Best Bike Rides in Texas Guide Book

by Andy White (The Globe Pequot Press)
Best Bike Rides in Texas  by Andy White

306pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0762701668

A comprehensive guide to over 50 rides through Texas include everything from rambles on flatlands of 30 miles or less to endurance rides on hilly countryside of 60 plus miles. Foreword by Austin native Lance Armstrong, plus a listing of 100 best cycling events in the state.

© Andy White/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Best Bike Rides in Texas" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 49.
... Preview: When Moses Austin and his son, Stephen Austin, secured the right to settle American immigrants in Texas, one condition was that at least 300 families must settle in the lands of their grant. The "ori ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Fayetteville, TX - Road Biking - Trail Length: 35.4
... Preview: Wood County is laced with lovely country lanes weaving through thick forests. The town of Winnsboro makes a good starting point for a bike ride through the woods to the south. Since its founding Win ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Winnsboro, TX - Road Biking - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: It's less than an hour's drive from San Antonio to Bandera, a small town with the look and feel of the Old West. Bandera is surrounded by working and guest ranches, where cookouts, rodeos, and trail r ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Vanderpool, TX - Road Biking - Trail Length: 73.9
... Preview: This ride travels through the southern part of the Big Thicket National Preserve where an incredible diversity of plant and animal life flourishes. A few miles south of the Big Thicket Information Sta ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Kountze, TX - Birding,Road Biking - Trail Length: 46.5
... Preview: This ride starts on the east side of town at "the little creamery in Brenham," as the Blue Bell Creameries refers to itself. They have been making delicious ice cream here since 1907. You'll see plent ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Brenham, TX - Road Biking - Trail Length: 29.6
... Preview: The village of Buffalo Gap makes a good starting point for bike rides through the countryside near Abilene. Abilene was established by cattlemen as a shipping point for livestock, and major cattle tra ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Buffalo Gap, TX - Road Biking - Trail Length: 28
... Preview: You may be surprised to find a major nineteenth-century seaport beautifully preserved in the forests near the borders of Louisiana and Arkansas. Historic Jefferson has a unique look and feel and is am ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Jefferson, TX - Road Biking - Trail Length: 33.5
... Preview: This spectacular tour follows a course known locally only as the Scenic Loop. The Scenic Loop provides one of the most dramatic and challenging bicycle routes in Texas. Virtually the entire ride takes ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Fort Davis, TX - Road Biking - Trail Length: 75.4
... Preview: This ride along the Paluxy River and through the Glen Rose Formation follows the tracks left behind by dinosaurs more than 100 million years ago. Glen Rose is a small lovely town located in a lovely a ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Glen Rose, TX - Road Biking - Trail Length: 15.1
... Preview: This ride traces a remotely located out-and-back route along a road acclaimed as one of the most spectacular in Texas. The Rio Grande forms the border between Texas and Mexico. El Camino del Rio, the ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Lajitas, TX - Road Biking - Trail Length: 100
... Preview: This route was once El Camino Real, the "Royal Road" traveled by Spanish missionaries and explorers throughout their "new world" from Florida to Mexico. Indians native to east Texas also used the same ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Alto, TX - Road Biking - Trail Length: 40.4
... Preview: The James Dean movie "Giant" was filmed in the countryside near Marfa, and long stretches of this route pass through the ranch land and oil fields that provided the backdrop for this film classic. The ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Fort Davis, TX - Road Biking - Trail Length: 72
... Preview: Granbury is an attractive and interesting small town in a beautiful setting, providing a great base for cycling in all directions. Granbury is located on the edge of the Glen Rose Formation. This ride ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Granbury, TX - Road Biking - Trail Length: 36.4
... Preview: The Hill Country Flyer is an excursion steam train that makes a 60-mile round-trip from the town of Cedar Park. It travels on a railway line built more than 100 years ago to haul limestone, marble, an ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Burnet, TX - Road Biking - Trail Length: 56.2
... Preview: Corpus Christi is a popular base for touring the Texas Gulf Coast. The beaches of Port Aranas, Mustang Island, and the north end of Padre Island are nearby. There are state parks and national wildlife ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Corpus Christi, TX - Road Biking - Trail Length: 21.8
... Preview: The north and south forks of the Guadalupe River converge in the small community of Hunt. Summer camps and ranches stocked with exotic game line the shores of these quiet river forks. Huge cypress tre ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Hunt, TX - Road Biking - Trail Length: 67.2
... Preview: Kerrville is the Hill Country's largest town and one of the state's premier resort and retirement centers. There is always something happening in or around Kerrville. Nearby summer camps and retreats ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Kerrville, TX - Road Biking - Trail Length: 33.2
... Preview: Travelers through south Texas know Goliad as a main crossroad on the way to Gulf Coast beaches, the Rio Grande Valley, and Mexico. Goliad has been a main Texas crossroad for hundreds of years. The t ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Goliad, TX - Road Biking - Trail Length: 27.4
... Preview: A ride north from the historic lighthouse in Port Isabel passes through cultivated fields and grazing pastures on the way to a magnificent wildlife refuge preserved at Laguna Atascosa. This route can ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Port Isabel, TX - Road Biking - Trail Length: 52.4
... Preview: This ride heads west from Jefferson, passing through terrain quite different from that encountered on rides to the east. This route passes over rolling countryside cleared of forests for farms and pas ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Jefferson, TX - Road Biking - Trail Length: 26.5