This adventure took Tobs and I back to our respective childhoods. We both had mothers who loved to explore the city with their children in tow. I have to give Tobs all the credit for finding out about this gem of an adventure. She came up with the idea to rent electric bikes and ride around Houston. I used to ride a racer bicycle in Austin, but for some the thought of cycling in Houston terrified me! But I was ready for a new experience.
We decided to try out a place called RevolutionE Bikes.
The owner was really sweet and very helpful, telling us the best way to get around Houston. She gave us a quick tutorial on how to turn on and ride the bike. The electric bikes were built like a regular bike, with the pedals and brakes. The only difference was that it had a battery pack at the back. Turning it on was very simple— just push the ‘on’ button, choose your gear speed, and twist the handle bar and you’re off! Once we figured out how to turn on the electric motor, we hardly manually peddled.
With our map and Tobs’ GPS as a backup, we were off! We had no idea that the beauty of Houston was awaiting us. Check out where we went!
Off we go on our rental electric bikes! The bikes drew a lot of attention. People mostly wanted to know how it was that we weren’t pedaling at all. They stopped us and complimented us, asking where we got them. We recommended RevolutionE Bikes so many times, they should make us their spokeswomen.
Cotton candy and Chinese Zodiac sculptures. The sculptures are only in Houston for a limited time. Your birth year matches with your Zodiac animal and all the Zodiac animals were present.
Grilled Cheese sandwiches at Pinewood Cafe in Hermann Park (yummy!) It was $5 for this “build your own grilled cheese” meal. I choose grilled cheese and steak, Tobs had grilled cheese and chicken. The little restaurant overlooked the park (Hermann Park) and had a great outdoor patio.
We rode around Rice Village and Hermann Park for a while. In all the years I have lived in Houston, I never realized how picturesque some parts of it were. We passed the King Tut Exhibit and other pretty things along the way! If you haven’t seen it, you should go soon. The exhibit is moving on sometime in April.
This was one of my favorite adventures! It was amazing that we rode through Montrose Blvd, Richmond Ave, Rice University, Miller Theatre, St. Thomas University, Westheimer, and Hermann Park in just one day. We couldn’t have done it without the help of RevolutionE Bikes. If you have the time and you’re up for a ride, give it a try!
For more information on RevolutionE Bike, click here. The shop is owned by a very nice couple. The shop rents out and sells electric bikes. If you’re curious, stop by!