Open to the Public!
Event ID: 251065 Event Status: On Schedule
Event Description

BCO Bikes, Bats, Brews & BCycles

all on Buffalo Bayou!

August 18, 2018 – meet time of 6:45 PM leave 7:15 to 10:30 PM

Fonde Center Parking Lot (meet behind Sabine Lofts next to the bayou)

110 Sabine Street, Houston, TX 77007

Join us for Bats, Bikes, BCycles & Brews on our beautiful Buffalo Bayou!

Houston, where the bayou (not the river) runs through it! We’ve got a lot of B’s going on for this event, if only we had Brad Pitt, too.

As you know by now, even if your new, Buffalo Bayou runs right down the middle of our city. What you may not know is that it’s is home to over a quarter of a million Mexican Free Tail Bats. Yes, Austin isn’t the only cool spot in Texas to get batty! Our bats live under Waugh Street bridge and come out at sunset to dine on our local mosquito population – Eat bats, eat!

Thanks to wonderful volunteers and work crews, the paved biking paths on the Bayou have been fully restored, and are clear for us to ride the length of the Bayou from Shepherd Street bridge all the way to downtown and back.

Join Bayou City Outdoors (BCO) as we lead the group for an easy 6 – 8-mile ride stopping for about 30 minutes to watch the bats pour out and then continue downtown for the young at heart! Downtown we’ll park our bikes at a local watering hole and be back to Fonde by 10:30.

If 10:30 is past your bedtime, don’t fret, we’ll ride by our parking lot on the way downtown to drop off all you, larks. No, we’re not calling you a bad word. Apparently, that’s what you call the opposite of a night owl.

Meet at 6:45 PM in the back of the Fonde Community Center’s Parking Lot behind Sabine Lofts along the bayou located at 110 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007. We will roll out at 7:15pm, so don’t get left behind!

No bike, no problem. Choose a red bike from the BCycles station!

Here’s all the details:

- All types of bikes are welcome, however, we’ve found cruisers, hybrids, and mountain bikes make for a little easier city ride.

- Bcycles are available around our start – they will sell out so check their site first, or download the “where’s a BCycle app” and pedal over.

- Helmets are required (we will have a few loaners for BCO members at the start)

- Lights & reflectors are a really, really good idea!

-Parking is in Lot H behind the Fonde Center, roughly the corner of Memorial & Sabine Street (110 Sabine St.

- We meet at 6:45 and leave at 7:15pm, sharp

-The ride is approximately 8+ miles

- The path is paved

RSVP at, so we have a head count. Bring money for drinks and food after the Bat Viewing.

For additional information, please e-mail to

Event Details
Event: BCO Bikes, Bats, Brews & BCycles- all on Buffalo Bayou! Members: Free
Where: Fonde Center Parking Lot Non Members: Free
Address: 110 Sabine St. Meeting Place: At Event Location
Location Website: n/a Meeting Address: Same as Event Location
Meet Loc Website: n/a Meeting Time: 6:45 PM
Location Phone: n/a Parking Cost:
Start Date-Time: 08/18/2018 - 7:15 PM Reg. Deadline: 08/18/2018
* End Date-Time: 08/18/2018 - 10:30 PM PrePay Required: No

Event Leader:
Kelly Howard
Contact Leader


Payment Details: free

Location (More Detail)
Event Location: Fonde Center Parking Lot
Address: 110 Sabine St.
Directions: The Fonde Center is located on Sabine @ Memorial - the large parking lot is behind and towards Buffalo Bayou. DIRECTIONS: If you are traveling East on Memorial Dr. take the Sabine St exit and pass Sabine St and take the first right into the parking lot. If you are traveling West on Memorial Dr: Turn left on Houston Ave. Pass under Memorial and take the right hand turn into the parking lot on your right. The parking lot is connected to the Fonde Community Center’s Parking Lot located at 110 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007. Once in the parking lot: drive to the rear of the lot near the water.
How to Find the Group: Meet at 6:45 PM in the back of the Fonde Community Center’s Parking Lot behind Sabine Lofts along the bayou located at 110 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007. We will roll out at 7:15pm, so don’t get left behind! Look for the white-green BCO Sign

Members: 115 Max Attendance: 180
Guests: 54 Spots Available: 11
Total: 169 Guest Limit: No Limit

Overnight: No Kid Friendly: No
Skill Level: n/a Dog Friendly: No

What to Bring - Gear Details and Rules
Road Bike
Mountain Bike
helmets required, BCO will have some on hand to loan if you don't have one (but you should have a helmet :)

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