Veloway at Circle C,
This one belongs to skaters! Well,
inline skaters do share the Veloway
with bicyclists, but joggers and cars are not allowed on this 3.1 mile
paved loop through Austin's hill country. The Veloway is open seven
days a week from sunup to sundown, and features slow and fast lanes for
those who want to cruise and those who want to fly.
Here's an insider's scoop on the Veloway:
"My name is Darren Levy and I live in Austin and skate at the Veloway:
6-12 miles 5-6 days a week. Following are some things to
adding that will make the Veloway more appealing to everybody,
especially beginners and those who have not yet been.
The course is very well designed and caters to all ability levels, from
beginners, families with kids, recreational, freestyle to speed
skaters! All down and uphills are moderately pitched and
short, and every downhill ends on a flat runout or a slight
uphill. Also appealing is that the traffic flow is one way
as wide as two highway lanes, and a smooth surface. For
and first timers, there is a shorter loop that is only 1 mile long,
incorporating part of the 3.1 mile loop.
is an abundance of wildlife that are seen on a regular basis: Deer,
Rabbits, Foxes, Mice, Squirrels, Eagles, Road Runners, Tarantulas,
Snakes, Cardinals and other birds. The natural foliage is
abundant throughout, with Spanish Oaks, Prickly Pear Cactus, Cedars,
and many different colored wildflowers especially in the spring time.
Now Bluebonnets are in abundance, along with beautiful Gold and Red
Mexican Hats, and loads more. It is across the street from the Lady
Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, definitely worth a visit, with exhibits
of many and varied Texas wildflowers and rain water collection systems,
a cafeteria, and gift shop, walking trails, and natural garden plots,
etc. You can even get lucky and see Ladybird Johnson herself!
There is no concession facility so you must bring your own water, and
parking is never a problem even on a very busy weekend!