Cycling in our City
Waco has long been a favorite of cycling enthusiasts. Whether you prefer our famous Cameron Park Trails (part of of the National Recreation Trails System!), road rides and races, or just site seeing, we have some tips and resources to help you enjoy the ride.
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Bicycle World Waco
112 Mary Ave #1, Waco, TX 76701
The Bear Mountain
4425 W Waco Dr, Waco, TX 76710
720 Elm Ave, Waco, TX 76704
Where to Ride
Cameron Park Trail System
The park has 20 miles of single track along the banks of the Brazos and Bosque Rivers. Many of the trails venture up and down the drainage routes leading to the rivers. The trails range from Beginner (green circle), Intermediate (blue Square), Advanced (black diamond) to Expert (double black diamond). Be prepared for technical routes, hard packed trails, roots, switch backs, rock gardens and crazy climbs and descents.
Lake Waco Trails – Reynolds Creek
The Lake Waco trails are accessed from Reynolds Creek Park on the edge of Lake Waco. There are 10 miles of fairly level, easy single track trails. Park admission is required during the summer months. Free access is available from McLaughlin Road by the Lacy Point boat launch area. Deer and bald eagles are often spotted in this area.
Waco Bicycle Club’s Favorite Road Bike Routes
Locals favorite road routes, ranging from 25-35 miles. The link above will take you to turn by turn directions for each route.
Greater Waco Bike Suitability Map, including Downtown Waco. Click here for a map showing bicycle lanes, bicycle routes, difficulty levels, and roads where bicycles are not allowed or not recommended.
McLennan County Bike Suitability Map. Click here for a map showing easy, moderate, and difficult roads, and those that are not recommended or are prohibited.
Waco has long been a popular site for bicycle races – both on and off road. In recent years, Waco has been selected for several elite bike races and including Xterra and Ironman races.
Local races include Bear Downs, Wild West Century Bike Ride, and Tri Waco.
Visit our Calendar of Events and sort by sports to find upcoming race details.
Credit Where Credit is Due
Special thanks to the Waco Bicycle Club for sharing their resources.