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Houston Biking

 

Bayou City Outdoors is full of riders and cyclers! We even have about 70 participants in this year's MS150 from Houston to Austin. From casual fun rides to serious training rides, we always have a lot of fun. Some of our famous events are our monthly Farmer's Market Tour Ride and Houston's Too Cool Tour Ride.

Want to start biking along with numerous other fun activities but would like more information? Click Here or get our Houston's Hot series on the best places to go and things to do HERE!

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Click here for the 7 part series, "Get Into the Outdoor Life!"

Check out our event calendar for any events you could participate in before being a member...

or JOIN TODAY to relish in the 50-100 fun and exciting events we have every month!

 Here is some additional information on biking/cycling:

 Mountain Bike Trails in and around Houston Area 

   For General Information on Houston Bike Trails click Here!

 

Mountain Bike Trails around Texas:

Brazos Bend State Park

 

A good trip for the whole family, with practically no elevation change and all smooth surfaces. Gator sightings are likely here as well, so if you do bring the kids, keep an eye on them. 


Richmond, TX - Mountain Biking - 8 miles   

 

 

Double Lake Park Mountain Bike Trail

 

This is a fine trail, a fun place to ooze along or to ride hard. Your choice. You can bring your kids or your beginner-level significant other and they won’t hate you. This is a trail that anyone shou...

From ghorba.org"

Cleveland, TX - Mountain Biking - 8 miles   

 

 

Double Lake Trail

 

An extremely fun, fairly easy, mountain bike–only trail that meanders around the outskirts of the recreation area through the green and scenic Sam Houston National Forest


Coldspring, TX - Mountain Biking - 7.5 miles   

 

 

Huntsville State Park

 

A fun, fast course for riders of all levels, Huntsville is an East Texas biker’s playground. This place is loaded with lots of smooth singletrack covered with cushy pine needles, and the low swampy ar...

From ghorba.org"

Huntsville, TX - Mountain Biking - 9.5 miles   

 

 

Jack Brooks Park Trail

 

I don’t need filler, at this point, and if I didn’t like riding here I would have left the Jack Brooks Park out. I dig it, the gumbo reminds me of home, and the short ups and downs are really exciting...

From ghorba.org"

Hitchcock, TX - Mountain Biking - 5 miles   

 

 

Lake Bryan Park

 

Both loops offer many miles of singletrack that wind around opposite sides of Lake Bryan. The loop that begins on the left side of the entry road (on the way into the park) is a bit easier than the ne...

From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Texas"

Bryan, TX - Mountain Biking - 17 miles   

 

 

Memorial Park

 

Smack-dab in the middle of the third biggest city in the nation is this beautiful park full of really fun singletrack. A jogging path and soccer and baseball fields make this park a prime athlete’s de...

From ghorba.org

Houston, TX - Mountain Biking - 6 miles   

 

 

Memorial Park Trails

 

This is all a lot of Houston mountain bikers know. And this is still the quintessential Houston-area mountain bike trail. The older maze of ridiculousness and general foolish riding has become a thing...

From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"

Houston, TX - Mountain Biking - 6 miles   

 

 

Somerville Trailway

 

A long, easy ride through flat and piney East Texas woodlands, the Somerville Trailway connects the Birch Creek and the Nails Creek units of Lake Somerville State Park. This is a good beginner’s trail...

From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Texas"

Somerville, TX - Mountain Biking - 27 miles   

 

 

The Anthills / Terry Hershey Park

 

I had been dragging around Houston for a couple of days, riding a bunch of stuff that I had seen before, and I fell into this place. Terry Hershey Park has some of the nicest trails in Texas. Not the ...

From ghorba.org

Houston, TX - Mountain Biking - 16 miles   

 

 

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Our favorite is Memorial Park in Houston

Memorial Park Map

Memorial Park in Houston has some of the best technical areas I have ridden.  From near impossible climbs to decent that leave you face down in the leaves.  People have been know to tell us there is no way we can climb certain areas, and they stand in disbelief as prove them wrong, most of the time.  

Although not all the trails are mark, most are.  On the main trails you we see these wooden post with colored arrows hopefully leading you in the right direction.  There are several trails that have been closed to bikes and those areas are marked by roadblocks.  It is important to respect the signs because the City of Houston has been trying to close all the trails to bikes.

