Earlier this month the Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority, better known as METRO Houston, or better yet, as our city’s primary mode of public transportation, held their first Rail & Ride (Scapade) in Downtown Houston. We were invited to attend and got to learn a lot more about our city’s growing multimodal transportation options. It was pretty fun!

We started our day at METRO Houston’s downtown headquarters off of Main Street. We then made our way outside to check out bicycles for the first stretch of our journey from Houston B-Cycle. Everyone then boarded the METRO Rail with their bikes and we were off to the Houston Bike Museum. This is such a cool space and they have such a great collection of bicycles from the past.

Because of the scorching heat we didn’t ride the bicycles the entire time, but almost everyone else did and they had a blast.

After our stop at the Houston Bike Museum a group of METRO Houston representatives met us at a local library to talk more about current and future plans for METRO.

As you can tell from our pictures and the video below, aside from the heat, the weather was pretty pristine and it was in fact a great day for a Rail & Ride (Scapade)!

If you’re interested in participating in a future scapade like this one contact METRO Houston. I’m sure they’ll be happy to hear from you!

Houston's Rail & Ride Scapade

Houston's Rail & Ride Scapade