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Ultralight Backpacking

By Aniko | August 13, 2020

By Teresa Biggar, BCO Event Leader “Trek among the beautiful mountains while sampling local chocolate and cheese.” My interest picked up like Scooby-Doo being offered a Scooby snack when I read this first line of a travel article in 2015. I want to sample chocolate and cheese while hiking, I thought to myself. And so,…

Houston Farmers Markets & CSA Guide

By Event Leaders | June 18, 2020

By Kelly Howard For those looking to get their goods directly from the producer, there are a growing number of farmers markets popping up across Houston. From fresh produce to prepared foods there is something for everyone’s taste. This is your guide to when each farmer’s market is open, where it is located and a…

Houston Arboretum

By Event Leaders | May 22, 2020

By Amy Hope, BCO Event Leader I knew we loved the Houston Arboretum here at BCO but when I did a quick search in our Member Facebook group, I was surprised to see how far back the pictures when.  I’m sure there are plenty more, but I thought it would be fun to take  you…

Walking Tour of Downtown Architecture

By Event Leaders | May 12, 2020

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…

Trail Talk on the Lone Star Hiking Trail

By Event Leaders | May 12, 2020

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…

Rock Out Weekend Bayou City Outdoors’ Hidden Gem

By Event Leaders | May 12, 2020

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…

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

By Event Leaders | May 12, 2020

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…

5 Places to Kayak in Houston

By Event Leaders | May 12, 2020

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…

Pedaling Through Houston’s Ever Evolving Farmers Markets

By Event Leaders | May 12, 2020

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…

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

By Event Leaders | May 12, 2020

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.…