San Antonio is a bike rider’s paradise. The city is rich with opportunities for cyclists to explore its history and culture, all while getting great exercise and enjoying nature’s beauty. So, in this article, and upcoming ones, we’ll look at some San Antonio sights that are well worth exploring.
The Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail System
On September 6th of 2012, the San Antonio city council named its new system of walking and biking trails after former mayor Howard W. Peak. It’s a fitting tribute to a man who provided the vision and energy to turn the idea of a series of creek-side scenic routes into reality. Today that system includes 41 miles of trails, with plans to extend it eventually to over 130 miles. They’re divided into seven routes of varying lengths, but most are relatively flat and easy to navigate for both cyclists and hikers.
The Leon Creek Greenway Section
Running from Loop 1604 to Ingram Road, this stretch includes 13 miles of trails that pass through a series of manmade and natural features, including a large patch of cottonwood trees, rocky outcroppings, and foot bridges. It has connections to Bamberger Nature Park, Cathedral Rock Park, Earl Scott Pond, the University of Texas’ San Antonio campus, Rodriguez County Park, and numerous business and residential areas. Parking is conveniently located in three spots: the trailhead at Loop 1604 and IH-10, at 7379 Grissom Road, and the VIA Ingram Transit Center at 3215 Northwestern Drive.
Take Enough Bike For the Trip
Nothing ruins a relaxing cycling adventure to see the San Antonio sights like mechanical failure; that’s exactly what you’re risking when your trust your safety to a low-quality bicycle like the ones sold by big box retailers. For just a little more, you can enjoy the comfort of a well-built pre-owned cycle from Alamo Bike Shop. Our trained techs go over every bike we sell, making sure it’s in premium shape and fine-tuning it for peak performance. So drop by today and see the fine selection we have in stock.