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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.…

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

By Event Leaders | May 12, 2020

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…

Why Should You Travel? Because You Can.

By Event Leaders | May 12, 2020

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…

5 Steps to Cinch that Fitness Event in 2015

By Event Leaders | May 12, 2020

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,…

Houston’s Organic Checklist

By Event Leaders | May 12, 2020

By Kelly Howard Amazing offerings from our bayou town Recently, we were discussing in the BCO office how easy it is for Houstonians to obtain healthy organic food. We thought it would be fun to pass on a few of our faves to our readers. Love the idea of guilt-free shopping and eating? Grab your…

Hidden Houston -some of our faves

By Event Leaders | May 12, 2020

By Kelly Howard, BCO Event Leader Our fair city is filled with unknown treasures. New to Houston? Consider this a good start to a of Houston oddities and curiosities. Lived her forever? You might want to do a quick check to be sure you are well versed in obscure Houston haunts. 288 lakes (Update –…

Kayaking — A Waterborne Love Affair

By Event Leaders | May 12, 2020

By Kelly Howard Anyone who has been around me for any period of time (usually something like 5 to 15 seconds) knows I love kayaking. Mostly, I want to find myself on moving whitewater rivers, somewhere as remote as possible. When I’m not on one of those rivers, you’ll find me on any body of…