Austinites, fall is here and it’s time to leave our air-conditioned summer hibernation. The weather is cooling off, and there are lots of great things going on around town. The good news is there are also plenty of options to help you get to these fun fall events without stressing about parking or traffic.
UT Football games: Nothing says fall in Austin more than showing up early, wearing burnt orange, and staying late at Longhorns games. To help you do that, use Car2Go’s game day drop zone at 20th St. and University Ave. or take advantage of Austin B-cycle’s bike valet at the Congress Ave. and MLK B-station. The next home game is on Oct. 24th, when the Longhorns will play the Kansas State Wildcats.
Texas Book Festival: This year the Texas Book Festival, which runs Oct. 17-18, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The festival takes place on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol, which means there are lots of options that will get you there – Capital Metro’s regular and Rapid Routes both run close by, and there are plenty of B-cycle stations around, too. Uber is also offering a free ride for first-time riders with the promotion code TXBOOKFEST.
Formula 1: Ride the MetroRail to the Downtown Station for Fan Fest fun and to pick up the Circuit of Americas (COTA) shuttle straight to the track. MetroRail Service Saturday 10/24 from 10:20 -12:03 a.m. Sunday 10/25 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:57 p.m. Pre-order your shuttle tickets and learn more.
Halloween: There’s lots of downtown fun on Halloween, and plenty of not-so-scary ways to get around. Capital Metro’s MetroRapid runs until 2:30am, and the MetroRail will also run until 2:30am on Oct. 31. The Night Owls and the E-Bus run until 3:00am. Extended schedules are available on the Capital Metro web site.