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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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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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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!
Memorial Weekend at Caddo Lake State Park
05/22/2015
SummerFest in Pearland
05/22/2015
Trail Running @ Memorial Park!
05/22/2015
Sand volleyball
05/22/2015
Bird Watching Hike - Brazos Bend State Park
05/22/2015
Dinner at Auntie Skinners Riverboat Club
05/23/2015
Texas Hoedown Car Show
05/23/2015
NWCC Zube Park Ride + Car show!
05/23/2015
The Magic Flute at MOT
05/23/2015
Get Smart Bike Ride
05/24/2015
RAINED OUT - Kayaking at Caddo Lake State Park
05/24/2015
Post walk dinner @ Barnaby's in the Musuem District
05/25/2015
Hermann Park Evening Walk
05/25/2015
Trail Running @ Memorial Park!
05/25/2015
Evening Fitness @ the Memorial Park 3 mile loop!
05/25/2015
Cycle The Neighborhoods of Sugar Land/Missouri City Modified Route
05/25/2015
Skate, Bike, Rattle and Roll
05/26/2015
Memorial Park Walk
05/26/2015
Rice University Evening Walk
05/27/2015
Post-Walk Pizza & BYOB at Luigi''s
05/27/2015
BCO Orientation Dinner
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

05/28/2015
Kayaking and free Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band Concert!
05/28/2015
Burgers and more at Stanton's City Bites
05/28/2015
Free Inter-Active Egoscue Workshop
05/28/2015
SummerFest in Pearland
05/29/2015
Best Hikes & Cities of Switzerland Tour with HCO
05/29/2015
Trail Running @ Memorial Park!
05/29/2015
Beer:30
05/29/2015
A Celebration of Billie Holiday at MOT
05/29/2015
Mountain Biking at Double Lake - Plus a Picnic Lunch
05/30/2015
Smoky Mountains Trip - House accommodations due
05/30/2015
CrossFit with Julie!
05/30/2015
No Refund Band at Shakespeare Pub
05/30/2015
Peruvian cuisine
05/30/2015
CC Rider Band at Wild Alaska Tavern!
05/30/2015
BCO Farmers' Market Bike Ride
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

05/30/2015
NWCC Zube Park Ride
05/30/2015
Historic Galveston Cemetery Tour
05/30/2015
Lunch After Historic Galveston Cemetery Tour
05/30/2015
BCO - A Walk in the Woods
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

05/31/2015
Learn to Windsurf Day at Lake Pflugerville
05/31/2015
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
06/01/2015
Monday Post Walk Dinner-La Fendee
06/01/2015
Rice University Evening Walk
06/03/2015
Post-Walk Pizza & BYOB at Luigi''s
06/03/2015
Event Leader Dinner
06/04/2015
SummerFest in Pearland
06/05/2015
Evening paddle on Spring Creek
06/05/2015
Accordion Kings and Queens at MOT
06/06/2015
Dinner: Local Foods
06/06/2015
National Trails Day
06/06/2015
NWCC Zube Park Ride
06/06/2015
Pre-Fayetteville Good Old Summertime Classic Bike Ride
06/06/2015
Fayetteville Good Old Summertime Classic Bike Ride
06/07/2015
BCO & REI Present: Summertime Dogs 101 – Hikes, Health & Happy Paws
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

06/08/2015
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
06/08/2015
Post-Walk Pizza & BYOB at Luigi''s
06/10/2015
Rice University Evening Walk
06/10/2015
Water Exercise and Conditioning
06/10/2015
BCO Members & Guests Dinner
06/11/2015
Thursday Concerts at Discovery Green with Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie
06/11/2015
BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
06/12/2015
SummerFest in Pearland
06/12/2015
Vancouver Vacation 2015 - Hold the date!
06/13/2015
BCO Farmer’s Market Bike Ride
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

