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Subject: Pools and Bike Routes in Bryan/College Station
I'll be in Bryan/College Station a few weekends this summer, and am looking for ways to get in a swim and/or ride while there. My available time will likely be Saturday late afternoon/evening. This pool looks good on paper: http://www.bryantx.gov/departments/?name=parks_pools, any other ideas? On the riding, looking for relatively safe route...maybe 20-25 miles. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


2013-06-24 8:36 AM
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Subject: RE: Pools and Bike Routes in Bryan/College Station
FYI - if anyone ever needs a place to swim in Bryan/College Station, the above pool was great....probably 10 lap lanes, and lifeguards even shooed kiddos out of them when needed. Separate areas for the kids to play, so something for everyone.
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Subject: RE: Pools and Bike Routes in Bryan/College Station
Safe route on the bike, kind of tough as you will be sharing with cars no matter what, esp on a Sat afternoon. I know my 'go to' ride is parking at Lick Creek park and then taking Rock Praire towards Peach Creek to Hwy 6. From that point you can make a loop along the feeder road (wide shoulder) to William D Fitch (which has bike lanes) to Rock Praire back to the Park. Or at Hwy 6 go under the overpass and turn left on the feeder roads and go awhile and turn around at one of the under passes to get back to Peach Creek. The feeder roads are not that busy south of town and have good shoulders, just chipseal. You will get the rolling hill practice. One last long route (though Sun morning are best for this route) is to go under Hwy 6 and just keep riding until you get to Hwy 105 and back (about 45 miles) you will get some hills and then you will hit flat, but most likely it will be windy. This road is a bit more travelled unless you go Sunday mornings and there really isn't much shoulder at all.
If you want to PM me, I can give you a couple more routes. There are some routes posted online, I would just have to do some searching to find them.
If you want OWS practice, Lake Bryan is always an option, it is $5 to get in and there is a 'beach' area were it is sort of shallow and blocked off from boats.

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2013-07-24 7:36 PM
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Subject: RE: Pools and Bike Routes in Bryan/College Station
Thank you! I've been twice now, and so far just swimming and running a little. I went to the A&M pool last weekend, which was super nice. The Lake Bryan beach sounds interesting, so I may check that out. Had no idea there was a Lake Bryan! Will probably wait until it cools off a bit to take my bike, but nice to know some decent routes. I have to say I'm impressed with the system of connected park paths for running. The city of College Station has done a great job on that.
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