Ride Town Lake


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

Texture the City is pleased to take you on ride around Lady Bird Lake, one of the  most picturesque parts of Austin. A reservoir on the Colorado River, the Lake was created in 1960 and has been a popular recreational and tourist site ever since. This tour places special emphasis on the ways that the Colorado River has shaped Austin's history, beginning with Austin's founding in 1839 and continuing through the present.

Cost: $25

Seniors and students $20. Children 12 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.


Meeting Location

SPLASH! Exhibit
2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746.

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

Finding Your Guide

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 roads.

Refund Policy

Full refunds are available by request up to 48 hours before a walking tour. Between 48 and 24 hours prior to the scheduled tour we offer credit to be used on any future tour. No shows and cancellations less than 24 hours prior to the tour will not be refunded.

Walks are held rain or shine, but may be cancelled for severe weather. In the event of a Texture the City cancellation, full refunds or rescheduled tickets will be offered. In the case of rain or other inclement weather, please call (512) 533-6457 to confirm our schedule.


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.


Gratuities are much appreciated but never expected.

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