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Brazos River Ride Route Plan
May 2008

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Brazos River Ride Route Plan

he Ride: A Ride that covered two days and 395 miles along the Brazos River through the beautiful backroads of Falls and Limestone Counties. The ride departed from Austin and took us to the famous Green's Sausage House in Zabcikville, the historic towns of Calvert and Marlin, and the Falls Of The Brazos Park. Our second day included a visit to Groesbeck and Historic Fort Parker, where 9 year old Cynthia Parker was captured by Comanches in 1836. Cynthia was raised with the Comanches and married Comanche Chief Peta Nocona. She bore a son, Quannah Parker, the most famous of the great Comanche Chiefs. The ride also included a visit to the Branch Davidian Compound at Mount Carmel, the site of the Branch Davidian Siege by ATF and FBI agents in 1993, where eighty Branch Davidians and four ATF agents died.

Friday: Austin to Calvert; Marlin; Falls Of The Brazos Park; 202 miles; 8 – 8 ½ hours

From Austin, take 290 East to Manor
Right on Murray/Lexington
Breakfast at Ramos Restaurant
From Lexington, right on E. Parsons
Left on 973 North
Left on Hwy 95
Right on 2268
Left on 437
Left on 53 to Green’s Sausage House
Backtrack on 53 East
Right on 485
Left on 1671 east
Left on 1963
Keep left on 256 Loop northwest
Right on 77
Right on 431 northeast
Right on 2027
Right on 413 to Wilderville
POI: Wilderville Country Store (West on 413)
South on 2027
Left on 979
POI: Brazos River Crossing
Right on 6 to Calvert
Calvert (Lunch; Coffee Stop)
POI: Daley Grind Coffee House
POI: Historic District & Home Tour
POI: Hammond House (Ex Courthouse) 604 Elm St
POI: Episcopal Church of the Epiphany (501 E Gregg St)
POI: Queen Anne House (609 E Gregg)
Backtrack Northwest on 6
Left on 2159 NW to Salter
Left on 1373 Along Brazos/Union Pacific RR
Changes to 413 northeast to Highbank
Left on 1771
Left on 339
Left on 147 west to Odds, McClanahan
Right on 7
POI: Falls County Courthouse
POI: Adams Funeral Home; 130 Coleman St.
POI: Buie-Allen Hospital
POI: Hot Mineral Water Pavilion (Coleman St., East of Courthouse)
POI: Falls Hotel (Old Conrad Hilton) on Coleman St.
POI: Blue Ridge Baptist Church (SE Marlin)
Left on Hwy 6
Right on 712
POI: Falls Of The Brazos Park
Backtrack to Marlin for Lodging
Lodging: Relax Inn: Hwy 6 @ FM 147
Dinner: Brazos River Steak & Seafood: 3680 SH 7
Libations: The Town Door, Hwy 6
Breakfast: Sisters on the Square

Saturday:  Marlin to Groesbeck, Historic Fort Parker, Branch Davidian Site; 193 mi., 6 – 7 hrs
Marlin to Groesbeck
Take 147 northeast
Left on 14
POI: Limestone Co. Courthouse
Continue 14 to Fort Parker
POI: Fort Parker
Backtrack to Groesbeck
Right on 164 (W.Yeagua St)
Take Ramp towards Marlin/Waco
Right on 3222
Left on Darwin St.
Left on Wilbanks Dr.
Left on Somrmerfeld Drive
Left on 2957
Right on 2491
Left on Double Ee Ranch Rd
Turn right on side road to Mount Carmel
POI: Branch Davidian Site
Continue North on Double Ee Ranch Road
Left on Beaver Lake Rd to Hwy 84
Right on Hwy 31 to Axtell
POI: Jim’s Cycle Shop
Backtrack on Hwy 31 to Waco
Take I 35 South
Optional Stop: Texas Ranger Museum in Waco
I 35 or Hwy 95 to Austin

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