderful day with Deaton and Jasmine on one of her custom-curated 4 hour bike tours. A great combination of culture, hospitality, history and riding gave us a great start to our 5 day vacation in Austin. Enjoyed every minute, thanks Deaton and Jasmine!