Sign Up
@EastEndHou

title bar image East End Stories

Events Explore

Park to Port Bike Ride – September 13, 2014

Park to Port Bike Ride – September 13, 2014

Our friends at the Houston Port Authority and Hermann Park have organized the Park to Port Bike Ride to celebrate the 100th anniversary of both organizations and it makes its way through the heart of the East End. Join us for a day of fun!

Hermann Park and the Houston Port Authority share more in common than just the bayou system that links them—they were both founded in 1914. Thanks to significant improvements underway, 35 miles of trails along the bayou will soon allow bicyclists to ride all the way to the Houston Ship Channel. The Park to Port Bike Ride will be a celebration of this development and will include birthday cake so participants can say “Happy Birthday” to Hermann Park and the Houston Port Authority.

Register today for the ride »

Saturday, September 13, 2014
7 – 9 a.m. Rolling start at Bill Coats Bridge in Hermann Park
8 – 11 a.m. Brady’s Landing Turn-Around Party
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Post-ride celebration at Bill Coats Bridge in Hermann Park

View a map of the ride »

Early Registration – $25 (ends July 31) Registration – $35

Registration is limited to 1,000 riders, so be sure secure your spot early!

The ride will be about 20 miles round trip. Riders will start in Hermann Park and travel east along the bayou to the Port of Houston and stop for a mid-ride party featuring fire hoses spraying colored water, music, and food. Riders will then return along the same path, heading west, to Hermann Park for a post-ride celebration where there will be music, food, partnerships with local organizations, and more. The option to turn around at MacGregor Park is also available.

This is a ride, NOT A RACE! Riders are encouraged to follow the laws of the road and be aware of those around you. All riders must wear a helmet. You must be at least 10 years old to participate. No training wheels allowed.

Parking is available at 2450 Holcombe (corner of Holcombe & Almeda) in the John P. McGovern Campus parking lot, Entrance #81. Ride over to the start for a quick warm-up.

The ride is open to experienced and novice riders. Sponsorships of all levels are available.

If you are interested in sponsorship, please contact development@hermannpark.org.

If you have questions about the event, please contact mcampbell@hermannpark.org.

More Stories
En la comunidad

Sound Exchange Plants Its Flag at New East End Location with Free In-Store Performances and Events

Sound Exchange Plants Its Flag at New East End Location with Free In-Store Performances and Events

Sound Exchange will present a series of performances and events to introduce the store’s new location at 101 N. Milby Street, in Houston’s East End. The eclectic lineup affirms the mission of owners Kevin Bakos and Kurt Brennan to promote unique listening experiences and support local culture. Signaling continuity, the inaugural performance will feature an opening set by noise artist Austin Caustic who, earlier this month, delivered an intense visceral work that closed out the store’s previous location in Montrose.

FULL POST
En la comunidad

Fox 26: Young, Urban Farmers Are Champions Of Change

Fox 26: Young, Urban Farmers Are Champions Of Change

Texas has more farms than any other state, but most of farm country is getting older. The average age of a farmer is 58. Sally MacDonald reports on the recent increase in people under age 34 who are trying out their green thumbs with hopes of changing communities. In the middle of Houston's East End, sits what many see as Houston's first private farm inside the 610 Loop. Finca Tres Robles is Spanish for Three Oaks Farm.

FULL POST
View All
Contact Us