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Coming in from the south

You are probably coming up IH-35, but those coming from the SSW can take US 281 in and hit US 290 out west of Austin.  See our info on coming in from the west if you do that.

This local’s sneaky way through traffic on northbound IH-35

Coming up IH-35, the short of it is that you’ll exit at 238 and turn left on Koenig.  On your way, after exit 234, you can, but don’t have to, take the express lanes by keeping right. Either will be fine.  GPS usually routes people to exit at Airport Blvd, 237A, and if so we’ll leave you to it.

Now, dear customer, IH-35 going through Austin is usually Hell.  If it is bad, you’ll see it piling up just before Riverside Dr., just south of the river and downtown.  Here is some sneaky advice if you have a navigator to help you.  Skip this if you have more patience and don’t mind wading through traffic…. Exit at Woodland, exit 232B, and keep to the middle lane (leftmost thru lane) at the light at Woodland.  Keep to that lane.  Stay on the feeder road, which will be slow but less aggravating than a gridlocked expressway.  Immediately after the light at 6th Street, get back on IH-35, but keep to the rightmost lane and exit immediately.  This little trick will get you past the lights at 11th and 12th St., which gridlock in heavy traffic.  As you exit, keep out of the left-turn only lane (it isn’t hard).  You will sit at the light at 15th St., but then merge back left and take the ramp back onto IH-35.  This long entry ramp will put you on the upper “express” level of IH-35.

Exit at either Airport Blvd, exit 237A, or at Koenig Lane/2222, exit 238.  GPS devices usually route people up Airport, but the Koenig route is simpler… keep to the left lane on the feed road after your exit.  Your first light on the feeder is eastbound Koenig, and the second, which you want, is westbound.  Turn left there, and go down to the intersection with Airport (right two lanes).  These two lanes merge into one after Airport (right merges into left).

Pass the light at Avenue F then turn left at Guadalupe. As soon as you are on Guadalupe, make an immediate right into 5555 N. Lamar, or if necessary your second right.  If you make your third right you’ll run into our friends at Monkey Wrench Bikes, who will gladly give you directions.

But if you are rich enough to shop here then you might as well pick up SH 130 (toll) south of town at exit 223A and drive stupid-fast all the way to US290, where you’ll follow our directions from the east.  Another bypass is to take US 71 east at exit 231 and then take US 183 north, keeping right on 183 after crossing the river to pick up Airport Blvd. and drive through picturesque slums, across IH-35 and up to Koenig lane just a mile east of the shop.

If you like to get turn-by-turn directions, click on the map at the top of this page to go to Google Maps.  Expand the Side Panel (if necessary) and click “Directions”  Put in your starting location and our location.  Google Maps will recognize our GPS location, 30.3236N 97.72555W, and will route you through the business park to our door.

When in doubt, call us at 512-453-0438.  We are used to helping people find the shop.  If you are lost in the business park we’ll ask you what businesses you see.  If our van is parked near the shop you will have an easy time spotting that.

Coming in from the north

Exiting off of IH-35 at exit 238

Most likely you are on IH-35.  You might be coming down US 183, in which case please see our directions from the west.

If you are on IH-35, you will take exit 238 for Koenig Lane.  IH-35 has three lanes going into Austin, then picks up a 4th on the right just before US 183, and a 5th lane on the right after 183.  You’ll want to be in that 5th lane over, as it peels off to exit onto US 290/Koenig Lane.  Keep right to take Koenig west.  You will need to get right quickly on the feeder road once you hit the ground.  Once you get right, you can make a right at the intersection.  You can also take a cut through on Brooks Lane, unmarked save for a sign indicating RM 2222.  Turn right since that is all you can do.  Either way, you’ll make that right turn onto Koenig.

You will pass through the light at Airport Blvd (right two lanes).  You will go over the railroad tracks, through the light at Avenue F, and then turn left on Guadalupe.  As soon as you are on Guadalupe, make an immediate right into 5555 N. Lamar, or if necessary your second right.  If you make your third right you’ll run into our friends at Monkey Wrench Bikes, who will gladly give you directions.

If you like to get turn-by-turn directions, click on the map at the top of this page to go to Google Maps.  Expand the Side Panel (if necessary) and click “Directions”  Put in your starting location and our location.  Google Maps will recognize our GPS location, 30.3236N 97.72555W, and will route you through the business park to our door.

When in doubt, call us at 512-453-0438.  We are used to helping people find the shop.  If you are lost in the business park we’ll ask you what businesses you see.  If our van is parked near the shop you will have an easy time spotting that

Coming in from the west

You are probably coming in on US 290 eastbound or from the northwest on US 183.