06/13/2015
Handlebar Cyclery Bike Ride
06/13/2015
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
06/15/2015
Skate, Bike, Rattle and Roll
06/16/2015
Labor Day Weekend @ the BEACH - DEPOSIT
06/17/2015
Water Exercise and Conditioning
06/17/2015
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail -Leisure Ride
06/18/2015
SummerFest in Pearland
06/19/2015
Whitewater Kayaking 101 Weekends 2015 - READ FIRST
06/19/2015
Twilight Tunes On The Bayou
06/19/2015
Handlebar Cyclery Bike Ride
06/20/2015
Brunch at Radical Eats
06/20/2015
Samurai: The Way of the Warrior at HMNS
06/20/2015
Whitewater Kayaking Instruction 101
06/20/2015
Whitewater Kayaking Instruction - Day 2
06/21/2015
Oregon Hiking and Wine Tasting Pre Trip Meeting
06/21/2015
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
06/22/2015
Water Exercise and Conditioning
06/24/2015
Mucky Duck_Jonathan Jackson
06/24/2015
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail -Leisure Ride
06/25/2015
SummerFest in Pearland
06/26/2015
BCO's 14th B-day Bash
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

06/26/2015
NWCC Zube Park Ride
06/27/2015
Lunch after Kayaking the Colorado River
06/27/2015
Kayaking on the Colorado River (14.3 miles)
06/27/2015
Houston Symphony at MOT
06/27/2015
KO - Private Boxing Workout for BCO!
06/28/2015
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
06/29/2015
Smoky Mountains for 4th of July
07/01/2015
The Wizard of Oz at MOT
07/03/2015
DON'T "BURN YOUR BUNS" Lake Somerville BBQ and Lake party
07/04/2015
Burn Your Buns
07/04/2015
NWCC Zube Park Ride
07/11/2015
BCO & REI Present: SUP 101 – Stand Up & Paddle!
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

07/13/2015
BCO Member & Guests Dinner
07/14/2015
Exploring the San Juan Islands by Kayak
07/14/2015
BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
07/17/2015
Dinner: Gratifi Kitchen
07/17/2015
BCO - A Walk in the Woods
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

07/18/2015
NWCC Zube Park Ride
07/18/2015
Smokey Joe's Cafe at MOT
07/18/2015
Austin Zipline/Jacob's Well Weekend Trip
07/18/2015
BCO Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons - on the water!
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

07/19/2015
Katy Flatland Century
07/19/2015
Whitewater Kayaking 101 Weekends 2015 - READ FIRST
07/24/2015
Whitewater Kayaking Instruction 101
07/25/2015
NWCC Zube Park Ride
07/25/2015
Whitewater Kayaking Instruction - Day 2
07/26/2015
BCO Meet & Greet
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

07/30/2015
Bikes, Bats, Brews & Bcycles - all on Buffalo Bayou!
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

07/31/2015
The Merchant of Venice at MOT
08/01/2015
NWCC Zube Park Ride
08/01/2015
West Texas Fitness, Multi Sport and Fun Week 2015
08/02/2015
Macbeth at MOT
08/08/2015
NWCC Zube Park Ride
08/08/2015
BCO Member & Guests Dinner
08/11/2015
BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
08/14/2015
NWCC Zube Park Ride
08/15/2015
Whitewater Kayaking 101 Weekends 2015 - READ FIRST
08/21/2015
Whitewater Kayaking Instruction 101
08/22/2015
Aspen Colorado Adventures
08/22/2015
Bicycling Upper Michigan
08/22/2015
NWCC Zube Park Ride
08/22/2015
Whitewater Kayaking Instruction - Day 2
08/23/2015
BCO Meet & Greet
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

08/28/2015
BOATS Bats and Brew
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

08/29/2015
Labor Day weekend _ BCO Weekend Bash - Save the date
09/04/2015
Goose Island State Park Camping and Rockport Hummingbird Festival
09/18/2015
F3 Cross Training's Caveman Challenge
09/19/2015
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
Save the Date: Just Ride for a Just Cause
11/14/2015
HOLD THE DATE – Costa Rica Beach & Adventure Tour
12/12/2015
Grand Lake Colorado Winter Sport Trip
01/12/2016
Ecuador Adventure & Tour
02/10/2016
Hike The West Highland Way
08/25/2016
Climb Kilimanjaro - RSVP for more INFO
09/16/2016


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