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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.

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 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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Paris Bicycle Tour
- Paris bicycle tour in small groups, for all ages. Discover Paris as
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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.


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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!
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride - #9
02/28/2015
MS150 Training Ride - Post Lunch
02/28/2015
Hike Huntsville State Park
02/28/2015
Camping at Huntsville State Park
02/28/2015
Dinner at Brio Tuscan Grille
02/28/2015
Mountain Biking at Huntsville State Park
02/28/2015
Galveston Art Walk
02/28/2015
Doomsday Wrestling
02/28/2015
Hike Houston Arboretum
02/28/2015
Brunch at Canyon Creek Cafe
02/28/2015
Dance Lessons - intermediate East Coast Swing- level 3/4
03/01/2015
Take A Hike - LSHT Sand Branch Loop
03/01/2015
Blue Heron Farm Visit
03/01/2015
Post-BHF Bike Ride in Waller
03/01/2015
Monday Post Walk Dinner-La Fendee
03/02/2015
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
03/02/2015
West Houston -Tuesday AM Terry Hershey - Bike Ride
03/03/2015
Skate, Bike, Rattle and Roll
03/03/2015
Post-Walk Pizza & BYOB at Luigi''s
03/04/2015
Rice University Evening Walk
03/04/2015
Sammy Hundley at Local Pour
03/04/2015
Cancelled - Biking White Oak Bayou Trail -Leisure Ride
03/05/2015
Exploring the San Juan Islands by Kayak - Pre Meeting
03/05/2015
An Evening with Drive-By Truckers at Fitzgerald's!
03/06/2015
Nepal Trek Info Meeting
03/06/2015
Red Molly at McGonigel's Mucky Duck
03/06/2015
pre-Drive-By Truckers Dinner
03/06/2015
Trip to Death Valley - FINAL PAYMENT
03/07/2015
43rd Annual Buffalo Bayou Regatta
03/07/2015
Big Bend Adventure - Pre-Trip Meeting
03/07/2015
6th Annual Azalea Trail Bike Ride
03/07/2015
Handlebar Cyclery Bike Ride
03/07/2015
MS150 Training Ride - Post Lunch
03/08/2015
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride - #10
03/08/2015
The Urban Slide - Houston
03/08/2015
Arthur Storey Park Power Walk
03/09/2015
Post-walk dinner @ Ruggles Cafe
03/09/2015
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
03/09/2015
BCO & REI Present: Kayaking 101
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

03/09/2015
Event Leader Dinner
03/10/2015
West Houston -Tuesday AM Terry Hershey - Bike Ride
03/10/2015
Post-Walk Pizza & BYOB at Luigi''s
03/11/2015
Rice University Evening Walk
03/11/2015
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail -Leisure Ride
03/12/2015
Pre-trip meeting for Whitewater Guide School - Green River
03/12/2015
Trip to Death Valley National Park
03/14/2015
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride - #11
03/14/2015
MS150 Training Ride - Post Lunch
03/14/2015
Tour de Houston
03/15/2015
East Side Eclectic Exploration
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

03/15/2015
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
03/15/2015
Arthur Storey Park Power Walk
03/16/2015
Monday Post Walk Dinner-La Fendee
03/16/2015
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
03/16/2015
Dance the night away with The Space Rockers
03/17/2015
Post-Walk Pizza & BYOB at Luigi''s
03/18/2015
Rice University Evening Walk
03/18/2015
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail -Leisure Ride
03/19/2015
Dinner at Bamboo House before the Theater
03/19/2015
Stupid F**king Bird at Stages Theater
03/19/2015
iFLY Houston!
03/19/2015
Murder by Natural Causes: Stage Thriller at Theatre Suburbia
03/20/2015
Happy Hour and Dinner at Benjy's
03/20/2015
BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
03/20/2015
Fort Bend Bike Ride
03/21/2015
MS150 Training Ride - Post Lunch
03/21/2015
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride - #12
03/21/2015
Fatbike Sandy
03/21/2015
Explore Matagorda Bay By Kayak & On Foot
03/21/2015
Lunch After Matagorda Bay Kayak & Hike Event
03/21/2015
Hike Brazos Bend State Park
03/22/2015
Bluebonnet Express
03/22/2015
BCO Graffiti Art & Food Truck Bike Ride
03/22/2015
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
03/23/2015
Skate, Bike, Rattle and Roll
03/24/2015
Post-Walk Pizza & BYOB at Luigi''s
03/25/2015
Rice University Evening Walk
03/25/2015
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail -Leisure Ride
03/26/2015
BCO Member & Guests Dinner
03/26/2015
Free: Inter-Active Pain & Injury Relief Workshop
03/26/2015
Bayou City Outdoors Meet & Greet
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

03/27/2015
First Ever Berkalin Records Music Festival - Round Top, Texas
03/28/2015
Camping after - First Ever Berkalin Records Music Festival - Round Top, Texas
03/28/2015
Take an Urban Hike! Buffalo Bayou
03/28/2015
Game Night
03/28/2015
MS150 Training Ride - Post Lunch
03/29/2015
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride - #13 - BCO Supports this Ride!
03/29/2015
BYOB Painting Mimosa Matinee
03/29/2015
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
03/30/2015
BCO Orientation Dinner
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

