2023 Conquer the Coast Bike Relay Traffic Plan
Riders Will Have a Choice Between 10-mile, 21-mile, and 66-mile Routes
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – On Saturday, September 16, cyclists will ride in this year’s Conquer the Coast Bike Relay event. Cyclists will start in the heart of Corpus Christi’s Whataburger Field, home of the Corpus Christi Hooks (734 E Port Ave, Corpus Christi, TX 78401).
The City of Corpus Christi encourages all motorists traveling along the event route to be mindful of various lane changes and be courteous to participating cyclists.
Those participating in the 66-mile route will ride eastbound on Port Avenue, then southbound along Mesquite Street, then down Power Street, onto the Harbor Bridge to Portland, Ingleside, Port Aransas, Padre Island, to Waldron Road through the Naval Air Station- Corpus Christi, Ocean Drive and back to the finish line.
Cyclists in the 10- and 21-mile routes will ride eastbound on Port Avenue, southbound on Mesquite Street, eastbound on Power Street, and southbound to Shoreline Boulevard and onto Ocean Drive to their turnaround points, then back to the finish line. The 10-mile turnaround will be at Doddridge Street, and the 21-mile turnaround will be at the Naval Air Station- Corpus Christi north gate.
Southbound Ocean Drive:
Cyclists will share the road with vehicular traffic on southbound Shoreline Boulevard and Ocean Drive, except for various right lane closures on Ocean Drive at Rossiter Street, Doddridge Street, and Robert Street.
Northbound Ocean Drive:
Cyclists will share the road with vehicular traffic on northbound Ocean Drive, except for various right lane closures on Ocean Drive at Rossiter Street, Doddridge Street, and Robert Street. Cyclists will have a right lane closure along Shoreline Boulevard from Lawrence Street to Power Street.
Corpus Christi Police will direct traffic at various intersections throughout the routes, and volunteer assistance will be available at each transition location. Cyclists are encouraged to ride in groups through the construction zone.
At 5 a.m. Saturday, September 16, no parking signs will be placed along the routes. Traffic control devices will be set up along the route, and parking restrictions will be enforced. Lane closures will be progressively opened to traffic as riders clear the course.