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Bicycling

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Local Cyclists Mark Worldwide Ride of Silence

    Last night, the local bicycle group BikeHouston held a Ride of Silence for bicycle riders killed riding city streets and roads. The local ride, which stated this year in Memorial Park, is part of a group of more than 300 cities worldwide. The ride followed the placement, three weeks ago of around ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 8, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    Houston "Biketavist" Targets Motorists Violating Passing Law

    You can call Dan Morgan a biketavist, but don't call him a bike vigilante, which is how he was referred to in a recent news report. He's just trying to raise awareness for his fellow bicyclists who prefer to move around the city on two wheels instead of four. Armed with a flag that sticks out thr ... More >>

  • News

    February 13, 2014

    Ride at Your Own Risk

    Cycling remains dangerous in car-centric Houston.

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Cycling Not a Two-Way Street in Houston

    I learned how to ride a bike in the parking lot of the not-quite-completed Greenspoint Mall in the '70s. My first fall was when I couldn't figure out how to steer around a piece of debris and went sailing over my handlebars. Within a couple years I had graduated to a BMX-style bike and was happily r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    NYC Cyclist Purposely Runs Into Things to Make Point, Houston Cyclists Nod in Approval

    New York City cyclist Casey Neistat got a $50 ticket for riding outside the bike lane in the city. Like many cities, New York is seeing an increase in cyclists on the roadways. Houston is certainly no different. Despite massive sprawl and a square footage big enough to hold like five New York Cities ... More >>

  • News

    August 15, 2013

    Happy Trails? The Battle Over a Bike Path and the Fate of the Texas AIDS Memorial Garden

    Everyone thinks bike paths are a good idea. Just maybe not in their own neighborhood.

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Cover Story: A Bike Path and an AIDS Memorial Garden

    Ten years ago, residents of a Third Ward neighborhood near MacGregor Way vociferously -- yes, vociferously -- objected to then-Mayor Bill White's plans to convert an old railroad right-of-way into a bike path. A resulting lawsuit stopped a roughly 1,500-foot section of the path in its tracks, alth ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 7, 2012
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    May 3, 2012

    Is Houston America's Future Bicycling Capitol? Tom McCasland Thinks It Is, and Is Making It So

    Tom McCasland has long believed that Houston is a sleeping giant of a bicycling city, and these days Houston appears to be waking up and stretching its legs. Today Yale Law grad McCasland serves as the interim head of the Harris County Housing Authority, but even before he began his previous positi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    White Oak Hike & Bike Trail Getting a Detour at the Loop

    Don't fall asleep on your morning jog.​The White Oak Hike and Bike Trail along T.C. Jester is gonna have a hitch in its get-along starting Monday morning. At 5 a.m. that day, the trail will be closed where it goes under the 610 Loop as part of road repairs, TxDOT says. It will stay closed at ... More >>

  • News

    April 14, 2011

    Bikes on Easements

    North-south cycling trails could be a go!

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Don't Come Running to Me When You Need a Lawyer

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Houston Bike Paths: "Easing" Their Way To A Glorious Future?

    Open spaces begging to be used​About a year-and-a-half ago, as a sidebar to an article we wrote on the perils of urban cycling here in Houston, we cast our battle-tested, road-weary eyes longingly toward the possibility of CenterPoint Energy surrendering their scores of miles of utility easeme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Bike Houston Tries to Rev Itself Up

    ​Just like Uncle Sam, BikeHouston wants you. The nonprofit bicycle advocacy group's membership numbers have dwindled so low that they're offering one-year memberships for $5, and are kicking off the discount program tonight from 6-9 p.m. with a happy hour at Firkin & Phoenix, 1915 Westheimer R ... More >>

  • News

    January 6, 2011

    Don't Kill the Messengers

    How bike couriers plan to survive the internet age.

  • News

    January 6, 2011

    Faux Go Go Go

    Not all those bike messengers you see are the real thing.

