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chefisaac 10-30-16 05:59 AM

New to San Antonio
 
Hello.

I just moved from Philly to San Antonio and looking to learn some routes and learn more about the cycling infrastructure here. We had it great in Philly/Seattle/Portland. Now like takes me to San Antonio.

Any cyclists live in San Antonio?

texbiker 10-30-16 03:36 PM

Welcome to Texas and Bikeforums. There are several bike clubs in the San Antonio area: San Antonio Wheelmen, San Antonio Cycling Club and the Hill Country Bicycle Touring Club. I live in Houston. Check out the event calendar at Texbiker.net for bicycling in your area.

Minnesota Expat 11-20-16 01:26 AM


Originally Posted by chefisaac (Post 19157004)
Hello.

I just moved from Philly to San Antonio and looking to learn some routes and learn more about the cycling infrastructure here. We had it great in Philly/Seattle/Portland. Now like takes me to San Antonio.

Any cyclists live in San Antonio?

There's a few here :) What part of town, where do you live?

There's some great riding on the county roads north of 1604, east and west of 281. Also, to the northwest along either side of I-10. No 'mountains', but lots of rolling hills. Some are brutish steep too.

Lifetime Fitness organizes Saturday group rides from their facility at 1604/281 (the 'burbs') with A, B, and C groups 30/50 miles. They're well run with a good turnout.

If you want to put in 20-miles and hangout, there is more of a cycling culture in the Broadway area. It's in town with local bike shops, good coffee, and beer gardens.

Does that help? :)

turkey9186 11-20-16 11:58 AM

San Antonio Cycling Alliance has a FB page and posts rides for all the clubs in the area. In addition to the clubs listed above, Velo Valero and Air Force Cycling Team are both very active in the area.
Lots of loose dogs on the south side of town. Chipseal is everywhere!

AusTexMurf 11-21-16 09:38 AM

San Antonio Bikes

Great MUP trail system developing in SA waterways.
Greenway Trails

Maps and Trails

SA Bike Map:
https://gis.sanantonio.gov/OEP/Bike/index.html

franswa 11-28-16 01:30 PM

Welcome to SATX. My go to ride for 40-50 miles is north up Blanco Road past 1604 towards HWY 46. Sometimes through Stone Oak and TPC for some hill climbing. I often do hill repeats at Torceido loop as well. Happy to help if you have any other questions.

Minnesota Expat 11-28-16 10:57 PM


Originally Posted by franswa (Post 19218566)
Welcome to SATX. My go to ride for 40-50 miles is north up Blanco Road past 1604 towards HWY 46. Sometimes through Stone Oak and TPC for some hill climbing.

Yup. Good riding up that way. You can go as far as you want on the county roads. If you want, there are some seriously steep grades, not long, but steep.

For the OP, if you've heading out April through Sept on a 40-miler. Start early, otherwise you've going to pushing the pedals in 110F+ heat index. And HYDRATE!


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