Archive for June 3rd, 2009

Mountain Biking in Texas

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

When photographer Richard Stone sets out to capture nature with his camera he never leaves home without… his mountain bike.

You get to see much, much, much more…as a wildlife and nature photographer I get more places on a bike that I do in a car.

And Texas state parks offer a wealth of scenic variety for biking…including mountains.

You can bike on a beach, you can bike in Big Bend Park, you can bike in the Hill Country State Natural Area with the horses, there’s many different places, East Texas through the Pineywoods, even Bastrop to Buesher State Parks…there is a tremendous diversity.

There is also a wide range of trail users, which means riders have to share the road.

We always yield the trail to hikers, because they have the right of way…and to equestrians…give the walkers the right of way. Control your bicycle, plan ahead, control your speed, don’t skid your tires, don’t leave any traces on the park.

Texas Parks and Wildlife offers an online brochure listing state parks with bike trails as well as their degree of difficulty. We have a link to it at

That’s our show for today…thank you for joining us…For Texas Parks and Wildlife, I’m Cecilia Nasti.