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Events To Watch!
Santa Hustle Half Marathon & 5k Run/Walk
12/21/2014
Movie: Wild
12/21/2014
Holiday Lights Walk - Rice U & Boulevard Oaks
12/21/2014
Monday Post Walk Dinner
12/22/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
12/22/2014
Lights in the Heights (Sorta!)
12/23/2014
West Houston Tuesday AM - Terry Hershey - Bike Ride
12/23/2014
Christmas Hiking Tucson Area
12/25/2014
Fast Walk in Missouri City & Sugar Land
12/26/2014
Live Music & Dancing at the Local Pour, River Oaks
12/26/2014
Hike Big Creek Scenic Area and Cleanup 2666
12/27/2014
HIKING AND GEOCACHING CULLEN PARK
12/28/2014
Brunch at Phil and Derek's Restaurant
12/28/2014
Post Monday Walk Dinner- Le Fendee
12/29/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
12/29/2014
2015 BCO/ MS 150 *Training Rides Only* Registration
12/30/2014
2015 BCO Team - 30th MS-150 *Training Rides w/ Jersey*
12/30/2014
MS-150 *The Whole Shebang* CHANGES
12/30/2014
West Houston Tuesday AM - Terry Hershey - Bike Ride
12/30/2014
NYE Party Dance
12/31/2014
New Year's Day Bike Ride - West Houston
01/01/2015
First Day Hike
01/01/2015
Hike and Geocache on Lone Star Trail in Sam Houston National Forest
01/03/2015
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride #1
01/03/2015
NWCC Zube Park Ride
01/03/2015
Dance Lessons - Beginner East Coast Swing- level 1
01/04/2015
Hike Brazos Bend State Park
01/04/2015
Walk & Gawk - River Oaks Style!
01/04/2015
Post walk dinner @ Little Bigs
01/05/2015
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
01/05/2015
West Houston Tuesday AM - Terry Hershey - Bike Ride
01/06/2015
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail -Leisure Ride
01/08/2015
A day at Cozumel, Mexico - Cruise Trip!
01/08/2015
BCO New Member Orientation Dinner
01/08/2015
Koto Japanese Restaurant - Dinner
01/09/2015
Ski Beaver Creek
01/10/2015
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride #2
01/10/2015
Fast Walk in Missouri City & Sugar Land
01/11/2015
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
01/12/2015
BCO & REI Present: Biking 101
01/12/2015
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
Rice University Evening Walk
01/14/2015
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail -Leisure Ride
01/15/2015
BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
01/16/2015
Chevron Houston Marathon EXPO
01/16/2015
Post Trip Party for Thanksgiving in Santa Fe
01/17/2015
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride #3
01/17/2015
Marathon & Half - Volunteers wanted!
01/18/2015
Bayou City Outdoors - A Walk in the Woods (NEW)
01/18/2015
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
01/19/2015
Dinner at Berryhill before the Theater
01/20/2015
The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe at Stages Theater
01/20/2015
BCO Members & Guests Dinner
01/21/2015
7th Annual BCO Travel Party
01/23/2015
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
Ski Whistler, BC Canada with HCO
01/25/2015
Bike Ride - Fulshear 28 or 34
01/25/2015
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
01/25/2015
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride #4 BCO Supports this Ride!
01/25/2015
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
01/26/2015
Character Man at Stages Theater
01/27/2015
Dinner at La Mexicana before Theater
01/27/2015
Free for BCO: Interactive Pain & Injury Relief Workshop
01/28/2015
Rice University Evening Walk
01/28/2015
DEPOSIT to Trip to Death Valley National Park March 14-21, 2015
01/29/2015
Book Club get together and Pot Luck Dinner
01/31/2015
3rd annual BCO Superbowl party!
02/01/2015
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride #5
02/01/2015
Amanda Shires at McGonigel's Mucky Duck
02/03/2015
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride #6
02/08/2015
BCO & REI Present: Green Scene & Houston Food Faves
02/09/2015
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
BCO Valentine's Farmers Market Bike Ride
02/14/2015
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride #7
02/14/2015
BCO New Member Orientation Lunch
02/15/2015
Bayou City Outdoors Pub Stroll & Scavenger Hunt- Part II
02/19/2015
BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
02/20/2015
Art Crawl
02/21/2015
BCO Member & Guests Dinner
02/24/2015
Free: Inter-Active Pain & Injury Relief Workshop
02/25/2015
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
Red Molly at McGonigel's Mucky Duck
03/06/2015
Big Bend Adventure - Pre-Trip Meeting
03/07/2015
BCO & REI Present: Kayaking 101
03/09/2015
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
Event Leader Dinner
03/10/2015
Trip to Death Valley National Park
03/14/2015
BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
03/20/2015
43rd Annual Buffalo Bayou Regatta
03/21/2015
BCO Graffiti Art & Food Truck Bike Ride
03/22/2015
Free: Inter-Active Pain & Injury Relief Workshop
03/25/2015
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
Bayou City Outdoors Meet & Greet
03/27/2015
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
Iceland trip - DEPOSIT
03/31/2015
Terlingua Adventure
04/05/2015
BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
04/10/2015
BCO & REI Present: Triathlon and Adventure racing 101
04/13/2015
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
MS150 Pre-Ride Carb-Loading Dinner
04/16/2015
Shiner GASP Bike Ride
04/25/2015
HOLD THE DATE -Rock Out Weekend 2015!
04/30/2015
Colonial Virginia VBT Bike Tour
05/10/2015
Vancouver Vacation 2015 - Hold the date!
06/13/2015
Climb Kilimanjaro - RSVP for more INFO
07/06/2015
Exploring the San Juan Islands by Kayak
07/14/2015
West Texas Fitness, Multi Sport and Fun Week 2015
08/02/2015
Iceland trip
10/03/2015
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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Travel Around the World!

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

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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!
Santa Hustle Half Marathon & 5k Run/Walk
12/21/2014
Movie: Wild
12/21/2014
Holiday Lights Walk - Rice U & Boulevard Oaks
12/21/2014
Monday Post Walk Dinner
12/22/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
12/22/2014
Lights in the Heights (Sorta!)
12/23/2014
West Houston -Tuesday AM Terry Hershey - Bike Ride
12/23/2014
Christmas Hiking Tucson Area
12/25/2014
Live Music & Dancing at the Local Pour, River Oaks
12/26/2014
Fast Walk in Missouri City & Sugar Land
12/26/2014
Hike Big Creek Scenic Area and Cleanup 2666
12/27/2014
HIKING AND GEOCACHING CULLEN PARK
12/28/2014
Brunch at Phil and Derek's Restaurant
12/28/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
12/29/2014
Post Monday Walk Dinner- Le Fendee
12/29/2014
West Houston -Tuesday AM Terry Hershey - Bike Ride
12/30/2014
2015 BCO/ MS 150 *Training Rides Only* Registration
12/30/2014
2015 BCO Team - 30th MS-150 *Training Rides w/ Jersey*
12/30/2014
MS-150 *The Whole Shebang* CHANGES
12/30/2014
NYE Party Dance
12/31/2014
New Year's Day Bike Ride - West Houston
01/01/2015
First Day Hike
01/01/2015
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride #1
01/03/2015
NWCC Zube Park Ride
01/03/2015
Hike and Geocache on Lone Star Trail in Sam Houston National Forest
01/03/2015
Hike Brazos Bend State Park
01/04/2015
Dance Lessons - Beginner East Coast Swing- level 1
01/04/2015
Walk & Gawk - River Oaks Style!
01/04/2015
Post walk dinner @ Little Bigs
01/05/2015
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
01/05/2015
West Houston -Tuesday AM Terry Hershey - Bike Ride
01/06/2015
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail -Leisure Ride
01/08/2015
BCO New Member Orientation Dinner
01/08/2015
A day at Cozumel, Mexico - Cruise Trip!
01/08/2015
Koto Japanese Restaurant - Dinner
01/09/2015
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride #2
01/10/2015
Ski Beaver Creek
01/10/2015
Fast Walk in Missouri City & Sugar Land
01/11/2015
BCO & REI Present: Biking 101
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

