We’re so excited! The Texas Trail Roundup is adding Bike Events on Saturday and Sunday. Don’t have a bike, you say? No problem. We’ve got wheels for you. (We’ll post the details about the bike events as soon as they are available.)
Since the Spring of 2011, San Antonio has had a B-Cycle rideshare program. Here’s how it works. You buy a day pass for $12 by swiping your credit card at a kiosk at any one of the 58 B-Cycle stations scattered throughout the city. The closest one to the event hotel, Holiday Inn-Downtown (Market Square), is at the HEB on S. Flores, only a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Follow the screen instructions, choose a bike and adjust the seat. You’re ready to roll! You can return the bike to any of the B-Cycle stations.
The system is meant for short trips. A day’s worth of riding is included in your $12 daily fee. but you must dock the bike every 60 minutes or you will be charged $2.00 for each half hour over that. You can immediately check the same bike out again, or pause for lunch or a little sightseeing and later check out another bike. You re-check a bike by swiping your credit card at the kiosk again and selecting “already have a pass.” You’re good to go.
The one thing that is missing is helmets. We’re asking local Volkssporters to lend us some helmets so you can protect your precious head.
If you want a bike for a longer period, the closest bike rental is Bike World at Pearl Brewery (300 E Grayson St, San Antonio, TX 78215.) Their rentals start at $35/day, $125/week and include helmets.