Caitlin Friesen and Grace Chappell are passionate about bike racing both on and off the road in Austin. Hover over the photos to read about Caitlin and Grace.
Caitlin Friesen & Grace Chappell participate in the vibrant road and cyclocross racing scene in town. They said compared to other cities they've biked in, they think Austin is very bike friendly. Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park, November 26, 2016.
Caitlin moved to Austin from Montreal, where she said the bike infrastructure is great but it doesn't prevent drivers from being aggressive towards cyclists. She said Austin's off-road biking trails are what make biking in Austin special. Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park, November 26, 2016.
Both Caitlin and Grace agreed that road riding and driver-cyclist relations improve the further they are from downtown. They think many drivers in Austin just don't have cyclists on their radars yet, but this will change as the number of cyclists on the road increases. Austin, TX, November 26, 2016.
Caitlin and Grace agreed that roads with extra signage to act as main designated bike arteries in and around downtown, as well as education about driving with bikes on the road in driver's-ed classes could make a big difference. Austin, TX, November 26, 2016.