Bike to Work in the Energy Corridor
Door to door, bicycling is faster than other modes for distances under three miles. In congested situations it is often faster for distances up to five miles. For longer trips bicycling still may save time by combining commuting time with exercise time. This is especially true in the Energy Corridor because of the number of trails providing access to major work sites from nearby neighborhoods.
Bicycle commuting is a great way to squeeze regular exercise into a hectic schedule. Commuting time can be used to stay in shape instead of sitting frustrated in traffic. Bicycle commuters also get to work on time more often and are happier and more productive while they are there.
The Energy Corridor District hosts a Bike to Work event each May during National Bike to Work Month. The event is a great way to introduce bike commuting to new riders and recognize those that bike to work on a regular basis. Designated Bike Captains lead a convoy of cyclists along popular routes to the celebration at Terry Hershey Park where participants can enjoy breakfast, music, giveaways, and raffle prizes.
This year's Bike to Work event will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Leading up to event, staff will schedule Lunch & Learn events at area employers to provide bicycle instruction and safety tips. If you're interested in having an instructor visit your worksite, please contact Kelly Rector at email@example.com or 281-759-3800.