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Brazos Bend Park Afternoon Ride

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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 83 miles / 133.6 km
  • Ride Time: 2-4 hours
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $6.31
  • State: Texas
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This trip makes for a nice two hour ride that you can extend as the mood hits.
Head out of Houston on Hwy 59 South and exit onto Crabb River road (FM 2759) and turn left.

Ride with caution as you pass a fair number of entrances to housing developments. The road is fine, and the housing tapers off after you pass Thompson Road. Although you continue straight, the road number changes, and you are now on FM 762.

The road passes by George Ranch, a popular family destination (

There is always a fair amount of traffic near the ranch, so watch for soccer moms in SUV's.

The road crosses over a small section of Smither's Lake and this is where it begins to get interesting, as the road follows property lines, going straight for a distance, then sweeping right or left in broad, wide curves.

The curves are sloped and wide enough to encourage racing, which is how I lost it one day and slid my Virago, banging up the tank and gaining more than a few bruises. The actual wreck was at Whaley Corner, just a half mile or so from Brazos Bend Park, which is a fine destination and a great place to picnic or take a short break.

Brazos Bend Park is known for alligators.

I suggest leaving them alone, and they'll leave you alone.

Leaving the park, turn left at the main entrance, then left again at FM 1462 (762 dead ends into 1462) and this will take you towards Rosharon, where you can go North on FM 521, or continue straight to Hwy 288. It depends on your mood. FM 521 is scenic, but slow, Hwy 288 is divided highway and a fast way back to Houston.

There is something about these roads that I've always found relaxing. You can pretty much expand this trip by turning randomly. Eventually you'll always run into a major highway and will find your way home.

This is a motorcycle ride in the state of Texas. This motorcycle route has 4 scenery characteristics and other road conditions to help you plan your road trip. This motorcycle map was created by bdking in September. Click here to see other Motorcycle Roads by bdking

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