Houston to Galveston Ride



When:
September 21, 2019 @ 6:30 am – 3:00 pm
2019-09-21T06:30:00-05:00
2019-09-21T15:00:00-05:00
Where:
Market Square Park
301 Milam Street
Houston, TX 77002
USA
Cost:
Free
H2G28

HOUSTON 2 GALVESTON & BACK #28 – LATE SUMMER EDITION

ABOUT:
This is a bike ride from Downtown Houston to the Galveston Seawall and back to Houston. Wheels down at 6:30am sharp.

MIDSTOP SUPPORT:
TBA

THE CAUSEWAY & I45:
At no point will you ever be on HWY 45 except the Galveston Causeway shoulder. The shoulder on the causeway is 12′ wide. DO NOT ride in the traffic lane on the causeway. Stay on the shoulder.

ROUTE MAP:
https://www.strava.com/routes/17101082

PACE & GROUPS:
Choose a group that fits your ability. Remember it’s 100+ miles round trip so choose wisely. Below is a ballpark of what to expect. You will likely find yourself in smaller pockets on the return.
A: 24+MPH
B: 21-23MPH
C: 18-21MPH
D: ??
E: ??

STOPS:
There will be 1 stop along each direction and a Featured Mid-stop (3 official stops). If you or the pack you’re in need an additional stop, please make that call. Most will arrive at the mid-stop in Galveston between 9- 10am. If you aren’t in the blazing fast lead pack, make an effort to keep pockets of people together.

BIKES:
We have seen road bikes, mountain bikes, fat bikes, fixed gear bikes and even BMX bikes complete this ride. It’s recommended that you use your faster bikes. Usually mountain bikes etc. hit the island a good 1-2 hours behind the main groups. It’s safer to bring a faster bike as you will be in a cluster of other cyclists.

SAG & MECHANICALS:
Please have a contingency plan for someone to pick you up if your bike disintegrates during the ride and you cannot continue. Typically we have some volunteer SAG. If you have a mechanical they may assist you but there are no guarantees. If you have a major equipment fail in the first 10 miles, please find your own way home. We have limited volunteer SAG and it is intended for mechanical or fatigue issues closer to Galveston.

SAFETY:
Helmets are required. Safety is paramount. Do not bring sound systems or headphones. Serious focus is required in pace lines. We audible commands and upcoming hazards.

Questions? Visit the Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1002382590097958/.

 

 


12 Responses to “Houston to Galveston Ride”

  1. Bryan

    The actual “leave Market Square” time is 6:30 — correct? That’s not the “please show up and we’ll leave 30 minutes later” time? CORRECT?

    Reply
  2. Nik

    When is the next H2G ride?

    Reply
  3. Izhar

    What does SAG stand for when you say “We have limited SAG”?

    Reply
  4. Bryan Wirwicz

    My friend Khristen and I LOVED THE RIDE — our first H2G. When’s the next one? What website do we check. Thanks for organizing such a great event!

    Reply
    • Jon Blaze

      Hey Bryan,

      The ride occurs every 3 months. Next one should be in December. Check the events page here for the updates.

  5. Dan Rasch

    I’ll drive my car and bike to Market Square Park to participate in the ride. Where should I park and how much will it cost?

    Thank you for organizing.

    Reply
    • Critical Mass Houston

      There is a parking lot across the street as well as a parking garage. A lot of people park at Walmart or Target in the Heights and just ride out from there.

  6. Mike M

    RSVP is not necessary for those who do not have or use Facebook, then?

    Reply
    • Critical Mass Houston

      Mike yes you do not have to RSVP. Just show up at Market Square Park at the designated time and ride with the group. Everyone is welcome to join the ride.

      Hope you make it out there.

  7. Shakshi Kshatriya

    Hello!

    I wanted to participate in this ride and was wondering about the signup?

    Thank you,
    Shakshi

    Reply

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