Routes & Maps

Tour the unique and picturesque countryside of the Texas upper coast while riding around Galveston Bay, one of the largest bays in the United States.

The Route

Bike Around the Bay starts in Baytown, Texas at the Royal Purple Raceway. From there, riders follow a scenic route through historic Wallisville and over Turtle Bayou before arriving in Anahuac. Riders will pass Fort Anahuac Park, a landmark for the Texas Revolution, ride through coastal prairies, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, and High Island, the highest point on the Gulf Coast between the Yucatan Peninsula and Alabama. In the final stretch of day one, riders take the Bolivar Peninsula to Galveston Island where they will ride through the historic Strand district and Seawall Boulevard before finishing at Moody Gardens. The second day begins at Moody Gardens, passes over the Galveston Causeway, and follows the west side of the Bay. Riders explore Texas City along the Texas City levee and the bayside towns of Kemah and Seabrook before riding over the Fred Hartman Bridge. The ride finishes at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown.

2017 Route Map Coming Soon!

Day One:
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Location: Royal Purple Raceway
2525 FM 565
Baytown, TX 77523
Start Time: 7:30 a.m.
Route closes at 6:00 p.m.

Day Two:
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Location: Moody Gardens
1 Hope Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77554
Start Time: 7:30 a.m.
Route closes at 5:00 p.m.


Day One:
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Location: Royal Purple Raceway
Start Time: 7:30 a.m.
Route closes at 6:00 p.m.

Day Two:
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Location: Moody Gardens
Start Time: 7:30 a.m.
Route closes at 5:00 p.m.

NOTE: Riders will have a police escort over the Galveston Causeway. Riders are prohibited from crossing the causeway without this escort.

- See more at: http://gbf.convio.net/site/TR?sid=1049&type=fr_informational&pg=informational&fr_id=1150#sthash.Ecl3nh3d.dpuf

Day One:
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Location: Royal Purple Raceway
Start Time: 7:30 a.m.
Route closes at 6:00 p.m.

 

Day Two:
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Location: Moody Gardens
Start Time: 7:30 a.m.
Route closes at 5:00 p.m.

NOTE: Riders will have a police escort over the Galveston Causeway. Riders are prohibited from crossing the causeway without this escort.

- See more at: http://gbf.convio.net/site/TR?sid=1049&type=fr_informational&pg=informational&fr_id=1150#sthash.Ecl3nh3d.dpuf


Route Maps

Bike Around the Bay is a two-day, fully supported ride around Galveston Bay. Day One is 94 miles with the option to make it 100 miles with our Century Loop on Bolivar Peninsula. Day Two follows the west side of the Bay and is 75 miles.

Download maps in PDF format or explore the route online with Ride With GPS.

Online Route Maps (Ride With GPS)

Click "View Full Route" on any map to see more details.

Day 1



Day 1 - Century Loop Option



Day 2




Start/Finish Overview Maps

The following maps give a detailed view of the start and finish locations for the ride, including parking, luggage drop-off/pick-up, bike storage, dinner tent, and much more.

 

Royal Purple Raceway Map

 

Moody Gardens Map

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