Calling all fitness enthusiasts and bicyclists, experienced and novice alike … The Energy Corridor Bike to Work Day 2017 and Terry Hershey Park gazebo celebration is Thursday, May 18th.
If you’ve ever wanted to try bicycling into work, The Energy Corridor District’s 13th annual Bike to Work Day is the time to experience the joys of starting a morning with an invigorating ride instead of a frustrating schlep through congested freeway traffic.
Cyclists of all abilities will bike into The Energy Corridor and meet up for a free celebration of pedal power from 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. at the Terry Hershey Park gazebo, 15342 Memorial Drive. There, riders can refuel on juice, smoothies, donuts, fruit and more while enjoying music, a chances to win one of several fun prizes, and the comradery of like-minded commuters.
It’s all part of the growing national movement that is making the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike to Work Month in May a force for advancing public demand for bike lanes, trails and facilities. And this year’s Bike to Work Day builds on the momentum of the Houston Bike Plan, recently passed by the Houston City Council, which identifies how to add at least 500 miles of safe and comfortable bikeways in 10 years.
Free workshops and a social ride
Want to hone your cycling skills in preparation of Bike to Work Day? The District is hosting a free “Safe Cycling: Traffic Skills 101” workshop with BikeHouston from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Kendall Library, 609 N. Eldridge Parkway. Taught by a certified League of American Bicyclist instructor, the workshop will provide lunch, but space is limited. Reserve your spot by emailing Peter Eccles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A free social bike ride meet-up will be hosted by The District starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at Beans Cafe Coffeehouse, 1127 Eldridge Pkwy #100. The social ride will travel through Terry Hershey and George Bush Park. For details visit here.
As is tradition, The District is also hosting free lunch and learn sessions for bicyclists at several Energy Corridor companies, including Shell, 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 20; ConocoPhillips, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 25; and Schlumberger, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, and 12:00 p.m. Thursday, April 27.
Lunch and learn sessions are also a way to find group rides organized by commuting cyclists from those companies. Group rides leave from several popular commuting origins, guided by experienced bike commuters.
Or sign up for The District’s Bike Buddies program here to get matched with an experienced bicyclist for your Bike to Work Day ride into The Energy Corridor.
Bike to Work Day 2017 gold sponsors making this celebration possible include:
• Shipley Do-Nuts
• Rock Spine & Sports Therapy
• H6 Apartments
• Parkway Flats apartments
• Hyde Park at Enclave apartments
METRO Houston returns as a community partner for the 4th year.
Questions or Comments? Contact Kelly Rector, TDM program manager for The Energy Corridor District, at email@example.com, or call 281-759-3800.