Friday, September 25, 2009

Heights Happenings: Bike Lovers Edition

Grease up your chain, inflate your tires and get ready. Next weekend is all about bikes in The Heights!

EDIT: CANCELLED. The ribbon cutting has been cancelled because they have apparently found some additional structural issues with the bridge over the bayou. However, the other events listed below are going on as planned.

_City of Houston Bikeway Program presents: _
MKT Rails to Trials Ribbon Cutting
Saturday, October 03, 2009

For more information contact Daniel Raine, Bicyclist Pedestrian Coordinator, Houston Bikeway Program, at or call at (713) 837-0136. To find more information on Houston's Bikeways go to

Also, celebrate with the neighborhood at

In conjunction with the ribbon cutting, the Heights best bike shop, Blue Line Bike Lab, will be hosting a party benefitting Bike Houston. Bike Houston promotes bike education in the City. They sponsor the awesomely fun Moonlight Ramble.

  • Beer provided by Pyramid Beer. Rumor has it you can buy a souvenir mug and fill it as many times as you want.
  • Maui Waui will be selling smoothies
  • Brats, hotdogs & veggiedogs
  • There will also be a raffle for different items including a GT Mountain Bike.
  • Music provided by the Whiskey Saints

Events at Biketoberfest will include:

8:30AM – Kids Parade & Community Bike Ride. Meet at Blue Line Bike Lab at 3302 White Oak.

9-10AM – City of Houston Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Meet on Bike Path near the Target Development.

10:30AM – Biking activities include bike tours of trail, Cyclocross Race & much more.

12:00 – 5:00PM – BiketoberFest Party at Blue Line Bike Lab

October 4, 7:30 AM start time: Houston Heights Association 4th Annual Heights Bicycle Rally and Scavenger Hunt

This isn't a race, rather a self-paced event where bike riders receive a packet containing a rally card, map and scavenger hunt clue list. The rally starts and ends at the fire station on 12th and Yale Streets.

This year participants will cycle a 20-mile course on City of Houston bike trails going through the Heights, Montrose, Morningside, Southampton, Braeswood, Medical Center, Hermann Park, Midtown, Downtown and Norhill.

There will be two check point/water stations. The rally card must be validated by a rally volunteer at each check point in order for the participant to be eligible for prizes. Both the completed clue list and the rally card must be turned in by 4 PM. Rally will end with a party.

Plan to celebrate with food, soft drinks and music while awards are announced and door prizes given! Awards will be given in both Adult and Youth categories. Award in the Scavenger Hunt goes to the participant who finds the most mystery objects along the course.

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