Ride Town Lake

Join us on a bike tour from Barton Springs, around Lady Bird Lake and through downtown and learn about the history of Austin and its river.

Lake Bird Lake is one of the prettiest and most picturesque places in Austin. It offers great views of the city skyline, and trees and trails surround the shore. The Lake is also part of the Colorado River, and it is full of local history. How did Austin come to be where it is? How did Sixth Street come to be the most famous Street in Texas? How did Austin become so hip? The answers to these questions begin with the waters of Town Lake. Join us on a tour from Barton Springs, around the lake and through downtown and learn about the rich history of Austin and its river. 

Cost: $25

Seniors and students $20. Children 11 and under are free. 

Cost does not include the price of bike rentals. If you would like to rent a bike for the tour, please visit one of many bike rental outlets in Austin.


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Meeting Location

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2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746.

(Located next to the main entrance to Barton Springs Pool)

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Your guide will carry an 8×11" sign that says “Texture the City Walking Tour"

Frequently Asked Questions

Tour length + Landscape

Tours last 2 hours, sometimes a little more. The route is relatively flat and includes gravel bike paths and paved road. Texture the City also offers longer, 3-hour biking tours that take bikers to the Longhorn Dam. If you could like to arrange a longer tour, contact us. If you would like to take a shorter tour with a paved route, contact us  to arrange a customized tour.


Your guide will carry an 8×11 sign that says “Texture the City Walking Tour."


Texture the City offers custom tours to large and small groups. For corporations, walking tours are great for team building, special events, and entertaining clients. For schools, we can assist in integrating our tours into an academic curriculum. Prices vary. Please contact us to arrange a custom tour.