Houston—humid, car-dependent, sprawling Houston—wants to be the next great cycling city. Surprised? So were we. Then we saw plans for the ambitious, 150-mile network of bayou-side bike trails, already partially completed, as well as a citywide bikeways initiative will encourage and allow Houstonians to better navigate the city safely on two wheels. If all goes as planned, the Bayou City will have more continuous hike and bike trails than any other city in the country by the end of the decade, thereby making Houston a healthier, safer and more fun place to live. So what are you waiting for? Gear up!

In This Feature:

What’s Next for B-Cycle?

Houston BikeShare sets its sights on the Texas Medical Center.

07/09/2015 By Trey Strange

Joy Ride: 4 Bike-Friendly Itineraries to Get You Rolling

These routes will get you started, plus food, drink and entertainment ideas along the way.

07/09/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen and Kyle Nielsen

Me, Myself and Bike

Discovering the Houston that drivers never see

07/09/2015 By Kyle Nielsen as told to Sarah Rufca

What Bike Is Right For You?

Not all two-wheelers are created equal. Here are seven options for every kind of cyclist.

07/09/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

The Other Three-Foot Rule

In a car-friendly city, cyclist-rights activists are demanding attention—and saving lives.

07/09/2015 By Jeff Balke

Riding With the Pack: A Guide to Houston’s Bike Clubs

Braving Houston streets can be a daunting task for a new cyclist—fortunately, you’re not alone.

07/09/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen