“People Have To Experience This City On Two Wheels.”
Exploring Brownsville on a bike turns a vacation into an adventure. The city has trails and
bike paths to get out and enjoy our great coastal weather. They link our community,
connect people & places, and provide safe and healthy transportation for locals and
tourists. Looking to the future, we’re developing the Caracara Trails to create new biking
and walking connections to parks, shopping areas, and picnic sites.
When my family and friends come to town, one of the first things we do is ride through
Brownsville. We usually end up at the Mitte Cultural District. On the way, we can ride past
one of our authentic Mexican Bakeries, like Saritas or Las Palmas , and smell their
wonderful fresh-baked treats. We can admire the historic buildings and then stop for a nice
dinner. Afterward, we can burn off delicious elotes , raspas , and tacos while listening to the
birds sing and admiring a breathtaking sunset.
If I am with someone who loves the outdoors – like a birder or a mountain biker – we head
out to the Monte Bella trails. There are 7-miles of a single track bicycle course and beautiful
routes for hikers and runners, too. Laguna Atascosa is the largest protected area of natural
habitat in the Rio Grande Valley for nature lovers.
People interested in Brownsville’s history would enjoy a ride to the Historic Battlefield Trails
of the Mexican-American War. At the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, there are
picnic areas, video shows, shops, and cannons with kiosks to grab souvenirs and
The trails promote healthier lifestyles and reinforce our sense of community pride. They
offer something for everyone of all ages.
No bike? No problem. Local bike shops like J.T. Cycling and 7th and Park rent quality bikes at
affordable rates. So, let’s ride.