Seeing the San Antonio Missions via the Hike and Bike Trail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A graduate of Penn State with a degree in accounting, Reid Hackney has decades of executive experience with companies such as A’gaci, LLC, and Ascena Retail Group. Now residing in San Antonio, Reid Hackney enjoys biking to the area’s local missions.

Built in the late 18th century by Spanish priests, San Antonio’s missions invite visitors on bicycle via the Hike & Bike Trail. The five missions of the Alamo, Concepcion, San Jose, San Juan, and Espada lie approximately 2.5 miles apart along the trail and the San Antonio River, and offer insight into the state’s history.

The mission park also includes a visitor center, located at Mission San Jose, where visitors can learn more about the history of the missions and the local area. Open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except for holidays, the visitor center features an ongoing showing of a historical film.

For those planning on visiting the missions via the Hike & Bike Trail, San Antonio’s B-Cycle program offers a bicycle rental system with a dock station at each site. Other stations lie scattered across the city for further explorations.