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Old 01-16-2013, 11:38 AM   #1
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Spring Break in Texas?

I'm looking for a place to take my 11 year old son to ride during spring break March 18-22nd. I was thinking Big Bend, but after a little research, it looks like that is dual sport only, & of course he and his TT 90 are neither MC endorsed or street legal. I ride a WR450 & I'm hoping for somewhere south enough that it will be warm, and where we can ride off road trails, camp or rent a cabin, etc. Help me out my Tejas brothers!!
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:03 PM   #2
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Here in Tejas we invented bob' wire... or at least used most of what wire they made. If wide open spaces are what you seek, go west, but if you're insistent on coming to Texas know we're glad to have you. Here is a link to our rather limited riding lands. Some other forums to visit might be Texas Offroad Network or Two Wheeled Texans in that order.

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/ohv/ride.phtml

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Old 01-16-2013, 12:40 PM   #3
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Bid Bend is not only for DS bikes. There are many miles of pavement. This place is remote so know what you are doing. Bring extra water, everywhere you go. It is also the busiest time of year in BB as Texans area on Spring Break also. Book lodging NOW. Chisos Basin has a great campground and great lodging. Really cool cabins but they go fast. Weather is excellent that time of year, not too HOT yet.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:44 PM   #4
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Well, here in Texas there isn't much public land for riding so it is mostly off road parks. Or, as you learned, dual sport.

But the Sam Houston National Forest does have trails that are open to the public and it is a nice area. Trails tend to be sandy and a OHV sticker is required. No sticker needed for the private parks below.

North is the Red River offroad park: http://www.redrivermotorcycletrails.com/

Central is Crooked Creek offroad park (beginner friendly and well maintained): http://www.crookedcreekcyclepark.com/

West of Austin is Hidden Falls (rockier and more elevation changes than Crooked Creek): http://www.hiddenfallsadventurepark.com/

Hope that helps some. Oh, and CC and HF are close enough you could do one for a day or two then relocate to ride the other. They are about 3 hours apart. Maybe 3.5 hours depending on routing.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:54 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, I will investigate those places.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:57 PM   #6
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It's spring break, go to the beach

Ride the national seashore. One of the few places you can do this. No place like it.
http://www.nps.gov/pais/index.htm
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:11 PM   #7
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If you go to the Sam Houston Nat'l Forest be sure to call before you haul. If the humidity is too high (rain) it will close.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:21 AM   #8
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Ride the national seashore. One of the few places you can do this. Ride, camp, catch your dinner.

http://www.nps.gov/pais/index.htm
Riding the beach is on the to do for me. Keep in mind that few things are more corrosive than seawater and sand. Be sure to wash your bikes very well if you go.

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