Austin traffic got you down during South by Southwest? Stop waiting and start moving with SXcycles, the official SXSW bike share program! Urban transport specialist, Tern, has returned to Austin to support the second annual SXcycles, presented by NBC’s Revolution.
At SXcycles, Tern folding bikes are available to conference attendees to help them navigate the city with ease and efficiency. “Ditch the car and explore the real Austin by bike,” said Andrew McCalla, project manager at Tern. “Last year was an amazing success with thousands of people making use of the bike share program. It was incredible to see the streets fill up with bikes at the end of a conference.”
SXcycles rental includes daily use of one of four Tern bike options. The popular Link D8, Link P9, and Link P7i bikes will be available to nip around town or hop into other transport easily. The full-d Joe C21 will also be available for those who prefer 26" wheels. Bike rental also includes a light set, a U-style lock, and helmet. In the unlikely event that riders run into any mechanical troubles, Tern will staff a team of mobile mechanics equipped to get riders back en route as quickly as possible and without charge.
Tern bikes offer the perfect gearing for Austin’s flat downtown but have enough range for a jaunt around Austin’s Hill Country. Combined with a quick 10-second fold-to-unfold time and agile wheel set, these are a perfect addition to SXSW transportation options. All bikes come with a rear rack, front and rear fenders, and a basket to carry all your SXSW swag and gear.
Attendees can pre-register at SXcyclesBikeShare.com, or at the SXcycles HQ located on Red River at the southwest corner with Cesar Chavez. The SXcycles lot will be in operation March 8-16 from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Bikes are available on a first come, first served basis.
Before taking a bike, every renter is required to pre-authorize a $250 deposit at the SXcycles lot. Bikes must be returned by 2 a.m. or a $100 late fee will be applied daily until the bike is returned.
Using a Tern bike not only helps reduce carbon emissions in the city, but it offers attendees a fun, alternative way to stay healthy at the conference. It also saves time; while others are stuck in traffic or waiting in a taxi queue, riders will have already arrived at the show. For anyone who wants to try out a bike without doing a full rental, the booth will also serve as a demo station for Tern’s current product lineup.
Information provided by Tern Bicycles