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San Antonio B-Cycle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rented the bikes for the months and spend three days biking around down town San Antonio . The app was great locating the bike racks , available bikes and trails. The bikes each had a lock and basket . Some were older than others but all of them worked well . We road the mission trail , river walk and throughout down town . I would recommend it for a nice afternoon .

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

This bike rental was so convenient! At first we thought we would just bike between missions, but then decided to bike up through the King William district and then to the River Walk. It was much longer from Mission San Jose to Miasion Conception than the ranger projected, but the three-speed bikes combined with old legs made the uphills difficult. Downhill was a blast, though! The quirky homes in King William, especially just before Fiesta, are fun to see. Remember to dock once an hour to avoid extra charges. Seats are easy to adjust. Bring your own helmet if you like, and grab a B cycle map from the visitor's center.

Thank TravelDibbs
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Thanks to the people who made it possible. The only negative is that it was getting dark when we wanted to drop off the last bike in the city and couldn't find an empty kiosk! I tried calling bcycle and couldn't get the information just a long list of options with no one to talk to.
There is a button under Options that gives nearest location with empty slots but we didn't figure this out until the next day. To B-Cycle: The fact that empty slots is under options should be made more obvious, why not put it in your phone menu and also mention it when you first check out a bike?

Thank fran553
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

My husband and I rented bikes for the day to do the mission trail. It was easy to sign up on our phones and it was great that we could check how many bikes there were at any given station since we wanted to start at the relatively uncommon Mission Espada (not to worry, there were 8 bikes there that morning). Cost of $12/day is fair with an additional $2 cost if bikes kept for over an hour before docking again. There are lots of convenient docking stations all over town.

My quibbles are these:
1. Using the kiosk at the station is difficult because you can barely see the screen which is quite dim and usually is directly facing into the sun. There is a little flap over the screen but that doesn't help very much. My suggestion would be that they put the kiosk under a little awning so you aren't fiddling with the flap at the same time you are trying to access the screen and also brighten up the screen.

2. Using the kiosk is not as intuitive as it looks. We assumed that, since we had signed up with our phones, we would just swipe our i phones near a reader to remove the bikes but actually had to go through a process at the kiosk where we were texted a code on our phone that we then had to manually enter into the kiosk (??for people that just have flip phones?). We actually had to stop and read the website to figure this out and helped three other people at the various kiosks

3. If you are riding the bike trail, you better hurry up to get from one kiosk to the next in an hour although I suppose this does encourage frequent stops

4. B cycle map app really needs some work. Difficult to figure out where exactly kiosks were in relation to sights we were seeing but maybe this is less of an issue once you are back in the city? Mission trail also needs to be better mapped in relation to google maps etc (no fault of B cycle). There are maps on the trail of where you are on kiosks placed periodically but signage for bike trail (especially around Mission San Jose) leaves something to be desired.

But these are just quibbles. Overall was very pleased that San Antonio B cycle offers this great option to see the city. Keep up the good work!

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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Fairly inexpensive to do. It is a 20 mile ride to do the missions and back to downtown so learn from my mistake: Take a water, snack & sunscreen! Greats sites and lots of wildlife along the river.

2  Thank Justin D
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