I got the chance to check out The Anthills about seven or eight years ago when I was down in Houston visiting family. Cool spot with a kind of old school vibe that I was definitely digging. The place has had its fair share of adversity over the years due to some crazy floods, but it’s now facing it biggest challenge yet. Somehow after being there for over twenty years, the county has now decided that the trails are an encroachment on the nearby Buffalo Bayou. The locals are working to save the place and have a Change.org petition going that you can sign HERE. Throw a signature down on that thing so that they can hopefully get the county to see the value that the trails have been bringing to the community for the past two decades!
Starting the week off with a nice edit from the Blue Groove Crew down at the Anthills Trails. Those damn Texas floods haven’t been too kind to this place the past few years. I’m psyched to see them going again and looking better than ever. I’ll definitely have my bike with me the next time I’m in H-town!
Hop aboard with Travis Zipps as he takes a quick rip through the Anthills!
I’m psyched to get the week started with an edit from Saturday’s Resurrection Trail Jam at the Anthills Trails! The turnout was huge, a ton of crazy riding went down, and it seems like everyone who was out there had a blast. I got to give props to the Robert Ball and the Blue Groove Crew for busting their asses to get the trails in shape for the jam, and to Emmett Bonner from Fletcher Bike Studio for keeping people stoked on it!
In a little less than a week and a half the Resurrection Trail Jam will be going down at the Anthills Trails in Houston, Texas. The Blue Groove Crew has been hard at work for the past several months getting the trails dialed in for the jam, and the place is looking the best that I’ve seen it look in a long time. If you’re anywhere within driving distance of Houston then you should definitely come on out on Saturday the 26th! You can get a peek at what the trails are looking like HERE
My heart goes out to all the trail builders down in Texas that have been dealing with crazy rains and flooding. The pictures that have been popping up on social media are hard to even look at. The ones above are from Graveyard and 9th Street, but I can tell you that Eastside and Tejano aren’t looking much better. I imagine that Red Box, Hush, and Ant Hills also look about the same. As bad as things are, I know the crews down there will get things sorted out and have the trails running better than ever. That’s the thing about trail builders, for the most part we are able to take the bad things that Mother Nature dishes out and turn them into positives. Sure it may entail more work than even we knew we could possibly do, but we get it done. Best of luck to everyone down there. If you happen to be in Texas sometime in the next few weeks, get in touch with someone at the trails down there and lend a hand. I’m sure they’ll appreciate it!
The first time I went to Houston the big line at Anthills wasn’t running. The second time I went it rained the entire week I was there. Hoping for better luck on the third visit!
Cole Cooper hit me up with this video of a trip him and the rest of the Gnarnia Crew took down to Houston. They hit up a few different parks, but the real gold in this is the time they put in at the Anthills Trails. The action starts at 01:12 so skip ahead, grab some sizzurp, and kick back and watch a fun session set to some chopped and screwed.