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Old 04-01-08, 11:58 AM
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(HOU) Route to Terry Hershey Park from Memorial?

Does anyone know if there is a trails route that would get from Memorial Park to Terry Hershey in Houston without riding on many roads at least. Once you are to Terry Hershey it is easy to get to Hwy 6 with those trails and they are great for riding on I think.

This might could go in commuter but I figure more will see it here.

BTW, I plan to be volunteering for the MS150 this year at one of the rest stops, good luck to all those riding.

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Old 04-01-08, 01:53 PM
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Where on Memorial? Terry Hershey Park is on Memorial between Eldridge and Dairy Ashford if I am not mistaken...
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Take a look at Google maps satellite view. Its pretty hand for route planning.
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Ah, my mistake, I meant from Memorial Park, not just anywhere on Memorial Dr.

I was looking at the google maps, and mapmyride.com and was having a hard time telling what was what, I just recently moved here and was just trying to find out if anything was in that area.

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Hmm...I don't know right offhand of any trail linking the two directly. I could be wrong, but I think you are going to have to ride on some streets or sidewalks next to streets to get there from memorial park.
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Originally Posted by txags92 View Post
Hmm...I don't know right offhand of any trail linking the two directly. I could be wrong, but I think you are going to have to ride on some streets or sidewalks next to streets to get there from memorial park.
Unfortunately, that is the correct answer. The two parks are too far apart. The closest Terry Hershey park entrance is on Sam Houston Tollway about halfway between Memorial Drive and Briar Forest.

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I sometimes go to terry hershey from memorial park either straight down memorial drive but parts of it bikes are banned from the road though I have never been ticketed or warned but that puts you at the far west end of the park. You could also take woodway than left on chimney rock then right on san felipe which turns into briar forest (which has a bike lane) then right on wilcrest until you see a bridge, under that will be the terry hershey trail, the trail entrance will be on the left hand side immediately after the bridge. Hope that helps, also where the bikes are banned on memerial dr they do provide a sidewalk for cyclist and pedistrians but there are a lot of hidden driveways and cross streets seems like a dangerous combo.
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Originally Posted by scattered73 View Post
I sometimes go to terry hershey from memorial park either straight down memorial drive but parts of it bikes are banned from the road though I have never been ticketed or warned but that puts you at the far west end of the park. You could also take woodway than left on chimney rock then right on san felipe which turns into briar forest (which has a bike lane) then right on wilcrest until you see a bridge, under that will be the terry hershey trail, the trail entrance will be on the left hand side immediately after the bridge. Hope that helps, also where the bikes are banned on memerial dr they do provide a sidewalk for cyclist and pedistrians but there are a lot of hidden driveways and cross streets seems like a dangerous combo.
Oh Yeah.. Let's here it for the Memorial Villages and their infamous Sidewalk bike lanes. It's a ticket revenue racket Al la Boss Hog of the Dukes of Hazard. Don't think about taking a road bike on them. You'll spend more time going straight up and down then down the road. A Mountain Bike works okay and maybe a hybrid.
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Old 07-28-08, 11:49 AM
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When I was working inside the loop between Richmond and W. Alabama but living out near Briar Forrest and Kirkwood I would commute down Briar Forrest/San Felipe. This was mostly around 6:00 am after I got off work though. Looking at the Houston Bikeways map I see the shared lane route that winds from Woodway and N. Post Oak to Sugar Hill and Fountainview Take Fountainview to San Felipe and you've missed that crazed Gallaria traffic. That's half the battle there. Go west down San Felipe and follow that. San Felipe actually becomes Memorial then becomes Briar Forrest When Memorial drops off. When you leave Piney Point (one of those Memorial villages) the speed limit goes up to 40-45 but it's a short hop over the bridge and you hit the bike lanes on Briar Forrest. You can go down the bike lanes til you hit Adler then cruise that 'hood to til your practically at Beltway 8 and Buffalo Bayou. If the construction is still going on (and it is) Find the entrance at Boheme across the Beltway.
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Thanks for the suggestions Tex Arcana, I will check it out and see how it works for a novice rider on streets without bikelanes.
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Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider View Post
Oh Yeah.. Let's here it for the Memorial Villages and their infamous Sidewalk bike lanes. It's a ticket revenue racket Al la Boss Hog of the Dukes of Hazard. Don't think about taking a road bike on them. You'll spend more time going straight up and down then down the road. A Mountain Bike works okay and maybe a hybrid.
yeah what the hell is up with that? I ride on the roads anyway...the sidewalks are absolutely useless and technically illegal to ride on anyway.

the weirdest part is that there are no bicycle signs, AND THEN A MILE LATER A SIGN THAT SAYS "SHARE THE ROAD BICYCLES ARE VEHICLES TOO"

If those no bike signs are missing don't look in my direction...
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The Memorial Villages are pretty small; seeing a "Share the Road" sign after a mile probably means you had re-entered Houston.
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i went from shepherd to my office on gessner and i-10. I went through memorial park and took memorial past 610. Then I went north on Antoine and past I-10 and then west on Westview (neighborhood). I took that down to gessner...gessner kind of sucks to ride on so you might be better off going south on bunker hill and then going behind the mall through the neighborhood until you get to hershey. good luck - people don't know how to drive around cyclists around there and the roads aren't perfect on the way.
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This thread has a map link that shows how to get from Briar forest to Terry Hershey Park. http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=449413

and this thread has a map link showing how to navigate the neighborhoods from Woodway to San Felipe (which becomes Briar Forest) http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...=441133&page=2
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Ok I know this is about a 2 year old post, but I know the best (safest) way to get from Memorial Park to Hershey park.. I live around Memorial at Briar Forest and have gone several different ways and found this to be the safest/fastest.
-Follow Memorial Dr. At the fork (left lanes go 610, right lanes go Memorial and Woodway? I think?), go Memorial/Woodway.
-Keep following Memorial Dr. (sidewalk only on left side of street at some parts-don't ride on the street) all the way to where it hits San Felipe/Briar Forest.
-Follow San Felipe (turns into Briar Forest)
-Take a right on Memorial Dr. (I know.. sounds silly)
-Follow Memorial Dr. (sidewalk only.. bikers prohibited) (It will be a bit curvy, so stay on Memorial and don't go straight on Bunker Hill when they intersect)
-You will go over a wooden bridge then see tennis courts on the right (Memorial Forest Club). The street immediately past it is Plantation. Turn right on Plantation (because the sidewalk ends on Memorial at Gessner coming up)
-Turn left on the second left at Rip Van Winkle
-Turn left at Frostwood
-Take immediate right (on sidewalk) on Memorial
Now here's where you can go one of two ways, but I think they closed Hershey at one entrance due to construction (not sure if it's open yet), so I'll give you the way that I know will work currently.
-Stay on Memorial all the way to Beltway 8 (try to get to the left sidewalk of Memorial b/c it will make easier when you get to BW) Be careful though.
The other way from Memorial would be to turn left on Boheme, then left on BW8 (sidewalk), then right across from the parking lot of Hershey, you take a left and wind around over BW8 without having to cross BW. But as I said, last time this entrance was closed. good luck
-At Beltway (hopefully on left side) wait for northbound traffic to stop then walk bike across when you have a green light. Then wait for southbound traffic to stop and walk bike across.
-Go left along BW8 sidewalk (southbound). Voila, you're there
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