Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, Houston Parks Board and the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art have chosen to cancel the inaugural Art Bike Parade slated for May 9, 2020.


The health and safety of all Houstonians is of the utmost importance for Houston Parks Board and the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art as we navigate these unprecedented times. While we are not moving forward with the Art Bike Parade on May 9, we hope to celebrate the beauty of the greenways and the creativity of Houstonians in the near future.


Those who have purchased tickets to ride in the Art Bike Parade can expect to hear from Houston Parks Board via Eventbrite soon regarding their purchase.


Art Bike Parade


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Houston Art Bike Parade Information


To participate in the Houston Art Bike Parade you must:

  • Use your creativity and some fun materials to decorate your bike or wheeled contraption in a unique and artistic way. Click here for some Art Bike inspiration!

  • Register online. All registrations must be filled out by an adult 18 years of age or older. Parents or guardians of children under 18 must sign the authorization form to allow participation.

  • Be able to get your Art Bike to downtown Houston or to one of our Community Bike Rides along the Bayou Greenways system into downtown.

ATTENTION PARENTS: Be aware that you and your children may be riding five or more miles throughout the course of the day, with groups of other riders. 

Click here to read the complete criteria and descriptions for entering your Art Bike.



7 - 9AM

Community Bike Rides to the Parade

To find your nearest meetup location click here

9 - 11AM

Check-in & Parade Line-Up

Along Allen Parkway

10AM - 3PM

Houston Art Bike Parade Party in the Park


Sam Houston Park | 1000 Bagby St.

Enjoy music, food and entertainment inside downtown's Sam Houston Park


Inaugural Houston Art Bike Parade 

Along Allen Parkway [view parade route]

Parade Route

The Houston Art Bike Parade will start on Allen Parkway rolling eastbound into downtown. Parade participants will make a loop in downtown, pass Sam Houston Park's viewing area, and end just after the Pierce Elevated.


After the parade, park your bike and join the fun at Sam Houston Park!

Click here for information about Meetup Location for group rides along the Bayou Greenways into downtown.

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Start & Finish Line


Check-in Locations


Community Bike Rides

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Party in the Park



Directions & Parking

The Houston Art Bike Parade Party in the Park will take place  at Sam Houston Park, located at 1000 Bagby St. The Starting Line for the parade is just a short walk from the park.

From North:

- Take I-45 South to exit 47C for McKinney St.

- Keep on McKinney St. to Bagby St.

- Take a right onto Bagby St.

- Sam Houston Park will be immediately on your right.

From South:

- Take I-45 North to exit 47B for Memorial Dr.

- Turn right onto Memorial Dr.

- Turn right onto Rusk St.

- Turn right onto Bagby St.

- Sam Houston Park will be on your right past McKinney St.

From East:

- Take I-10W to exit 768B to merge onto I-45S

- Take exit 47C for McKinney St.

- Take a right onto Bagby St.

- Sam Houston Park will be immediately on your right.

From West:

- Take I-10E to exit 768B to merge onto I-45S

- Take exit 47C for McKinney St.

- Take a right onto Bagby St.

- Sam Houston Park wll be immediately on your right.


Refer to the above map for all of the parking options available in Downtown Houston.

About the Houston Art Bike Parade


Houston Parks BoardOrange Show Center for Visionary Art & Noble Energy are proud to present Houston's first-ever Art Bike Parade. This day-long arts and culture festival will bring together community members and youth programs from across the city as we explore our personal creativity and discover everything our Bayou Greenways have to offer.

New Date To Be Announced

Community bike rides will convene across the Greenways and pedal together downtown. The parade itself will include start line activities, entertainment, food, beverage and more. Participants will roll through Downtown Houston on one-, two-, three-, four- (or more!) wheeled kinetic creations. The Houston Art Bike Celebration in Sam Houston Park will come alive with music, activities, food, and an up-close look at artist-made Art Bikes for spectators of the parade and to host parade participants after the ride.


The year 2020 is iconic, marking the beginning of a new decade. It also marks the completion of Bayou Greenways 2020, an ambitious and transformative project led by the Houston Parks Board. The 150-mile project connects over 1.5 million Houstonians to parks and green spaces. 2020 will form a year-long celebration of green space and community connection, with the Houston Art Bike Parade as a central celebration.

We welcome you, your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors, to design and create an Art Bike of your own. Everyone will have a chance to participate as we celebrate diversity through artistic interpretations of how the outdoors connect us - embracing our health, our environment, our families, our friends, our civic pride, and our creativity. 

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For more than 40 years, Houston Parks Board has advocated to improve the lives of all Houstonians through equitable access to green spaces. Our vision is ambitious. We are committed to ensuring that every single person in our city lives close to parks and trails, creating a greater quality of life for all. That vision means our work isn’t close to done. It isn’t easy. But it’s worth it. The initiatives below take important steps in reaching our goal, and we’ll get there together.

Learn more at www.houstonparksboard.org

Now in its 38th year, The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art is a non-profit  organization with a mission to preserve, promote and document visionary art environments, provide opportunities for the expression of personal artistic vision, and create a community where that expression is valued. The Orange Show owns and operates The Orange Show monument, The Beer Can House, and Smither Park, as well as produces the annual Houston Art Car Parade.

Learn more at www.orangeshow.org



Registering to ride in the Houston Art Bike Parade is easy! All individuals and families interested in being a part of the inaugural event need to fill out our online form and pay the registration fee.

For any and all questions related to participating in the Houston Art Bike Parade, visit our FAQ page

Registration Fees:

$10 children | $20 adults

$50 family of four

Registration Deadline:

Deadline to be announced

All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 


Not riding in the parade but want to watch all the action? Grab a chair and find your spot along Allen Parkway - it's free!


Food trucks, beverages, and restrooms will be located in Sam Houston Park



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Interested in being a sponsor for the inaugural Houston Art Bike Parade and showcasing your brand to a diverse audience? Contact the Houston Parks Board at partner@houstonparksboard.org