Want to have fun and help people?! Come out and join the party: The Cranksgiving party!
Cranksgiving HTX is a scavenger hunt and food drive on bikes. The event started in New York and is now a nationwide pre-Thanksgiving tradition. We’ve done it in Houston for three years, and this year, we want to make it bigger and better!
HOW IT WORKS
- Cranksgiving HTZ is a free event, where teams of 2 will scavenge for pre-selected items at predetermined grocery stores.
- Each participant will be handed a manifest containing the list and point values for the items to be retrieved within the 2 hours allotted time.
- Paniers, messenger bags, or backpacks are a must.
- Receipts will be used to tally up the points.
- There will also be a required roadblock stop where participants perform some fun feat before continuing.
- Group with the most # of riders
- Most Generous
- Heaviest Haul
- Fastest Team
The scavenger hunt participation is free but expects purchases between $12-$15 per participant. You are welcome to be as generous as possible. Everyone wins just by participating!
If you want to join us for the food drive and festivities, just show up! If you can, please bring some non-perishables from your pantry. All items will be donated to a non-profit organization. (Organization TBA)
BikeHouston Advisory Board Member Michael Skelly leads a slower, educational ride on the first Sunday of every month departing from Market Square (by NikoNiko’s) at 8 am (unless otherwise stated). This is a no drop ride designed to show riders where they can ride on Houston’s Bayous. It is usually 60 percent on paved surfaces.
Pace and Duration
Moderate, with stops to discuss how Houston is evolving and what is coming, for 2-3 hours.
Fatter tires are highly recommended, but some folks can tough it out on road bikes.
Remember to bring a helmet, water, and spare tubes.
To register, visit The Bayou Ride’s event page.
The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) reviews and evaluates H-GAC’s regional transportation plans and provides its recommendations to the TPC. The TAC is an appointed body, which is comprised of representatives of member governments and special citizen interest groups with expertise in transportation planning. TAC members are appointed by the TPC to assist with the coordination of the Transportation Improvement Program, Metropolitan Transportation Plan and other transportation planning activities.
The agenda for each meeting can be found at www.h-gac.com/taq.
TAC meets on the third Wednesday of every month. Meetings are held the second floor of H-GAC’s office located at: 3555 Timmons Ln, Suite 120, Houston, TX 77027. Dates are subject to change, so please contact H-GAC with any questions.
The Transportation Policy Council (TPC) provides policy guidance and overall coordination of the transportation planning activities within the region. The TPC consists of 28 members representing cities and counties, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) one at-large member appointed by the H-GAC Board of Directors representing cities with a population greater than 50,000, and one voting member position for representation from the Gulf Coast Rail District.
Meetings are held on the fourth Friday of each month EXCEPT for December to avoid conflicting with the Christmas holidays. All meetings will be held in Conference Room A on the second floor. H-GAC’s office located at: 3555 Timmons Ln, Houston, TX 77027.
Meeting dates are subject to change, so please contact H-GAC with any questions or confirmation.