Posts by Aniko M

Walking Tour of Downtown Architecture

By Teresa Biggar, BCO Event Leader A simple one-mile route through downtown reveals historic and modern buildings residing side by side. Along the way are many points of interest to admire from the glittery reflections to painted or carved public art. I toured this beautiful district with fellow BCO photographer Annette Hollingsworth on a relatively…

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Trail Talk on the Lone Star Hiking Trail

By Teresa Biggar, BCO Event Leader “We just passed the Dude Wipes.” Oh, the joy of trail talk! When hiking a trail, you tend to look for unusual markers. This is especially the case if you hike in a group with different paces. Those markers are helpful to communicate where you are when checking in…

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Rock Out Weekend Bayou City Outdoors’ Hidden Gem

By Kelly Howard, BCO Event Leader I was talking with some BCO buddies recently and someone asked about Rock Out Weekend— why is it called that? And when did it start? It took me back about 5 years ago when the MS150 ride had sold out very quickly. We had several members who partook in…

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BP MS 150 Houston-Austin: April 12-13, 2014

My Personal Web Log: Riding Solo by Michele Zacks This week Bayou City Outdoors wants to give a big thanks to our special guest blogger Michele Zacks. She blogs for a cause and she’s almost to her fundraising goal for the MS 150. Donate to the MS 150 through Michele here. Although training rides start…

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5 Places to Kayak in Houston

By Kelly Howard, BCO Event Leader Very few US cities can boast the number of bayous and waterway running through and around the city that Houston Texas can! According to the Bayou Preservation Association, Houston has over 2,500 miles of waterways — WOW is what we say! Our bayous weren’t always opaque and brown. When…

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Pedaling Through Houston’s Ever Evolving Farmers Markets

By Kelly Howard It was the year 2000, and I’m riding my bike through Montrose. Off to my left, I see a nice little porch with boxes and boxes of vegetables and a small crowd of people checking them out. I had to stop to find out what was going on. This was the first…

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So, Where Do All The Houston BCO Events Come From?

By Kelly Howard, BCO Event Leader Someone asked me recently at the Graffiti ride, how does Bayou City Outdoors come up with all the event ideas? Seems like every month there’s new Houston bikes, hikes, parties, dinners and who-knows-what happening! I can only speak for the BCO events we come up with in the office.…

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Basic Rookie MS 150 Info— April 18–19, 2015

By Kelly Howard So, you want to ride the MS 150 from Houston to Austin to benefit multiple sclerosis but you have no idea when, where, what, why and most importantly— how to start preparing. Have no fear! MS 150 Team Bayou City Outdoors is here to tell you everything single little thing you need…

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Why Should You Travel? Because You Can.

By Joan Johnson Let’s face it, we each have our priorities. Mine are different from most of my co-workers. They live vicariously through me when I travel out of the country or hold a balloon in the Thanksgiving Day parade or do Marathon hoopla with my belly dance friends. I can’t say I really live…

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5 Steps to Cinch that Fitness Event in 2015

By Kelly Howard 1. Pick the event you want to complete. 2. Reality check — is it doable? 3. Get your gear in working order. 4. Create a schedule you can commit to. 5. Layout your gear and clothes the night before. 1. Decide the event you want to do. Whether it’s 5K, a sprint,…

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