|Oct 1, 2016||Tour de Cure||Waller, TX||The Houston Tour de Cure is one of the top ten events in the nation and largest in Texas. Whether you’re a novice or an avid cyclist, we have the distance that’s right for you. Each route offers SAG, mechanical support, and full service rest stops to keep your body fueled. Afterwards, join us at the Rider Village for live music, massages, family friendly activities and much more! Distances: 10, 35, 55, 75 and 100 Mile routes||713-977-7706 Ext. 6081|
|Oct 1, 2016||Pineywoods Purgatory - 25th Anniversary Ride||Lufkin, TX||Come Stay and Play in Lufkin October 1, 2016 25th Annual Pineywoods Purgatory Bike Ride on Saturday morning followed by the Downtown Bistro that Saturday evening. Ride distances 25 mi, 52 mi, 72 mi, 102 miles||936-637-3976|
|Oct 2, 2016||Huntsville Classic pres. by Bike Barn||Huntsville State Park||Bike Barn presents the Huntsville Classic on Sunday, Oct. 2nd. This race is part of the Texas Cup XC Mountain Bike Series and boasts an updated 8.4 mile single-track course in beautiful Huntsville State Park. Race distances will range from 1-3 loops based on race category. Kids kick it off on Saturday, Oct. 1st with the Bike Texas Kids Kup and First Time Racer Clinic. Registration is open now through Wednesday, Sept. 28th.||713-869-7100 ext. 26|
|Oct 2, 2016||Katy Triathlon at Firethorne||Firethorne, Katy, TX||The Katy Triathlon at Firethorne will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2nd. This event supports the Katy ISD through the Rotary Club of Katy offering support to students and the school district. This sprint triathlon includes a 500 meter lake swim, 12 mile bike and 3 mile run. Divisions include individuals, teams, collegiate, Clydesdale, Athena, plus 2 & 3 person relays. Join the fun...these sprint triathlons are a blast!|
|Oct 8, 2016||The Heroes Ride||Conroe, TX||a scenic bike ride through the hills of east Texas and parts of the Big Thicket National Forest. Different route lengths to fit all levels of expertise. Rest stops located every 10 miles (approx) along the route and stocked with cold water, sports drinks and homemade goodies along with the typical road food. 25, 50 and 76 mile routes.|
|Oct 9, 2016||Oktoberfest Triathlon||Cross Creek Ranch, Fulshear, TX||The 6th Annual Oktoberfest Triathlon at Cross Creek Ranch will take place on Sunday, Oct. 9th. This is an amazing event with lots of options: Sprint Distance, Olympic Distance and new this year, a Duathlon. Race as an individual or pull a team together. Enjoy a great lake swim followed by a beautiful scenic flat ride and a great run through the property. Cross Creek is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for this event!||713-254-6870|
|Oct 15, 2016||Bike Around the Bay||Baytown, TX||Join us October 15 and 16 for the tenth annual Bike Around the Bay, a two-day 170-mile fully supported ride around Galveston Bay. This unique cycling event takes riders in a complete loop around the largest estuary in Texas (and one of the biggest in North America)! All proceeds from this signature fundraising ride directly benefit the Galveston Bay Foundation and its mission to preserve and protect the Bay.||281-332-3381|
|Oct 16, 2016||2016 LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin||Austin, TX||Join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin. We are offering 20/45/65/100 mile ride distances as well as a 5K run/walk. The event is the only ride in Austin to start and finish downtown. All proceeds benefit the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin.|
|Oct 22, 2016||Kiwanis Sealy Fall Classic||Sealy, TX||Come and join us for a challenging fall ride on country roads through the hills of Sealy, TX. We will raise money for The Eliminate Project. This project is a joint effort of Kiwanis and UNICEF, and aims to eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus around the globe. 22, 33, 45 and 60 mile routes.|
|Oct 22, 2016||Moonlight Ramble||Houston, TX||The BikeHouston Moonlight Ramble is a nighttime bicycle ride now in its 44th year! It is a unique, colorful, Fall fundraising ride for safe streets in Houston. As part of the tradition, BikeHouston will be hosting a costume and bike lights contest on the night of the BikeHouston Moonlight Ramble. Make sure to dress up and jazz up your bike to win great prizes!|
|Oct 22, 2016||TCSO Road Share for Special Olympics Texas||Austin, TX||Travis County Sheriff ’s Office and Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) invite you to participate in Road Share, a cycling ride benefitting SOTX athletes in the Central Texas area. Your participation helps provide sports, inclusion and health programs for children and adult athletes with intellectual disabilities. Road Share is also a collaborative effort to promote safety standards for cyclists and motorists of Travis County by encouraging the community to join in the commitment that all passengers on the road look out for each other, so that we can all reach our destinations safely. 60+ miles, 40+ miles, 20+ miles, or 2 mile family friendly loop|
|Oct 22, 2016||Bike to the beach||Houston, TX||Bike to the Beach is hosting its first Charity ride in the Lone Star State. On October 22, we are biking from Houston to Galveston to raise funds and awareness for autism. Our ride is fully supported and designed to be fun, inspiring and achievable for riders at all biking levels. Rest-stops are placed every 15 miles with refreshments, hydration and medical aide. Bike to the Beach Texas currently offers one ride distance: 100 mile Century ride from Houston. The route will take us out of downtown Houston, through Pearland, down country roads, along the Brazoria National Wildlife refuge to the shore-line. Join us!|
|Oct 22, 2016||Bike to the Beach||Houston, TX||Just announced, Bike to the Beach for autism is launching their first #CenturyRide in Houston! On Saturday, Oct. 22nd, bikers will bike from Houston to the beaches of Galveston while raising money for #autismawareness. Join the #B2BTX gang and bike with us to the beach!|
|Oct 29, 2016||Pedal Palacios Bike Ride||Palacios, TX||12 mile, 30 mile and 60 mile rides available on quiet country roads with water views - Full SAG Support. Six rest stops offering homemade treat and refreshments.||361-972-2615|
|Nov 5, 2016||Independence Ride||Wallis, TX||This year we expect over 150 disabled veterans and caregivers to join the throngs of over 1000 local civilian riders in the ride. There will be four routes to choose from with distances of 12, 23, 42 and 63 miles. Following the ride, join the veterans for a BBQ Chicken lunch and enjoy the music entertainment.|
|Nov 12, 2016||Polk County Spirit Ride||Livingston, TX||An opportunity to ride along the shore line of Lake Livingston and the surrounding rolling hills of Polk County. We offer four routes for all levels of riders, including a “Metric Century” 67 mile course. There will be police escorts through major intersections, medical support, SAG vehicles, Ride Marshall support and Rest stops every 9–16 miles on all routes. Join us!||936-967-0124|
|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|
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|
|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.