Bicycle Commuting 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.
Bike to Work Day
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 Champions cycle with groups along popular routes to the celebration at Terry Hershey Park where participants can enjoy a complimentary breakfast, music, giveaways, and raffle prizes.
This year's Bike to Work event was held on Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 6:30am-7:30am. A HUGE THANK YOU to all the businesses that provided breakfast, giveaways and raffle prizes, including BP, Shipley's Do-Nuts, KIND Healthy Snacks, AAA Texas, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Advancial Credit Union. Leading up to event, staff held several Lunch & Learn events at area employers to provide bicycle instruction and safety tips.
Want to know more about Bike Champions? Interested in becoming one? Please click here for a description of the Bike Champion role.
If you're interested in having an instructor visit your worksite, please contact Kelly Rector at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-759-3800.