Architects Bike to Hays Street Bridge for Lunch
Bike to Lunch members wait as Locavore makes their lunches. Photo by Scott Ball.
By Scott Ball
Published by The Rivard Report
After a small rain shower the clouds opened up just before lunchtime. Naturally, I thought of the available nearby options from my office, but then I remembered my colleague Joan wrote an article about a picnic on Hays Street Bridge hosted by Overland Partners. Food trucks, a short ride (during National Bike Month), and the first bit of actual sunlight I’ve seen in the past week? Say no more. I didn’t have time to go home and grab my bicycle so I jumped in my car, parked near The Luxury, and grabbed a San Antonio B-Cycle.
Upon arrival to the entrance of the bridge I was greeted by one of my favorite food trucks,LocaVore. The menu included mango ceviche, chorizo fried rice, and a hefty smoked ham Cubano. I went with the fried rice and headed up to the top of the bridge to meet the rest of the lunch group.
While seated in a grade school-fashioned circle of architects, I enjoyed listening and participating in light hearted conversation. After lunch had finished, a couple of antsy lunch-goers decided to toss off their shoes and attempt to climb the iron beams of the historic bridge. As a photographer it’s hard to advise people to avoid dangerous things, but I just stood back and started snapping away. This was the first official Bike to Lunch and it was anything but boring. Can’t wait for round two – I’ll bring my own bike next time.
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