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Our Houston area mountain bike organization (GHORBA) is holding a group ride at Lake Bryan this Saturday so if you'd like to join us feel free to drop in. We'll meet at 9:00 am near the restaurant parking lot with wheels down at 9:30am. A couple of local riders with BVMBA will lead groups for people who are not familiar with the trails. A map of the Lake Bryan trails can be found here: http://www.bvmba.net/lakebryantrails.php

There is a a $5.00 per car fee to enter the park which goes towards keeping the trail well maintained.
 

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I saw it posted up on the Ghorba forum. I don't get off work until 8, but MAY be able to leave as early as 7am. Do you know how long it would take to get there from the Clear Lake area?
 

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Pedigre said:
Always cool when clubs get together. :thumbsup:

I think your 'R' switched acronyms, though. :D
I'd like to think that my brain is fast and my fingers are slow but just the opposite is true. Thanks for pointing it out George. You planning on making an appearance this Saturday?

ArmySlowRdr, you need to come out no matter what. Would be good to see you again and you know you'd have a blast riding the East trail a few times. I need to talk with you anyways as I'm planning a GHORBA ride at BLORA sometime in August. I haven't been all summer and I'm dying to go!

Ninja! It will take at least 2 hours for you to drive from Clear Lake to Lake Bryan. As you know the first ride will start at 9:30 am or so but we will have more than one ride. My group will ride the West trail first which will probably take an hour then we'll hit the East trail. I'm sure we will be out at the trails all day and I expect to leave no sooner than 5pm.
 

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I'd like to think that my brain is fast and my fingers are slow but just the opposite is true. Thanks for pointing it out George. You planning on making an appearance this Saturday?
That almost makes me sound mysterious lol I'm seriously contemplating the 3.5 hr drive, though I have to turn around Monday morning and drive to Fort Worth, too.
 

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Man, that's a long haul! Didn't know you had that far to drive. Still, Lake Bryan has two trails and is worth the drive. I'm sure lots of people would love to talk trails with the master of MountainBikeTx.com
 

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Man, that's a long haul! Didn't know you had that far to drive. Still, Lake Bryan has two trails and is worth the drive. I'm sure lots of people would love to talk trails with the master of MountainBikeTx.com
lol I think I'm going to add that to my signature block :thumbsup: I do like talking trails. :D
 

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As an Ag and frequenter of Lake Bryan, my advice would be to stick to the East loop. West is rather boring. You ride on the levy for so long, and only get rewarded with so-so trails. East is far superior
 

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As an Ag and frequenter of Lake Bryan, my advice would be to stick to the East loop. West is rather boring. You ride on the levy for so long, and only get rewarded with so-so trails. East is far superior
I completely agree that the East trail is much more fun but we usually have a few less experienced riders attend our rides so we always give them an easier option. Plus I'm old and fat and the East trail wears me out! Right now we have three groups planned; a fast and a slow group on the East trail plus a slow group on the West trail. Also, I'm sure there will be a few riders who venture out on their own.
 

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Whats the best exit to take coming off of Hwy 6 from Houston to make that final turn towards the trail? google maps says old san antonio road out past bryan, is that correct?
 

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The Bryan/College Station are got some rain today but it's expected to be hot and sunny the next few days. Joes Reyes of BVMBA will update trail conditions tomorrow as well as Friday. I will post what he says tomorrow and again on Friday evening.

Directions from Houston:

Take Hwy 290 towards Austin
Exit TX-6 N towards College Station/Bryan
Continue on TX-6 N / US - 190 / Earl Rudder Frwy (tricky intersection)
Exit onto Texas Osr/Old San Antonio ramp
Turn left at County Line Rd/Old San Antonio Rd
Continue to follow Old San Antonio Rd/Texas Osr W
Turn left at Sandy Point Rd (aka FM-1687)
Turn left at the entrance to Lake Bryan

This is the fastest way to get to the trails without having to drive all through town. It seems every road in the area has two names so be careful and double check the road signs.
 

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I live in College Station. I may show up for the ride.

I also have a season pass to Lake Bryan.

If I don't head home for the day, I'll try to make it.
 

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If the trails look like they're going to be dry I'll load up the bike and gear to take it to work with me. Sounds like it's not too far from Texas World Speedway so I have a good idea of how to get most of the way there. If you see a skinny guy with a lime green Santa Cruz SL be nice to him, he's kinda slow!
 

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Lake Bryan Ride Rescheduled.

I spoke with Joel Reyes of BVMBA and he said they received alot of rain and the trail will be closed all weekend. We are rescheduling the ride for Saturday August 28th at 9:00 am with wheels down at 9:30am. We would reschedule it earlier but BVMBA is doing trail maintenance on August 7th and GHORBA has a local ride scheduled on the 14th at Cypresswood in Houston.

BUT we will be riding at Bluff Creek Ranch since they did not receive too much rain this week! It will not be an official GHORBA ride and we will not have group leaders but you're more than welcome to come out and ride the 7+ mile loop. I will have a map posted plus directions later this evening. We will meet at the ranch house at 9:00 am. Cost is $8 per person so bring cash.
 
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