Though Austin seems casual and friendly, this is a serious cycling city. Bikers tend to favor speed over leisure, so be prepared for fast-paced traffic on the bike paths. When renting, always specify that you’re a casual rider lest Lance-worshipping staffers outfit you with an uncomfortable racing bike and Day-Glo spandex. By law, children are required to wear helmets.
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