Just like SXSW, Austin as a city is constantly evolving, and the appearance of the B-Cycle network had a huge positive impact on my SXSW experience – so much so that I made a point of arranging a month-long membership of the short term mostly automated bike-hire before I left for Austin in 2015. I’ll be doing the same this year.
If you’re outside of Austin have a read over of how B-Cycle works at its website (in short, members can check a bike out for thirty minutes and check it in at any other station around town, and it takes around ten to fifteen minutes to go between some of the more distant stations).
Austin residents (our those of you who just want a different way of looking around the city) might want to volunteer for the SXCycles team, which will help keep the system running (and each shift offers credit towards an annual membership of the B-Cycle system).
South by Southwest is looming once again and Austin B-cycle will be hustling our bikes around the city to make sure everyone has the best chance to use a B-cycle to get around town. With the high demand of the festival attendees, our team is in need of some helping hands…or should we say “feet”…to help us move our B-cycles around the city.
If you’re looking to be apart of the SXSW hustle and bustle, join the Austin B-cycle team of volunteers for a fun-filled day(s) keeping the system balanced and riding B-cycles. Take a peek at our volunteer shift needs below and sign up today to help out!