They say if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em, and perhaps no single event is better described by those words than the monthly mayhem that is Critical Mass. ICYMI, that’s when hundreds of cyclists join together to promote biker awareness and pretty much block all of the streets annoyingly even though they aren’t trying to. The rides meet at Market Square Park, are slow- to medium-pace, and go for around 18 to 25 miles, regardless of sunshine, rain, or more accurately in our situation, torrential downpour.
Fact: getting footloose at Zumba is slightly less embarrassing when everyone surrounding you is embarrassing themselves, too. On Wednesday nights at Discovery Green, ACE-certified personal trainer Oscar Sajche makes working out feel like one giant, sweaty dance party.
On one Sunday a month from October through December, select streets are closed to motorized traffic, allowing your lazy behind to bike, walk, jog, slog, blade, skate, or skip down them with your fellow Houstonians. It’s a free community workout that’s good for the mind, body, soul, AND wallet.
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