Grocery stores are so overrated! You drive to them, carrying your little bags in and pushing around a cart and wheels don’t even function properly half of the time. Maybe it's your lucky day and there are even some cookie samples leftover in the bin…BORING!
Instead of your typical shopping routine, why don't you pedal with us on a Saturday morning for a fun weekend ride that will leave your taste buds and souls enriched and support our wonderful Houston Farmers Markets. Who knows what new food or drink you may discover!
Did you know many of our local restaurateurs' shop at our Houston Farmers Markets each week? There they find the best handcrafted cheeses, local produce, baked goods, and locally sourced organic meats, and you can too! Our mission is to pedal fast enough to beat them before they take all the goods, but slow enough to enjoy every revolution of the ride. We're experts at finding the perfect balance! We'll meander our way down side streets, trails and residential areas you never knew existed in the heart of Houston.
First, we'll wake ourselves up with the delicious aroma of a leisurely Onion Creek coffee. After our caffeine kicks in, we'll cruise off to the markets to shop for fresh produce, sauces, jams, and delicious baked bread. This 12-15 mile ride lasts about three hours, so bring plenty of water and a backpack to carry all your goodies home!
Plan on sticking around after the ride to enjoy lunch at Onion Creek Cafe. They are a locally owned eatery with great food, atmosphere, and brews!
No bike? No worries! Houston has great rental options. Choose from:
B-Cycle Kiosk: Looking for the quickest rental option? B-Cycle allows you to rent via mobile app. There are many stations around town to pick up and drop off your rental. Check their map and pricing options information here: http://houston.bcycle.com.
BCO & HTXO Member Gear: If you are a member of Bayou City Outdoors and do not have a bike, we can loan you a bike for the ride; however, you MUST call the office 1 to 2 weeks in advance to arrange for the loaner bike.
Where to Meet:
Onion Creek, 3106 White Oak Dr., Houston, TX 77007. Please DO NOT park in the Onion Creek lot – there is parking on the surrounding streets, but look out for ‘no parking’ signs. Meet at 8:30 AM – Our ride will go from 9:00 AM to 12 PM.
This event is FREE for members and non-members alike. Please bring cash to spend at the farmer's market. We will have a car following the ride so you can put your purchases in the car and pick up at the end.
Who is it for?
Open the to public. Teenagers who have good bike handling skills.
Please note - we will be riding on some busy Houston streets.
Event Date & Time:
- Date: November 16, 2019
Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Venue: Onion Creek
Venue Phone: (713) 880-0706
Venue Website: www.onioncreekcafe.com/Address: