River Road is one of the G1 riding roads in the Butler Texas Hill Country map (See link). The G1 roads are the best riding roads based on local knowledge. We (M & M) have realized that a great road to one rider is not necessarily a great road for all riders. For example a great road for us is one that has no cross streets, no neighborhoods, has plenty of fun twisty curves, has a smooth riding surface with no gravel and no traffic and is located outside of town. We like being able to lean the bike and ride the curves aggressively and can do that with less risk when those road factors are met. I know, we are pretty spoiled picky riders, aren’t we. River Road is a nice curvy road meandering along side the Guadalupe River. There are quaint restaurants and camping grounds on the side of the road, pretty scenery of the river, and it looks like an area for good fishing. It is a road to ride with caution staying aware of cars and tourists along side of the road. This may be your kind of road, so here is our riding route below:
From Fredericksburg, TX, right onto US-290 E/ E Main St. Go 3.6 mi.
Right onto RR-1376. Go 6.2 mi. You will pass Luckenbach.
Left onto RM-1888 E. Go 16.3 mi to stop sign.
Right onto FR-1623. Go 5.4 mi to Blanco.
Right onto US-281 S/ Main St in Blanco. Note you will see US-281 junction sign but there is no sign at the US-281 S turn stoplight. Go 11.4 mi.
Left onto FM-306. Go 18.8 mi.
Right onto FM-2673 W. Go 1.5 mi. You will be in Sattler.
Sharp left onto River Rd at stoplight. There will be a sign pointing to River Rd before the turn. Go 12.9 mi staying on River Rd.
Left onto TX-337 Loop E at stoplight. There will be a Shell station on right side of road just before the stoplight. Go 3.3 mi.
If you want to eat in New Braunfels, Left onto TX-46 E. go ~3 mi to Taqueria El Sazon Tapatio on right side of road. Restaurant is in a small strip shopping center just before stop light. Motel 8 is on the same side of road after the stoplight so if you pass Motel 8 turn around. The restaurant address is: 490 TX-46 E, New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 620-9440.
If you don’t want to eat, turn around at Shell gas station and ride River Road in the other direction turning right when the sign points to the River Access road.