Suggested Local Routes
- A&M to Blinn – two options:
- A&M to Downtown Bryan
- Option 1 (4.9 miles): Most direct route, but watch for potholes and cracks in the cement!
- Option 2 (5.3 miles): Finfeather has smooth pavement, lower traffic volumes, and is quite flat and straight. A good choice for those comfortable riding in traffic.
- Option 3 (9.7 miles): The scenic route taken by the Courteous Mass First Friday Ride. Has three segments: an on-campus loop, a busy traffic segment, and a scenic neighborhood segment.
- Parks Loop (6 miles)
- A mellow ride that’s all in town and mostly on bike paths through parks.
- Holiday Lights Ride (11 miles)
- Slightly longer than the Parks Loop, a pleasant ride between A&M and Central Park.
- Rotary Ride 2014 (short loop, 13 miles; long loop, 30 miles)
- The 2014 Rotary Ride consisted of two separate loops, a longer 30-mile segment and a shorter 13-mile segment. Riders could travel around each segment once or twice, making it possible to ride anywhere between 13 and 60 miles. Old Reliance Road can be a good access point from the north side, or alternatively many riders will meet up at the Shell Station at the corner of the Hwy 6 frontage road and Harvey and will then ride out along Harvey to ride different sections of this route.
- Old Reliance – Dilly Shaw (29 miles)
- Traffic gets busy along the final segment of this route. Another alternative is to go right (southeast) at FM 2038 and then right on FM 1179. Austins Colony Pkwy connects back up to Old Reliance.
- SSE Through Nantucket and Castlegate (31 miles)
- Navasota River Ridge Ride (48 miles)
- A scenic loop down that skirts Navasota. The 3090 stretch is one of the nicest in the area; hilly and scenic.
- The Epic Black Jack Loop (71 miles)
- A really ride for a weekend if you’re looking for some hills. The 9 mile stretch along Hwy 6 on the return can unfortunately a bit hairy in a few spots. If you don’t mind riding on an unpaved surface, consider returning via Jack Rabbit Ln, just past mile 45.
- The Independence (TX) Century (100 miles)
- A popular 100-mile loop, traditionally done on July 4 and on the A&M cycling team MLK Century Ride when the wind is out of the south
- College Station to Austin (100 miles one-way)
- This route is as direct as possible, while minimizing time spent in heavy traffic.
- The Bellville Loop (loop – 144 miles)
To be added…