|Mar 26, 2017||CHI St. Joseph Health Gran Fondo||Bryan, TX||Come join us for a scenic ride across the Brazos Valley on your choice of 20, 40, 70 or 100 mile routes! While you're enjoying the bluebonnet covered pastures and hills, you will be honoring cancer survivors and helping us continue the fight against cancer. Donations will benefit CHI St. Joseph Health's Cancer Services.||979-774-4087|
|Mar 26, 2017||Bike For Little Heroes||Waller, TX||Children and younger siblings of veterans make a special sacrifice. Bike for Little Heroes is dedicated to recognizing this sacrifice that is too often overlooked. We honor each of these little heroes with a personalized Trek or Specialized bike of their choice and color. Join us to support this cause! We offer 16, 32, 50 and 66 Mile routes, and we are a fully supported BP MS 150 Recommended Ride|
|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 1, 2017||Head for the Hills Bicycle Ride||Chappell Hill, TX||Enjoy an exhilarating ride through the hills of northeast Washington County while partaking of a visual feast of bucolic scenery and, with the cooperation of Mother Nature, a magnificent of display of wildflowers. 26, 43 and 62 mile routes.|
|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||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 8, 2017||Liberty Freedom Ride||Liberty, TX||Featuring distances of 20, 33, 44, 61 and 79 miles, this ride takes you through the countryside of Liberty and Hardin Counties. We are just a stone's throw away from the Houston metro area but we retain the rural roots that brought us this far.||936-641-0367|
|Apr 9, 2017||RBC Gran Fondo Texas||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 22, 2017||Tour de Racha||Waller, TX||Join us for our 8th Annual Tour de RACHA and support our efforts against Child Abuse. It is a BP MS 150 recommended ride. Route Distances: 26, 48, and 62 miles.||936-931-2299|
|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 6, 2017||Bike for Mike||Fulshear, TX||The 9th Annual Michael T. McCann Memorial Bike Ride goes throughout the great community and City of Fulshear. The ride will feature a 19, 35, 51 and 68 mile route. All proceeds of this family event will directly benefit the beautification of the Fulshear Community.|
|May 6, 2017||Tour LaFitte||Lake Charles, LA||United Methodist Church & KPLC present the premier cycling event in Southwest Louisiana supporting Special Olympics. Starting at the Lake Charles Civic Center Amphitheater riders will have a choice of 5 routes (62.5, 50, 40, 27 and 10 mi.) with fully stocked breakpoints along the way. Hundreds of volunteers will make sure your day is safe and enjoyable. Upon returning, enjoy lots of food, music, coca-cola and fellowship. It will be a great time for the entire family. And as always, Tour LaFitte will feature the BIG PRIZE Give-a Way, including road bikes from Specialized and Trek!||337-708-4852|
|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||7:15 a.m.||This ride leaves from our Champions store; heads north and then east towards Old Town Spring, where we stop at Ellen's Cafe for a coffee/restroom break. The pace is geared for the intermediate rider, which is 18-22mph. Please call the store if more details are necessary.||Bike Barn Champions||281-320-0399|
|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.||We have a 16-18mph Saturday Shop Ride that leaves at 7:30 am. Typical route lengths will be between 20 – 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. 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.||Join us for a 15 - 25 miles ride, at a pace of 16-18 mph. This is an intermediate level road bike ride. We will follow bike routes and bike lanes. Helmet is required.||West University||713-529-9002|
|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.