Join a cycling convoy, celebrate the joys of pedaling to work, then party at Terry Hershey Park
You can go out, you can take a ride
And when you get out on your own
You get all smoothed out inside
- Rush, “Face Up,” from Roll the Bones
A double espresso may prime the brain for a day at work, but a bike ride can fuel the soul. And there may be no better way to find out than joining a cycling convoy for The Energy Corridor District’s annual Bike to Work Day, May 15.
Every year new cyclists join Bike to Work Day for a dawn-patrol ride from all compass points into The Energy Corridor, where they meet for a celebration at the Terry Hershey Park gazebo, with raffle prizes, giveaways, and food and refreshments from Shipley Do-Nuts amid a sea of colorful spandex.
Bike captains will lead separate convoys of cyclists, many organized by Energy Corridor companies. