|Feb 4, 2017||Dirty Dozen Mountain Bike Race||Warda, TX||This race is a 12-Hr or 6-Hr mountain bike race for solo riders or relay teams on a 7+ mile single-track course. Riders try to log as many laps as possible, with only 1 member riding at a time, in the 12-hr or 6-hr time period.||214-244-1263|
|Feb 4, 2017||Pedaling the Prairie||Hempstead, TX||Pedaling the Prairie is a non-competitive bike ride held annually around the rice fields and prairie between Bellville and Katy, Texas. This is a BP MS 150 Recommended Ride. All proceeds benefit the athletic department of Faith West Academy. Route options vary from 24 mile to 71 mile|
|Feb 11, 2017||Humble Lions Bike Ride||Humble, TX||We are a BP MS 150 Recommended Ride. Benefits Handicapped and Diabetic children, and Hearts Scholarship Foundation and medical student scholarships. Humble Lions Club Charities, Inc. is a 501 C-3 Organization. Route options include 22 miles, 46.5 miles and 51.1 miles|
|Feb 25, 2017||Texas Indepedence Bike Tour||Deer Park, TX||A BP MS 150 Recommended Ride. 30, 48 and 62 miles. Benefits Deer Park Rotary.|
|Mar 11, 2017||B-geO Magnolia Miles Ride||Magnolia, TX||B-GeO Magnolia Miles is an MS150 Recommended bicycle ride with 3 routes through the beautiful Magnolia countryside. Ride starts at 8:30am at Magnolia West High School. Routes are 28, 50 and 70 miles.||281-831-0835|
|Mar 18, 2017||Just Ride for a Just Cause||Simonton, TX||Just Ride for a Just Cause is a fully supported BP MS 150 Recommended Ride on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 located on the west side of the Greater Houston area. The ride will start at 8:30am at Simonton Community Church in Simonton, TX with routes heading north along scenic country roads. Multiple distances from 11 to 65 miles provide opportunities for all levels. Breakfast and lunch will be provided! Proceeds support Passion for Humanity whose mission is to increase awareness of and provide assistance to victims of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.||832-746-3010|
|Mar 25, 2017||The Center SpringFest Ride||Brookshire, TX||The Center Foundation and Pursuit invite you to participate in The Center's 2017 SpringFest Metric Century, an MS 150 recommended training ride and scenic tour through the countryside of Waller County. Proceeds support The Center, a local nonprofit that provides programs and services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Routes included are 28, 48, and 64 miles.||713-525-8484|
|Mar 25, 2017||Clay Walker's Band Against MS||Humble, TX||Join Clay Walker and friends for this BP MS 150 Recommended Ride that offers a great day of cycling fun along scenic roads with route options of 20, 35 and 65 miles. Starting and finishing at the Home of the Shell Houston Open, riders will be treated to a fun post-ride lunch. If that's not enough, Clay Walker will be kicking off the ride with a performance of the national anthem.|
|Apr 1, 2017||Schlumberger Education Expedition||Missouri City, TX||The 14th annual Education Expedition Bike Ride will take place on April 1, 2017. This BP MS 150 Recommended Ride offers the option of three routes ranging from 10 to 79 miles long. Make sure to stay and enjoy lunch after the ride too. This is one ride you won't want to miss!||281-634-1113|
|Apr 2, 2017||Bluebonnet Express||Waller, TX||This fully supported ride is one of the Houston area’s oldest rides and is presented by Northwest Cycling Club. Six routes from 25 to 75 miles will be offered, traversing both South and North of Hempstead staying mostly on country roads. Cyclists will encounter both flat sections and gentle rollers. This BP MS 150 recommended ride is only a few weeks before the MS 150 which makes this an excellent training opportunity.|
|Apr 6, 2017||Bessies Creek 24||Brookshire, TX||JOIN US April 6, 7 & 8. Bessies is series of an ultra distance cycle racing around a 21 mile loop attractive to the long distance cycle racer as well as the shorter distance triathlete cyclist. 511 miles, 24/12/6 hours||713-502-6284|
|Apr 8, 2017||Liberty Freedom Ride||Liberty, TX||The Liberty ISD Education Foundation presents the Liberty Freedom Ride. Featuring four distances - 4 mile social ride, 22 mile, 47 mile and 79 mile, this ride takes you through the countryside of Liberty and Hardin Counties. Just a stone's throw away from the Houston metro area, this ride still retains the rural roots of country riding. Enjoy these routes while experiencing the sight of fertile farmland with cows and scenic rural areas.|
|Apr 8, 2017||Pedal for a Purpose||Waller, TX||Looking for a great way to get in some training miles before the 2017 BP MS 150? Come out to the Boys and Girls Country 3rd Annual Pedal for a Purpose on Saturday, April 8, 2017. This fully supported ride will start and finish from the Waller ISD Stadium. This BP MS 150 Recommended Ride offers three different routes on mostly country roads both south and north of Hempstead. All proceeds benefit Boys and Girls Country, a home for children from families in crisis.|
|Apr 9, 2017||TWFG Gran Fondo: Texas TMCO||Montgomery, TX||Enjoy the beauty of Montgomery County on routes of 38 to 100 miles along excellent hilly roads. Join us for this BP MS 150 Recommeneded Ride that is always a favorite among riders.||281-686-3428|
|Apr 23, 2017||Tour de Braz||Alvin, TX||Tour de Braz is the perfect ride for the whole family and is open to all experience levels. We are offering 10, 34, 50, 68 and 100 mile routes! The ride starts and ends at Alvin Community College and tours through the beautiful Brazoria County countryside.|
|Apr 29, 2017||BP MS 150||Houston to Austin||The BP MS 150 is a two-day fundraising bike ride organized by the National MS Society, South Central Chapter. The ride is the largest event of its kind in North America, with 13,000 cyclists, 3,500 volunteers, and countless spectators along the route and at the finish line in Austin. The fundraising goal for the 2017 BP MS 150 is $16 million dollars to bring hope to many who are affected by multiple sclerosis|
|May 7, 2017||Tour du Rouge||Houston to New Orleans||Houston to New Orleans. Ride 535 Miles in 6 days. New this year, your participation in the Tour du Rouge supports the Arc of Greater Houston, for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This six-day, push-your-limits ride along the Gulf Coast is limited to 100 riders in 2017 so sign up today! But it isn't all hard work, each night you will enjoy good food and entertainment with your fellow riders.||713-957-1600|
Join Bike Barn and our friends at Space City Cycling Club on these fun weekly rides. Whether you are new in biking or an old pro, there is a ride that is right for you.
