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October 7, 2009

Who says Football and Cycling don’t go together? We’ve seen that Vinegar and Oil DO mix very well in a salad!

Cap Metro provided game day bus service in previous years at a loss.   Since the still-not-operating light rail service has sucked the money out of their agency  they now suffer major budget issues.  They can’t run shuttles at a loss!

When they asked the university and athletics to kick in to help provide the service to the 3,000 or so customers  UT passed.   UT and athletics are in a hiring freeze and  have instituted an incredible amount of cost containment measures.

UT decided to outsource to Executive Coach of Dallas who promised to provide 40 buses per game and run the service a couple of hours prior to and after the games.  They didn’t provide what they promised and now say they can’t afford to!  That’s left a HUGE number of fans with no transportation, and no place to park.

Well, after public outcry Cap Metro is now returning their shuttle service with UT Athletic Dept. covering the difference in cost.  But all of this shuttle drama got me thinking.  Why not Bike to the game?

Bicycle Sport Shop provides a wide selection of rental bikes, locks, and accessories.  For those of you with bikes—RIDE THEM to the game.  If you are a fan, you know what it’s like to be stuck in game- day traffic in your car.  If you don’t have a bike RENT ONE at Bicycle Sport Shop.  We can get you set up with bike, helmet, and a lock if needed and provide a route to the game for you as well.

Bike rentals are not only cheaper than a rental car, faster than a shuttle, and you get front row parking.  Royal Memorial Stadium is under 3 miles from our shop! (See map of bike racks around the stadium)

Mention our Blog, and  mention the Horns when you rent a bike and receive a free water bottle while supplies last. Reserve your bike now.

Capital Metro bus route information
Football parking map [PDF]

Statesman Story

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