The back roads of Gillespie County provide miles of scenic views for road bicycle riding. Although the area roads are lightly traveled compared to big cities, riders are encouraged to obey all rules of the road to ensure their safety. With the hilly terrain, autos can come upon bicyclists without much notice, so please stay as far to the right as possible. Mountain biking enthusiasts will enjoy Hill Country State Natural Area, near Bandera and Pedernales Falls State Park, near Johnson City. For more information, visit www.cycletexas.com and www.texasvelo.com.