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Offline Scott8147

Biking in Texas
« on: February 08, 2016, 06:25:04 pm »
I will be riding east to west across Texas this fall.  Parts of my route would be on 380 which runs almost completely across Texas.  Looking at Google Maps, much of the road is two lane with a wide shoulder on both sides.  Other parts look like a freeway.  Does anyone know of any restrictions for riding on 380?

Offline JHamelman

Re: Biking in Texas
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2016, 10:02:46 am »
Check the information and links on this web page for figuring out the answer to your question:

http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/data/state.cfm?ID=44#state

It looks like it's probably ok but would be good to confirm.

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Offline Scott8147

Re: Biking in Texas
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2016, 10:43:46 am »
Thank you JMilyko.....that's a great information site.

Offline geegee

Re: Biking in Texas
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2016, 09:18:00 am »
I rode on the 380 from the NM border (via Roswell) to Dallas. It's a good road for the most part, but it gets  little hairy in the Dallas area. I particularly found Denton a little difficult to navigate around on a bike (surprising and unfortunate for a college town). Beautiful rolling countryside in the central portion, flatter and quieter in the western end.

If you are riding across New Mexico, US70 through Ruidoso, Alamogordo and White Sands is pretty cool, too

Offline staehpj1

Re: Biking in Texas
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2016, 05:54:01 pm »
I will be riding east to west across Texas this fall.  Parts of my route would be on 380 which runs almost completely across Texas.  Looking at Google Maps, much of the road is two lane with a wide shoulder on both sides.  Other parts look like a freeway.  Does anyone know of any restrictions for riding on 380?
I rode on interstate highways a good bit in Texas.  Lots of cops drove by, none seemed to give me a second look.

Offline Westinghouse

Re: Biking in Texas
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2016, 08:52:38 pm »
You can cycle on I-10 from as far east as Junction, TX, and possible farther east than Junction.

Offline staehpj1

Re: Biking in Texas
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2016, 07:12:47 am »
You can cycle on I-10 from as far east as Junction, TX, and possible farther east than Junction.
I rode I-10 a good bit in east Texas as well with no problems.

Offline Westinghouse

Re: Biking in Texas
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2016, 07:09:03 pm »
Certainly you may. Signs designate where bicycles are allowed to enter interstates, and where they must exit. The shoulders in some parts of NM and AZ are way too bumpy. It is still a good ride.