Cyclists brave the heat to prove a point

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Some Central Texans braved the heat Saturday for a long bike ride to prove a point.

As they pedaled 15 miles around the city, the group wanted to prove a point: if you plan accordingly, the heat is no reason to stay at home.

“As you stand here and you feel that radiant heat, it’s really hot,” said Bike Austin Board President Erick Benz. “But one of the coolest things is that when you’re on a bike, it’s instant air conditioning.”

Before setting off this morning, riders were reminded to wear sunscreen and bring plenty of water. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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