01/12/2015
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
01/12/2015
Rice University Evening Walk
01/14/2015
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail -Leisure Ride
01/15/2015
BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
01/16/2015
Chevron Houston Marathon EXPO
01/16/2015
Post Trip Party for Thanksgiving in Santa Fe
01/17/2015
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride #3
01/17/2015
Marathon & Half - Volunteers wanted!
01/18/2015
Bayou City Outdoors - A Walk in the Woods (NEW)
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

01/18/2015
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
01/19/2015
The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe at Stages Theater
01/20/2015
Dinner at Berryhill before the Theater
01/20/2015
BCO Members & Guests Dinner
01/21/2015
7th Annual BCO Travel Party
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

01/23/2015
Ski Whistler, BC Canada with HCO
01/25/2015
Bike Ride - Fulshear 28 or 34
01/25/2015
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
01/25/2015
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride #4 BCO Supports this Ride!
01/25/2015
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
01/26/2015
Character Man at Stages Theater
01/27/2015
Dinner at La Mexicana before Theater
01/27/2015
Free for BCO: Interactive Pain & Injury Relief Workshop
01/28/2015
Rice University Evening Walk
01/28/2015
DEPOSIT to Trip to Death Valley National Park March 14-21, 2015
01/29/2015
Book Club get together and Pot Luck Dinner
01/31/2015
3rd annual BCO Superbowl party!
02/01/2015
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride #5
02/01/2015
Amanda Shires at McGonigel's Mucky Duck
02/03/2015
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride #6
02/08/2015
BCO & REI Present: Green Scene & Houston Food Faves
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

02/09/2015
BCO Valentine's Farmers Market Bike Ride
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

02/14/2015
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride #7
02/14/2015
BCO New Member Orientation Lunch
02/15/2015
Bayou City Outdoors Pub Stroll & Scavenger Hunt- Part II
02/19/2015
BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
02/20/2015
Art Crawl
02/21/2015
BCO Member & Guests Dinner
02/24/2015
Free: Inter-Active Pain & Injury Relief Workshop
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

02/25/2015
Red Molly at McGonigel's Mucky Duck
03/06/2015
Big Bend Adventure - Pre-Trip Meeting
03/07/2015
BCO & REI Present: Kayaking 101
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

03/09/2015
Event Leader Dinner
03/10/2015
Trip to Death Valley National Park
03/14/2015
BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
03/20/2015
43rd Annual Buffalo Bayou Regatta
03/21/2015
BCO Graffiti Art & Food Truck Bike Ride
03/22/2015
Free: Inter-Active Pain & Injury Relief Workshop
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

03/25/2015
Bayou City Outdoors Meet & Greet
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

03/27/2015
Iceland trip - DEPOSIT
03/31/2015
Terlingua Adventure
04/05/2015
BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
04/10/2015
BCO & REI Present: Triathlon and Adventure racing 101
OPEN TO PUBLIC!

04/13/2015
MS150 Pre-Ride Carb-Loading Dinner
04/16/2015
Shiner GASP Bike Ride
04/25/2015
HOLD THE DATE -Rock Out Weekend 2015!
04/30/2015
Colonial Virginia VBT Bike Tour
05/10/2015
Vancouver Vacation 2015 - Hold the date!
06/13/2015
Climb Kilimanjaro - RSVP for more INFO
07/06/2015
Exploring the San Juan Islands by Kayak
07/14/2015
West Texas Fitness, Multi Sport and Fun Week 2015
08/02/2015
Iceland trip
10/03/2015


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