Think you’ve got enough nerve to pedal through a haunted house?
Head to Govalle Park, 5200 Bolm Road, on Halloween to find out at the second annual Austin BikeFest, sponsored by Capital Metro.
The free event will feature bicycle games, a costume contest, a BikeTexas fashion show, a balance bike course for kids, bicycle polo, unicycle football and a chance to learn how to ride a bicycle and unicycle. You can even ride your bike through an obstacle course that includes haunted houses. Kids can trick or treat, and the Staylyns will provide live music.
The celebration runs from noon to 4 p.m.
Frankenbike will organize one of its bike swap meets, where you can buy, sell or trade all kinds of bicycle-themed items, and the Buffalo Soldiers, America’s first mountain bikers, will be on hand.
Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are still available. For more information go here.
Consider riding your bike to the festival. The Southern Walnut Creek Trail ends at Govalle Park, or you can hop a Capital Metro bus. Routes 17 and 350 pass near the park. To plan your trip go here.
BikeTexas, founded in 1991, is the statewide bicycle and pedestrian advocacy and education organization.