|Oct 4, 2014||College Station Rotary Ride||College Station, TX||Rotary Club of College Station's first charity bicycle ride. Fully supported with SAG, rest stops, and mechanics. Planned for all levels of riders from beginners to advanced. 13, 30, 43, 60 miles. Starting location: 1991 FM 158 Rd, College Station, TX 77845||409-498-0122|
|Oct 5, 2014||Lions Biking for Sight||Montgomery, Texas||This will be our 15th anniversary! Join us and ride through some of the most beautiful Texas landscape in Montgomery and Grimes counties. 24, 40, 62 and possibly 100 miles. We are a fully supported ride.||281-685-6322|
|Oct 18, 2014||Bike Around the Bay||Royal Purple Raceway||Bike Around the Bay 2014 is scheduled for October 18-19, 2014. Tour the scenic and picturesque countryside of the Texas upper coast roadways while visiting the bay area towns of Baytown, Anahuac, Galveston, Texas City, Bacliff, Kemah, Seabrook, and La Porte. Be part of the fascinating environment of the many bay coves and inlets while cycling with your friends and family on a 2-day tour of Texas' coastal assets. The overnight stay in Galveston, Texas at Moody Gardens will be the high point of the day's journey and promises to relax and to re-energize the rider for the Day 2 excursions. On Day 2, the riders leave the island to return to the main land via the Galveston Bay Causeway and will continue to explore the coastal region - cycling through Texas City, Kemah, Seabrook, and La Porte before concluding the ride at Barbers Hill ISD where it started.|
|Oct 18, 2014||Heroes Ride||Conroe, TX||Join us for a scenic ride through parts of the Big Thicket National Forest. All riders that sign up online are guaranteed a wicking T-shirt. Your entry fee includes lunch, motorcycle support, SAG and rest stops loaded with great food. All proceeds go to help support the National Fallen Officers Memorial.||936-499-8375|
|Oct 19, 2014||Aptalis CF Cycle for Life||Houston Oaks Country Club||The CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported 32 or 62 mile ride with well-stocked and festive rest stops, support and gear (SAG) vehicles, ride marshals, volunteers along the way to cheer you on, and bike mechanics to help you if you need a repair and best of all, a festive post ride lunch with beer and margaritas! Register and recruit another NEW rider (never previously participated in the CF Cycle for Life) and you will receive a complimentary jersey designed by 7 year old, CF Ambassador, Katie! (While supplies last)||713-621-0006|
|Oct 25, 2014||Moonlight Bicycle Ramble||George R Brown Convention Center||Since 1973, thousands of riders have lit up the streets of Houston for this amazing fully-supported bicycle ride. Starting from the George R Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston at 11:59 pm the ramble will have an 8-mile and 20-mile route. Prizes awarded for best costume and best lighted bike. All riders are required to wear a bicycle helmet and have lights on their bikes.|
|Nov 15, 2014||Just Ride for a Just Cause||Fulshear, TX||Passion for Humanity's mission is to increase awareness of and offer support for victims of sex trade and commercial sexual exploration in the greater Houston area. 20, 40, 60, and 73 mile options available.||832-746-3010|
|Nov 15, 2014||Spirit Ride 2014||Livingston High School, Livingston, TX||The 2nd Annual Spirit Ride, benefiting Polk County Crime Stoppers, Inc., will offer both experienced and beginning bicyclists an opportunity to ride through Historic Downtown Livingston on the way in completing 22 mile, 33 mile, 42 mile or 100km rides along the shore line of Lake Livingston and the surrounding rolling hills of Polk County, Texas. Ride starts at 8am. Rest stops and SAG support will be available on all routes. This will include snacks and drinks along the way with plenty of port-a-potties. Lunch and refreshments will be provided to riders on their return to the high school parking lot.||936-967-0124|
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.
|Wednesday Aug. 20 & 27, Sept. 3 & 10||6:00 - 7:00 p.m.||BEGINNERS WEST SIDE CROSS CLINIC - Clinic will consist of handling skills, dismounting and mounting the bike, going over barriers and obstacles, shouldering the bike and running up embankments. Riders need to bring either a cyclocross bike or mtb bike and they have to wear a helmet. Riders can practice with flat pedals and switch over to clip-less pedals later once they feel comfortable. Please park at the George Bush Spillway parking lot. We will meet in the field adjacent to the parking lot.||George Bush Park||281-492-7433|
|Every Saturday||7:00 a.m.||30 - 25 Mile Ride (16-20mph) Ride ventures through the Cypress area and back roads of Fairfield. We take off from the store parking lot for 25 miles out to Zube Park and back. There is a restroom and water break at the halfway point. All levels of riders are welcomed with varying pace groups. Road Bikes are best for this ride.||Bike Barn Cypress||281-213-3791|
|Every Saturday||6:30 a.m.||40 Mile Ride (20 – 22mph) Leaves the shop and follows along with the 25 mile riders out and then heads out to Waller and up towards Stage Coach. This is a challenging paced ride with some rolling hills. Intermediate to advance skilled road bike riders are invited to attend. There are places along the route to stop and get water and to rest.||Bike Barn Cypress||281-213-3791|
|Every Saturday||7:15 a.m.||Join the Champions crew for a scenic suburban to rural 44 mile ride, which goes north into Montgomery County. This ride is for the intermediate rider, where the pace is 18-22mph. There is one sprint zone at the turn around point, and a gas station/rest area on the return ride.||Bike Barn Champions||281-320-0399|
|Every Saturday||7:15 a.m.||Bike Barn Katy Saturday Rides.||Bike Barn Katy||281-492-7433|
|Every Saturday||7:15 a.m.||A slow pace group of riders leaves from Bike Barn Katy every Saturday at 7:15 am. Join us at our Katy location for this fun ride - Ask at the start for the employee that leads the ride. This ride is recommended for beginners or riders that keep a pace of 14 to 16 miles per hour. Participating children must be at least 12 years old and have completed a riding safety course. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org||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 - 37 & 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||7:15 a.m.||Join the Champions crew for a 65 mi ride from our Spring location into the rolling hills of Montgomery County. There are two pace groups. Advanced: pace is 22+ mph, & Intermediate: pace is 18-22mph. 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 15 mph for 30 miles. Road bikes or Cyclocross bikes recommended.||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|
|Every Thursday||10:30 am||Join the Lake Houston Bike Chicks for a beginner friendly ride rolling out from the Shell station on Deussen Pkwy. This is a great option for beginner cyclists to experience 15 - 20 miles through nearby park loops in a group environment. Contact the store for more information or to receive updates through our group message board.||Shell station on Deussen Pkwy||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.