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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.


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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!
Kayak and lunch - Seawolf Park
08/30/2015
Trail Running in Memorial Park - Summer 2015
08/31/2015
REI, To The Top OF Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro
08/31/2015
Post walk dinner @ Barnaby''s in the Musuem District
08/31/2015
Monday Walk Houston''s Herman Park
08/31/2015
Grand Canyon - pre-trip meeting
09/01/2015
PRE-TRIP/INFO MEETING For Canoeing/Camping the Wild & Scenic Neches River
09/01/2015
Rice University Evening Walk
09/02/2015
Labor Day Weekend @ THE BEACH
09/03/2015
Happy Hour at Chuy's before Armando's Dance Night
09/03/2015
80's Dance Night at Armando's
09/03/2015
NWCC Zube Park Ride & Classic Car Show
09/05/2015
Weekend @ THE BEACH - Dinner at Nate’s West End
09/06/2015
Monday Post Walk Dinner-La Fendee
09/07/2015
Monday Walk Houston's Herman Park
09/07/2015
Labor Day at Huntsville Plus ride the new trails
09/07/2015
City Hall Farmer''s Market & Lunch
09/09/2015
Rice University Evening Walk
09/09/2015
Elton John Tribute at MOT
09/11/2015
NWCC Zube Park Ride
09/12/2015
BCO Farmer’s Market Bike Ride
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

09/12/2015
Iceland Pre-trip Planning Meeting
09/12/2015
Trot For Good Training Program
09/12/2015
Monday Walk Houston''s Herman Park
09/14/2015
Bayou City Outdoors & REI Present: Hiking 101
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

09/14/2015
Coming to Your Senses - Blind Wine Tasting
09/14/2015
BCO Member & Guests Dinner
09/15/2015
Rice University Evening Walk
09/16/2015
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail -Leisure Ride
09/17/2015
BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
09/18/2015
Goose Island State Park Camping and Rockport Hummingbird Festival
09/18/2015
F3 Cross Training's Caveman Challenge
09/19/2015
BCO Pub Roll & Stroll Scavenger Hunt
09/19/2015
ACK Kayak Demo Days
09/19/2015
Tour de Pink
09/20/2015
Kayaking at Lighthouse Lakes Paddling Trail
09/20/2015
Monday Post Walk Dinner-La Fendee
09/21/2015
Monday Walk Houston''s Herman Park
09/21/2015
Chili 2016 Wine and Biking VBT Info. Meeting
09/22/2015
West Houston -Tuesday AM Terry Hershey - Bike Ride
09/22/2015
Astros vs the LA Angels
09/22/2015
Grand Canyon North & South Rims
09/23/2015
Rice University Evening Walk
09/23/2015
BCO Meet & Greet
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

09/24/2015
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail -Leisure Ride
09/24/2015
Whitewater Kayaking 101 Weekends 2015 - READ FIRST
09/25/2015
Whitewater Kayaking Instruction 101
09/26/2015
Tastings - Popcorn
09/26/2015
NWCC Zube Park Ride
09/26/2015
Mucky Duck_California Guitar Trio
09/26/2015
End of Season Pool Party and BBQ
09/26/2015
Great night playing lots of games
09/26/2015
Kayaking and free Hall & Oates Concert!
09/26/2015
BCO Presents: Picasso’s by Paws Painting Party & Fundraiser
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

09/27/2015
Hike Brazos Bend State Park
09/27/2015
Whitewater Kayaking Instruction - Day 2
09/27/2015
Monday Walk Houston''s Herman Park
09/28/2015
West Houston -Tuesday AM Terry Hershey - Bike Ride
09/29/2015
Rice University Evening Walk
09/30/2015
Iceland trip
10/03/2015
Daisy "DoBeDo" O'Connor and John Craigie @ Mucky Duck
10/04/2015
Vino Bingo
10/08/2015
Nepal Trek 2015
10/09/2015
Gritty Goddess
10/10/2015
Festa Italiana 2015
10/10/2015
BCO and REI present Backpacking 101
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

10/12/2015
BCO Member & Guests Dinner
10/15/2015
Dinner at Bamboo House before the Theater
10/15/2015
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity at Stages Theatre
10/15/2015
BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
10/16/2015
Guadalupe River State Park Camping
10/16/2015
BCO Farmer’s Market Bike Ride
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

10/17/2015
BCO MS150 Kick-Off Dinner and Q&A
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

10/19/2015
Canoeing/Camping Trip on the Wild & Scenic Neches River
10/23/2015
BCO Meet & Greet
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

10/23/2015
West TX Weekend--ARE YOU INTERESTED--Based in Apline TX
10/23/2015
Kiwanis Sealy Fall Classic- "Ride for Pie!"
10/24/2015
BCO Orientation Dinner
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

10/29/2015
Scotland Pre-Trip Meeting
10/30/2015
Golf at Pine Crest Golf Club
10/31/2015
9th Annual BCO Haunted Hike
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

10/31/2015
BCO Weekend in the Woods! - HOLD THE DATE!
11/05/2015
Kate's Escape - Accomodations relating to Tour de Gruene
11/06/2015
Tour de Gruene
11/07/2015
2015 Houston Walk to End Alzheimer's
11/07/2015
DIY Bookbinding
11/08/2015
BCO Member & Guests Dinner
11/11/2015
Camping at Inks Lake
11/13/2015
BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
11/13/2015
BCO - A Walk in the Woods
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

11/14/2015
BCO Graffiti Art & Bike Ride
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

11/15/2015
BCO Meet & Greet
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

11/19/2015
Dinner at Luby's Cafeteria before the Theater
11/19/2015
Sister’s Christmas Catechism at Stages Theatre
11/19/2015
A Holiday Gathering and House Concert
11/21/2015
Thanksgiving Hiking Tucson Area
11/22/2015
Dinner at Teala's before the Theater
12/03/2015
Panto Snow Queen: Unfrozen at Stages Theatre
12/03/2015
BCO Event Leader Holiday Party
12/08/2015
FULL - HOLD THE DATE – Costa Rica Beach & Adventure Tour
12/12/2015
BCO Post Holiday Party (Grinches Unite!)
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

12/26/2015
Ecuador & Galapagos Adventure & Tour IN JUNE 2016
02/09/2016
Tramping and Touring in New Zealand!
02/12/2016
ROW 2016 - SAVE THE DATE!
04/28/2016
Ecuador & Galapagos Adventure & Tour
06/25/2016
West Texas Fitness, Multi Sport and Fun Week 2016
08/07/2016
Scotland - Hike The West Highland Way
08/23/2016
Climb Kilimanjaro - RSVP for more INFO
09/16/2016
Chili Biking Vineyards & Costal Vistas
11/02/2016


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