Cyclist wait at the starting line on Cherry Street. Photo by Scott Ball.

Friends, family, and bicycle enthusiasts of all skill levels came out to enjoy the first annual San Antonio Bike October Fest on Saturday at the Alamo Beer brewery in the Eastside. More than 100 people rolled up to ride various guided bike tours – World Heritage Rides – early in the morning and even more gathered to enjoy perfect fall weather into the afternoon.

The event, organized by Earn-A-Bike Co-op and San Antonio Tuesday Night Bike Club, was aimed at uniting and celebrating the local bike community while raising funds for the nonprofit’s latest project, a community cycling school called BScuela.

A rendering of the future BScuela warehouse (red) and Earn-A-Bike facilities. Image courtesy of Urbanist Design.
A rendering of the future BScuela warehouse (red) and Earn-A-Bike facilities. Image courtesy of Urbanist Design.

“We see that there is an opportunity for us to bring more bicycle awareness and education to our community so that we create a greater degree of advocacy for cycling as (a form of) transportation and as a lifestyle,” said Co-founder Cristian Sandoval of the school in August.

Check out the photo gallery above for a slice of the day’s offerings.

*Top image: Cyclist wait at the starting line on Cherry Street.  Photo by Scott Ball. 

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Scott Ball

Scott Ball

Scott Ball is San Antonio Report's photo editor and grew up in San Antonio.