Cycling Routes

By AFM Staff – July 1, 2023

Austin offers a vibrant cycling community and a plethora of cycling routes for enthusiasts of all levels. With its bike-friendly infrastructure and scenic landscapes, the city provides a range of options for riders to explore. Here are some of our favorite cycling routes in Austin.

Johnson City Loop

Distance: 76.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 5,051 ft
Max Grade: 9.5%

North Hill Loop

Distance: 50.1 miles
Elevation Gain: 3,462 ft
Max Grade: 13.5%

The Dam Loop

Distance: 34.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,809 ft
Max Grade: 13.6%

Fort Hood Forty

Distance: 40.1 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,203 ft
Max Grade: 5.5%

Fitzhugh Lollipop

Distance: 25.9 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,742 ft
Max Grade: 5.4%


Distance: 57.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,650 ft
Max Grade: 3.4%

Parmer Wind Tunnel

Distance: 40.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,954 ft
Max Grade: 7.9%

Tour de Lakeway

Distance: 18.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,217 ft
Max Grade: 7.7%

*All routes courtesy of Great Rides Austin via


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