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Top 5 Things to do in 2021

After a year of working from home and being cooped up inside, maybe it's time to get out and enjoy yourself.  So many people have re-discovered the joy of cycling during the pandemic and now, like you, love cycling.  Let's make 2021 special and say good-bye to 2020!  Here is a list of our favorite things to do on your bike in 2021.


1. Take a Cycling Vacation

Trek Travel has made many changes in response to the pandemic and you have more options than ever. They have added new bike tour destinations, self-guided adventures, and an entire new fleet of electric bikes. With enhanced safety standards, ultimate flexibility cancellation policies, and improved private trip pricing, 2021 is the year to see the world your way. Discover exciting trips like Costa Brava, Norway, and Aspen, and explore classic bike tours like Tuscany, Provence, and Puglia on 4-day getaways. Check out their great vacations and book your trip today.

2. Texas MS 150 2021

A favorite ride of ours, the Texas MS 150 is back!  Though things might not be completely normal by May 5th,  the new 1 day format will ensure the maximum safety.  Leave from Houston or 3 other starting points and ride to College Station and finish at Kyle Field. This should be a great ride with enhanced safety measures. Check out the details and join today. Don’t forget to join the Bike Barn Team. 

3. Bucket List

Everyone has their Bucket List rides, and our good friends at Carmichael Training Systems picked some of the most challenging and epic rides for 2021 and many are scheduled for the later part of the year. These events take a dedication that require a structured training plan to accomplish a difficult goal. After the challenges of 2020, if you are ready for a sense of accomplishment, check out these exotic and tough adventures!

4. Help Others by Training for a Local Charity Ride.

Many charitable organizations where not able to ride last year, and can especially use your support  in 2021. Houston is blessed with many great charity rides supporting important causes. Now the rides have added safety measures to minimize health risks while allowing for some great fun. Set a goal, pick a ride and come enjoy supporting some great local charities. 

Here are a few we recommend:

- Pedaling the Prairie- February 27

- Tour du Rouge- May 2-7

- Bike Around the Bay- October 24-25

- or Check out our ride calendar

5. Get Out and Ride!

Cycling in and around Houston is as popular as ever. The Houston area offers many great riding options for all level of cyclists. Enjoy your time on the bike while following the current safety precautions. Here is a map of the many great off-street trails along the bayous of Houston. They are just waiting for you to explore.