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Events To Watch!
The Bootcamp Series
10/21/2014
Get Down With The Guzzlers!
10/21/2014
Hike Memorial Park!
10/21/2014
Post-Walk Pizza & BYOB at Luigi''s
10/22/2014
Movie! Young Frankenstein at Market Square Park
10/22/2014
Rice University Evening Walk
10/22/2014
BCO Presents Karbach Fun Run
10/23/2014
BCO Monthly Members & Guest dinner
10/23/2014
Information Meeting 2015 California Wine Country & Pacific Coast Trip
10/24/2014
Jump Around!
10/24/2014
Trail Running in Memorial Park
10/24/2014
Camping trip to Texana Park & Campground
10/24/2014
Wedding Celebration - Dinner @ 6pm
10/25/2014
BCO Roof Top Party Meet & Greet
10/25/2014
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
Big Brew Grand Tasting Sessions
10/25/2014
Kiwanis Sealy Fall Classic
10/25/2014
Weekend Celebration_Camping
10/25/2014
Weekend Celebration_Bike Ride & Wine Tour
10/25/2014
Weekend Celebration_Kayaking the New Neches Trail
10/25/2014
42nd Annual Moonlight Bicycle Ramble
10/25/2014
Hike Houston Arboretum
10/25/2014
Marine Corps Marathon
10/26/2014
Houston Half Marathon & 10K
10/26/2014
Cemetery Bike Ride
10/26/2014
Trail Running in Memorial Park - Spring/Summer
10/27/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
10/27/2014
Post-walk dinner @ Eatsie Boys
10/27/2014
Evening Fitness @ the Memorial Park 3 mile loop!
10/27/2014
Hike Memorial Park!
10/28/2014
The Bootcamp Series
10/28/2014
Rice University Evening Walk
10/29/2014
Post-Walk Pizza & BYOB at Luigi''s
10/29/2014
2015 BCO/ MS 150 *Training Rides Only* Registration
10/29/2014
2015 BCO Team - 30th MS-150 *Training Rides w/ Jersey*
10/29/2014
ZUMBA at Discovery Green!
10/29/2014
Pain Free Workshop
10/29/2014
Road Trip to Shenandoah National Park and the Great Smoky Mountains
10/30/2014
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail - Road, Hybrid or Mountain Bike
10/30/2014
BCO Presents Karbach Fun Run
10/30/2014
Trail Running in Memorial Park - Spring/Summer
10/31/2014
8th Annual BCO Haunted Hike & Pizza Party
10/31/2014
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
The Addams Family at MOT
11/01/2014
2014 Houston Walk to End Alzheimer's
11/01/2014
NWCC Zube Park Ride
11/01/2014
Hiking Brazos Bend State Park
11/02/2014
Wings Over Houston Airshow
11/02/2014
Hike Huntsville State Park 2014
11/02/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
11/03/2014
Pre-Trip Meeting for Thanksgiving in Sante Fe
11/04/2014
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail - Road, Hybrid or Mountain Bike
11/06/2014
Kate''s Escape - Accomodations relating to Tour de Gruene
11/07/2014
BCO Weekend in the Woods - camping!
11/07/2014
Tour de Gruene
11/08/2014
Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
11/08/2014
Moonshine Tasting
11/08/2014
Mountain Biking at Buescher - Weekend in the Woods
11/08/2014
Brazos Bend State Park Bike Ride & Picnic
11/09/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
11/10/2014
BCO Member Dinner
11/10/2014
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail - Road, Hybrid or Mountain Bike
11/13/2014
Bayou City Outdoors Kayak Polo & Rolling Practice - in one!
11/14/2014
Information Meeting West Texas Aug 2015 Multi Sport and Fun Week
11/14/2014
BCO - A Walk in the Woods & Picnic
11/15/2014
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
The Great Amazing Race - Houston
11/15/2014
Volunteer at Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen
11/15/2014
Just Ride for a Just Cause
11/15/2014
Bayou City Outdoors Graffiti Ride -- Round Two
11/16/2014
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
Hike Brazos Bend State Park 2014
11/16/2014
The Texas Bridge Series - La Porte By the Bay Half Marathon
11/16/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
11/17/2014
Sister’s Christmas Catechism at Stages Theater
11/19/2014
Dinner at Salata before Theater
11/19/2014
Bayou City Outdoors Meet & Greet
11/20/2014
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail - Road, Hybrid or Mountain Bike
11/20/2014
Homes For Our Troops 5k/10k Run
11/22/2014
NWCC Zube Park Ride
11/22/2014
Downtown Hiking, History And Geocaching Adventure
11/23/2014
Handlebar Cyclery Bike Ride
11/23/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
11/24/2014
Thanksgiving in Sante Fe, New Mexico
11/26/2014
Panto Rapunzel at Stages Theater
12/04/2014
Dinner at Salata before Theater
12/04/2014
Art Crawl
12/06/2014
BPMS 150 - bike safety class
12/07/2014
Pre-bike safety class Ride and Lunch
12/07/2014
Road Trip!!!
12/12/2014
BCO Holiday Farmers Market Tour by Bike
12/13/2014
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
Bayou City Outdoors 3rd Annual Reindeer Romp
12/14/2014
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
BCO Holiday Cheer Party
12/19/2014
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
Santa Hustle Half Marathon & 5k Run/Walk
12/21/2014
Christmas Hiking Tucson Area
12/25/2014
A day at Cozumel, Mexico - Cruise Trip!
01/08/2015
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
05/31/2015
Climb Kilimanjaro - RSVP for more INFO
07/06/2015
West Texas Fitness, Multi Sport and Fun Week 2015
08/02/2015
test without dollar sign
10/01/2015
test2
10/01/2015
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
American Outdoor Adventure Network
Bayou City Outdoors is now a part of the American Outdoor Adventure Network. Below is a list of all Network clubs that you NOW have access to with your username and password information.
Hill Country Outdoors
Bayou City Outdoors
Adventure Club San Diego
Adventure Club San Antonio

