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Corpus Christi Loop

August 5, 2016
Zipping along the JFK Causeway and Bridge over the Intercoastal Waterway.

Experience the laid-back vibe that comes from cruising the coast and let the seaside breezes blow the cobwebs away. Take in the big-city offerings in Corpus Christi by touring the USS Lexington with it’s deck the size of three football fields or taking an aquatic journey at the Texas State Aquarium. The ride will take you over bridges and bays, through small-town Texas and over to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Take advantage of the opportunity to view hundreds of species of birds on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, some of which are only found in Texas. End your jaunt at Snoopy’s Pier for some cold ones and fresh Gulf Coast seafood.

Along The Way

ARANSAS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

6 mi. south of Austwell
on FM 2040
361-286-3559

FORTUNA BAY BED & BREAKFAST

15405 Fortuna Bay Dr., #12

361-949-7554

HESTER’S CAFE & COFFEE BAR

1714 S. Alameda St.
361-885-0558

PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE

20420 Park Road 22
361-949-8069

TEXAS STATE AQUARIUM

2710 N. Shoreline Blvd.
361-881-1200

USS LEXINGTON MUSEUM ON THE BAY

2914 N. Shoreline Blvd.
361-888-4873

PORT ARANSAS

DOLPHIN ENCOUNTERS AT DEEP SEA HEADQUARTERS

440 W. Cotter Ave.
361-779-3188

LEONABELLE TURNBULL BIRDING CENTER

From Texas 361 at the ferry landing, take Cut-Off Rd. to Ross Ave. and follow signs to the center

PALMILLA BEACH RESORT & GOLF CLUB

258 Snapdragon
361-749-4653

PORT ARANSAS BREWING COMPANY

429 N. Alister
361-749-2739

THE TARPON INN

200 E. Cotter Ave.
361-749-5555

REFUGIO

TEXAS SOUTH WIND VINEYARD & WINERY

16375 Hwy. 183 S.
361-526-4662

GUMBO SEAFOOD

536 N. Alamo St.
361-526-2500

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On The Road

Pit Stops

1. TEXAS STAR CONVENIENCE STORE
2728 Agnes St., Corpus Christi
361-882-3311

2. SHELL
719 Refugio Hwy., Refugio
361-526-5007

3. COUNTRY STORE
1056 S. Commercial St.,
Aransas Pass
361-758-9019

Grab a Bite

1. BLACKBEARD’S ON THE BEACH
3117 Surfside Blvd.,
Corpus Christi
361-884-1030

2. SHEMPY’S GRILL
3911 Hwy. 35 S., Rockport
361-727-0019

Stay The Night

1. THE LIGHTHOUSE INN AT ARANSAS BAY

200 S. Fulton Beach Rd.,
Rockport
866-790-8439

Diversions

1. LIGHTHOUSE LAKES PADDLING TRAIL
Port Aransas Causeway,
Texas 361, Aransas Pass.
Trailhead on north side of road
before ferry landing.
361-758-3111

2. HORSES ON THE BEACH
16562 Park Rd. 22,
Corpus Christi
361-949-4944

Only in Texas

1. USS Lexington
2914 N Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi
361-888-4873

Events

Free

8th Annual Capital of Texas Police Motorcycle Chute Out

March 3 @ 7:00 am - March 6 @ 5:00 pm

The COTPMCO is a police motorcycle skills competition and training where motors from across the country gather every year. Free exhibitor show, free for spectators, competitor giveaways and more. This year’s Chute Out will be held on the Cowboy Harley-Davidson of Austin’s training grounds behind Cabela’s.
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Daytona Bike Week 2021

March 5 - March 14

We are excited to embark on our 80th Anniversary. Be sure to check the official Bike Week website for sponsors, information, and gear for this great new Bike Week Festival in 2021!
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Iron Horse Disciples Bike Night

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join the Copperas Cove chapter of the Iron Horse Disciples Motorcycle Ministry at Horny Toad Harley-Davidson on Friday, March 5th.
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$5.00

8th Annual Rouse RockNRides

March 6 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

This car show keeps on getting bigger and better with several surprised guest appearances. There will be music, food, and lots of prizes. We encourage everyone and anything on wheels to come out.
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Free

TARA Monthly Adventure Ride

March 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Austin TARA (Texas Adventure Riders Association) Chapter sponsors a monthly dual sport adventure ride the first Saturday of every month. All riders are invited to attend.
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