Pros: Every kind of bike is welcome.
Cons: Lance Armstrong. It's hot.

"Keep Austin Weird" is the mantra, meaning tall bikes and recumbents can live in peace with the high-end road bikes, fixies and BMX bikes. Basically anything goes in Austin, and, if you can stand the summer heat, it goes year-round. Aside from Lance Armstrong's (in)famous Mellow Johnny's shop, which caters primarily to roadies and MTBers, Austin is also home to Empire BMX, the premier purveyor of BMX everything.