03/31/2015
Iceland trip - DEPOSIT
03/31/2015
Easter Hill Country Tour
04/02/2015
Easter Weekend at Dinosaur Valley State Park
04/03/2015
Easter Weekend At Martin Dies State Park
04/03/2015
Kayaking At Martin Dies State Park
04/04/2015
MS150 Training Ride - Post Lunch
04/04/2015
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride - #14
04/04/2015
Terlingua Adventure
04/05/2015
Big Bend Adventure - Bike Ride
04/06/2015
Arthur Storey Park Power Walk
04/06/2015
Legally Blonde, The Musical at MOT
04/09/2015
Big Bend - A Day on the River
04/10/2015
BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
04/10/2015
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride - #15
04/11/2015
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
04/12/2015
Hike in the Cyress Area Before Lunch at The Shack TBD
04/12/2015
BCO & REI Present: Triathlon and Adventure racing 101
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

04/13/2015
Skate, Bike, Rattle and Roll
04/14/2015
Dinner at Bamboo House before the Theater
04/16/2015
Bad Jews at Stages Theatre
04/16/2015
MS150 Pre-Ride Carb-Loading Dinner
04/16/2015
2015 Caddo Lake Earth Day Regatta
04/18/2015
BP MS 150 - 2015
04/18/2015
Lágbájá at MOT
04/18/2015
Arthur Storey Park Power Walk
04/20/2015
Camping at Galveston Island State Park
04/24/2015
Shiner GASP Bike Ride
04/25/2015
Kayak Swimmer Support for IRONMAN 70.3 Galveston
04/26/2015
Skate, Bike, Rattle and Roll
04/28/2015
BCO Free:Pain & Injury Relief Workshop
04/29/2015
SAVE THE DATE- 2015 ROW
04/30/2015
Petal for a Purpose
05/02/2015
Haynie Spirit Bone Cancer Foundation 6th Annual BBQ fundraiser
05/02/2015
Blankets and Blues Open Air Music Festival 2015
05/03/2015
Whitewater Kayaking 101 Weekends 2015 - READ FIRST
05/08/2015
Whitewater Kayaking Instruction 101
05/09/2015
Kayak_ Lake Somerville
05/09/2015
Colonial Virginia VBT Bike Tour
05/10/2015
Whitewater Kayaking Instruction - Day 2
05/10/2015
Whitewater Guide School - Green River
05/11/2015
BCO Member & Guests Dinner
05/12/2015
BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
05/15/2015
Giselle at MOT
05/16/2015
BCO - A Walk in the Woods
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

05/17/2015
BCO Meet & Greet
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

05/21/2015
Memorial Weekend at Caddo Lake State Park
05/22/2015
Dinner at Auntie Skinners Riverboat Club
05/23/2015
The Magic Flute at MOT
05/23/2015
Kayaking at Caddo Lake State Park
05/24/2015
Best Hikes & Cities of Switzerland Tour with HCO
05/29/2015
Historic Galveston Cemetery Tour
05/30/2015
Hiking and Touring in Greece: RSVP to Express Interest
05/30/2015
Lunch After Historic Galveston Cemetery Tour
05/30/2015
BCO Farmer’s Market Bike Ride
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

05/30/2015
Event Leader Dinner
06/04/2015
Accordian Kings and Queens at MOT
06/06/2015
Dinner: Local Foods
06/06/2015
National Trails Day
06/06/2015
BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
06/12/2015
Vancouver Vacation 2015 - Hold the date!
06/13/2015
Whitewater Kayaking 101 Weekends 2015 - READ FIRST
06/19/2015
Whitewater Kayaking Instruction 101
06/20/2015
Oregon Hking and Wine Tasting Pre Trip Meeting
06/20/2015
Whitewater Kayaking Instruction - Day 2
06/21/2015
Houston Symphony at MOT
06/27/2015
Kayaking on the Colorado River (14.3 miles)
06/27/2015
Smoky Mountains for 4th of July
07/01/2015
Exploring the San Juan Islands by Kayak
07/14/2015
BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
07/17/2015
Dinner: Grafiti Kitchen
07/17/2015
Smokey Joe's Cafe at MOT
07/18/2015
Austin Zipline/Jacob's Well Weekend Trip
07/18/2015
Oregon Hiking, Wine Tasting & Touring
07/19/2015
Whitewater Kayaking 101 Weekends 2015 - READ FIRST
07/24/2015
Whitewater Kayaking Instruction 101
07/25/2015
Whitewater Kayaking Instruction - Day 2
07/26/2015
Bikes, Bats, Brews & Bcycles - all on Buffalo Bayou!
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

07/31/2015
The Merchant of Venice at MOT
08/01/2015
West Texas Fitness, Multi Sport and Fun Week 2015
08/02/2015
Macbeth at MOT
08/08/2015
BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
08/14/2015
Whitewater Kayaking 101 Weekends 2015 - READ FIRST
08/21/2015
Bicycling Upper Michigan
08/22/2015
Whitewater Kayaking Instruction 101
08/22/2015
Aspen Colorado Adventures
08/22/2015
Whitewater Kayaking Instruction - Day 2
08/23/2015
Labor Day weekend _ BCO Weekend Bash - Save the date
09/04/2015
Goose Island State Park Camping and Rockport Hummingbird Festival
09/18/2015
Whitewater Kayaking 101 Weekends 2015 - READ FIRST
09/25/2015
Whitewater Kayaking Instruction 101
09/26/2015
Kayak_ Lake Somerville
09/26/2015
Whitewater Kayaking Instruction - Day 2
09/27/2015
Iceland trip
10/03/2015
Nepal Trek 2015
10/09/2015
Guadalupe River State Park Camping
10/16/2015
BCO Weekend in the Woods! - HOLD THE DATE!
11/05/2015
HOLD THE DATE – Costa Rica Beach & Adventure Tour
12/20/2015
Ecuador Adventure & Tour
02/10/2016
Climb Kilimanjaro - RSVP for more INFO
09/16/2016


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