With your help we can make this a wonderful ride, a wonderful story and a wonderful memory for all of us.
Tour de Hood will have bikes, helmet, and snacks.
All you have to do is SHOW-UP!
A few year back, Dreyfus Health Foundation has provided funding to Tour de Hood. This time, it is sending Greener Media (http://greenermedia.com/) from New York to capture the story of Tour de Hood on how it has sustained itself over the years.
The video is planned to be placed on the Dreyfus Health Foundation’s website (http://www.dhfglobal.org/ ) and YouTube.
What Tour de Hood ask of you:
Tour de Hood is hoping to get our partners and friends input in the video.
As you know Tour de Hood’s story is really a community story. Without the communities participation whether it`s money, bikes, helmets or time there would be no Tour de Hood. We hope to use this video segment to highlight how our supporters have helped Tour de Hood develop a sustainable model.
The plan is to get interviews with Tour de Hood supporters before, during and after the ride. Tour de Hood will have a relaxing family ride viewing 3rd Ward highlights like Work Shop Houston, Project Row House, SHAPE, Ecotone, Emancipation Park and several more along the way.
Visit the Tour de Hood Website
This free one-day celebration will focus on the merits of mindful, sustainable living while educating and encouraging Houstonians to do their part to preserve, conserve and enhance our city and the Earth. Earth Day Houston showcases more than 30 green non-profits, each educating visitors on how they can make Houston greener.
HTX Bike Social – The Yoga Ride
Join HTX Bike Social, TGBI & Local Yoga Instructor Wallace Chase for a free yoga session in the park, followed by a relaxing chill bike ride. If you would like to come for just the Yoga session or just the riding session you are welcome to do so. “No mats required. We’ll let the good earth support us at the park!”; Wallace Chase
Start Promptly at 7:10pm at Discovery Green Park
Starts at 7:55pm, A short 12-15 Mile ride with TGBI (The Green Bicycle Initiative) at 14-16 mph that will end at Beaver’s for their Speak Easy Night. It offers a great food truck and awesome drink specials.
No mats required. We’ll let the good earth support us at the park!
Toxic Shocks – Ladies Only Bike Ride
“…There is a plethora of gorgeous ladies wanting to ride bikes. We’ll stop at some bars, drinky drank, talk about girl smack, ride bikes, repeat x2 or maybe x3. We meet up every Monday around 7:30pm at Mandell Park (Richmond/Mandell) and ride wherever…”
“WOMEN WHO RIDE BIKES, PERIOD”
AARP will lead a walk audit through Museum Park neighborhood.
More info soon.
City Council Meeting
The Coalition invites members of the public to come speak in support of adopting city-wide Complete Streets policies.
Houston Tomorrow’s Distinguished Speaker Series presents William Fulton
William Fulton is an American author, urban planner, and politician. He served as Mayor of the City of Ventura, California from 2009 to 2011. He is considered a leading advocate of the Smart Growth movement in urban planning.
Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd., Houston, TX 77004
6pm Reception with light snacks and drinks7pm Lecture
Free. Space is limited. RSVP Required.
Join BikeTexas, the Houston Complete Streets Coalition, state and local elected officials, and supporting organizations on Wednesday, April 17 for the Shifting Gears Lecture series with transportation expert Dr. John Pucher!
Dr. Pucher is an excellent and engaging speaker and a world-renowned expert in the planning and policy field.
Dr. Pucher will discuss the impact of Complete Streets on cities across Texas and around the world. He will show how making biking and walking safer and more efficient has huge benefits to health outcomes and local economies.
Drawing from his newest book, City Cycling, Mr. Pucher will inspire local leaders to take simple actions towards ensuring Texans have the freedom to bike and walk in their communities.
Smart Growth America Event
This is an opportunity to meet with Smart Growth America consultants who are in Houston to hold a Complete Streets workshop in the Museum Park Neighborhood.
“We are a a chill ride not going faster then 19 mph or slower than 14. We ride between 18 – 22 miles with one 30 minute stop and then head back to out start location”