Growing up in Austin, I didn't think much about the city's love of all things outdoors. On a weekend, it was perfectly normal for my friends and me to take our mountain bikes out to one of the nearby trails and spend the afternoon tooling around. It was just what we did.
It wasn't until I moved away for a while that I realized not all cities pay this kind of attention to the biking and cycling communities. In fact, some cities make it nearly impossible for people to hit the trails.
That's one of the reasons I consider myself lucky to be an Austinite. We have such a wealth of places to go. If you're looking for somewhere new to go for a spin, here's a round-up of the best biking areas in the city. I bet you'll find at least one you'll really enjoy.