Conquer the Coast packs so much into one ride that no other cycling event quite compares. With ride options of 66, 21, 10 miles, the ride begins in the heart of Corpus Christi’s burgeoning cultural district (Bayfront Park, 1517 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401).
Cheniere 66-Mile: A challenge for even the most seasoned cyclist, this is the course that separates the joy riders from the die-hards. Once you make your way to the top of the Harbor Bridge you’ll realize this is no ordinary ride. With the Corpus Christi ship channel below, and the Texas State Aquarium and USS Lexington off to your right, you are at the start of an amazing ride that will take you through six different coastal communities. You’ll get to ride the Port Aransas ferry, ride the “Toughest 18 Miles in Texas,” and ride through Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. With the wind at your back, you’ll finish the final ten miles on beautiful Ocean Drive as you make your way back past the Corpus Christi marina to North Bayfront Park.
21-Mile: The 21 mile course is for those looking to push themselves a little. This ride will take you the entire length of Ocean Drive past the Island University of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and near the gates of Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. It’s perfect for intermediate level riders using comfort bikes, hybrids or mountain bikes.
Valero 10-Mile: The 10 mile course is a leisurely ride down Ocean Drive. Beautiful homes on one side and the scenic views of the bay on the other side. It’s perfect for less experienced riders, younger riders and families. It’s long enough to push yourself without overdoing it.