Austin’s own public transportation provider, Capital Metro, is the presenting sponsor for Austin BikeFest. A longtime supporter of active transportation and last-mile connections, Capital Metro was the first pubic transportation system in Texas to provide bicycle accommodation on buses in the mid-90s, leading the way for other systems across Texas to follow suit. When Capital Metro first started planning for the Red Line, they agreed early on for the need for bicycle accommodation on board and at stations.
Capital Metro is a leader in fighting traffic congestion in Austin, especially recommending that visitors and residents alike take the bus during festivals and other major events that pass through Austin year-round.
We’re delighted to have Capital Metro on board as Austin BikeFest’s presenting sponsor. Consider Capital Metro for your BikeFest transportation needs– the 350 and the 17 pass right by Govalle Park, while the 300 and the 4 also pass close by. Plan your Capital Metro trip to BikeFest here.
Not sure how to use the bike rack on the bus? Now’s your chance to learn! Captial Metro will have a bus handy at BikeFest so you can try it out and get comfortable using it.
Photos, clockwise from upper left: Opening the Red Line Trail in 2013, Capital Metro logo, opening the first MetroBike Shelter in 2012, a bus user loading a bike on a Capital Metro bike rack