The annual Heights Bicycle Rally and Scavenger Hunt will take place on May 23-25, a change from the usual fall schedule. If you’ve never participated, it’s tons of fun and easily accomplished while social distancing, thanks to the event being spread over three days this year.
The Heights Bike Rally is open to all ages and skill levels, and includes a fun scavenger hunt with five mile and fifteen mile routes that take riders over a network of bike lanes and trails and residential streets throughout the Heights. The route is easy enough for kids, making for a great family activity to enjoy over Memorial Day weekend. It is not a race, and there is no time pressure to complete the course. Enjoy at your leisure!
Proceeds from the Heights Bicycle Rally are used by the Houston Heights Association to benefit the community through beautification, restoration, maintenance, and education.
Each entrant will receive a rally map and list of scavenger hunt clues describing objects and landmarks located along the rally course. Completed scavenger hunt answer sheets can be placed in the mail slot at the Heights Fire Station located at 107 W. 12th Street. The winners of the scavenger hunt will be announced virtually on May 26 at 10:00 a.m.
Due to COVID-19, there will be no water stations or bathrooms provided along the routes as in prior years. Participants must plan to provide their own water and figure out bathroom accommodations. Helmets are required for all participants.
Register online by May 21 for discounted pricing of $20 for the fifteen mile ride or $10 for the five mile. Prices increase by $5 on May 22. Registration closes at noon on May 25. Register online here.