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Medical Center and Rice University

Bike Ride

Ride Overview

We will start with the Medical Center. The entire history of the Medical Center can be seen in its buildings and street names. We will also see some interesting architecture and artwork.

Rice University offers one of the most interesting and attractive venues in Houston, both for its architectural quality and variety, and the extensive collection of secret symbols, hidden meanings and elaborate jokes decorating the buildings, many dating to the earliest days of the university. Also some interesting history, including the founder’s murder and President Kennedy speaking about the manned space program.

Starting location:

Hermann Park parking lot A, on Hermann Park Drive, the parking area where BCO Monday and Wednesday walks start, next to Sam Houston on a horse (map here)

Duration:

total distance about 7 miles, about 3 hours

Coffee/snack:

Optional coffee/snack stop at the end of the ride at Rice University Brockstein Pavilion.

Links:

-          ride route map (click on pips for sight information)

-          Medical Center photo album - see captions for descriptions

-          Rice University photo album - see captions for descriptions

-          background on sights at Rice University

-          A short history of the Houston Medical Center

Event: Medical Center and Rice University Bike Ride Event Cost: Free
Where: For Members Only Meeting Place: For Members Only
Address: For Members Only Meeting Address: For Members Only
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Location Phone: For Members Only Parking Cost: For Members Only
Start Date-Time: For Members Only Reg. Deadline: For Members Only
* End Date-Time: For Members Only PrePay Required: No
Event Leader: For Members Only
Event Summary: n/a
Directions: For Members Only
Members: 6 Max Attendance: 20
Guests: 1 Spots Available: 13
Total Attendance: 7    
Overnight: No Kid Friendly: No
Skill Level: n/a Dog Friendly: No

CHECKLIST - Gear Details and Rules
Helmet
Road Bike
Water
1/2 to 1 quart per hour required
 
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