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Old 06-09-16, 09:09 PM   #1
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Braes Bayou Trails

Anyone on this forum regularly ride the braes trail?! Looking for people to ride with. I usually hit the trail 5 times a week, if anyone would like to meet up and do a ride together.
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Old 06-12-16, 04:23 AM   #2
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Its a little far to ride to from my house but is like to ride it again once all the construction is done building the new sections. I rode it a few years ago and it was still missing some key pieces that connected it all the way from the west end the east end.
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Old 06-20-16, 01:26 PM   #3
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Anyone on this forum regularly ride the braes trail?! Looking for people to ride with. I usually hit the trail 5 times a week, if anyone would like to meet up and do a ride together.
How long/what time/how fast are you riding?
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Old 06-30-16, 08:15 AM   #4
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How long/what time/how fast are you riding?
Usually 2hrs, 7am-9am/4pm-6ish Avg 16-18mph
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I ride at least part of the trail once a week and would be happy to ride with you
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Old 06-30-16, 09:37 PM   #6
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I ride at least part of the trail once a week and would be happy to ride with you
Which part? And what day? Lets meet up!
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Old 07-05-16, 09:50 PM   #7
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I live in Clear Lake. I guess I don't know where the trail is.
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I live in Clear Lake. I guess I don't know where the trail is.
The part of Braes Bayou with the trail being discussed here is in Southwest Houston, into the Medical Center area. Look on your smart phone map for N. and S. Braeswood, which run along the bayou. This is mostly urban terrain, not a nice park-like green space trail, though some interesting birds can be seen.
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I saw on Facebook that they are beginning work on a west side Brays extension that will take it from the west end at the Fiesta Mart on Gessner northward along the bayou up toward Richmond in the Westchase area, meaning you would conceivably be able to ride from Terry Hershey down through the Walnut Bend neighborhood (i do every day on my commute), carefully cross Westheimer (yikes) at Rogerdale, and make your way down to Richmond and pick up the Brays trail and ride it all the way to the Med Center. I'm game for that.

Wish they'd install some pedestrian/bike bridges over roads like Westheimer though. Seems like a no brainer to me. But, then, things that make sense rarely happen.....
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Is the trail paved?
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Is the trail paved?
It's paved. There was a lot of tar sealing up the long cracks last time I rode it. (2-3 years ago) It can also be pretty narrow in places, and you will share it with runners, walkers and their dogs. The worst part to me is you will cross over some very busy roads. It's more of a commuter trail for me.
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Is the trail paved?
It's on Google Maps Street View:

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.6897...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 11-20-16, 08:35 PM   #13
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A segment on the West end became passable recently. Traveling West, the path continues under Beltway 8, 59, through urban-camper land (homeless village), and ends at South Kirkwood Rd. Part of the path is hard-pack granite sand. The section under 59 (entrance & exit ramps, median, main lanes) has very limited vertical clearance; it's a dark place I can imagine trolls inhabiting. The distance from one end of the current Bayou path to the other is about 30 miles.

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FYI The Brays Bayou trail is pretty much complete. There are still completing a few sections on the east side of Mac Gregor but it is easy to get around. Nice ride from Mac Gregor Park to Mason Park. Not too difficult from there to go all the way to Brady's Landing then up Navigation back to Allen's Landing (White Oak/Buffalo Bayou Connection.)
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Can you provide the "get around" from the west side of MacGregor Park/Calhoun Rd. to the next path progression going east?
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Can you provide the "get around" from the west side of MacGregor Park/Calhoun Rd. to the next path progression going east?


Sure, I haven't yet figured out how to successfully post photos here or I would map it for you. The section between Calhoun and MLK is now complete. However, the section between MLK and Spur 5 is not. So I jump up on MLK walk bike over tracks and turn east on Wheeler. Pick up the trail again at Wheeler and Spur 5.


I would suspect that section to be completed soon as last time I was there 8 days ago they were still working on it.
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The main interruption is MLK. I didn't even need to dismount to cross the raised median & tracks. The pathway along Wheeler is open. One other interruption, but it is a bike friendly street

Yes, it is a nice ride east of MacGregor park.

FYI, the path under Wayside and 45 will be closed a couple days this week.
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Turns out the path east of Spur 5 (under the rail overpass) is still closed, and it appears construction overhead is going to take a while.
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Turns out the path east of Spur 5 (under the rail overpass) is still closed, and it appears construction overhead is going to take a while.


Booo.


Just like the new section on White Oak. Staying closed for road repair overhead.
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