Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma Guide Book

by Chuck Cypert (Menasha Ridge Press)
Mountain Bike Texas and Oklahoma  by Chuck Cypert

258pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0897323947

New second edition. Here are 55 classic fat-tire rides throughout Texas & Oklahoma. Included are rides in Ouchita National Forest, Sam Houston National Forest, Big Bend National Park, Caprock Canyons State Park, as well as off-road routes in Dallas, Houston, and Tulsa. Each route profile features a thorough ride description, trail map, sources of information, nearby services, elevation information, hazards, and more.

© Chuck Cypert/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 55.
... Preview: Well, just go ahead and dig me a hole up on the ‘bone, you can bury me right there when I go on to mountain bike heaven. This place is almost too good to be true. Many miles of superior trails, friend ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Saint Jo, TX - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 20
... Preview: Five minutes from where I live, and then about ten light years to the left of everyday life. This is a delightful place to forget the city grind. You’ll forget you’re still in a tiny corner of the Met ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Plano, TX - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This is one of the first Oklahoma trails I ever rode. That was years ago, when I was working on the first edition of this book. The trail hasn’t changed all that much; some new single-track has been a ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Arcadia, OK - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: This is the Big Dawg, the Granddaddy, the Numero Uno and A-Number One, of all Texas mountain bike rides. As far as I know—and I think history will bear me out on this—this is the original. An escape f ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Austin, TX - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: This place is cool. It is a mountain bike playground, and Benny wants you to come enjoy his trail. But be on your best behavior, and don’t do anything inconsiderate or idiotic. This land is home to Be ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Guthrie, OK - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Man, this used to be a tour of the sand, with no markings and no idea where you were. Now it’s a top-shelf mountain bike trail, one that you will respect. Some of this is easy and fast and fun, but so ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Quanah, TX - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: I’ll tell this story again. I met Paul Nolan out on Maverick Road in the Big Bend one afternoon. He and a friend were rolling through the sand on their bikes, headed over to Santa Elena canyon, and I ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Warda, TX - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: This is another place I chased the OEFers on their single-speed bikes. Again, I prefer gears, but riding with these people makes me sure I will build a single-speed bike one of these days. There’s no ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Oklahoma City, OK - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This is a pretty neat place to ride—it’s far enough east of the Metromess that you’re going to get in a little bit of a road trip, but it’s worth the drive. The bulk of the Bonham State Park trail is ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Bonham, TX - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: This is still an excellent trail—I have enjoyed every ride I’ve ever done here. It has more climbs than a lot of local trails, and it’s tougher because of the loose limestone surface that predominates ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Dallas, TX - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: I raced here in the rain once, long ago. It was evil and grueling, slow and slippery, and I had no fun. On the other hand, I’ve had some great times riding these trails with my friends, when the condi ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Waco, TX - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: It is a Tuesday evening, the weather is November perfect in Dallas, and I should be at the DORBA meeting. Problem is that I have this chapter in my head and I have to write it down. I love this ride; ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Quitaque, TX - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 30
... Preview: This a place that you really oughtta go check out sometime. It’s pretty typical Texas Hill Country—broken limestone and rolling hills—but this is the only place I know about with real dinosaur tracks. ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Glen Rose, TX - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: People who are from around here will tell you that this is the best of the local trails. I would be a fool (or a worse fool than normal, anyway) if I found some way to disagree with them. When I rode ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Norman, OK - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: We started building this trail in 1993. Steve Mayo was the man who laid most of it out, and countless other people helped flag and cut and still help groom it to this day. This place gets a couple of ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Dallas, TX - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: This is a fine trail, a fun place to ooze along or to ride hard. Your choice. You can bring your kids or your beginner-level significant other and they won’t hate you. This is a trail that anyone shou ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Cleveland, TX - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: This place is terrifying when it’s completely dry, and don’t try it in the rain. I would never consider wearing body armor, but if I did, this would be the place for it. This old motocross loop is one ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Austin, TX - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This is a sweet collection of sneaky single-track, and it’s one I love. This is a good place to do laps for conditioning, both mental and physiological. It’s not so hard or so far that you can’t have ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
McKinney, TX - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: This is one of the finest rides anywhere. There are long, serious climbs and screaming, blistering downhills, all connected by some expertly designed and maintained single-track. The folks who own thi ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Comfort, TX - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 18
... Preview: I have ridden here in the dead of winter, and I have hit the trails here when it was so hot you could suck a PowerBar right out of the wrapper. I had fun both times. There isn’t another place around q ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Glen Rose, TX - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15