|This lovely little store carries simple cycling supplies, camping supplies, great snacks and food for your adventure! (photo by Marci Roberts)|
|The Gage Hotel in Marathon is the starting point for two cycling routes!|
Our Texas Mountain Trail heritage bike ride called, Ride to the Post, takes you on the route taken by the Comanche to their desert oasis and watering hole, now a county park. You go near the site of a Buffalo Soldier encampment, by the formal Gage Gardens and Marathon's historic cemetery. This is a relatively flat, easy, scenic 10 mile route. That's 5 miles out, and 5 miles in. Check it out!
The Texas Mountain Ride! route is longer, taking you to Alpine, Fort Davis and Marathon--a two night journey. Day 1 is 54 miles to Fort Davis, via Alpine. Day 2 allows plenty of time to explore Fort Davis and Marfa--just 21 miles. Day 3 takes you back through Alpine to Marathon--57 miles. There are lots of beautiful sights along the way, and for lodging, consider staying at any of our Texas Mountain Trail cycle-friendly hotel properties!