Yes, you can ride a bike to work! And enjoy free breakfast, music, giveaways and raffle prizes.
If you’ve ever wanted to try bicycling to work, The Energy Corridor District’s annual Bike to Work Day makes it easy and fun.
You can join the community comradery of human-powered commuting during The Energy Corridor’s Bike to Work Day 2016, 6:30-8 a.m. Thursday, May 19.
It’s the 12th year riders of all abilities have jumped on their bikes for an exhilarating dawn patrol jaunt powered by pedals. Organized rides for The District’s Bike to Work Day begin from several popular neighborhoods, then end up at Terry Hershey Park Gazebo, 15342 Memorial Drive, for a free celebration with breakfast, music, giveaways and raffle prizes. Solo riders also make the annual pilgrimage, starting from numerous points around West Houston.
“Is there a better way to start the workday?” asks Clark Martinson, general manager for The District. “Biking to work is like a refreshing elixir that clears the mind and prepares one to tackle just about anything work can throw at them.”
Martinson should know. The ride has inspired Martinson – like many of the community of riders who’ve participated in this event over 12 years – to bike to work more often.
Riders can RSVP for Bike to Work Day 2016 here.
The Bike to Work Day 2016 celebration is being sponsored by
The District offers several resources to help first-time riders.
“If you’re new to biking into work, we’ll connect you with an experienced Bike Buddy in your area who can answer any questions you have or even serve as a ride companion,” explains Kelly Rector, The District’s transportation coordinator and organizer of the event. Sign up for The District’s Bike Buddies here.
Vetted bike commuting routes, safe riding tips and more are featured here on energycorridor.org.
The District has long advocated for bicyclists in The Energy Corridor, playing an instrumental role in developing the West Houston Trails Master Plan, while building sidewalks, safe pedestrian crossings and trail connections.
Part of national Bike to Work Month, The District’s Bike to Work Day has become a popular celebration of the power of the pedal to improve health, promote active living and reduce traffic congestion.
For more on Bike to Work Day, contact Kelly Rector, transportation coordinator at The District, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (281) 759-3800.