Greater Northside Management District is holding their 10th Annual Tour de Northside bike ride and 2nd Annual Northside Festival. The event starts at Saint Arnold Brewing Company and ends at the Northside Festival being held in the Naylor parking lot of the University of Houston – Downtown Science & Technology Building.
Tour de Northside participants will enjoy a 10-mile route and may register in advance at Catalog - Harris County Pct 2 (rec1.com) or at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event. The bike ride visits notable sites in the Greater Northside, including a water stop at the Houston Farmers Market.
The cost for the event includes a commemorative T-shirt. All riders are required to wear helmets and closed-toe shoes. The bike ride promotes the Northside’s growth by touring the streets and showing that the neighborhood is a place to live, visit and work.
The Northside Festival includes the Northside Art Market curated by Shop Local Market, a salsa tasting contest, performances organized by the Texas Salsa Congress, and music.
During the event, a bicycle sculpture designed by Art Uniti and funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance will be unveiled. In addition, a dance troupe will perform “Migration Thru Northside,” a creation by choreographer Adam Castanada. Blues musician Jonn Del Toro Richardson and the Zentono Spirit band also will perform.