back tracked from the bike jerks blog to find out if austin made it on the list!
Workers commuting by bike: 0.9%
Alley cats a year: 80
People at Critical Mass (approximately): 300 per ride
Bicycle Friendly Community rating: Silver
Miles of bike lanes and trails: 258
Scene: Even in the beastly heat of July and August, Austin bike lanes bustle. The city’s largest bike club, the Austin Cycling Association, has 1,500 members, annually gives away more than 1,000 helmets through its safety education program, and runs up to 10 rides a weekend. Of the many other community rides, a standout is the Tour das Hugel, which takes advantage of the local hills to climb 14,600 feet in 105 miles. “It just goes up and down these horrible little streets, all without ever leaving the city limits,” explains Association president Stanton Truxillo. The Hangover Rover on New Year’s Day, a longstanding alley-cat street race, includes a scavenger hunt. If you just need to get yourself rolling, join the hundreds of people who teach themselves repair skills each month at Yellow Bike Project’s free workshops. In its Earn-a-Bike program, volunteers who do 12 hours of work gain the right to build their own rides.
full article here, yo!