Trails & Etiquette
Where To Ride In Houston
We live in Houston so this is where we primarily do our riding. No, we do not have any mountains unfortunately but we have some great trails that really only exist due to many of you and especially GHORBA (Greater Houston Off Road Biking Association).
Many of the trails would never have been built or would be in poor shape if it was not for their constant attention and hard work. Click here to read more about GHORBA.
See the list and read about the awesome trails available for you to ride in and around Houston and get out and ride! - when it's not muddy of course :-) sorry, our trails here get messed up easily. I have ridden many of them but not all so stay tuned for updates and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for updates.
Checklist to riding in Houston:
- Join and contribute to GHORBA
- Join the Facebook trail pages for trail status and conversation (links in trail pages below)
- Download the TrailForks app to find out where to go (iOS, Android) Mtbproject is another app that is pretty good too
- Follow me on YouTube as we ride and review all the Houston and Texas trails!
Some of you may be new to this sport or maybe have been out of it for a while. Many of these are general tips but they can change depending on where you are riding. Do your best to follow for the best experience for yourself and others!
- Don't ride when the trails are muddy and closed - it stinks to have to wait but due to our soil mixture it is terrible on the trails and messes up what others have spent many hours building and improving
- Be friendly and respectful to other riders and trail users - most in this community are super friendly. We share the trails with hikers, and on some trails horses and motos. Don't assume you have the right away and instead just give them the right of way. Be especially careful around horses and get off your bike so they can pass.
- Slow down - don't be that guy that is chasing a Strava PR and mows down a kid or beginner out on the trail. Ride with control
- Call out before blind corners and jumps - I know you feel dumb but because I didn't I've almost had a head on collision with someone. Bells can help with this but don't overdo it
- Respect nature - Goes without saying but pick up after yourself
I'm sure I'm missing something so if you have any tips, let me know!