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Interested in cycling to COTA?
If so, the Circuit of The Americas is once again providing a bike valet at Richard Moya Park near the track.
Free Bike Valet at Richard Moya Park
- A staffed bicycle valet will be located at Richard Moya Park (10001 Burleson Road.)
- Use of the valet is free to cyclists
- Shuttles will transport cyclists (at no cost) to and from the track (these shuttles are for cyclists only!)
- Non cyclists risk being denied use of the shuttle service
- Showers will be provided at the park, at no cost for cyclists, and will be operational from 7am to 1pm each day of the race.
- The bike valet will be in operation from 7am-7pm, on Friday, October 31st; Saturday, November 1st, and Sunday, November 2nd; 2014.
- Parking for automobiles is not being provided at the park
Getting to Richard Moya Park
- Cyclists can access Richard Moya Park by using an existing City of Austin bike route called Bike Route 72 - Burleson Road. The Austin Bike Map rates this as a “High and Medium Comfort” road. The route terminates at the park, which is located just east of where Burleson Road crosses 183.
- The following resources can be used to help cyclists plan how to best access Bike Route 72 - Burleson Road:
Things to Keep in Mind
- Cyclists are encouraged to assess various factors when deciding whether to bike to the race. These factors include: health and physical condition, experience and cycling skills, weather and visibility, time of day, volume and speed of automobile traffic likely to be encountered, and the conditions of the roadways.
- Cyclists are encouraged to wear helmets (required in the City of Austin for those ages 17 and younger), high reflectivity vests and to make sure their headlights and taillights are in working order.
- Sealed, individual, see-through plastic bottles of water are permitted at the facility. Refillable water bottles or back-pack style water bladders will need to be emptied at the gates (but can be refilled at the water fountains located behind the permanent concession building in the Grand Plaza, or at the various self-service hydration stations that will be located around COTA.)
- There are various businesses in Austin that will rent bicycles to visitors. These can be found quite easily by using an internet search engine. Electric bikes are also available for rental in Austin, although riders should note that there will be no outlets at COTA or at the Park for recharging electric bikes.
Roadway Conditions surrounding COTA
- • Note that Moya Park, and portions of the surrounding roadways are prone to flooding during rain events.
- Due to the high volumes of motorized traffic accessing the COTA site during the USGP, cyclists are encouraged to take advantage of the free, convenient, and staffed bike valet service at Richard Moya Park.
- Note that the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) site can currently only be accessed directly by roadways labeled as “Medium Comfort Roads”, “Low Comfort Roads”, or “Extremely Low Comfort Roads” according to the roadway designations used in the City of Austin’s official Bike Map, and on the Regional Bike Map prepared by the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO). Also note that with the exception of most of Burleson Road (as far as Richard Moya Park), the other roadways that access COTA are not designated and numbered as City of Austin bike routes.