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The Houston Astros are offering discounted tickets for Bike to the Ballpark.

Join the Houston Astros on Sunday, May 1st for Bike to the Ballpark. This inaugural event will cap off a week long Play Green® celebration as the Astros continue efforts to raise awareness of green initiatives.

For just $10, fans will receive a ticket to see the Astros take on the Brewers, an event packet including a personal bib number and a goodie bag filled with various “green items.” Best of all, each fan registered for the event will get a chance to enter a raffle for a brand new bike, courtesy of Bike Barn! One male and one female bike will be awarded! Also included is a complementary bike inspection at the Astros designated starting location, TC Jester Park in the Heights, along with a bike valet at Minute Maid Park.

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A designated starting location at TC Jester Park will be offered for the ride, and is approximately 5 miles from Minute Maid Park. Fans living in the outer suburbs are encouraged to drive to the secure lot at this location, and from there take part in the organized ride into Minute Maid Park.

More Information:

Early packet pick-up will be available on Friday, April 29 from 9:00am-6:00pm and Saturday, April 30 from 12:00pm-5:00pm. Packets will be available in the Union Station Lobby at Minute Maid Park.

Once registered, each fan will receive a confirmation email. Please bring this email as your proof of purchase to pick up your event packet.

The trail from TC Jester Park will filter into a predetermined bike trail leading to Minute Maid Park. The Houston Police Department and volunteers from Bike Houston and the Citizens Transportation Coalition will be on hand to lead the event, and provide traffic control throughout the route.

The ride will end at Parking Lot D at Minute Maid Park. Upon completion of the event, a bike valet will move your bike to the secure lot for the duration of the game, courtesy of Bike Barn.

Once at Lot D, riders will receive goodie bags and the tickets to the game.

Bike Houston and CTC volunteers, along with HPD, will be available beginning at the top of the 7th inning to escort riders back to the starting locations. Groups will be escorted from Lot D every 30 minutes beginning at the top of the 7th.

Schedule of Events:
9:30am – Registration begins at TC Jester Park
11:00am – Bike to the Ballpark begins
11:30am – Gates Open
12:45am – Bike Raffle Winners will be Awarded in a Pregame Ceremony
1:05pm – Astros vs. Brewers
7th Inning – First chance to be escorted back to TC Jester Park.*

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