Monday, April 2, 2012

Where do you B: Guest Blog

One of our MFB's (most frequent b-cyclers), Ray Maldonado, has clocked some serious mileage and trips since he became a member of the program. He is a pro at using the system and taking advantage of its benefits. He was kind enough to share his B-cycle experience/expertise with us. Thanks, Ray. You rock.

Dear B-Cycle,

Like any multimodal resident of San Antonio I’m always looking for new ways to travel efficiently, quickly, and most of all safely. When my coworkers told me about B-Cycle I was intrigued with the idea of bike sharing especially downtown where dense traffic restricts getting to points of interests in a timely manner. At the time I had a mountain bike, and lived near my office (MPO; SouthTown). Less than a month of bike ownership later I broke a pedal, caught a flat, and the bike was stolen from my complex. Soon after that I subscribed to B-Cycle’s annual program and sold my motorcycle, my only motorized transport. From October 2011 – January 2012 I  B-Cycled to work everyday and even on weekends to enjoy downtown scenery; Christmas décor on the Riverwalk was amazing! After just three months of daily riding I had traveled 200+ miles, scored all kinds of freebies on, and saved up enough to buy a motorcycle & truck! Not to mention I could feel the health benefits of muscle strength, increased energy, and weight loss. It’s been a fun ride, and as the weather improves I hope to be back on B-Cycle regularly :)

Ride Safe,

Ray Maldonado

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B-fit, B-green, B-cycle!


  1. Cycling is good for your muscles: Riding a bike is great for toning and building your muscles, especially in the lower half of the body – your calves, your thighs, and your rear end. It’s also a great low-impact mode of exercise for those with joint conditions or injuries to the legs or hips, which might keep them from being active.

    1. I agree, a very effective workout indeed! I think I need to work on my pacing & breathing more so I can ride faster w/o wasting so much energy