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.
Architecture Center Houston will host the 9th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off at City Hall’s Hermann Square Saturday, December 9, 2017. Competing teams will create their masterpieces using 100% edible materials. More than 4,500 spectators are expected to attend and cheer on the teams, play in the kids’ construction zone, and see Santa! All of that entertainment is FREE and open to the public!
Want to compete?
Team registration is open to local architecture firms, design professionals, students, and enthusiasts seeking the coveted Grand Prix de Show for their edible structure. Additional awards will be given in categories including 1st and 2nd Runner-Up, Best Architectural Icon, Tallest Standing Structure, Best Holiday Themed, Best Non-Holiday Themed, Best Houston-centric, Most Creative Interpretation of Materials, and Public Favorite. Gingerbread buildings will be judged by an independent panel of food, design, art, and architecture professionals.
ArCH needs help with the Kids Construction Zone, as well as setup/teardown of the event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details, or visit our page at Volunteer Match. Educational and civic groups welcome!
Sponsor the Gingerbread Build-Off! Connect with our teams and spectators while supporting Architecture Center Houston’s exhibits, tours, and education programs.
Event Day Schedule
9:00 – 10:00 Team Check-in
10:00 – 3:00 Competition Building & Kids Construction Zone
10:00 – 4:00 Food Trucks
12:00 – 2:00 SANTA!!!!!
3:00 – 4:00 Foster High School Falcon Choir
4:00 – 4:30 Awards
Following the Build-Off
Winners and select competitors will be featured in a one-week exhibition December 11-15, free and open to the public at the Central Branch of the Houston Public Library (500 McKinney St.)
BikeHouston wants to make sure everyone riding around at night is able to be seen.
Meet at the BikeHouston Office at 6:00 pm and we will start the ride at 6:30 pm.
The ride will consist of group/teams of two or more people in different parts of the city to handout lights to people riding without them.
The areas we will send people to are:
- 3rd Ward
- Northside/Near North
It will work to your advantage if you are familiar with these areas of town.
BikeHouston has the lights available so you do not need to bring anything but yourself (unless you have extra lights you would like to give).
The goal is to help and educate people that are out riding their bikes about how important it is to be seen when riding at night.
Bring a friend or come make a new one on this ride, and let’s have some fun!
For more events with BikeHouston, visit their Event Calendar!