Mural bike ride tours downtown art

Artists display beautiful murals around the city

SAN ANTONIO – Many see it as graffiti, but artists are getting the chance to display their work on buildings across the city.

There is now a way to see this artwork and all you need is a bike.

Artist Paul Garson is hoping his new art piece will allow the public to change their perspective on street art.

"Most tend to be glued to their phones, and this is just a little reminder to unplug every once in awhile and view the world around you," said Garson.

A new bike ride created by Brian Benavidez is giving the public the chance to view the art up close.

There are over ten stops in the four-hour bike ride, including a stop for lunch.

"You're out riding and you see something colorful that somebody took a lot of time to create," said Benavidez.

Not only is there hope that more people see these murals, but that they get the chance to explore downtown.

Right now, over 40 people have signed up to join the free bike that starts at Brackenridge High School on May 16.  

For more information and to join, click here.

Below is a slideshow of some of the art you will see on the route.

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