The premiere biking destination of the Ark-La-Tex
Be your preference on-road, off-road, or track-based cycling, Paris, Texas, is the prime destination for competitive and recreational bike riding activities.
Tour the gently rolling hills and long straight-aways and enjoy minimal traffic along the farm-to-market roads in Lamar County. Accept the off-road challenge of the Barber-Hills Hiking and Biking Trail at Pat Mayse Lake. Make your competitive dreams come true on the world-class Pump Track Paris, home of a 2021 Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships qualifier competition.
Feeling the call to ride but didn't bring your bike? Automated bicycle rentals are available next to the Eiffel Tower at the Love Civic Center.
Other formal biking competitions take place throughout the year. The annual Tour de Paris Bicycle Rally receives great reviews as one of the best rides in Texas year after year. An on and off-road gravel grind challenge is also held the weekend of the Tour de Paris. The Barber Hill Hard Labor is held each year as part of the TMBRA Texas Cup Mountain Bike Series.
Even the motorized bike riders make Paris their dining and overnight basecamp. Bikers enjoy day trips through the wooded areas of east Texas and the winding scenic roads of the southeastern Oklahoma Kiamichi Mountains.