“I’ve noticed a lot more commuters on bicycles this month as I bike to work. It’s a great way to exercise while saving wear and tear on my truck,” says Clark Martinson, general manager of the Energy Corridor District.
Clark isn’t the only one reaping the benefits when he bikes to work. There’s one less car on the road and one less engine polluting our air. The Energy Corridor District is seeking others who enjoy the pleasures of biking to work and is inviting their neighbors and co-workers to join them at least once a week for the next three months as “bike-buddies.” When two or more bike buddies get together you become a commuter convoy.
Each May, the League of American Bicyclists promotes National Bike Month, culminating with a nationwide promotion called Bike to Work Day. Companies located in The Energy Corridor promote the day to their employees, encouraging this healthy form of transportation and fun community event. Several Energy Corridor companies have organized a dozen commuter convoys in the past.
The Energy Corridor District is promoting Thursday, May 17, 2012 as our official Bike to Work Day but every day is a good day to ride a bike in Houston, especially over the next few months as we enjoy the cooler weather. Take a picture and tease your snowbound friends.
Make commuting on your bike part of your training program for this year’s BP MS 150. Combined with your team’s training ride or one of the many weekend charity rides, your bike to work exercise will make this year’s trip to Austin faster and more enjoyable than ever.
“Remember to saddle up and keep your headlights charged.”
More information on bicycle commuting and a Google map of tested routes, visit www.energycorridor.org/mobility-public-safety/bike-to-work.