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ART OF NATURE PORTAL RIDE
Saturday, December 11 • 8:30am-1:00pm

Funds Support the SAN ANTONIO RIVER FOUNDATION


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Give yourself a gift that will reward you year-round!  The gift of joining a pedal assist curated e-BCycle ride lead by the San Antonio River Authority and the San Antonio River Foundation

This leisurely ride on the Mission Reach will explore art portals commissioned by the San Antonio River Foundation.  These art portals were created to guide you up from the river’s trail and connect you to one of your four World Heritage Spanish Missions. 

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San Antonio River Foundation Executive Director, Frates Seeligson will provide narratives on each art portal’s design, including the back story that inspired the artists who created these pieces. In addition, Lee Marlowe, Sustainable Landscape Ecologist for the San Antonio River Authority will indulge us with fun facts highlighting the ecosystem surrounding each Art Portal.

Your $25 REGISTRATION FEE includes a tamale break under the branches of Árbol de La Vida by Mission San Juan and a #SABCycle Month Pass so you may continue your river exploration journey. 

In addition, your $25 REGISTRATION FEE is a DONATION to the San Antonio River Foundation, whose mission is to enhance the San Antonio River Basin as a vibrant cultural, educational, ecological, and recreational experience.  So, not only will you leave this ride with a tummy full of tamales and a mind bursting with new nature information, but you’ll leave this ride knowing you donated to the foundation that has provided us a beautiful bike path.

REGISTER HERE

THE ART PORTALS

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RIVER RETURN
by Stacey Levy

The Mission Concepción Art Portal reflects how shapes of the landscape merge with those of Spanish mission architectural legacy and announce one’s arrival at Mission Concepción from the San Antonio River.
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COCOBIJOS
by Mel Chin

This Art Portal will lead us towards Mission San José via Mission County Park, “CoCojibos” serves to bridge the historic themes of Mission San José and the natural world of the San Antonio River
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WHISPERS
by Arne Quinze

This monumental installation connects the River and Mission San Juan, serving as a portal between the two; named “Whispers” because the pieces “speak” to each other in their movement and color.
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ÁRBOL DE LA VIDA: MEMORIAS Y VOCES DE LA TIERRA
by Margarita Cabrera

The Mission Espada Art Portal celebrates San Antonio’s ranching heritage through the eyes of the community. This collaborative public art project brings San Antonio together by artistically giving form to our shared story.


THE RIDE

Riders meet at the BCycle docking station at Confluence Park at 8:30 am. Parking will be unavailable at Confluence Park, but free parking is available at the CPS lot (613 Mission Rd, San Antonio, TX 78210), which is a 6 minute walk away from the park.  BCycle staff will be ready to issue your BCycle between 8:30 am and 8:55 am. 

Wheels down at 9:00 am sharp, no exceptions and no refunds granted if you are late. 

Ride will end around 1:00 pm.  This is a 16-mile ride, the pedal assist e-BCycle will help to keep the group ride tight.  Pedal assist can flatten out hills and diminish wind resistance, which in turn opens a secret portal that allows you to have more fun on this ride.  San Antonio BCycles will be complimentary and required for everyone joining the ride.

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Registration is required.  The River Restoration Ride is strictly limited to 15 riders. 

The $25 registration fee will be donated to the San Antonio River Foundation so they can continue their mission to preserve, enhance, and transform the River Basin as a vibrant cultural, educational, ecological, and recreational experience.

• If at any point a rider wishes to opt out of the ride, there is a San Antonio BCycle docking station at each Art Portal along with a Via Bus Stop. 
• In the state of Texas, you are not legally required to wear a helmet, but are encouraged to do so.  Helmets will not be provided on this ride.

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