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The Kickstand
6 NEW B-stations coming this month!
We are happy to announce our new locations!
When we launched our pilot program in May of 2012 we were anxious and excited to see how Houston would respond to a bike share program. As you are probably aware, the reaction has been incredibly positive and we are now expanding again! We will be installing SIX additional stations later this month!
(Follow us on Facebook/Twitter to stay up to date on installation progress and any location changes)

1. Spotts Park- 401 S. Heights Blvd
2. Taft & Fairview- 2401 Taft St.
3. The Menil Collection/ Alabama & Mandell- 1529 W. Alabama St.
4. Leonel Castillo Community Center/ South St. & Henry- 2109 South St.
5. Milam & Webster- 2215 Milam St.
6. Project Row House/ Holman & Live Oak- 2521 Holman St.
Mid Main First Thursday  
September 5, 2013 5:00 - 10:00 pm
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EAT SHOP ROCK and PERFORM TOMORROW, Thursday, September 5th benefiting The Ensemble Theatre Houston! First Thursdays at Mid Main support many great causes and entry into the event is FREE! Be sure to stop by and show the wonderful businesses of Mid Main some love: The Continental Club, Houston, TX, Tacos A Go-Go, The Big Top, Double Trouble Caffeine & Cocktails, Natachee's Supper 'n Punch, Sig's Lagoon, Old Crow Parlor, Big Kat's/Kat's Meow Houston, My Flaming Heart, The Tinderbox, Alley Kat Bar & Lounge

They will ALL donate a portion of their sales that evening to The Ensemble Theatre.

5:30 p.m. Meet the founders of Main Street Projects at DOUBLE TROUBLE and learn more about their current installation featuring their own works of art

6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Swing by The Tinderbox and learn how to make Soap and Bath Salts! Contact The Tinderbox for details.

7:00 to 10:00 p.m. BEER and ART BAR at Big Kats and Kat's Meow, featuring art work curated by Paper and Space, Music by Big E and mmmm BEER by Saint Arnolds Brewing Company. (Be sure check into the Art Garden for your wrist band and drink tickets!)   
Even more great events and information about First Thursday here!

truckin' thursday Truckin' Thursday presented by Midtown
Grab a B-cycle and head over to Midtown for lunch! Truckin' Thursday happens the second Thursday of every month! We will be truckin' with you on October 10th! Drop by our table and say hello! We'll be kicking back in the shade to enjoy the culinary delights of some of Houston's best Food Truck offerings.

cherryhurst bikes logo Join us on Saturday, September 21st at Cherryhurst Park as we enjoy a morning of Bikes, Bikes & more Bikes! The fun will be rolling from 9 am- 12 pm and will include a bike show, bike art, helmet and bike safety checks and tons of your local bike shops! Grab a B-cycle, drop by and show Montrose how much you love bikes! Learn more.

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Bikes, Bats & Brews
Wednesday, September 25th
6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Meet at Market Square Park at 6:00!
301 Milam
www.marketsquarepark.com


Join Buffalo Bayou Partnership and Bayou City Outdoors for a batty good time! The ride will start at Market Square Park and continue to the Waugh Bridge to watch the Mexican free-tail bats depart for their sunset flight. Volunteers from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department will be on-hand to tell you more about these important creatures. Afterwards, the ride will head back downtown to Niko Niko's for a brew and some fun. Helmets are required for this ride. (BCO will provide you with a helmet if you do not have one) 

 There is a $10 fee for non-Bayou City Outdoor members.

For reservations, contact Tatum Thompson at tthompson@buffalobayou.org or 713-752-0314 ext. 4
Bayou City Outdoor Members, login at www.bayoucityoutdoors.com and RSVP!  


41st Annual Moonlight Ramble
Hosted by BikeHouston
Since 1973, thousands of riders have lit up the streets of Houston for this amazing fully-supported bicycle ride. Starting from the George R Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston at 11:59 p.m. the ramble will have an 8-mile and 20-mile route. Prizes will be awarded for best costume and best lighted bike. All riders are required to wear a bicycle helmet and have lights on their bikes. To register and learn more click here!

Important B-cycle Information:
The GRB, LaBranch & Lamar, McKinney & Caroline & Rusk/St. Emanuel B-stations will be available to check out B-cycles for use in the Moonlight Ramble on October 26th. Please park by the station you will be checking your bike out from to alleviate any parking congestion.  Depending on your route choice, the ride will take between an hour and a half and three hours.  Contact us at 713-865-3662 or info@houstonbikeshare.org with any questions regarding B-cycle use for the Ramble.
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B-card Business Deals
We have partnered with some great Houston area businesses to offer discounts to our annual members! Check the list often- we will be adding more! Current deals.   
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SAVE THE DATE!
The Aurora Picture Show will be hosting an evening Bike-in Movie Event on Saturday, November 2nd at Sesquicentennial Park- mark you calendar, you will not want to miss it!

HTX Bike Fest- Market Square Park
November 16, 2013 from 10:00 am- 6:00 pm
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In collaboration with The Downtown District and Hosted by Black Gold Cycling, The Byke Project, and Neue Creative, this festival is designed to bring cyclists and bike enthusiasts from all over the city to one place for one day.

The festival will boast a huge all day swap meet and over 50 different bike industry vendors. This year's festival will include a variety of demos from various bike sports such as bike polo, bmx/fixed gear freestyle, various cycling contests, a huge obstacle race course, and sprint contests hosted by Texas Gold Sprint'em. The festival will be FREE to the public and the Bike Fest will be working to raise funds through this event to help a local dog charity named Barrio Dogs.   

Houston B-cycle will be sponsoring the HTX Bike Fest photo booth this year set-up by our Market Square Park station! Additional bike parking will be made available should the station become full!  

 

helmet graphic Helmet Safety
Houston B-cycle encourages ALL users to always wear a helmet while riding! Don't have one? Bike Barn is offering a 20% off coupon for all in-stock helmets to new and existing Houston B-cycle Annual Members. If you would like to request a coupon please email info@houstonbikeshare.org!

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Learn more about these three GREAT rides taking place in September & October!

Tour de Pink- September 15, 2013
Tour de Cure- September 21, 2013
Bike around the Bay- October 12- 13, 2013 

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B-cycle smartphone app
 
We want YOU to join B-crew! 
We are looking for volunteers to help GROW The Houston B-cycle Volunteer Team- the B-crew. We have several events coming up over the next few months and would love to have you join us. Sign up today!
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