It’s time for the annual FotoFest Bike Scramble by FotoFest International.
FotoFest and Artcrawl 2013 come together again to offer the public a bike tour of the ArtCrawl 2013!
The Bike Scramble visits several studio spaces and receives tours with local artists and curators. Starting at FotoFest Headquarters at 11:00am, the ride continues until about 3:30pm. Ride the whole day or join us on the route – the tour is modular (pick and choose when you want to ride).
This leisurely ride is designed for riders age 10+ and at all skill levels, but riders should be familiar with basic bicycle operation and safety. Please check the condition of your bicycle before the ride, sag support is available, but is limited.
All participants are required to complete a Registration Form and Waiver.
Studio Twenty Twenty / Puerta Gallery
O’Kane Gallery UHD
10AM – HTX BIKE FEST BEGINS
- Registration for all bmx and ramp events
- Open ramp session for registered riders ($10 to register for all events)
- Flatland riding area open for play
- Bike Polo open for play
- Texas Gold Sprint’em open for play
- DJ AF The Naysayer
11 – 12PM
- DJ Fredster
12PM – 1PM
- DJ Frankie 5x
- Bike Polo Demo (12 – 12:30)
1PM – 2PM
- BMX Freestyle Comp
- DJ Kayo
2PM – 3PM
- All bikes race and freestyle course comp
- DJ Ill-set
3PM – 4PM
- Foot Down, Track Stand, Bunny Hop
- DJ Cee Plus
- Texas Gold Sprint’em Finals
- DJ Grand Dad Crunk
5PM – 6PM
- Awards Ceremony for FRC, OCC, TGS
- DJ GWizz
9PM – 2AM – HTX BIKE FEST AFTER PARTY AT CLUTCH CITY SQUIRE
Volunteering Info: http://htxbikefest.com/volunteer/
HOUSTON B-CYCLE OFFERS
FREE BIKE SHARE WEEKEND OCTOBER 12-14
Houston B-cycle – presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, will offer FREE 24 hour passes each day over the three-day weekend fromSaturday Oct. 12 – Mon., Oct. 14. During this time users can check out a bike with no membership fees by using promotion code 1234 at any of the 28 B-cycle stationsfor the FREE 24 hour membership. Bikes can be checked-out and returned unlimited times during the day; however usage fees will STILL apply for any trips OVER 60 minutes. Station hours are from 6am-11pm and a credit card will still be required to check out bikes.
Houston B-cycle is a bike share program that provides a quick transportation alternative for getting around the city. Whether grabbing coffee or commuting to work, Houston B-cycle sets you free from your car and relies on the best alternative fuel: YOU.
Saturday, October 12- Monday, October 14, 2013
Smith & Capitol
Dallas & Smith
Lamar & Milam
Main & Dallas
LaBranch & Lamar
McKinney & Caroline
Rusk & St. Emanuel
METRO Transit Center
UH Downtown/Main & Franklin
George R. Brown Convention Center
W. Gray & Baldwin
Milam at Elgin
Milam & Webster
Westheimer & Waugh
Taft & Fairview
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Hermann Park Lake Plaza
Leonel Castillo Community Center
SOUTH CENTRAL HOUSTON
Project Row House
Houston B-Cycle is creating opportunities for expansion into 2014. To find out more about sponsor opportunities to create a B-cycle station in your area, please call 713-865-3662. To find out more about Houston B-cycle, visit houston.bcycle.com.
Houston’s favorite annual nighttime ride, BikeHouston Moonlight Bicycle Ramble, is a couple months away on Saturday, October 26, so get your coolest lightshow on a bike ready to show off to go along with your already awesome halloween costume.
Everything you need to know (registration, date, times, FAQs, etc) is located here: http://www.bikehouston.org/moonlightramble/
As usual, the bike ride starts at the George R. Brown Convention Center and the bike route will follow. Tell your friends and family about it. It’s a great excuse for the kids to stay up late, if they can keep their eyes open enough to ride a bike through the city. :-)
- Cedar Creek Cafe – 10am to 4pm – 1034 W. 20th St., Houston, TX 77008
Come out and buy or sell some stuff. You might find that gem you’ve always been looking for.
