Ride & Events Calendar
Safe Street Infrastructure is in DANGER!
We have a new Mayoral administration in place, and John Whitmire has proven himself to not be an ally to mobility minded folks like ourselves. Medians added to Houston Avenue at the Washington intersection this past December are planned to be removed. City Councilman Mario Castillo of District H has been vocally against this change, and joined protestors recently to let the Mayor know that this is a terrible idea. If you are interested in getting involved and speaking out against this (and future) step in the wrong direction, reach out to BikeHouston today!
From the Petition page:
"We are petitioning the city of Houston to formally designate the White Oak Greenway as a city park. This will preserve natural habitat for area wildlife, provide greenspace for public use, and prevent development on this land, including the expansion of freeways.
Without formal protection, this land is not protected and can be destroyed to make way for development. Currently TxDOT has plans to clear cut 28 acres of forest to construct a detention pond, raise the freeway by 90 ft., and place numerous elevated ramps over land that is currently used by wildlife and the public."
VOTE in the PRIMARY ELECTION!
Election Day is 3/5!
It's important for us all to engage locally and vote in elections!
Early voting is taking place until Friday, March 1st - after that, your last chance is on March 3rd.
MS 150 Season is Here!
We are excited to announce that we will be an official MS 150 bike shop again for 2024. Keep your eyes peeled for training rides around the city as riders prepare themselves for the trek. If you haven't registered yet, there is still time! Bike rentals will be available at our shop, but don't delay! Reservations fill up fast as we get closer to the day of the event.
Bikepacking Roots Virtual Workshops!
There will be 8 workshops total that can be joined free of charge by registering on their website. If you are unable to attend live, the sessions will be recorded and available on their website!
Wednesday, November 29th - Getting started: Planning your route & trip.
Wednesday, December 13th - Bikepacking bikes & gear: Bike set up, gear selection, packing your bike.
Wednesday, January 10th - Eat, drink, ride, repeat: Planning food & water, bikepacking nutrition and navigating resupplies.
Wednesday, January 24th - Innovators & Builders of Bikepacking Gear: Bikepacking bags care, repair, systems and DIY with Revelate Designs.
Wednesday, February 7th - Caring for the Bikepacking body & mind: Self-care & mindset while bikepacking.
Wednesday, February 21st - Get Inspired, Not Lost: Advanced route building tools and navigation with Ride with GPS.
Wednesday, March 6th - While out bikepacking: camping, bike maintenance, Love Where You Ride.
Wednesday, March 20th - Fixed In the field: Troubleshooting bikepacking mechanicals with Upshift Workshop!