All the trails in Memorial Park are surrounded by dense forest.  There are trails everywhere and maps are hard to come by.  Click here for a MAP of the main trails.  Watch for hikers and other bikers.  Be sure to call "RIDER!" when rounding a blind turn so people will know you are coming.  Likewise, be sure to yield when you hear another biker yell.

The Buffalo Bayou runs along the back of the park and washes out parts of the trails.  It is a long drop to the water so be careful.

This is one of those rides that can take all day just because you find a jump or climb that you want to try over and over again.  The three pictures above are all places like that, a creek crossing, a root infested hill, and a "roller-coaster" double hill ending with a steep wash-out with a brick erosion prevention path.  All three worth spending a few minutes at.

Some days everything you do is perfect and you start thinking that you should start racing, then you get over confident and you are sent over the bar or even worse, you are sent into your bars.

By http://www.lx.net/schizo/Houston.html

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Hey Ladies!

It's Great for Your Health to Ride, but did you also know that it's great for your friendships?

Check out this article from Women's Adventure Magazine!

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Why Start Riding?

Why I Ride
See the Full Article by Chad Stamper Here!

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Biking Safety

Houston’s Bike Lane Blues

See the Full Article by Dan Lundeen Here

 

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Basic Cycling Checklist

Want to know what you'll need to get out on your bicycle? Well, check the following list for everything that you'll need!

The Two Essentials

  • Bike
  • Helmet

Core gear

  • Water (hydration pack; bottle with cage)
  • Snacks/energy food
  • Sunscreen
  • First-aid kit (see our First-aid checklist)
  • Eye protection (sunglasses, clear lenses)
  • Medical info/emergency contact card

Core bike repair items

  • Spare tube or tubes (and/or patch kit)
  • Pump
  • Tire levers
  • Cycling multi-tool with Allen wrenches

Some options to consider

  • Padded shorts or tights
  • Wicking jersey or top
  • Gloves
  • Saddle (underseat) bag
  • Patch kit (and/or spare tube or tubes)
  • Lock
  • Watch or cycling computer
  • Cell phone
  • Cash and/or credit card
  • Map (if in unfamiliar area)

Some personal extras

  • ____________________
  • ____________________
  • ____________________

Cycling pre-ride inspection points

  • Tire pressure and condition
  • Brake check
  • Front/rear wheel quick releases secured
  • Bolt tightness throughout
  • Seat and handlebar height
  • Light check (if equipped)
  • Lubrication check
  • Reflectors in place

 

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Events To Watch!
Henry IV Part 1 at MOT
08/02/2014
White Linen Night in the Heights
08/02/2014
NWCC Zube Park Ride
08/02/2014
Dance Lessons - Western Swing/ Polka Level II
08/03/2014
West Texas Fitness, Multi Sport and Fun Week 2014
08/03/2014
Lunch in Alpine TX Before Fitness Week
08/03/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
08/04/2014
Monday Post Walk Dinner
08/04/2014
Get Down With The Guzzlers!
08/05/2014
Post-Walk Pizza & BYOB at Luigi''s
08/06/2014
Rice University Evening Walk
08/06/2014
Dinner at Salata before Theater
08/07/2014
Rock The Dock with Rat Ranch
08/07/2014
Full Gallop at Stages Theater
08/07/2014
BCO Presents Karbach Fun Run
08/07/2014
Sugar Land- Music in the Plaza Live Music featuring Grupo Bachata
08/08/2014
Kayaking and/or Hiking in Scotland
08/09/2014
Two Gentlemen of Verona at MOT
08/09/2014
CrossFit with Julie!
08/09/2014
Lunch after CrossFit
08/09/2014
Kayaking and a (free) Tim McGraw concert
08/09/2014
Kayaking Lake Olympia
08/10/2014
Mountain Biking - Cypress Creek and 100 Acre Wood Trails
08/10/2014
Margaritas before noon
08/10/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
08/11/2014
Rice University Evening Walk
08/13/2014
Grill dinner, live music and sailboat races on Clear Lake!
08/13/2014
Post-Walk Pizza & BYOB at Luigi''s
08/13/2014
West Houston - Terry Hershey - Bike Ride
08/13/2014
BCO Presents Karbach Fun Run
08/14/2014
Pay for dragon boat Regatta here
08/14/2014
BCO Monthly Members & Guests dinner
08/14/2014
Ski Beaver Creek January 2015-registration opens
08/15/2014
The Humane Bike Ride & Wine Tasting
08/16/2014
Machu Picchu (Peru) hiking
08/18/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
08/18/2014
Rice University Evening Walk
08/20/2014
West Houston - Terry Hershey - Bike Ride
08/20/2014
Post-Walk Pizza & BYOB at Luigi''s
08/20/2014
BCO Presents Karbach Fun Run
08/21/2014
Bayou City Outdoors Kayak Polo & Rolling Practice - in one!
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

