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Barton Springs is a set of four natural water springs located at Barton Creek on the grounds of Zilker Park in Austin, Texas, resulting from water flowing through the Edwards Aquifer. The largest spring, Main Barton Spring supplies water to Barton Springs Pool, a popular recreational destination in Austin. The smaller springs are located nearby, two with man-made structures built to contain and direct their flow. The springs are the only known habitat of the Barton Springs Salamander, an endangered species. Wikipedia
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Congress Avenue Bats Bike Tour in Austin
Learn about the Bats in Austin on this 2.5 hour bat watching bike tour (2 hours on the bike). It's the largest urban bat colony in the world! This tour takes place during the evening for a leisurely 8 mile ride (a few small hills) around Lady Bird Lake hike-n-bike trail, including Barton Springs, Zilker park, Butler park, the boardwalk and Pfluger bridge, with a stop to view the bats in flight from Congress Ave. bridge after sunset. Tour starts 2 hrs. before sunset. It's a great, unique tour!
Bikes and BBQ
Two of the best things in Austin….together! This 3 hr tour is perfect for riders of all skill levels. We’ll do 11 miles total on the Lady Bird Lake hike-n-bike trail and detour over to some damn good Texas BBQ! Includes cycling around Barton Springs, Pfluger bike bridge, SRV statue, Congress Ave. bat bridge and the boardwalk.