High-Octane River Oaks Party

Wild biker mamas and dudes in do-rags take over River Oaks for bayou-lovin' party

Biker mamas and dudes take over River Oaks for bayou-lovin' party

1 Scotty and Jana Arnoldy, from left, with Kim and Dan Tutcher at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
Scotty and Jana Arnoldy, from left, with Kim and Dan Tutcher at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
7 Ginny and Richard Mithoff at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
Ginny and Richard Mithoff at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
14 Jo Furr, from left, Sharon Worley and Joanna Handel at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
Jo Furr, from left, Sharon Worley and Joanna Handel at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
17 Matt and Lisa Kornhauser at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
Matt and Lisa Kornhauser at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
16 Paul West, from left, Robin Ballew, Jana Arnoldy and Sam Siam at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
Paul West, from left, Robin Ballew, Jana Arnoldy and Sam Siam at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
15 Lauren Baughmna, left, and Lindley Arnoldy at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
Lauren Baughman, left, and Lindley Arnoldy at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
13 David and Leslye Weaver, from left, with David and Tish Peden at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
David and Leslye Weaver, from left, with David and Tish Peden at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
12 Travis and Brittany Cassin, from left, with Laura Avant and Daniel Arnoldy at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
Travis and Brittany Cassin, from left, with Laura Avant and Daniel Arnoldy at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
11 Ellie Francisco, from left, DeeDee Marsh and Lesha Elsenbrook at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
Ellie Francisco, from left, DeeDee Marsh and Lesha Elsenbrook at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
10 Courtney Stalzer and Michael Feldman at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
Courtney Stalzer and Michael Feldman at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
9 Diane Cervenka, left, and Roseanne Rodgers at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
Diane Cervenka, left, and Roseann Rogers at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
8 Joe and Marcia Alexander at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
Joe and Marcia Alexander at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
6 Jay Davis and Mary Charles Davis at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
Jay Davis and Mary Charles Davis at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
5 Chris Brown, from left, Jonni Almoney and Skip Almoney at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
Chris Brown, from left, with Jonni and Skip Almoney at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
4 Robert and Letitia Rayburn at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
Robert and Letitia Rayburn at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
3 David Heaney and Ann Lents at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
David Heaney and Ann Lents at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
2 Peter Meyer, from left, Terry Hershey and Kathy Lord at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
Peter Meyer, from left, Terry Hershey and Kathy Lord at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
1 Scotty and Jana Arnoldy, from left, with Kim and Dan Tutcher at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
7 Ginny and Richard Mithoff at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
14 Jo Furr, from left, Sharon Worley and Joanna Handel at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
17 Matt and Lisa Kornhauser at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
16 Paul West, from left, Robin Ballew, Jana Arnoldy and Sam Siam at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
15 Lauren Baughmna, left, and Lindley Arnoldy at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
13 David and Leslye Weaver, from left, with David and Tish Peden at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
12 Travis and Brittany Cassin, from left, with Laura Avant and Daniel Arnoldy at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
11 Ellie Francisco, from left, DeeDee Marsh and Lesha Elsenbrook at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
10 Courtney Stalzer and Michael Feldman at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
9 Diane Cervenka, left, and Roseanne Rodgers at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
8 Joe and Marcia Alexander at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
6 Jay Davis and Mary Charles Davis at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
5 Chris Brown, from left, Jonni Almoney and Skip Almoney at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
4 Robert and Letitia Rayburn at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
3 David Heaney and Ann Lents at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013
2 Peter Meyer, from left, Terry Hershey and Kathy Lord at the Bayou Preservation Association's Born on the Bayou party October 2013

When a winding boulevard in a well-mannered, well-heeled neighborhood becomes a biker haven...let's just say Lazy Lane will never be the same.

Revving up a high-octane party for a gang of conservation easy riders Wednesday was the fabulous manse of Ginni and Richard Mithoff, which was transformed into a rowdy bayou-side ice house of sorts for the Bayou Preservation Association's "Born on the Bayou." Born to be wild, more like it, as the scene was overrun by a posse of biker mamas and dudes who traded their usual couture for do-rags, leather, off-the-rack T-shirts and (gasp) sleeveless denim — not the habitual philanthropic duds, don't you agree?

 Guests were welcomed by a receiving line of raw power in a collection of Harley-Davidson choppers — and one adorable yellow Vespa (it is River Oaks, after all). 

Guests were welcomed by a receiving line of raw power in a collection of Harley-Davidson choppers — and one adorable yellow Vespa (it is River Oaks, after all) — and onto a forested lawn glowing with rainbow-colored lights. Perched around the lengthy circular driveway were bars stocked with Jack Daniels for a healthy selection of whiskey-inspired concoctions.

Riding two fists to the wind were chairs Jana Arnoldy and Kim Tutcher, who marshalled a party complete with faux leather linens and a pop-up tattoo parlor applying temporary ink.

When feeding time rolled around, A Fare Extraordinaire rocked it out with what the chef called "bad to the bone-less" braised beef short ribs, beer battered fish and (refined) barbecue-type accouterments. SweetRide! food truck (seriously, could the theme had worked out any better?) topped that casual feast with frozen treats that included scoops of blackberry cabernet and spiced Amaretto cheesecake.

Cruising right along with executive director Katharine Lord were party chair hubbies Scotty Arnoldy and Dan Tutcher along with Elaine and Marvy Finger, Laurie and Reed Morian, Claire and John Caudill, Susan and Dick Hansen, Lynn and Ty Kelly, Beth Madison, Judy and Peter Meyer, John Poindexter, Laurie and Doug VanderPloeg, Jo Furr, Lauren Baughman, Lindley Arnoldy, Roseann Rogers and Terry Hershey, whose efforts to save Buffalo Bayou are legendary.