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4 Common Fears about Learning to SUP

By Event Leaders | May 12, 2020

By Rob Casey — SUP Instructor, Photographer & Guidebook Author, Seattle, WA, United States   As an instructor, potential customers regularly express fears about SUP that have kept them off the water. We work with those folks to reduce their fears by discussing our methods of reducing potential stress.   (People tell me) I have…

A happy hiker has happy feet

By Aniko M | May 12, 2020

By Kelly Howard Two miles left and the only thing I could think about was trying to step softly, my feet HURT. No way around it, I had done a really bad job of caring for my feet on (and before) this three day trip. I was using my trekking poles to step as gingerly…

Training for the BP MS 150 Ride

By Aniko M | 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…

10 Great Camping Spots Near Big Cities

By Aniko M | May 12, 2020

By Andrew Binkley Heading to one of these big cities anytime soon? Make sure you get a little “nature away” time with this great list! Every city-dweller loves a good getaway. Spending time in nature is often as easy as finding a local park or quiet place. Every major urban center offers some great camping…

Biking 101 & the Bayou City

By Aniko M | May 12, 2020

By Kelly Howard I didn’t do a lot of biking before BCO, most of my exercise was street skating and I kind of felt superior to bikes. (Sorry, I shouldn’t admit that but it was a skater thing). I just assumed that skating was a lot more exercise than biking. Did I learn differently! My…

Cycling Tour of Historic East End District: Art Murals & Installations

By Amy Hope | May 6, 2020

By Teresa Biggar, BCO Event Leader The East End District of Houston celebrates its rich history through public art along Harrisburg & Navigation Boulevards, and the streets in between. The most visible are the murals on buildings of many businesses. However, a keen eye will spot the artwork on bus and rail shelters, mail and…

Biking is fun, really!

By Amy Hope | May 6, 2020

By Kelly Howard, BCO Event Leader I was on a ride this morning.  It was a beautiful day and cyclists were out in force.  I saw a familiar sight several times. A woman/girl is on her bike and is struggling to get up an incline while her male cycling partner waits at the top.  Casually…