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Cover Story: Keeping Up With Old Man Tim

    To get this week's feature, I knew I would have to learn firsthand what it is to be a bike courier. While I have been an almost daily bike commuter for over a year, I knew that my bike was not up to the task.

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Dear Bicycle Bandit: Five Simple Rules To Aid Your Getaway

    Bicycle Bandit: Watch out for the strollers, dude​A bike bandit is on the loose in Houston, of all places. Yes, right here in the anti-Portland, a brigand is holding up banks and making his getaway on a Schwinn.We covered him early in his spree, but he's now hit six banks in the area.As a fellow c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Metro Light Rail Expands Hours For Bike Riders

    The Iron Horse welcomes velocipedes​Metro and BikeHouston have reached an agreement that expands the hours bike riders will be allowed on light-rail trains.Bikes are still barred during peak travel hours in the morning and afternoon, but the definition of "peak hours" has changed.Bikes can now be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Houdini The Museum District Goose Flies Coop, Leaves Mate Distraught

    The Goose is loose​Biking up to work one afternoon, we spotted this sign on a telephone pole just south of the main campus of Houston Community College.We wondered if the missing goose had been found, so we called the number. Dawn Adams answered. Adams is a daughter of Joy Boone, the matron of Dan ... More >>

  • News

    October 22, 2009

    The Wheel World

    Commenters get angry on both sides of the road over "Ghost Riders."

  • News

    October 8, 2009

    Ghost Riders: Easy Come, Easy No

    CenterPoint Energy's power line easements would make ideal bike highways. Too bad they won't let us use them.

  • News

    October 8, 2009

    Ghost Riders

    In Houston, bicycling is known as a killer sport.

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    David Byrne Bikes Houston

    Photo by Craig HlavatyFormer Talking Head David Byrne (we're nor sure, but we're guessing he hates that description) was in town recently for a show at Jones Hall.Byrne has become a biking fanatic these days; he's also an occasional diarist about his tour.His piece on Houston has him complaining abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    That Heights Bike Trail Developing Nicely, Except For The Arson

    Photos by Amina Rivera The new bikeway near 7th Street and CourtlandThe Missouri, Kansas, Texas Southern Pacific railroad (try to say that three times fast) Rails-to-Trails project in the Heights is finally underway. After the official groundbreaking ceremony last December, men in hard hats a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 8, 2009

    Snow Sports 101

    Web exclusive!

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2007
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    March 30, 2006
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    March 23, 2006
  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    We Know What You Should Do This Summer

    Your guide to beaches, water parks, day trips, festivals and more

  • News

    May 19, 2005
  • News

    May 12, 2005

    Path to Nowhere?

    Construction problems cloud the future of northeastern bayou trails

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • News

    October 16, 2003

    Collision Course

    Cyclists are finding out what really lurks along those serene country roads

  • News

    September 4, 2003

    Chop Talk

    Houston remains embroiled in what to do about Memorial Park

  • Calendar

    August 21, 2003

    Midnight Moving

    Slap a light on your bike and take off into the night

  • Calendar

    April 10, 2003

    First and Ten (Months to Go)

    Block party kicks off Super Bowl countdown

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Bike Path

    West White Oak Bayou Trail

  • News

    September 6, 2001

    A Night in the Tub

    An angel named Grace, a doctor who's a real Trip and fresh gore flooding the ER -- the new Ben Taub gets old quick

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Adventure Race Series

    Texas State Championship Sprint Adventure Races

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Bike Shop

    Shirar's Bicycle Store

  • Culture

    October 9, 1997

    Art for the Masses

    Jessica Cusick wants to brighten our drab landscape with little moments of wonder and delight

  • News

    May 11, 1995

    Biked Out

    Time may be up for the Ho Chi Minh Trail

  • News

    July 21, 1994

    Roads to Nowhere?

    At the Galleria, you can't bike there from here

  • News

    June 30, 1994
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    June 16, 1994
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    June 9, 1994
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    May 19, 1994

    Panic in Memorial Park

    Cyclists say wait Ho Chi Minh-ute

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