Best Bike Route
Between Austin and Bastrop
Porter, Austin, Texas
special thanks to Preston
Tyree for sharing his intimate knowledge of the country roads east of Austin
I was motivated to find a good cycling
route between Austin and Bastrop after riding FM 969 a few times. A
perfectly horrid road for cycling: 50 mph highway with no shoulder and lots of
traffic. FM 969 is part of Adventure
Cycling’s Southern Tier route (Section 4, Map B), and I’m very
pleased to report that Adventure Cycling has adopted
this new route for the new edition of their mapset!
Although this route is about 6 miles longer than FM 969, it’s well worth
it. I’ve made every effort to show how this good route intersects with
the Southern Tier’s main route both in Bastrop
Austin to Bastrop
Bastrop to Austin
Austin is a wonderful town. Adventure
Cycling has several recommendations of what to do in Austin, but the recommendations are outdated.
what I’d recommend.
If you’re riding the Southern Tier
through Austin, also see my recommended route
through south Austin – an alternative to busy Congress Avenue used on
So. Tier Section 4, Map A.
me corrections and suggestions.