One lasting image of Texas is a person on horseback, something one can still view throughout the state.
However, in the 21st century, other forms of transportation are also being used by Texans to traverse the many pathways in the state, including those considered “off road.” Two of the most prominent are the four-wheel All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and the two-wheel dirt bike, and there are plenty of places in North Texas where each can be used legally and safely.
Barnwell Mountain Recreational Area
This area, located in North Gilmer off State Hwy. 155, has been part of the Texas Motorized Trails Coalition (TMTC) since 2000 and offers quite a bit for the off-road enthusiast. That includes more than 27 miles of single-track paths for dirt bikers and 16 miles worth of ATV riding pathways.
The cost is $15 for TMTC members and $30 for non-members. Also, riders must follow park rules, which includes wearing a helmet and no riding after 10 p.m.
For more information about the riding rules, places to camp and stay and park conditions, call 903-797-4066 or check out the park website at http://www.barnwellmountainra.com.
By Greg Ford • Sports Editor • [email protected]
For the complete story see the July 20 edition of The Farmersville Times or click here for the e-Edition.