Events and Activities

Pedestrian Advisory Council meeting – January 8, 6pm-8pm, City Hall, City Hall Room 1027

The purpose of the Pedestrian Advisory Council (PAC) is to advise the City of Austin and other jurisdictions on all matters relating to walking.

Capital Metro CEO Candidate Public Forum – January 8, 6pm-8pm, AISD Performing Arts Center, 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd., 78723

Capital Metro will present its final four President/CEO candidates at a public forum on Monday, Jan. 8 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Austin Independent School District’s Performing Arts Center, and will give the Central Texas community a meaningful opportunity to meet the finalists.

During the meeting, the four candidates will provide a brief statement and answer questions submitted by the public. The event will be moderated by PR consultant and former CBS Austin anchor Ron Oliveira. The public is invited to submit questions for the forum by emailing or visiting the Capital MetroBlog.

Urban Transportation Commission meeting – 6pm-8pm, January 9, City Hall, Boards and Commission, Room 1101

The UTC advises the city council, city manager and all other transportation-related departments concerning transportation-related matters including: transportation energy conservation matters grant applications; streets and highways; bus and rail service; pedestrian and bikeway programs and projects; safety related programs and projects; provision for the needs of the mobility impaired; transportation franchise requests, renewals, rate adjustments, and hours of operation.

Bicycle Advisory Council meeting – January 16, 6pm-8pm, City Hall, Room 1027

The purpose of the City of Austin Bicycle Advisory Council (BAC) is to advise the City of Austin and other jurisdictions on all matters relating to the use of the bicycle.

Bike Education

Bike Austin Classes

Weekly Rides

Bike Austin Rides – Bike Austin has daily rides that are open to any adult recreational cyclist, and riders of all levels are encouraged to participate.

Mellow Johnny’s Weekly Rides – Downtown bike shop Mellow Johnny’s offers a variety of weekly rides that are designed for individuals of all skill levels. Ride leaders are knowledgeable, personable, and care about helping you achieve your riding goals. Whether it’s a casual ride, a social ride to meet friends, commuting rides, or training for speed and power, they’ve got you covered.

Women-only Rides:


Historic Walking Tours

Free, guided walking tours of historic Austin are available year-round Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sundays (except holidays), weather permitting. Make a reservation here or plan your self-guided tour with these helpful guides.

Austin Farmers Market 

Bike, walk or ride the bus or RedLine to a Farmers Market near you. If you’re near downtown, head to SFC Downtown Market at Republic Square on Saturday morning or the Hope Market at Saltillo Plaza (a RedLine stop!) on Sunday.

Cap Metro’s Adopt-a-Stop
Allows you or your organization to adopt one of the stops along Cap Metro’s bus lines. In exchange for helping keep your stop tidy, Cap Metro will let you spruce it up (Keep Austin Beautiful will even provide landscaping tools) to reflect the personality of your neighborhood.

SpeakUp Austin wants to hear your thoughts on Transportation Safety in Austin!

This is a great opportunity to air your thoughts, concerns, and great ideas about ways to improve safety for all users of our transportation system.

Orange Bike Project Shop orangebikeproject
The Orange Bike Project has shop hours during the week where volunteers fix up bikes to be used by students.Spring 2013 hours:M: 12-3pm
Tu: 10a-1p & 3:30-6pm
Th: 3:30-6p
Sat: 12-3pm