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Places to Ride

Where to Ride Off Road | Road/In-Skate | Track | BMX | Touring

When to Ride - Bicycles, Inc. Events Calendar

NCTCOG BikeWeb Interactive Map of Bicycling Routes

Places to Ride Off-Road

Tarrant County Area

River Legacy Park (North Arlington) - DFWMBTM

Lake Grapevine (several trails) - DFWMBTM

South Z. Boaz Park (Fort Worth) - DFWMBTM

Cleburne State Park (Johnson County) - info. to come

Dallas County

Boulder Park (Dallas) - DFWMBTM

Cedar Hill State Park (Joe Pool Lake) -DFWMBTM

L.B. Houston (Dallas) - DFWMBTM

Rowlett Creek Preserve Trail (Garland) - DFWMBTM

Outside Dallas and Tarrant Counties

Arkansas - Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail, Ozark - St. Francis National Forests (over 21 miles of trails) More Info

Bluff Creek Ranch (Warda) - More Info

Sister Grove Park (Lavon Lake) - DFWMBTM

Dinosaur Valley State Park (Glenrose) - DFWMBTM

Fort Richardson State Park (Jacksboro)

The Breaks at Bar H Mtn Bike Ranch(Saint Jo, Texas)

Ray RobertsLake/Lake Lewisville Greenbelt Corridor - More Info

Tyler State Park - DFWMBTM

Ride The Rim Bike Tours - Route 1 Box 210, Glenrose, TX 76043 817-897-2960 Numerous tour dates March 16 through November 16, 1997. Call for Details.

Lake Mineral Wells State Park Trails

Desert Sports (Big Bend, Texas) - Mountain Bike, Canoe, and Raft trips. - More Info

X Bar Ranch (Eldorado, Texas) - Mountain Biking

Rocky Hill Ranch (Smithville, Texas) - Mountain Biking

DFWMBTM - Trail featured in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex Mountain Bike Trail Map available at all Bicycles, Inc. Locations. The handy trail guide gives exact directions, trail mileage, day trips, & more! Each map shows actual terrain. It's a great resource for North Texas cyclists.

Other Mountain Bike Trail Lists

DORBA Trail List

Mountain Bike TrailsSource

North Central Texas Trails

Texas State Parks and Wildlife Mountain Bike Trails (Tip: Buy a Conservation Pass for your car. For $50 a year you can access all state parks.)

US MTB Trails Project

Places to Ride and In-line Skate On-Road and Paved Trails

Note some of these trails are more suited to family cycling. Many also have lots of walkers, runners, skaters, pets, and more things to look out for.

Tarrant County

Candleridge (Fort Worth) - DFWMHBSTM

Foster/Kelley Parks (Arlington) - DFWMHBSTM

Gateway Park (Fort Worth) - DFWMHBSTM

Hurst Community Park (Hurst) - More Info

Marine Creek Trail (Fort Worth) - DFWMHBSTM

River Legacy Park (Arlington) - DFWMHBSTM

S.J. Stovall Park (Arlington) - DFWMHBSTM

Trinity River trails (Fort Worth) (Map courtesy of Greg's Biking Pages) - DFWMHBSTM

