With prime parking spots right at the front gates, bikes were an easy and popular mode of transportation to get to Zilker Park for the Austin City Limits Music Festival.
Some bikes, in fact, made an appearance after months or years in storage. That’s why Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop set up a tent at the park to provide free repairs to riders.
“We’re just trying to help out cyclists, many of whom are riding a bike they haven’t ridden in a long time,” said one bike shop employee.
The most common repair was fixing flat tires, though some cyclists came in with broken brakes or loose fenders.
Some advice they had for cyclists planning to bike to the park next weekend: Get a light, get a lock, check your bike over for problems and abide by road safety rules.