08/22/2014
Kayak Sea Wolf Park
08/23/2014
A Malbec Wine Tasting
08/23/2014
VBT Ireland Bicycle Tour
08/25/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
08/25/2014
Rice University Evening Walk
08/27/2014
West Houston - Terry Hershey - Bike Ride
08/27/2014
Post-Walk Pizza & BYOB at Luigi''s
08/27/2014
BCO Presents Karbach Fun Run
08/28/2014
BCO Summer Party and M&G
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

08/28/2014
River trip on the Rio Chama over labor day weekend
08/29/2014
Concert in the park - Chicago and REO Speedwagon
08/29/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
09/01/2014
Hiking Yosemite National Park
09/06/2014
Kayaking and free Brad Paisley concert!
09/06/2014
Maryland Bicycle trip to Chesapeake Bay area
09/07/2014
Bayou City Outdoors & REI Present: Hiking 101
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

09/08/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
09/08/2014
Concert in the park - ZZ Top
09/12/2014
BCO Kayak Polo & Rolling Practice
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

09/12/2014
Bayou City Outdoors Farmer’s Market Bike Ride
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

09/13/2014
After-Ride Lunch at Onion Creek
09/13/2014
Wine Tasting on the River Adventures - Snake River rafting through Hells Canyon
09/14/2014
Tour de Pink Bike Ride 2014
09/14/2014
Ski Beaver Creek January 2015 - registration deadline to be eligible for $100 raffle
09/15/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
09/15/2014
BCO Special Member Dinner with Grown Up Story Time
09/17/2014
Canoeing/Camping Trip on the Wild & Scenic Neches River
09/19/2014
Magical Museum Mystery Tour
09/21/2014
BCO - A Walk in the Woods & Picnic
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

09/21/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
09/22/2014
Bayou City Outdoors Meet & Greet
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

09/25/2014
BCO Presents: Picassos by Paws Painting Party & Fundraiser
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

09/28/2014
Dinner Before Pineywoods Ride
10/03/2014
Camping at Pedernales Falls SP
10/03/2014
Bike East Texas--Pineywoods Purgatory
10/04/2014
Backpacking The Ozark Highlands Trail
10/09/2014
Nepal Trek
10/10/2014
Ski Beaver Creek January 2015- final date for changes without penalty
10/10/2014
After-Ride Lunch at Onion Creek
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

10/11/2014
BCO Farmer’s Market Bike Ride
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

10/11/2014
BCO & REI Present: Camping 101!*
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

10/13/2014
Bayou City Outdoors Kayak Polo & Rolling Practice - in one! 2014
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

10/17/2014
Bike Around the Bay 2014
10/18/2014
11th Annual Gulf Coast International Dragon Boat Regatta - SIGN UP HERE
10/19/2014
Ski Beaver Creek January 2015- final payment due
10/19/2014
BCO Roof Top Party Meet & Greet
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

10/25/2014
8th Annual BCO Haunted Hike & Pizza Party
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

10/31/2014
The Addams Family at MOT
11/01/2014
BCO Weekend in the Woods - camping!
11/07/2014
Frogz at MOT
11/08/2014
Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
11/08/2014
Metropolis at MOT
11/22/2014
Thanksgiving in Sante Fe, New Mexico
11/26/2014
Christmas Hiking Tucson Area
12/25/2014
Ski Beaver Creek
01/10/2015
Ski Whistler, BC Canada with HCO
01/25/2015
HOLD THE DATE -Rock Out Weekend 2015!
04/30/2015
California Wine Country & Pacific Coast
05/13/2015
Climb Kilimanjaro - RSVP for more INFO
07/06/2015


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