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BCO presents BOATS, Bats & Brew
October 22 – 7 PM – 10 PM
Meet at Fonde Center Parking Lot
110 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007
BOATS, Bats & Brew
Grab your kayak or canoe and let's paddle up to the bats (but not too close :)) It will be a sunset paddle that will end in the dark, so please be prepared. Lights, water shoes, pfd - let's go play!
Meet at 7:00 PM in the parking behind the Fonde Center close to the bayou. (leaving at 7:45 PM) located at 110 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007 - parking details below
"There is something amazing going on underneath the Waugh Drive Bridge near Buffalo Bayou. About 250,000 of Houston’s best-kept secrets have been quietly residing within the crevices of Waugh Drive Bridge for a number of years. “The Waugh Bridge Bat Colony” consists of Mexican free-tailed bats that emerge nightly to stretch their wings & feed on area insects."
Bring your own kayak or canoe. BCO has some loaner boats available, please contact the office if you need one (you do need to be a BCO Member to borrow a boat) Austin Canoe and Kayak does overnight rentals, call 713-660-7000 to get a boat.
The bats generally start leaving the bridge somewhere between 8:15 and 8:30. We will get on our boats this evening to enjoy and watch their amazing life on the water.
And what about the brews...?
We'll bring some beverages to share after we pack up and then maybe head out to somewhere close by.
Parking: The Fonde Center is located on Sabine @ Memorial - the large parking lot is behind and towards Buffalo Bayou. DIRECTIONS: If you are traveling East on Memorial Dr. take the Sabine St exit and pass Sabine St and take the first right into the parking lot. If you are traveling West on Memorial Dr: Turn left on Houston Ave. Pass under Memorial and take the right hand turn into the parking lot on your right. The parking lot is connected to the Fonde Community Center’s Parking Lot located at 110 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007. Once in the parking lot: drive to the rear of the lot near the water. We meet in the parking lot behind the Fonde Center close to the bayou.
Please bring a headlamp, water shoes, mosquito spray and quick dry clothes (no jeans).
When & Where
Bayou City Outdoors
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Typically most BCO events are for adults. But, we do love kids. If you believe your child is capable of keeping up with the group, no problem. AND if this is a bike ride they MUST wear a helmet. Questions? Contact us at email@example.com
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
We add parking details to the Event descriptions.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
If the temperature is above 80 or it very clearly says "No Dogs" then please don't bring your dog. We LOVE dogs and only make this rule if we feel there could be a safety concern (for the dogs of course:).
BIKE: If it is a bike ride: Bring a helmet or borrow one from us. Helmets are the single most important piece of gear you can have on a bike ride. Anyway, any time you are wearing a helmet you must be having fun!
Bring water. Frequently our events are in the woods or out of the way. Water is important.
HIKE: If it is a hiking event wear comfortable shoes. Athletic shoes, hiking boots, running shoes, just be sure your feet will be happy.
SOCIAL: If it is a social event? Wear whatever YOU feel comfortable in. We are an eclectic mix of people with all types of interests and jobs. People will come straight from work in a suit or jeans, straight from running or working out, and some of us even come cleaned up straight from the shower! (and everything in between)
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Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Can I update my registration information?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Printed ticket or download the EventBright app and bring it on your phone.
What is the refund policy?
Refunds up until 48 hours before. Or, better yet, get some goodwill by sharing your ticket with a friend. They will love you even more after all the fun they had at the BCO event!
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes - see love & friendship above!