|Sep 14, 2014||Tour de Pink||Prairie View A&M University||Tour de Pink is the first bike ride in Texas to solely benefit breast cancer awareness and education. Routes are for all levels ranging from 12 to 100 miles wind through the back roads of Prairie View, Waller, Hempstead, Hockley, and other sites along US 290. Online registration is open for $30 through September 7 at tourdepink.org. Cyclists are required to raise $125 in pledges to support mammograms and follow-up services for underinsured men and women in Houston. Fundraising incentives, including the chance to win two round-trip airline tickets anywhere in the contiguous United States are available.||713-524-7465|
|Sep 20, 2014||Houston Tour de Cure||Katy Mills Mall. Katy, Texas||This event benefits the American Diabetes Association and it's mission is to prevent and cure diabetes. 10, 27, 47, 63 and 100 miles||713-977-7706|
|Sep 21, 2014||Magical Museum Mystery Tour||Leonard Merrell Center, Katy, TX||The "Magical Museum Mystery Tour" is a fundraiser for the Houston Bicycle Museum. It will feature ride lengths of 19, 41, and 64 miles on a police patrolled course in Katy and Waller County. Riders will gather (visual)clues and be eligible for prizes at the conclusion of the ride. Rolling start at 7:30am, early registration saves riders $15 compared to same day sign ups. Multiple food trucks will be parked at the start/finish and at rest stops. Snow cones, breakfast tacos, asian fusion along with the usual rest stop fare - it's more than just another T-shirt ride!! It's a Magical Museum Mystery Tour!!||832-259-7225|
|Sep 27, 2014||Skittles Waco Wild West 100||Waco, Texas||The bicycle tour that has made a tradition of great rest stops and super rider support will return for 2014. This is one event you don’t want to miss! There is a tour for everyone and you can enjoy the Waco Cultural Arts Fest before & after the tour. Proceeds from this ride benefit the Be The Match Registry® and various other local organizations. 10, 25, 50, 67, 100 mile options||254-405-2518|
|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||Location: TBD||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.|
|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|
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||7:00 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 email@example.com||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||7:00 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||8:00 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||8:00 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.