Coming in on 290, you will take Loop 1 north up to the Northland Rd. exit.  There are no exit numbers on Loop 1.  Turn right on Northland and persist as the name changes to Allendale and then to Koenig.  Turn right at Lamar, at the top of a long, curvy hill, by the Shell station, and then an immediate left (or as immediate as you can) into the parking lot in front of the Half Price Books.

Coming SE on US 183, exit Lamar.  You must get quickly over to the right side of the feeder road and make a right onto Lamar.  The right two lanes will take you to Koenig.  Pass Koenig, and then take an immediate left (or as immediate as you can) where you see Colonel Sanders leering down at you.

If you like to get turn-by-turn directions, click on the map at the top of this page to go to Google Maps.  Expand the Side Panel (if necessary) and click “Directions”  Put in your starting location and our location.  Google Maps will recognize our GPS location, 30.3236N 97.72555W, and will route you through the business park to our door.

When in doubt, call us at 512-453-0438.  We are used to helping people find the shop.  If you are lost in the business park we’ll ask you what businesses you see.  If our van is parked near the shop you will have an easy time spotting that.

Coming in from the east

You are probably coming in US290, westbound.  290 is tricky, like lots of Austin streets.  As you get into Austin and near IH-35, keep to the leftmost lanes.  You will see a sign saying that westbound 290 traffic should exit, but don’t do it.  Keep left, LEFT, as you approach IH-35 since really want to exit onto RM 2222, which becomes Koenig (KAY-nig) Lane and goes to the shop.  Taking the 290 exit puts you on this terrifying flyover that deposits you a mile to the south on IH-35, probably into a huge traffic jam.  This won’t Make your Cycling Easy.  Keep left and look for signs for RM 2222, which will appear after the 290 exit.  Am I making myself clear?

If you are coming from the southeast, you are probably coming in on US 71.  You can use SH 130 (toll) to come up to 290 and bypass a lot of Austin traffic, driving stupid-fast in the process.  Or you can poke up IH-35 with the masses.  If you are coming up IH-35, check out our instructions about coming from the south for more details about this famously hellish stretch of public infrastructure.  If you are on IH-35, after exit 234 near downtown, you can, but don’t have to, take the express lanes by keeping right.  Exit at either Airport Blvd, exit 237A, or at Koenig Lane/2222, exit 238.  GPS devices usually route people up Airport, but the Koenig route is simpler… your first light on the feeder is eastbound Koenig, and the second, which you want, is westbound.  Turn there, and go straight at the intersection with Airport (right two lanes).

You will go over the railroad tracks, through the light at Avenue F, and then turn left on Guadalupe.  Make an immediate right into 5555 N. Lamar, or if necessary your second right.  If you make your third right you’ll run into our friends at Monkey Wrench Bikes, who will gladly give you directions.

If you like to get turn-by-turn directions, click on the map at the top of this page to go to Google Maps.  Expand the Side Panel (if necessary) and click “Directions”  Put in your starting location and our location.  Google Maps will recognize our GPS location, 30.3236N 97.72555W, and will route you through the business park to our door.

When in doubt, call us at 512-453-0438.  We are used to helping people find the shop.  If you are lost in the business park we’ll ask you what businesses you see.  If our van is parked near the shop you will have an easy time spotting that.

Finding us in the 5555 N. Lamar business megaplex…

5555 N. Lamar is a big place, and we chose our location, suite C105, for good test riding, not visibility. Putting our address, 5555 N. Lamar, into your GPS will get you close to us, but not all the way. Putting in our GPS coordinates 30.3236N 97.72555W will get you right to our door.

If you come in from the Lamar side, to the west, you will see Half Price Books and Goodwill. Our shop is in a courtyard directly behind the HPB/GW building.

If you come in from the east side, off of Guadalupe St., there are several entrances off of Guadalupe. Building E faces Guadalupe and Building D is just behind that. Building C (where we are) is just past building D, and is closest to Koenig Lane, to the north.

You cannot access our parking lot directly from Koenig, only from Lamar (to the west) or Guadalupe (to the east).

When in doubt, call us at 512-453-0438. We are used to helping people find the shop. If you are lost in the business park we’ll ask you what businesses you see. If our van is parked near the shop you will have an easy time spotting that.  Sometimes the van is parked out by Lamar.

Note also that our neighbor at 5501 is also a business park, just more…. well… “funky.” They also have a C105, but it is full of people lifting weights, without a tricycle in sight. There is a very good Thai restaurant there, but if you aren’t hungry keep north of that and aim for the Half Price Books, fronting 5555. Drive behind the HPB and look around.

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