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    Default Riding near San Antonio

    I'm speaking at a conference in October, and I hope to get out to San Antonio for the weekend. Looking for some advice so a co-presenter and I can ride.

    Where are the nice singletrack trails? I was looking at Government Canyon, and Flat Rock Ranch (Comfort, TX).

    Where can we rent mountain bikes?

    Thanks for the 411, Tee Aitch.
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    Default Re: Riding near San Antonio

    McAllister Park
    Salado Creek (Phil Hardbeger Park)
    Leon Creek (OP Schnabel Park)
    Miles upon miles of singletrack. Relatively flat, but I have not been there in a few years.
     

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    Default Re: Riding near San Antonio

    Reveille Peak is absolutely worth the drive north of San Antonio (about an hour). Incredible stuff

    https://rprtexas.com/facilities/trails/
     

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    Default Re: Riding near San Antonio

    The main SA trails were named above. There's a decent amount of good riding in the area including south Austin depending on where you will be located (not sure if you're in SA proper). Feel free to PM if you have any questions or need recommendations.
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    Default Re: Riding near San Antonio

    McAllister Park is right near the shop where we're renting the bikes.

    Flat Rock Ranch is only an hour away and looks to have a ton of trails.

    Reveille Peak looks awesome but that's a two-hour drive.

    The lack of trees on Google satellite view tells this pale-skinned swamp yankee that he'd better bring sunscreen. 90 degrees, wahoo!
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    Flat Rock Ranch hosted the NORBA national marathon champs in 2005 and they managed to ge a 62mi course from 3 and 2 laps of each sde of figure 8 trail loops.
    It was great trail, but 05 was the last time I've ridden there.
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    Default Re: Riding near San Antonio

    Quote Originally Posted by edoz View Post
    Flat Rock Ranch hosted the NORBA national marathon champs in 2005 and they managed to ge a 62mi course from 3 and 2 laps of each sde of figure 8 trail loops.
    It was great trail, but 05 was the last time I've ridden there.
    Flat Rock is still there. Trails are great. The family that owns the ranch are great people. One of my favorite trails!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpomtb View Post
    Flat Rock is still there. Trails are great. The family that owns the ranch are great people. One of my favorite trails!
    Awesome place. What a great vibe. Cool with the rules, but yet so low-key and welcoming. Trails are very well made and heck they squeeze every last grin out of the vertical they have. Nice and narrow. Fast.
    Great views, fun trails, and cool to be out there with the coyotes, deer, and cows. Only got to see the cows, and they are splendid.

    See https://www.velocipedesalon.com/foru...tml#post871847
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    Default Re: Riding near San Antonio

    Reviving this thread because I'll be heading to San Antonio at the end of the month. Fly in Saturday morning and out Monday afternoon. I'll have Sunday afternoon/evening to myself. Staying downtown near the River Walk and Convention Center.

    Is the road riding in that area worth renting for the afternoon? Some cities are nicer in terms of traffic and bike friendliness.
    Or am I better off getting to one of the trails listed above and how can I get from downtown out to them with a bike? Usually I rely on Uber on business trips. Is there a rental shop right near a trail, and then I don't have to worry about ferrying a bike?

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Riding near San Antonio

    Bob-only, we rented from Ride Away Bicycles on Thousand Oaks: RentaBike Now! - Ride Away Bicycles | San Antonio TX | Best Full-Service Bike Shop

    Looks like they rent road bikes too. If the 411 on road riding isn't good, McAllister Park is a short ride from the shop and it's flat and fast. And prickly!

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    Default Re: Riding near San Antonio

    Excellent. Thanks Todd

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    Default Re: Riding near San Antonio

    you can do a nice, long road/ gravel ride on the Mission Trail from downtown. I have not ridden it because most of it was developed after I moved away.
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