It seems that the growth of the Houston Critical Mass ride has some soaring numbers to compete with. It’s great to see but also people need to ride responsibly especially in numbers like that. The more people there are, sure you can see one another and there’s safety in numbers, but also there’s a lot of careless things that can happen so be cautious of others and that you still keep your safety distance. Rubbing tires can turn into an instant domino effect with people so closely around you. Who says there’s nothing to do it Houston? Especially on a Friday night at the end of the month? This picture begs to differ.
Picture by Jamie Salinas, from Critical Mass Houston Facebook group
If you want more info on the ride or want to make new bike buddies – join the Facebook group: Houston Critical Mass. It has grown to over 7,000 members. Pretty legit, if you ask me. The forum basically runs itself now.
https://www.facebook.com/events/649290081764101/?fref=ts - Event Details
This Wednesday, May 15th, BikeHouston will host the Tenth Annual Ride of Silence from Memorial Park to City Hall.
On May 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn’t aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.
In 2003, Chris Phelan organized the first Ride of Silence in Dallas after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was hit by the mirror of a passing bus and was killed. (Read the full history here: http://www.rideofsilence.org/history.php)
The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. There are no sponsors and no registration fees. The ride, which is held during National Bike Month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured.
Riders are asked to wear a white jersey or shirt. Helmet and lights (front and rear) are required after dark. Riders will gather in Memorial Park just in the parking area just west of the picnic loop starting at 6:30pm. The ride will start promptly at 7:00pm and will be assisted/escorted by HPD and two Ride of Silence trucks. The ride will proceed through Memorial Park and Washington Avenue into Downtown for a brief presentation in front of City Hall.
Riders are asked to refrain from any unnecessary talk during the ride.
Bone Thugs N Harmony once said in their youthful harmony to “Wake up, wake up, wake up, it’s the first of the month.” And in this case, it’s National Bike Month! What does that mean exactly? It’s whatever you want it to mean. Do you want to ride every day this month? Do you want to start an organized ride to raise awareness or just for fun? Create a bike pub crawl? Ride the neighborhood with the family or even take it to a park. Is it your first time trying to ride a bike? Well there’s no time like the present.
The League of American Bicyclists put out a pretty handy pamphlet that includes a bunch of ideas to be active around the city: http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bikemonth/pdf/guide_redesign_2013.pdf
Remember that Memorial Day is around the corner and there will sure be lots of events going on around the city, not to mention the ever-so growing musical festival of FREE PRESS SUMMER FEST. It might be wise to bike to the event as you can find parking and rally down to the festival so you don’t have to worry about expensive parking and sit in a traffic line that never goes anywhere.
Yes, Houston had their official “Bike to Work Day” last month but it doesn’t mean that you can still do one during the official national “Bike to Work Week” from May 13-17th.
Check out the calendar to see any local bike store (LBS), city or social riding events are going on. The weather is starting to get warmer so bring plenty of water/fluids with you on your rides. Stay hydrated and ride safe. Helmets, lights, reflectors, fog horns, whatever you need to see and be seen. Enjoy seeing the city from the bike. It’s more awesome than you think.
We are celebrating bikes ALL month long!
BikeHouston Monthly Happy Hour- West Alabama Ice House- Wednesday, May 8th (6:00-8:00 p.m.)
Houston CycloFemme- Sunday, May 12th (8:30 a.m.)
Texas Medical Center Bike to Work Day- Wednesday, May 15th (11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.)
Ride of Silence- Wednesday, May 15th- (7:00 p.m.)
Energy Corridor Bike to Work Day- Thursday, May 16th (6:30-7:30 a.m.)
More events and information to follow!!
All of the maps that you can think of that you will ever need for the ride:
If you take pictures, hashtag #pedalhouston on twitter or IG, we’d love to see them! Ride safe and ride smart. Have fun!
BP MS 150 Packet Pick-up and Expo
Friday, April 19, 2p – 9p
Omni Westside Hotel
13210 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77079
More details below: