TRAIL STATUS

Lake Bryan West LoopCLOSED for rehabilitation.  ***The Lake Bryan dam is closed for repair beginning 9/3/15 and until further notice.  Please do not ride the West Loop per BTU!***  This area will not have improvements made until a site analysis by TPWD is completed.

Lake Bryan East Loop: OPEN

Millican Reserve: OPEN

 

Please report any maintenance problems (even, and especially, if you have taken the time to fix them) to BVMBAinfo@gmail.com or the Facebook Page.  Thank  you for helping us keep the trails in good shape!

last updated 10/10/2017

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15 thoughts on “TRAIL STATUS

  1. Hi Brad, the fb page is Brazos Valley Mountain Bike Association.

    If you are in town over Easter, hopefully Lake Bryan East will be open. We have been having a lot of rain lately, so mud closures are frequent, but all of the building is done and the trail has been rerouted to make a rideable loop.

    Lake Bryan West is under repair, and may not be available to ride until later this summer.

  2. Hi Anthony, trails are still closed. Just got through with some light maintenance and they are still muddy. Status will be updated when it changes. Next check is tomorrow afternoon. If you join the BVMBA newsgroup, you can always start or join a discussion on trail conditions.

  3. Hi Chris, unfortunately the trails are still closed. They were open for < 24 hours between Wednesday and Thursday but probably should not have been. They are now closed due to further heavy rain on Friday, Saturday morning and today. If there is no more rain for the next 48 hours, it may be possible for you to ride before you leave town, but this is not a fast-drying area.

  4. Hiking will be fine. A trial ride today found standing water in some spots that are not meant to be water crossings, so we are asking bikers to stay off of those areas to avoid damaging the trail. But on foot they should be easy to avoid. Have fun!

  5. Hi Stephen, the trails should be open for hiking. Mountain biking is still questionable due to the continued wet weather. If you do go out to ride, please be prepared to walk your bicycle through any areas of mud or standing water to avoid creating ruts on the trail that will further slow drainage and increase erosion. Thanks!

  6. We had severe damage from the recent storms. Are working on clean-up this week and weekend. Still a lot of standing water as of June 1 but hopeful for resolution by the weekend. Check here or the Facebook page for updates.

  7. Hi Chris, Thanks for the update. Will we need a chainsaw to remove the trees?

    Re 4-wheelers: apparently there is nothing that can be done to stop that activity unless we catch them in the act. If you happen to see someone out on the trail with a motorized vehicle, please notify the authorities immediately.

  8. Hi Adam,

    We are in a bit of a good news/bad news situation with the West Loop. Our application for a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department grant for trail improvements over there was approved (good news!), but we are not allowed to start any work until they have completed their site analysis, which will likely be sometime in the fall (bad news!)

    So, we have had dry conditions and the trail will not be muddy, but it will also be rather overgrown and parts are still under water. The East Loop, which is now over 12 miles of trail, is in pretty good shape and is being ridden regularly, although as always more work needs to be done.

    Hope that helps answer your question.

  9. Hi Michelle,

    Millican Reserve is open dawn to dusk 7 days a week. The BVMBA also has permission to host night rides out there once weekly – we will start those up again when the days get shorter.

    You need to be a member of one of the local outdoor organizations (e.g. Brazos Valley Running Club, Brazos Valley Mountain Bike Association) to use the Millican Reserve trails.

  10. Hi Denise! It’s good to hear from you. Unfortunately, the trails are still closed and the group trail ride is canceled for 12-1-15. We’ve been having a lot of rain recently, so folks are probably going stir-crazy looking for opportunities to ride. If you cross-post to the Facebook page, you might be able to find some MTB-on-road riders for tonight.

  11. Hi Nick,

    Millican is closed this weekend due to the Youth Hunt. The status page has been updated to reflect this. Millican will re-open Sunday, November 20th, after 2pm.

    • Thank you for the quick response! I checked online but didn’t see that – I appreciate the information.

  12. Should be, but we will be updating between 9-930 tomorrow morning after we have a boots-on-the-ground check.

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