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!

FREE! Our Gift to YOU!

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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Paris Bicycle Tour
- Paris bicycle tour in small groups, for all ages. Discover Paris as
an insider.
- http://www.biketourinparis.com/

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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!
The Bootcamp Series
10/21/2014
Get Down With The Guzzlers!
10/21/2014
Hike Memorial Park!
10/21/2014
Post-Walk Pizza & BYOB at Luigi''s
10/22/2014
Rice University Evening Walk
10/22/2014
Movie! Young Frankenstein at Market Square Park
10/22/2014
BCO Presents Karbach Fun Run
10/23/2014
BCO Monthly Members & Guest dinner
10/23/2014
Information Meeting 2015 California Wine Country & Pacific Coast Trip
10/24/2014
Jump Around!
10/24/2014
Camping trip to Texana Park & Campground
10/24/2014
Trail Running @ Memorial Park!
10/24/2014
BCO Roof Top Party Meet & Greet
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

10/25/2014
Big Brew Grand Tasting Sessions
10/25/2014
Wedding Celebration - Dinner @ 6pm
10/25/2014
Kiwanis Sealy Fall Classic
10/25/2014
Weekend Celebration_Camping
10/25/2014
Weekend Celebration_Bike Ride & Wine Tour
10/25/2014
Weekend Celebration_Kayaking the New Neches Trail
10/25/2014
42nd Annual Moonlight Bicycle Ramble
10/25/2014
Hike Houston Arboretum
10/25/2014
Marine Corps Marathon
10/26/2014
Cemetery Bike Ride
10/26/2014
Houston Half Marathon & 10K
10/26/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
10/27/2014
Trail Running @ Memorial Park!
10/27/2014
Post-walk dinner @ Eatsie Boys
10/27/2014
Evening Fitness @ the Memorial Park 3 mile loop!
10/27/2014
Hike Memorial Park!
10/28/2014
The Bootcamp Series
10/28/2014
Rice University Evening Walk
10/29/2014
2015 BCO/ MS 150 *Training Rides Only* Registration
10/29/2014
2015 BCO Team - 30th MS-150 *Training Rides w/ Jersey*
10/29/2014
ZUMBA at Discovery Green!
10/29/2014
Pain Free Workshop
10/29/2014
Post-Walk Pizza & BYOB at Luigi''s
10/29/2014
BCO Presents Karbach Fun Run
10/30/2014
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail - Road, Hybrid or Mountain Bike
10/30/2014
Road Trip to Shenandoah National Park and the Great Smoky Mountains
10/30/2014
Trail Running @ Memorial Park!
10/31/2014
8th Annual BCO Haunted Hike & Pizza Party
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

