Fiesta begins in a few days and we have a feeling it is going to be one of our busiest weeks of the year.
Everyone has a Fiesta agenda... catch a parade, eat a gordita, crack a cascarone on a coworker, the list goes on and on. But, this year the City has an agenda of its own and it encourages Fiesta-goers to enjoy a more green, fit and friendly week. Amidst all of the indulgence and celebrations, Mayor Castro is encouraging Fiesta-goers to think "green" by recycling, making healthier food choices, etc. Most duly noted in his press release was the mention of the "opportunity to positively impact the health of residents and visitors through a citywide initiative to encourage participants to remain physically active while enjoying the festivities. Fiesta attendees are encouraged to utilize the city's bike share program, San Antonio B-Cycle, to travel to and from downtown Fiesta events, and participate in various events that promote physical fitness." Avoid the parking nightmares and crazy traffic by hopping on a b-cycle to get to and from your event and burn a few calories pre-Fiesta events.
Why not hop on a b-cycle to travel from event to event? It makes perfect sense. It is a win-win for everyone. Even the Mayor thinks it is a great idea. It's good for you and the environment. It will also make you feel less guilty about indulging in those margaritas and gorditas at NIOSA...
Below are some suggested routes from stations that may help you map out your fiesta details. Check out our website for exact locations of stations and to print off a more detailed map.
From the North:Park at Pearl or SAMA and ride B-cycle following S. St Mary's to downtown; dock at Convention Center; Hemisfair Park, Central Hub, VIA Super Stop
From the East:Ride the Bus to Ellis Alley on Crockett St and ride B-cycle following Commerce St. to downtown; dock at Convention Center; Hemisfair Park, Central Hub, VIA Super Stop
From the West:Park near UTSA and ride B-cycle from Pico de Gallo or Market Square to downtown; dock at Convention Center; Hemisfair Park, Central Hub, VIA Super Stop
From the South:Park in King William and ride B-cycle from Blue Star, Liberty Bar or SAHA Park to downtown; dock at Convention Center; Hemisfair Park, Central Hub, VIA Super Stop
***FYI- La Villita will be closed from the 18th-28th, so don't pencil it in to your route!
Viva Fiesta and Viva B-cycle!!!
B-fit, B-green, B-cycle