Veteran's Park (Arlington) - DFWMHBSTM

Willow Creek Park (Saginaw) - DFWMHBSTM

Dallas/Collin County

Andrew Brown Park (Coppell) - DFWMHBSTM

Bachman Lake (Dallas) - DFWMHBSTM

Breckinridge Park (Richardson)- DFWMHBSTM

Crawford Park (Dallas) - DFWMHBSTM

DeBusk/Westover Park (Mesquite)- DFWMHBSTM

Duck Creek Park (Garland)- DFWMHBSTM

Eastfield College (Mesquite) - DFWMHBSTM

Flower Mound Park Trail (Flower Mound) - DFWMHBSTM

Greenbelt Park Trail (Carrollton) - DFWMHBSTM

Hoblitzelle Park (Plano) - DFWMHBSTM

Joe Pool Lake Trail (Grand Prairie) - DFWMHBSTM

Keist Park (Dallas) - DFWMHBSTM

Nancy Dillard Lyon Recreation Trail (Grand Prairie) - DFWMHBSTM

Preston Ridge/Chisholm Bluebonnet Trails (Plano) - DFWMHBSTM

Richland College (Dallas) - DFWMHBSTM

Santa Fe/Bob Woodruff Park Trails (Plano)- DFWMHBSTM

Thomas Jefferson Park (Irving) - DFWMHBSTM

Turtle Creek Trail (Dallas) - DFWMHBSTM

White Rock Creek Trail (Dallas) - DFWMHBSTM

White Rock Lake Trail (Dallas) - DFWMHBSTM

White Rock Trail Park (Plano) - DFWMHBSTM

Outside of Dallas and Tarrant Counties

Ford Park (Allen) - DFWMHBSTM

Wilson Creek Trail (McKinney) - DFWMHBSTM

DFWMHBSTM - Trail featured in Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex Hike Bike & Skate Trail Map available at all Bicycles, Inc. locations. 34 Trails for in-line skating, running, & biking. Features Maps with picnic areas, trail lengths, locations, and more.

Touring

Bike Vermont Inn-to-Inn Bicycle Tours - Tours in Vermont and Ireland

Cycle America - US Coast to Coast and National Park Tours

In Italy Self-Guided Cycling Tours - Tours in Italy

Michigan Bicycle Touring - Lots of Tours in Michigan

Scenic Cycling Adventures - Lots of Tours in the US Southwest & West

Wandering Wheels Tours - Very Long Distance Touring in US and more.

Places to Ride BMX Bicycles

Cowtown BMX

447 Haltom Road, Fort Worth, TX 76117 817-834-0279 Info as of 1/16/97 Call for Latest Race Schedule Sign-Ups 6:30-7:30, Race at 8:00PM $5.00 for Ribbon (1st, 2nd, 3rd Place) $8.00 for Trophy or Saver Stamps (1st, 2nd, or 3rd Place) Practice Schedule Tuesday 6:30-9:00 (All Year) and Thursday 6:30-9:00 (during summer) $3.00

Places to Ride Track Bicycles

EDS Superdrome in Frisco, Texas - YES, there is a Cycling Track in North Texas! 972-731-1100


Trail Details

Ray Roberts Greenbelt Trails
Denton, Texas

The greenbelt is a wilderness area with approximately 10 miles of multi-use trails and waterways for bicyclists, equestrians, hikers, kayakers and others. The 1,500 acre Ray Roberts Lake/Lake Lewisville Greenbelt Corridor runs north/south along the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, connecting Ray Roberts Lake with Lake Lewisville.

The greenbelt begins as the Elm Fork Trail leading away from the Isle du Bois Unit on the south shore of Ray Roberts Lake near Pilot Point. Heading south, the trail crosses under FM 455 and winds a little over a mile to the Elm Fork canoe and greenbelt access point, with parking and restrooms. Here the trail joins the Elm Fork of the Trinity and splits in two, with one trail, a hard surface hike and bike trail, snaking along the river's west side and another for equestrian use along the east. The two trails converge at the FM428 access point. The trail then proceeds south another six miles along the river's east bank to end at the highway 380 crossing at the headwaters of Lake Lewisville. On the southern portion of the trail, all users are on the East Side of the river. The hard surface trail is for hike and bike use and equestrians may use the construction haul roads.

Entrance fees to access the park are the same as those for Ray Roberts Lake State Park - $3 per adult, free for children age 12 and under.

For more information call 940-686-2148 or visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us

The information above was taken from http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/news/news/990510e.htm which will likely be cleared or moved from that location eventually.

Directions from Fort Worth to South end of trail

North on I-35W to 380 (University DR)

Turn Right, Go East approximately 8 miles to trailhead clearly marked on North side of road.

Directions from Fort Worth to North end of trail

North on I-35W to 455 (Sanger)

Turn Right (East) and go approximately 13 miles.

Turn right just after crossing dam.

Directions from Dallas to South end of trail.

North on I-35E to Loop 288

Turn Right on Loop 288

Go to Hwy 380 (University DR)

Turn Right on University, and go East approximately 3 miles to trail head. Signs and parking on North (Left) side of road.

Hurst Community Park

Primarily soccer and ball fields with a playground, and about a mile of paved trails good for skating and family cycling. It's located at the southwest corner of Precinct Line Road and Pipeline Road in south Hurst.