Family bikecation in Texas

Old 03-24-15, 06:40 AM
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Family bikecation in Texas

Hi BF members,

We are thinking about taking a weekend bikecation.

Our last bikecation was in San Antonio. We stayed in the sea world area for some activities and rode the trail on the hotel property. on our last day, we rode the Missions trail .It was a great trip.

Where have you gone?
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There is a San Antonio forum on BikeMojo.com. There is lots of information there. Other sources: San Antonio Wheelmen and San Antonio Cycling Club. Also you can check out the events at my website. Texbiker.net
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Can't say that I've done a bike specific vacation (as a married man, anyway ). I did take my bike with us on Spring Break last year. We stayed in Kingsland. I did a solo 47"ish" mile loop around Longhorn Caverns and Inks Lake State Park. Very hilly. Very scenic. Very fun.
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Thanks guys.

Kingsland texas looks very interesting. We had gone very close to it before and stayed in Horseshoe Bay. Riding 47 miles on those hills is very strong! Driving past Barton Creek, I generally only see young racers or triatheles
on those hills.
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Here is the ride:
https://www.strava.com/activities/119773078

Looking back at the route, Hwy 281 was the most sketchy part of the ride. Not much (if any) shoulder, as I recall, and a fair bit of fast moving traffic. Otherwise, this was a great route. The descent after Longhorn Caverns was fun! And there's a nice breakpoint shortly thereafter. I little convenience store/restaurant (I forget the name) that was featured on The Daytripper.

I had considered an option to peel off on 3404 and dunk my tired body in the cold Llano river, but at that point in the ride I was ready to coast on down back to our rented lake house and knock back a cold beer instead.
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Fort Worth has become quite bike friendly of late. Lots of trails in and around town. They even have a bikeshare program in the downtown area. (It helps that the mayor is an avid road biker)
As for attractions: the zoo is very good. Downtown is pretty vibrant after the workday is over. Lots of shops and restaurants. It is a bit 'touristy' but the Stockyards are pretty cool.

I live in Dallas and would not suggest it for any type of bike trip.
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