For $12, today's side deal gets you a 45-day membership with access to all classes, adventures, and mixers at Bayou City Outdoors (a $32 value), Houston’s active outdoor social club.
Bayou City Outdoors makes making sweaty sunburned friends easy: sign up for any of the adventurous exploits that pique your interest (such as mountain biking, kayaking in San Marcos, or social meetups) and get to be active with other like-minded individuals. Events range from evening walks in the park and kayaking adventures to post-walk dinner and drinks or group trips to the ballet. Many events are free for members; others, such as scuba diving and camping trips, cost money, but these fees are often discounted for members.
Forming inviolable superhero duos and buddy-cop-like relationships is a snap when you complete a sporting activity alongside teammates or compete amiably on the pitch. The outdoor social club is an excellent alternative to the same old boring gym routine, and in this great natural space, conversation and socializing are encouraged rather than regarded as creepy. But Bayou City Outdoors isn’t just a singles mixer for Indiana Jones types—it’s also perfect for pairs. If you and your plus-one have lost touch with your own families and friends, these classes will help you remember that sometimes "the more" really is "the merrier."
Bayou City Outdoors has a mass of media mentions in Preview, the Houston Chronicle, Skirt! magazine, and Health and Fitness magazine.
Several testimonials on the site highlight the program as a fun way to explore Houston:
- I've met so many people and seen so much of Houston and I've only been here for a few months!! What a great group! I suggest everyone should join! – Customer testimonial
- I always wanted to learn more about things to do in the Houston-area, but never knew where to go. Bayou City Outdoors has taught me all about the outdoor activities in Houston and throughout Texas!! – Customer testimonial
Bayou City Outdoors
Bayou City Outdoors' hundreds of members didn't join just for the myriad events, though it would be understandable if they did. The site's events calendar buckles under the weight of a packed schedule, with activities from bike rides and kayaking trips to art gallery openings and nights of dancing. But the outings are only the beginning of the member perks. The team at Bayou City plug their members into a buddy system that puts enthusiasts in touch with other members. Buddies can share outdoor gear with each other, or meet up for group outings. Members also get opportunities to learn about cutting-edge equipment through free demos, and enjoy discounts at outdoors-oriented local stores like REI and Urban Bike Gallery.