Moonlight Bicycle Ramble

October 26, 2013 @ 11:59 pm
George R Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010
Tickets $25 - $80


Since 1973, thousands of riders have lit up the streets of Houston for this amazing fully-supported bicycle ride. Starting from the George R Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston at 11:59 pm the ramble will have an 8-mile and 20-mile route.

  1. When did the time change from 2 am to 11:59?? doesn’t that make it more dangerous?

    • We changed the the ride start time in 2011 because most of our riders wanted an earlier start time. We want this ride to be as safe as possible and we make every attempt to use roads that have less traffic that others.

  2. Why can’t you hire police officers to monitor some of the downtown traffic lights when the ride first begins? It is not fun starting and stopping every couple of blocks with hundreds of riders>

    • The Moonlight Bicycle Ramble does employ 12 law enforcement officers to help with traffic at intersections where they are needed most. The start is staggered to try to keep bottlenecks to a minimum. In the last 12 years the ride has become so popular that the areas nearest downtown will always be congested. We are dedicated to making this ride safe and enjoyable for everyone participating and we are doing what we can to keep people moving.

  3. Please provide a “route map” before the ride. :) Jer 4th year to ride.

    • Jerry,

      We get this request every year and we are reluctant to publish the map for a couple of reasons. First, people like yourself pay a registration fee to do this ride. This event is expensive to put on and proceeds from your registration fee goes to fund all we do including the costs of this ride. We’ve found that many people will “bandit” ride the Moonlight Ramble when the routes are made public. As a paid rider, you get a t-shirt, rider bib number and a route map, plus an assortment of other goodies in your rider packet. You may pick up your packet (including the map) up to a week in advance at one of the packet pick-ups scheduled before the event.

      The other reason we don’t publish the route is that it can change at the last minute if there’s been road construction or some other reason we cannot foresee. It complicates things if we have to update more items.

      Thank you for attending the Ramble and supporting BikeHouston. We hope to see you next year!

      Chris Lockwood

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