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Robert Rivard

Something Monday is about to be three weeks old, and after two weeks on and off the Mission Reach, this Monday we are heading north to historic Brackenridge Park. Come join us.

Unfamiliar with the new Monday night event? The seeds were planted after we heard over and over again from young professionals that there is nothing to do on Monday nights in San Antonio.

The Rivard Report and B-cycle decided to do something about that, and now, “nothing to do” has become “something to do.”

Something Monday riders lock up their bikes in front of Mission Concepción. Photo by Iris Dimmick.
Something Monday riders lock up their bikes in front of Mission Concepción. Photo by Iris Dimmick.

Something Monday is three things: active recreation on bikes and the city’s bike share program, B-cycle; a community learning experience where people can discover firsthand what makes out city unique and special; and third, a post-ride social gathering.

After forays down the Mission Reach on week one, and then to Mission Concepción and Mission San José in week two, this Monday we are pedaling north to Brackenridge Park.  The official starting point this Monday at 6:30 pm will be the B-cycle station across South Alamo Street from the Liberty Bar. Others are welcome to join us anywhere along the route between Southtown and the Brackenridge Park. You can locate B-cycle stations along the way by clicking here.

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Brackenridge Park is the city’s premiere urban park, the crown jewel of the city’s park system. Read here about the storied George Washington Brackenridge, whose stately home is now the property of the Sisters of Charity of the the Incarnate Word and located on the campus of the University of Incarnate Word.

Brackenridge Park Footbridge.
Brackenridge Park Footbridge. Photo by Iris Dimmick.

We will meet at the San Antonio Zoo B-cycle station , located within Brackenridge Park, at  7 p.m. We will be joined by Leilah Powell, the executive director of the Brackenridge Park Conservancy. Leilah is a passionate advocate for park restoration and its historic significance in the development of San Antonio. She’ll take us from the Zoo to various historic sites within the park. 

Afterwards, we’ll make out way to the Bombay Bicycle Club on the Park’s fringe before heading south and home. 

Matthew Driffill (center, green) talks to Something Monday participants about the transformation of the San Antonio River – from ditch to ecosystem. Photo by Iris Dimmick.
Matthew Driffill (center, green) talks to Something Monday participants about the transformation of the San Antonio River – from ditch to ecosystem. Photo by Iris Dimmick.

As always, we’d appreciate an RSVP so we can anticipate the group size. For cyclists joining the group late, our rote will take us from South Alamo Street north  to Alamo Plaza and on to North Alamo Street. We will cut over to the Avenue B bike lane, cross the Pearl, and head into the park.

What else is going on Monday night? Come one: This is the Monday to finally get downtown and get involved. Meet some new friends, get some exercise, learn something fascinating about the city you call home, and enjoy a cold brew in the company of a few new friends. Something Monday.

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Robert Rivard

Robert Rivard is editor of the San Antonio Report.