The best way to see the East Austin Studio Tour? By bike, of course.
Cyclists will pedal through the city on Sunday, discovering artists and artwork during the third annual Bike E.A.S.T. Art Attack. Think of it as a scavenger hunt on wheels – participants will earn raffle tickets for each checkpoint they visit, and can collect bonus raffle tickets along the way. Awards will go to the biggest team, best team costume and most pimped-out ride.
The scavenger hunt starts at 11 a.m. at the Bike E.A.S.T. Base Camp at Daily Greens, 979 Springdale Road. It finishes at the same place at 4 p.m., with an after party and awards presentation.
The Austin Chronicle is sponsoring the event, which is produced by the Austin-based health promotion non-profit FRESH.
Hannah Packard, director of development with Big Medium, the parent organization of the East Austin Studio Tour, says the event supports bike safety and offers a unique and family-friendly way to experience the tour.
“Big Medium has always encouraged biking during E.A.S.T. because it’s the most neighborhood friendly way to explore the many stops on the tour,” Packard says.
Bike E.A.S.T. benefits Big Medium and Bike Austin, Austin’s leading cycling advocacy and education organization.
Tickets are $15 per adult rider (free children 12 and under; discounts for groups, families and seniors.) To register, go here.