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4 out of 5 Rider Rating 4
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By Boats1000 (7 McR Points) on Mar 24, 2013

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Boats1000
March 27, 2013
Excellent Ride and scenery. If you want to add a…
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BrenhamCruiser
2 McR Points
March 24, 2016
When Biker friends visit, I take them on the 390…
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Written Directions

From 105 in Downtown Navasota. 1. Head southwest on TX-105 W/​E Washington Ave toward Farquhar St Continue to follow TX-105 W 9.9 mi 2. Turn right onto Co Rd 93/​Wm Penn Rd 4.6 mi 3. Turn right onto Farm to Market 390 E/​La Bahia Trail E 4.7 mi 4. Slight right onto Waters Ln 312ft 5. Continue onto Old Baylor College Rd 0.1 mi 6. Continue onto McCrocklin Rd Leg 1 to Old Baylor University Park (19.4 mi - about 29 mins) 7. Head south on McCrocklin Rd toward Old Baylor College Rd Take the 1st right onto Old Baylor College Rd 0.2 mi 9. Take the 1st right onto Farm to Market 390 E 16.2 mi 10. Turn right onto Farm to Market 390/​FM1948 N 0.3 mi 11. Farm to Market 390/​FM1948 N turns slightly left and becomes Farm to Market Rd 390 W/​La Bahia Trail W Continue to follow Farm to Market Rd 390 W 2.8 mi (Burton) 12. Turn right onto W Washington St 0.6 mi To the Pig and Whistle Pub. (Leg 2 is 19.8 mi approx. 34 mins) 13. Head northeast on W Washington St toward N Railroad St 0.1 mi 14. Take the 3rd right onto N Main St 0.3 mi 15. Take the 3rd left onto TX-125 Spur E/​E Mulberry St 0.3 mi 16. Turn left onto US-290 E 10.3 mi 17. Continue onto US-290 BUS E/​W Main St Continue to follow US-290 BUS E 1.4 mi 18. Continue onto W Alamo St 1.1 mi 19. Turn right onto S Blue Bell Rd To the Blue Bell Creamery 0.6 mi (14.1 mi - about 21 mins) 20. Head northwest on S Blue Bell Rd toward Leslie D Ln 1.2 mi 21. Turn right onto TX-105 E back to Navasota. (23 mi)

Scenery

This route will take you through cattle country across the Brazos river and to the Bahia Trail. (known as one of the BEST backcountry Blue Bonnet roads in Texas.) You will take the winding Bahia trail to the Original site of Baylor University and down to the town of Burton Home of Burton Sausage and to the Pig and Whistle Pub. A Great little pub that is popular with the bikes. Also in Burton there is the Burton Railroad Depot and Museum. From Burton you will travel on open road back to Brenham and to the Blue Bell Creamery for a cool treat.

Drive Enjoyment

Great winding roads with excellent scenery. From Burton to Brenham 290 can get busy at times but it is good road.

Tourism Opportunities

Baylor University is a great place to stop and stretch and enjoy the views of the majestic oak trees. Burton has numerous place to se such as the Railroad Museum and the Pig and Whistle Pub as well as the Burton Sausage factory. In Brenham there are numerous gas stations and restaurants as well as the Blue Bell Creamery where you can get an ice cream cone.

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Boats1000
March 27, 2013
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Excellent Ride and scenery. If you want to add a few miles. slide down to Independence and have a cold drink at the old Store...
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BrenhamCruiser
March 24, 2016
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
When Biker friends visit, I take them on the 390 ride, there are several pubs just off the route to stop. A GREAT day ride with numerous places for cool beverages
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Guest
June 13, 2014
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
Excellent scenic ride. Washington is well known for viewing bluebonnets when they are in season.

This is by no means a negative review. If you're only riding in Houston, this is a 4 during bluebonnet season, 3 for the rest of the year.
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