Are you a passionate biker? Or looking to explore a new hobby? Support Bike Houston by joining their 2016 Biking Challenge. You can compete against other teams of participants and encourage friends and co-workers to join as a team Join this free competition with prizes for people to who beat their Challenges. The Bike Challenge will be ongoing for the month of October. Visit www.lovetoride.net for more information on how to participate and sign-up!
Christ the King Evangelical Church and Bike Houston invite the Houston community to a biking safety course, hosted at Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Blvd Houston TX 77005. The beginning of the course will begin with classroom instruction at the church parking lot, followed by drills at the Rice Stadium parking lot. A leisurely 1 hour ride around the neighborhood will conclude the course from 4 – 5 pm. Instruction will be provided by a certified instructor from Bike Houston. Course is suitable for all ages. Participants should bring their own bikes; helmets required. Please register by emailing Lisa Brenskelle at email@example.com
The Houston Bike Summit has replaced BikeHouston’s Annual Meeting and serves as a celebration of cycling in Houston. The summit will showcase people and organizations invested in making Houston a gold-level cycling city as well as celebrate 2016 accomplishments. Mayor Turner will be providing remarks and the keynote address will be delivered by new Chief of Police, Art Acevedo. For more information, visit bikehouston.org.
The Park to Port Bike Ride gives cyclists a unique perspective of Houston. The 20-mile ride will start in Hermann Park and travel east along the Bayou Greenway trail on Brays Bayou to the Port of Houston. There will be a turn-around party at Brady’s Landing Restaurant, sponsored by Port Houston, with snacks, music, and activities. Riders will then return along the same path, heading west, to Hermann Park for a post-ride celebration where there will be music, food, drinks and more. For a complete map of the route, click here.
Riders can also turn around at MacGregor Park for a shorter ride.
Online registration has ended. On-site registration will be available the day of the event. Individual registration is $35.
6:30 AM: Registration opens
7 – 9 AM: Rolling start at Bill Coats Bridge in Hermann Park
9 – 10:30 AM: Brady’s Landing Turn-Around Party, sponsored by Port Houston
10:00 AM – 12 AM: Post-ride celebration at Bill Coats Bridge in Hermann Park
Free parking is available for riders at the John P. McGovern Campus Lot, located at 2450 Holcombe, Entrance #81, on the corner of Holcombe and Almeda. For a map to the lot, click here. For a map from the parking lot to registration and the starting point, click here.
For further event details, please visit www.hermannpark.org/calendar/park-to-port-bike-ride/.
The BikeHouston Moonlight Ramble is Houston’s oldest charity bike ride. It draws more than 2,000 cyclists, many of whom join us each year and add the latest commemorative Ramble T-shirt to their collection. This fun night-time bike ride is suitable for most ages and abilities.
Before the ride, join us for music, food and drinks, and last-minute bike tune-ups. Show us your wildest bike decorations and costumes! After the ride, the party continues with music, beer from Saint Arnold, snacks and prizes for the best-illuminated bike, best costume and more.
Pre-ride festival: 8 p.m.
Join us for music, food, and drinks at the pre-ride festival at Discovery Green! Visit our sponsor booths, give your bike a tune-up with our bike shop sponsors, or buy vintage Moonlight Ramble shirts, jerseys, and other once-a-year goodies. BikeHouston volunteers will also be in the crowd looking for the best-illuminated bike, best costume and more to win prizes after the ride.
The festival is located on Avenida de las Americas and Discovery Green.
Ride: 9 p.m.
Ride through historic Houston neighborhoods and see the city like never before! This 10-mile course will include rest stops with music and snacks, and HPD officers will be stationed at intersections for traffic control. BikeHouston volunteers will be posted throughout the route to guide you along your way.
The ride will leave at 9 p.m. and begin and end along Avenida de las Americas. Ambitious cyclists may ride the loop twice, but the course closes at 11 p.m. All riders must wear helmets and have front and rear lights on their bikes.
Post-ride party: 10 p.m. to midnight
After the ride, meet us back at Discovery Green for more music, beer from Saint Arnold, snacks, prizes and other surprises.
PRICING AND MEMBERSHIP
- October registration (ends Oct. 13): $25 for members, $45 for nonmembers
- Day-of registration (Oct. 14): $35 for members, $60 for nonmembers
- Registration for Ramble volunteers: Free
- Members, check your email for the member price code.
Each registration period also includes a VIP option, which provides access to the VIP tent at the post-ride party, a pre-Ramble dinner, and a limited-edition Ramble jersey and T-shirt.
All non-member registrations include a membership to BikeHouston and will help support better, safer biking in Houston, as well as provide access to discounts at select Houston businesses.
For riders who register after Sept. 30, T-shirts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis the night of the ride.
Volunteer for the Ramble HERE.
For more information: visit bikehouston.org/ramble2017.