Best (& Sweetest) 12 Weeks of Summer Ever #8
8. Pedal power in San Antonio
The heart and soul of the Alamo City, the San Antonio River Walk once snaked through only a small section of the city’s center, a popular two-and-three-quarter-mile stretch flanked by bars, restaurants, hotels, and other attractions. Those amenities still draw crowds, but in recent years the River Walk has expanded to create a linear park that wends some 15 miles from Brackenridge Park all the way south to Mission Espada. Landscaping and trail improvements on the Mission stretch of the river are slated for completion later this summer. In the meantime, adventuresome folks on foot or on bicycles have the opportunity to watch as one of the nation’s newest urban attractions takes shape. Visit www.sanantonioriver.org for maps and more information.
In another coup for San Antonio, the state’s first bicycle-sharing program, San Antonio B-Cycle, launched here in 2011, featuring 35 bicycle kiosks and 300 bikes throughout the downtown area. You can check out a bike at the renovated Pearl Brewery complex, for example, explore for a few hours as you make your way south, then return it to the kiosk across town at the Blue Star Arts Complex.
From the May 2013 issue.