Last year we discovered some really nice bike trails in Brownsville, Texas. The Historic Battlefield Trail is a really useful as it connects to the north-side of Brownsville starting at the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Monument and goes 9 miles south to the heart of the Brownsville Cultural and Arts District.
Primarily a north - south oriented trail, it is nice to ride this into the wind for the first half of the ride and catch a tail-wind back to your start. There is ample parking at the Palo Alto Battlefield but be aware that the gates close to the parking lot areas at 5:00 p.m.
We started our ride from our RV park in Los Fresnos and rode some service roads to the Palo Alto Battlefield to pick-up the north trail-head.
Our goal for this ride included a lunch stop for lunch at 1848 BBQ and then a visit to 7th & Park Bicycle Shop. We really like the food at 8148 BBQ and this time there was a really nice lady making incredible homemade gingerbread person cookies!
The return ride back was most excellent as a strong south wind pushed us home. Along the trail near the North Brownsville Park Tennis Center and Brownsville Event Center is a turn for another 7 miles of hike and bike trails - the Paseo de La Resaca Parkway Trails. We rode these tarils last year and they are very nice, running through residential homes along the Resaca.
If you happen to ride on the streets in Brownsville, you will find many efforts to incorporate bicycle lanes throughout the city. So nice to see consideration in urban planning for transportation other than cars.
We are retired, live/travel full-time in a travel trailer, and enjoy the outdoors.