Looking for a Group Ride?

Group rides are a great way for new and experienced riders to explore Houston. Please take a look at the group ride rules further down this page before you join a ride. These are not BikeHouston rides, so please double check the date, time, and location before you go. BikeHouston assumes no liability associated with these rides.

If your store or group hosts a weekly ride, email us to have it added to our list.

Another great place to look for social rides is the facebook group HTX Bike Social. They have compiled a list of weekly social rides, as seen below.

You can plan your own ride with the Bayou Greenways interactive map.

Weekly & Monthly Rides

From the HTX Bike Social Facebook Page:
  • This is a list of ongoing consistent rides. Please note: Please be flexible with your expectations of the ride, since the leaders are volunteering and sometimes things don’t work out as planned. Please make sure you bike is in good working order and you come prepared for flats and small maintenance issues.
  • Read the descriptions of the rides thoroughly and know your limits. If you want to take a chance and try out faster rides do so, however, it’s not fair to the group as a whole to have to wait on slower riders so make a contingency plan in case you can’t keep up.
  • Wearing a helmet is definitely a freedom of choice issue and HTX recommends you always wear one.
  • Riding at night without lights is simply stupid. Please bring Lights on night rides. It seriously lowers the chances of crashes with cars and increases your own ability to see road hazards.
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MONDAYS

Toxic Shocks Ladies Only! (unless you are invited to join in drag) 6:45 p.m. Roll out at 7ish p.m. Social pace, no drop 10-20 miles. Visit our page for meet up spot.

Monday Monster Mash Ride 715pm from Bohemeo’s 18 mph+sprints 24-28 miles

Monday Madness 7:20pm from 1917 N. Main 20-24 miles @ 18-22 mph

1st MONDAY

Karbach Brews Cruise social pace, start varies. See their Facebook page as well.

TUESDAYS

West End Memorial Park Start 6:30pm sharp, 26 Miles A group-22-28 mph B group 18-22 mph – Meet at Memorial Park Pool

SW HTX Bike Club 7pm, The Pub @ The Fountains (12720 Sw Frwy Stafford, TX 77477), 16-20mph, 20miles, Social Ride

Bike Barn’s Green Light Express 7pm roll from 5339 Weslayan, hosted by Come Ride With Us, 17mph Minimum, 21 Miles, A & B groups,

Urban Ride 7pm, 4530 W34th, Aggressive Mountain Bike Urban Ride streets and trails

Bike Polo – 8:00pm Carnegie Vanguard High School

West End 6:15 Ride: 6:15pm start, 18 miles or so, options for more or less A group-20+ B group 17-20 Meet around the corner from West End Shop on Gibson between Detering and Lester St. (Same route, more or less, as West End Memorial.) No sweep

Haardvark Tuesday Fast 23 mph+, 30 miles with lots of sprints zones and Kemah Bridge
Wheels down at 7pm: HWY3 @ Clearlake Blvd – Lights/Helmets – 2 water stops

Tuesday Night Worlds – Handlebar Cyclery 6:15 – A & B Group 30 miles

WEDNESDAYS

Blue Line Bike Lab, White Oak Location 7pm, 30 miles, A, B & C groups

iCycle – 7pm, 23 miles, medium to fast

La Porte Cycling Group – Every other Wednesday (next one Dec. 14) 7:30am, Bay Area Park

Tour de Hood – Depart 7:00pm from 2305 Wheeler, social ride as fast as the slowest rider.

Urban Bicycle Gallery, 6:30pm, 20 miles, 20 mph

Galveston Bike Social 6:30PM 5-10 miles, Social Pace

NorthWest Social Cycling Scene, 7pm @ Northwest Cycles – 290 & Jones, 20-ish miles, 16 mph pace.

Cypresswood Trail Group Ride, 6:30pm at Collins Park trailhead.

West Bike Scene – Roll out at 7:00pm 21-27miles Group A 20-24mph Group B 15-17mph New meetup location: Sun & Ski at Memorial City Mall, Houston, TX 77024

Jack Brooks Trail Group Ride – Ride Houston’s premier MTB trail with the best out there. No drop, fast/med/slow groups depending on turnout. Check out the GHORBA page too.

EastEndBikeRide – 1st Wed: Single Speed. 2nd & 4th Wed: Fast Ride. 3rd Wed: Social Ride. Meets at D&W at 7pm & rolls out at 7:15pm. Check group page for full details & Weekend Rides.

Sugar Cycles Wednesdays -6pm Sharp Sugar Cycles Store – 20 miles, very fast 23 mph+ sprint zones – lights/helmets required.

THURSDAYS

Nite Bike HTX – 7pm Sharp – PJs Coffee on Durham – 35 miles 21+ mph – Lights, helmets & clean pacelines, sometimes post ride beers.

West End Memorial Park Start 6:30pm sharp, 26 Miles A group-22-28 mph B group 18-22 mph – Meet at Memorial Park Pool.

The Planetary Urban Tour – Planetary Cycles, 8715 West Loop South, Suite B, Houston, TX, 7pm roll out, hosted by Come Ride With Us, 22 miles (two routes), minimum 16mph ( A,B,C groups), helmet, headlight, tail light required.

Bike Polo – 8:00pm Carnegie Vanguard High School

West End 6:15 ride: 6:15pm start, 18 miles or so, options for more or less. A group-20+ B group 17-20 Meet around the corner from West End Shop on Gibson between Detering and Lester St. (Same route, more or less, as West End Memorial.) No sweep.

1st THURSDAYS

Bohemeo’s, 7:00pm, Bohemeo’s 708 Telephone Rd. Casual group is 12-15 miles, 12-15 mph

3rd THURSDAYS

City of Houston Bikeways Program Social Ride, Third Thursday, 12:30 PM, City Hall.

4th THURSDAYS

The Woodlands Social Ride – 7:30 PM roll out. Very social. Drinking stops. Beer. Meet at Berryhill Baja Grill (9595 Six Pines Drive)

1st FRIDAY

Crucial Matter Tour De Taco Ride – Market Square Park 7:20pm, Social Ride

Southeast Buds & Suds Social – Meets the 1st Friday of every month where we will depart from a different starting point somewhere in the Southeast Houston area. Routes will be approximately 20 + miles. Bring lights, friends & cash for faster service. Meet at 7:00pm – Wheels down & rolling by 7:30pm.

2nd FRIDAY

HTX Bike Social Ride 7:30 pm, Montrose Whole Foods, social pace 18-24 miles @ 14-15 mph – Interesting stops and events.

3rd FRIDAY

Crucial Matter Raspa & Elote Ride – Market Square Park 7:20pm, Social Ride

281 Fixed – Baytown – Cork Grinders 7:00pm – Speedy Social Ride

Urban Ramble Ride, 15-20 miles with a halfway stop with a pace anywhere from 10-15 mph. Start at Urban Bicycle Gallery at 4814 Nett St., Houston, TX

4th FRIDAY

(when there are 5 fridays in the month): Houston Ghost Ride 7 PM, Tranquilty Park pace above 15 mph with routes TBD.

LAST FRIDAY

Houston Critical Mass 7PM @ Market Square. Slow, social pace.

SATURDAYS

La Porte Cycling Group –  7:30am, Bay Area Park

iCycle Ride – 8am, 23 miles, medium to fast

Urban Bike Gallery 8 AM, 22 miles at 16-22 mph (A, B, C groups depending on riders that show up), 4814 Nett Street, http://www.urbanbicyclegallery.com. Check Facebook page for details.

Ice Cream Ride 9:30am sharp, Meet at Happy Fatz, 27 miles, 18-22 mph pace

Seawall Sally Ride 6:30pm – 2nd, 3rd, 4th Saturdays – 10-15 miles, social pace

West Oaks – (7am winter & 630am summer) Starbucks 5535 Memorial Dr. – 60 or 100 Mile Option, very fast.

North West Cycling Club – Start from Zube Park – 7:30 am or 8:00 am – 12mph+ and between 20 to 80 miles.

1st SATURDAYS

Critical Mass Galveston – 1st Saturday of the month – 2pm – 5-10miles, social pace

Houston Randonneurs 1st Saturday of the month, departure times vary, rides are 200, 300, 400, 600, and 1000km, $25 annual membership required, http://www.houstonrandonneurs.org

SUNDAYS

La Porte Cycling Group –  7:30am, Bay Area Park

Sun and Ski Westheimer, meet 7:30, roll at 8am. approx 25 miles, all levels 14+mph, and a small faster group (18-22 mph). Goes to Memorial Park, then Discovery Green, through River Oaks, and back to Sun & Ski, where they have coffee, fruit, and some pastries.

Urban Ride 8am, Memorial Park. Ride starts at the entrance of the Green Trail, Picnic Ln. 16mph average. The route is always different made up of 50% pavement. The route is usually made up of sidewalks, back roads, trails, fields, parking garages, bayous, outdoor center, parks.

Sunday Ride from BBC – 74 miles of great roads and fun rollers. Starts at the Bike Barn on Cypresswood @ Stubner. This is a fast “race pace” (22+avg). Wheels down promptly at 7:30AM.

Bike Polo – *Location varies – Follow the Facebook page for the most up to date information

The Cardinal Ride – Every Sunday 50-100mi Endurance Ride. Starting at 06:30 (during summer) 07:30 (during winter) from Bohemeo’s- 703 Telephone Rd. The route will go North, South, East, and West.

Urban Bike Gallery – 4814 Nett Street. Wheels down 7:30 AM (Summer), 8 AM (Fall, Winter, Spring) – A, B groups, 35 – 50 Miles. Check Facebook page for details.

Sugar Cycles Sunday Women’s Ride 20 Miles, 8am, Beginner Friendly, Sugar Cycles Store

Houston Slow Bicycle – every Sunday at 9am, from Hickory Hollow BBQ, Heights Blvd. Ride the Bayou neighborhoods, social pace.

Pearland Cycling Club Social Ride, Each Sunday, 8:00 AM, 9330 Broadway (FM 518)

1st SUNDAYS

Houston Bayou Ride Departs 8am from Market Square Park, social pace

Come Ride With Us Monthly Introductory Ride departs TC Jester Park at 8AM, minimum 14mph, 29-mile route,

2nd SUNDAYS

Sun & Ski Katy Mills Ladies Ride No drop ride 14-17 MPH / 30 miles. Meetup will be at Katy Mills Sun & Ski at 6:45am and roll-out is promptly at 7:00am. There will be refreshments immediately following the ride. Also, each rider will enjoy 20% off one regular price cycling accessory or apparel item!

West End Ladies Ride Join Team West End 2nd Sunday morning at West End Bikes for an easy paced, NO DROP ride through Houston. Please arrive at 7:30 am for an 8am roll out !

 

Rules for Group Rides:

  1. Ride at your own risk. Group rides are inherently safer than riding alone, especially on Houston’s busy streets. However, since the roads are public, anything can happen. Stay alert and ride safely.
  2. Wear a helmet.
  3. Use bike lights when riding at night. It’s also a good idea to wear brightly colored, or reflective clothing.
  4. Ride predictably. If you’re new to a group, ride conservatively and observe the riding style of the group. Stay back from the front as you may not always know where the turns are or hear them called out. Watch the other riders for cues to where road hazards are.

Individual groups may have additional rules, but common to every group ride are a basic set of rules you should follow when riding. Ask the ride host before you join the ride if they have any specific rules you’ll need to know about.

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