Galveston to Rockport
Starting point: Galveston, Texas
Distance: 221 miles
Challenge factor: Low (but use caution riding on the beach)
Highlights: The scenic south Texas coast and a beautiful wildlife preserve. (Remember to wash your bike thoroughly if you ride on the beach. Salt will pit your chrome.) Keep an eye out for deer, bobcats and even alligators at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Complex near the town of Austwell.