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Old 09-06-17, 02:36 PM   #1
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Route from Houston to DFW

Hi. I'm brainstorm a trip from Clear Lake to DFW airport.
Hope to do it in 3 days.
I'll take the commuter metro bus from Clear Lake up to the Spring.
Start pedal from Spring. Camp two nights in State Parks. About 80 miles/day.
Looking for bus from south side of DFW to DFW airport area. (Don't want to ride inside DFW if I don't have to).

Anyone know a good route?
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Old 09-06-17, 08:10 PM   #2
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Several years ago a group did a ride similar to yours and followed US75 which generally parallels I-45. You might check DART's website to see if there are trains or bus routes that will get you to the airport. US75 starts in Conroe and getting there from Spring will be tricky with the traffic. I would recommend you start in Humble, go north on I-69/US59 to FM 1485. Take FM 1485 NW to FM 3083 to the north to US75. I ride on the US59 service road to FM 1485 and traffic is not that bad. Nice shoulder on the FM 1485 and FM 3083.
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The service road on 59 now seem to have no shoulder and urban people drive like crazy.

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I found that Google map has a bicycle feature.

It tells me to go on this road...but the Streetview shows it has a gate...it also shows a few cows...so...

If Google Map tells me to go on this road, and if the gate is not locked...does that mean I can open the gate and go thru this road, without any trouble?
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I found that Google map has a bicycle feature.

It tells me to go on this road...but the Streetview shows it has a gate...it also shows a few cows...so...

If Google Map tells me to go on this road, and if the gate is not locked...does that mean I can open the gate and go thru this road, without any trouble?
No.
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Suggest heading to this train station (contrary to the Google images, it really IS there!):
This is the UNT station, southern terminus of the Blue Line. You can take it up to Union Station or thereabouts, transfer to the Orange Line, and it goes out to DFW Airport. When you get to the airport, the Dart train only goes to ONE point there, so getting around to the other terminals requires the little shuttle trams or whatever.


I've ridden from Waxahachie to Crockett and back, but can't help north of Waxahachie or south of Crockett.


I'd forget camping in state parks and work whatever overnights I could- parks don't tend to be located conveniently for through travel.
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Suggest heading to this train station
Looks like I can change to TRE line...I'm staying with relatives who told me they are 10 min bike ride from a TRE station.

Looks like the rails allow bikes in the handicap area of the cab.

Looks like I'm only saving about 20 miles by rail...maybe I just suck it up and ride thru the metroplex.

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Check Map My Ride for cycling routes through the Metroplex. You can ride straight through Fort Worth and the Mid Cities up to DFW Airport. Some of my cycling friends often ride between Fort Worth and within a few miles of the airport.

Don't rely on Google maps for cycling routes. It'll steer you through the worst and most dangerous possible routes. Use Map My Ride -- it show routes local cyclists actually ride.
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