The Family Tour
The 2015 Mission to Mission Charity Bike Tour heralds the return of the Family Tour to the Mission Reach hike and bike paths. Again for 2014 is a collaboration with the National Park Service and Los Compadres (Friends of the Missions) to illuminate the Spanish Colonial history surrounding the four historic missions along the Family Tour. Include the Missions Passport activity on your tour to engage the whole family. Visit all or some of four missions on a history tour while you share the beauty of the San Antonio River and newly completed Mission Reach.
*Tour on dedicated bike lanes or hike and bike paths
*Visit four Spanish Colonial Missions
*Small Tour Groups
*Lunch included with pre-registration
*Tour Tee with pre-registration
*9:30 AM Family Tour Start
What you need to know:
The Family Tour is a 10-15 mile route with stops at the four missions. The Tour is designed for families with the caveat that all are competent riders and can navigate several miles at a leisurely pace. Tricycles and bikes with training wheels are not permitted.
Family riders will be divided into small groups, each provided with a tour guide. Groups will visit each of the four missions where docents and National Park Rangers will be available for presentations and questions. Public facilities will be open at each mission and a tour breakpoint will provide an additional water and fuel stop
Families are encouraged to remain with their tour group, but some may wish to forge ahead or linger along the route. Tour maps will be available with rest stop and emergency numbers highlighted.
All participants are required to wear bike helmets and follow accepted rules of the road. The traffic intersections along the family tour will be monitored, but vehicular traffic has the right of way. Please observe all traffic rules and stop at the stop signs.
The tour utilizes public facilities and land. Please be prepared to secure your bike and belongings while on the tour. This will be particularly important if you select to explore the route on your own. Never leave your bike or personal belongings unattended or unsecured.