Austin is famous for its music scene and breakfast tacos, though not so well-known for its bike scene. Since one of cycling's greatest celebrities, seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, calls Austin home, it's understandable that more people are exploring the area by bike. One scenic route to try includes the paths along Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, after which sightseers can ride up to the Barton Creek Greenbelt. For a little more of the flavor that makes Austin famous, start your ride in the SoCo (South of Congress) neighborhood, biking up Congress Avenue and over the Congress Street Bridge (with its bats), towards 6th Street, where many of the country's most legendary music venues line the avenue.
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