All cyclists are invited to participate in the Bike Barn weekly rides conditional upon the wearing of proper safety gear and obeying safety rules and traffic laws. By participating you agree to our Release and Waiver, click here to read.
|Every Saturday||7:00 a.m.||Ride ventures through the Cypress area and back roads of Fairfield. We take off from the store parking lot for a 30 mile route. Road Bikes are best for this ride. Average pace will be 16 - 21 mph. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to email list. Happy Cycling!||Bike Barn Cypress||281-213-3791|
|Every Saturday||7:15 a.m.||Join the Bike Barn Champions crew for a 40 mile ride through the suburbs in the Spring/Klein area. We go through the neighborhoods of Northampton, Auburn Lakes, Augusta Pines, and Creekside. The pace is geared for the intermediate rider, which the speed is 18-22mph. We roll from the shop at 7:15am. Contact the store if more details are needed.||Bike Barn Champions||281-320-0399|
|Every Saturday||7:30 a.m.||We have a 16-18mph Saturday Shop Ride that leaves at 7:30 am. Typical route lengths will be between 25 – 30 miles. Riders need to be able to ride an average pace of 16-18mph. We recommend you have a way to route back if you are separated from the ride. Maps can be provided. We typically split into two groups with a faster group averaging between 18 - 21 mph. The faster group is a drop ride. Please email Katy@bikebarn.com requesting to be added to our weekly shop ride. We will provide a weekly route and details in this email. We look forward to having you ride with us! Happy Pedaling!||Bike Barn Katy||281-492-7433|
|Every Saturday||7:30 a.m.||Bike Barn rides with Space City Cycling Club and invites all riders to enjoy varying routes around the Clearlake area. 40 miles & 60+miles||Bike Barn Clear Lake||281-480-9100|
|Every Saturday||7:30 a.m.||This is a beautiful ride around the south end of Lake Houston. The ride is geared toward the intermediate to advanced skill level riders - 35 & 50 mile ride option.||Bike Barn Atascocita||281-812-8423|
|Every Saturday||7:30 a.m.||Join the Westchase crew for a 25 mile ride starting in Westchase, and ride along Eldridge Parkway, through the neighborhoods of Spring Branch and the Villages, and the Westside. This ride will appeal to the brave beginner (16-20mph), and the intermediate rider (18-22mph). We roll at 7:30am. Road bikes are best for this ride. Contact the store for more information.||Bike Barn Westchase||281-558-2234|
|Every Sunday||7:30 a.m.||Join the Champions crew for a 75 mi ride from our Spring location into the rolling hills of Montgomery County. This is for advanced skill level riders with an average pace of 22+ mph. This ride is not recommended for beginners.||Bike Barn Champions||281-320-0399|
|Every Sunday||7:30 a.m.||Route covers a variety of Houston neighborhoods. Not recommended for beginners. Must have intermediate to advanced cycling skills & be able to maintain a minimum of 20+ mph for 30 miles. Road bikes are recommended for this ride.||Bike Barn West University||713-529-9002|
|Weekends||7:30 a.m.||Bike Barn rides with Space City Cycling Club and invites all riders to enjoy varying routes around the Clearlake area. 40 miles & 60+miles.||Bike Barn Clear Lake||281-480-9100|
|Every Monday & Wednesday||5:00 p.m.||Between March and November. This Paper Clip starts at 5:00 pm, on I-45S service road near the place formerly known as Sussan furniture 3820 Interstate 45 in Dickinson. Calmer pace, comfortable for strong 18's and sandbagging 21's.||Behind Sussan's Furniture. 517 & I-45||281-480-9100|
|Every Tuesday||9:00 am||Bike Barn Atascocita and the Lake Houston Bike Chicks invite you to join a 30-40 mile womens’ ride. Contact the store for more information or to receive updates through our group message board.||Bike Barn Atascocita||281-812-8423|
Bike Barn is the primary sponsor of the Space City Cycling Club whose mission it is to promote cycling as both a sport and as a recreational activity for the entire family. All cyclists are invited to participate in the organized Club rides conditional upon the wearing of proper safety gear and obeying safety rules and traffic laws. For all non-members, the signing of a Club liability disclaimer is a required condition for riding with the Club. For more information visit SCCC.
What are informal rides all about? Usually rides are INFORMAL on a holiday or when an out of town or big charity-type ride are scheduled at the same time. Informal rides provide a way for people not participating in one of these other rides to ride as a group to improve ride safety and have more fun than riding alone.