If you’ve been around many parts of downtown Austin and surrounding areas you’ve undoubtably seen the bright red B-Cycle bike share bikes. These bikes offer a great alternative to bringing your bike downtown or for a quick alternative jaunt about town without the hassle of parking.

Recently, Austin B-Cycle announced plans to expand 3 locations (4th and Congress, Academy and Congress, and Pfluger Bridge at 2nd) and add four more stations to include areas like South Lamar, Rainey Street and Barton Springs Road. These changes will happen in early June.

Some things to remember if you plan to use the bike share:

1) Give yourself a few minutes,to properly adjust the seat height and check the bike,

2) If it’s been awhile since you’ve ridden (perhaps several years?) remind yourself that there’s a reason things can be “just like riding a bike” Start slowly and it’ll come back to you.

3) And while some studies have shown that bike share users are less likely to be involved in accidents than other cyclists, it’s important to follow the rules of the road, be aware of your surroundings and ride safely. However, if you are involved in an accident, follow our “post-crash how-to guide” and call us at

Most importantly, remember, Shefman Law and Cyclist Law, we’ve got your back!

Share your tips for using Austin’s Bike Share in the comments below.

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