10/31/2014
The Addams Family at MOT
11/01/2014
2014 Houston Walk to End Alzheimer's
11/01/2014
NWCC Zube Park Ride
11/01/2014
Hiking Brazos Bend State Park
11/02/2014
Wings Over Houston Airshow
11/02/2014
Hike Huntsville State Park 2014
11/02/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
11/03/2014
Pre-Trip Meeting for Thanksgiving in Sante Fe
11/04/2014
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail - Road, Hybrid or Mountain Bike
11/06/2014
Kate''s Escape - Accomodations relating to Tour de Gruene
11/07/2014
BCO Weekend in the Woods - camping!
11/07/2014
Tour de Gruene
11/08/2014
Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
11/08/2014
Moonshine Tasting
11/08/2014
Mountain Biking at Buescher - Weekend in the Woods
11/08/2014
Brazos Bend State Park Bike Ride & Picnic
11/09/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
11/10/2014
BCO Member Dinner
11/10/2014
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail - Road, Hybrid or Mountain Bike
11/13/2014
Bayou City Outdoors Kayak Polo & Rolling Practice - in one!
11/14/2014
Information Meeting West Texas Aug 2015 Multi Sport and Fun Week
11/14/2014
Just Ride for a Just Cause
11/15/2014
BCO - A Walk in the Woods & Picnic
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

11/15/2014
Volunteer at Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen
11/15/2014
The Great Amazing Race - Houston
11/15/2014
Bayou City Outdoors Graffiti Ride -- Round Two
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

11/16/2014
The Texas Bridge Series - La Porte By the Bay Half Marathon
11/16/2014
Hike Brazos Bend State Park 2014
11/16/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
11/17/2014
Sister’s Christmas Catechism at Stages Theater
11/19/2014
Dinner at Salata before Theater
11/19/2014
Bayou City Outdoors Meet & Greet
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

11/20/2014
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail - Road, Hybrid or Mountain Bike
11/20/2014
Homes For Our Troops 5k/10k Run
11/22/2014
NWCC Zube Park Ride
11/22/2014
Downtown Hiking, History And Geocaching Adventure
11/23/2014
Handlebar Cyclery Bike Ride
11/23/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
11/24/2014
Thanksgiving in Sante Fe, New Mexico
11/26/2014
Panto Rapunzel at Stages Theater
12/04/2014
Dinner at Salata before Theater
12/04/2014
Art Crawl
12/06/2014
BPMS 150 - bike safety class
12/07/2014
Pre-bike safety class Ride and Lunch
12/07/2014
Road Trip!!!
12/12/2014
BCO Holiday Farmers Market Tour by Bike
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

12/13/2014
Bayou City Outdoors 3rd Annual Reindeer Romp
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

12/14/2014
BCO Holiday Cheer Party
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

12/19/2014
Santa Hustle Half Marathon & 5k Run/Walk
12/21/2014
Christmas Hiking Tucson Area
12/25/2014
A day at Cozumel, Mexico - Cruise Trip!
01/08/2015
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
05/31/2015
Climb Kilimanjaro - RSVP for more INFO
07/06/2015
West Texas Fitness, Multi Sport and Fun Week 2015
08/02/2015
test without dollar sign
10/01/2015
test2
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

10/01/2015


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