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Date: January 13, 2018
Event: Bayou City Outdoors
About the Ride:
Life in H-town is always evolving, in large part thanks to our local Farmers’ Markets. Did you know many of our local restaurateurs shop at the Farmers’ Markets each week for handcrafted cheeses, local produce, baked goods and locally sourced organic meats? Our job is to pedal fast enough to beat them to the market but slow enough to enjoy the ride :)). No problem for us! We’ll use the side streets, trails, and residential areas in the heart of Houston to meander our way around.
We will start the morning off with a leisurely coffee at Onion Creek and then cruise to the markets to shop for fresh produce, sauces, jams, and bread. This 12-15 mile ride lasts about three hours so bring plenty of water and a backpack to carry your goodies!
Plan on sticking around after the ride to enjoy lunch at Onion Creek Cafe. They are a locally owned eatery, good food, brews and friends!
No bike? No worries!
You can pick up a bike from a B-Cycle kiosk around town. Check their map and info here:http://houston.bcycle.com You can pick up a bike from Bike Barn who has a great rental shop at their Bayou Rental shop 105 Sabine St. Houston, Texas 77007 on Buffalo Bayou at Hidden Lake. If you are a member of Bayou City Outdoors and do not have a bike, we can loan you a bike for the ride. But you MUST call the office 1 to 2 weeks in advance to arrange for the loaner bike.
Meet at Onion Creek, 3106 White Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77007. Please DO NOT Park in the Onion Creek lot – there is parking on the surrounding streets but look out for ‘no parking’ signs. Meet at 8:30 AM – leave at 9:00 AM to Noon. Free for members and non-members alike.
The event is open to older kids who have good bike handling skills. Please note – we will be riding on some busy Houston streets.
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