The Energy Corridor 2014 BTW jerseys to be released; lunch ‘n learn workshops set for CITGO, BP, ConocoPhillips, Phillips 66, Sysco & Technip
Ten years and rolling, the annual Bike to Work Day for The Energy Corridor is shifting preparations into high gear with new routes, another specially designed jersey, after-ride party fun and lunch ‘n learn workshops set at several companies.
The Energy Corridor District’s Bike to Work Day, 6:30-7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 15, is an ideal time to experience commuting to work on a bicycle, either with a convoy of like-minded souls or on your own.
“Bike to Work Day is an experience not to be missed by anyone who loves pedaling,” says longtime bicycling enthusiast and General Manager of The Energy Corridor District Clark Martinson. “It helps introduce people to the joys of cycling to work, something many find invigorating both physically and mentally.”
The easiest way to experience bicycling commuting may be to join one of the Bike to Work Day convoys now forming at companies throughout The Energy Corridor. Volunteer company captains lead convoys on vetted routes, then meet up for a party at Terry Hershey Park hosted by The Energy Corridor District.
To find a bicycling partner, sign up at Bike Buddies, a program where The Energy Corridor District matches newcomers with veteran cycling commuters.
Lunch and learn brown-bag workshops are set for CITGO on April 15; BP on April 17; ConocoPhillips on April 23; Phillips 66 on April 29; Sysco on April 30; and Technip on May 7. There, potential riders are introduced to the Bike to Work Day experience, with tips on riding, safety and organizing company convoys.
As is tradition, special Bike to Work jerseys have been designed by The Energy Corridor District. Captains get them free, as a badge of honor. The rest of us can buy them online soon.
New convoy routes and captains are being added. With Energy Corridor workers moving further west, we’re expanding the Wild Wild West route. Captains will now lead riders from points west of the Grand Parkway including La Centerra, the Cross Creek sub-division and Katy Mills Mall, all the way to the Terry Hershey Park gazebo.
And then there’s the camaraderie and fun of the celebratory Bike to Work Day party at Terry Hershey Park.
“They’ll be a complimentary breakfast served up by Shipley's Do-Nuts, BP will provide raffle prizes, while Bike Barn and Bicycle World of Houston will host bike maintenance stations,” explains Kelly Rector, Transportation Coordinator for The Energy Corridor District. “KIND Healthy Snacks will hand out parfaits filled with yogurt, fruit and KIND granola. And we’ll have other giveaways as well, thanks to Watson’s House of Ales.”
Sign me up. Better yet, sign yourself up here. Then celebrate the power of the bicycle on Bike to Work Day May 15.
For more information, or to schedule a lunch and learn workshop, contact Kelly Rector, at email@example.com.