Gearing Up For the Texas MS 150: Bike Routes, Training and Trails

The largest fundraising bike series is just around the corner with multiple start line locations and route options for every level of biker — you guessed it, it’s the Texas MS 150 by Bike MS. To date, Bike MS has raised $1.3 billion to end MS and help those affected. Although, Bike MS is more than a fundraising event — as the National MS Society puts it, it’s an “experience driven by camaraderie, passion, inspiration and fun.” With route distances varying from 15 to 150 miles, there’s a ride suited to everyone and a variety of unique biking adventures for participants to embark on. This year, the Texas MS 150 will be hosted as a one-day event, instead of two, to ensure that the experience is kept as safe as possible for everyone. In anticipation of the event on May 1st, we’re breaking down this year’s bike routes and training near the Dellrose community, as well as other trails for you to try nearby.

Gear Up with Training:

Zube Park
Start location: Zube Park Entrance on Roberto Rd
Access: Daily
Proximity to Dellrose: 3.8 miles
Distance of ride: 25 miles; 35 miles43 miles;

Gran Fondo Texas
Start location: Montgomery ISD Athletic Complex
Date: Saturday, April 18th, 2021
Registration Fee: $70
Proximity to Dellrose: 33 miles
Distance of ride: 31 miles; 67 miles; 88 miles
Start time: 7:30am

Tour De Racha
Start location: Weller Jr. High School
Date: Saturday, April 24th, 2021
Registration Fee: $45
Proximity to Dellrose: 12.5 miles
Distance of ride: 26 miles; 48 miles; 62 miles
Start time: 7:30am

Choose Your Route:

As you prepare to ride, check out the route options that are available for your Texas MS 150 challenge.

Katy Start
Date: Saturday, May 1st, 2021
Start location: Rhodes Stadium
Proximity to Dellrose: 21.4 miles
Distance of ride: 102 miles
Elevation: 2,058 ft.
Start time: 6:45am – 8:15am

Waller Start
Date: Saturday, May 1st, 2021
Start location: Waller ISD Stadium
Proximity to Dellrose: 12.5 miles
Distance of ride: 77 miles
Elevation: 1,558 ft.
Start time: 8:00am – 10:00am

Todd Mission Start
Date: Saturday, May 1st, 2021
Start location: Ren Fest
Proximity to Dellrose: 22.5 miles
Distance of ride: 68 miles
Elevation: 1,930 ft.
Start time: 8:30am – 10:00am

No matter which you choose, all routes will begin heading West through the rural and scenic counties of Harris and Waller. Routes will later converge east of Field Store, through the community of Whitehall and will set sights on the city of Navasota in Grimes County.

 

For Recreational Bikers, What’s Nearby:

White Oak Bayou Trail
Location: Houston, TX
Proximity to Dellrose: 35.2 miles
Description: If you’re looking for an uninterrupted bike ride, look no further than White Oak Bayou Trail. This 15-mile long bike path offers long uninterrupted stretches and sights of nature’s serene beauty.

Memorial Park Hike and Bike Trails
Location: Houston, TX
Proximity to Dellrose: 33.4 miles
Description: With over 30 miles of trails, Memorial Park is one of the largest urban parks in Texas. Whether you’re looking for a recreational or a more intermediate ride, there’s a trail suited to everyone. More experienced bikers may like to try out the triangle with rolling terrain and fast turns, while those looking for a more casual ride may prefer the park’s red trail instead.

Terry Hershey Park and Bike Trail
Location: Houston, TX
Proximity to Dellrose: 29.5 miles
Description: Stretching 11.6 miles, Terry Hershey Park and Bike Trail is perfectly fit for a more casual biker. While it may not be quite as challenging as some of its trail neighbors, it has several unique pathways and routes to explore under bridges and beside nearby creeks.

Join the Club:

Are you interested in turning your cycling hobby into a social outing? Check out some of Houston’s finest cycling groups and join the club.

  1. Northwest Cycling Club
  2. Phillips 66 Cycling Club
  3. Houston Bicycle Club
  4. Bike Barn

For more information about Bike MS and the Texas MS 150, click here.