Cycling Space City- discovering Houston's bicycle culture!
When we moved to Houston we had no idea it would be a decent bicycling town. The mixed use paths along the bayous, bike lanes from the Heights into Downtown, largest MS 150 bike ride in country, critical mass, yep not bad. Join us as we discover Space City's bicycle culture with candid bike shop reviews, discussions of bike routes, and issues effecting Houston's bike community.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Track cycling in Houston! A Trip To The Alkek Velodrome.
Houston has a velodrome? Damn straight. All part of the complete biking experience in Space City. Alkek Velodrome is in Cullen Park. What is a velodrome? That's French for a bicycling track. IN this case Alkek is a 333 meter concrete track with 33 degree banks in the turns. Race season starts in March and they have Spring, Summer, and Fall race seasons. Here is their web site: http://www.houstoncycling.org/index.php though it looks like their Facebook page may be more active: https://www.facebook.com/AlkekVelodrome
We went in May and had a great time. This is definitely on my "to-do" list. They have a training series as well.
Add a little chalk to the mix and the kids entertain themselves...