Archive for August 7th, 2008

Biking in State Parks

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Biking is a practical way to stay fit, save on fuel costs, as well an environmentally conscience style of transportation. Use your two-wheeled transportation to escape the hectic urban jungle and ride amid nature for a change of scenery.

Many Texas state parks offer a wide range of biking trails for your enjoyment. There are trails for all abilities, from beginner to advanced, making it easy for anyone to get outdoors to enjoy the natural world in truly intimate way.

Designated biking trails are numbered to indicate their difficulty level. Beginner Level is a course that only requires basic riding skills. Intermediate Level cyclists must have off-road experience and knowledge. Difficult Level tracks demand an advanced biker who can navigate various terrain conditions.

You will enjoy your ride more when you ride with safety in mind. Always wear a helmet. Be aware of hazards in your path such as ruts, rocks and even wildlife. Also, check the air in your bicycle tires regularly to avoid flats and accidents. Pack a large bottle of water—at least eight ounces for every hour of riding.

Find information about biking in state parks at

That’s our show for today…For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.