For new students at the University of Houston and Texas Southern University, the surrounding Third Ward community may be a bit of a mystery.  We know that the first step toward loving one’s neighbor is seeing and knowing one’s neighbor, and so Houston Canterbury would like to invite you to join us and grassroots organization Tour de Hood for a ride through the Third Ward at the beginning of the school year.

This leisurely ride will allow you to get to know your fellow riders, both students and community members alike, to see the 3rd Ward at a slower pace, and to learn about the history of this community.  Along the way, we will stop at key community-serving organizations, note places for food and fun, and hear about how this community came into being from people who know.

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When:  August 25, 9 am – 12 pm
Where:  Meetup at the courtyard of St. Luke the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 3530 Wheeler Ave., 77004
What should I bring: A bike and a helmet (or arrange to borrow one through Tour de Hood), your ID, your health insurance card.  We will provide snacks and water.
How long is the route?  The route is designed to be accessible to fairly new riders (no more than 5 miles), and there will be stops along the way for telling the story of the community.
What’s the timeline?
9:00 am – Gather in the St. Luke’s courtyard for bike setup and riding safety instruction from our Tour de Hood leader.
9:30 am – Opening Prayer and Roll Out.
11:50 am – Back to St. Luke’s for closing reflection.
12:00 pm – Go in peace.
Who can I contact to find out more?  The Rev. Eileen O’Brien at