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Cycling in Texas

Texas means large hats and cows with huge horns. Everything here is great and truly American. This state offers surprisingly good cycling options.

Cycling conditions
Texas has no Bike Master Plan yet, to protect cyclists. The government support for bicycle projects is still under development.


LandscapeTexas is the second largest state in the U.S. (the size of Britain and France combined) and therefore there are a lot of different landscapes. From east to west these are: the Gulf Coastal Plains, the piece that borders the Gulf of Mexico and that consists of flat lowlands. The fertile and hilly Prairie Plains. The Rolling Plains, hilly country farther west that gradually increases in height. The Great Plains, the western part. The Panhandle, dry barren plains with deep canyons. The Basin and Range Region in the southwest, with dry high plains, already part of the Rocky Mountains, including the Guadalupe Mountains.


Climate
Texas is so large that there are big climatic differences. The southeast is subtropical and coastal region sometimes hunid.The Northwest has a continental climate with hot summers. Most rainfall during the summer.





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