My wife and I were looking for something inexpensive and physical to do to remove me from the couch. I ran across some coupons via Living Social for half price tickets for two @ $40 through Bayou City Bike Tours. I figured, "What else can two people do that doesn't cost at least that much?? Plus the glue started to loosen.
Although male/female single speed bikes are provided by BCBT we brought our own.
John was our very capable guide and stopped along the way to tell us factual historical information about the Houston skyline and other developments within the Republic's timeline. He was very attentive to the group and was always trying to get us to have a little fun.
Well, for my wife and I, he was a success!!! We really enjoyed the short two hour tour on the downtown bike trails that run along White Oak Bayou (do you even know the definition of "bayou?"). He gave us a little education about the "Rails to Trails" program and Allen's Landing and we rode into the old town square and stopped for a short lunch break. He left it up to the group as to how long we stopped so, giving us choices helped the mood of everyone and began to build a small camaraderie within the group.
Riding to the Discovery Green and stopping for a few minutes then moving on; we made several stops throughout the rest of the tour and in general it seems we all had some fun along the way. There were a few small hills on the way back but, by that time we were all into riding and don't remember anyone falling behind.
Thanks John of Bayou City Bike Tours!!!! We had a GREAT time! We will check out the Heights tour next!!!
Don and Leah B.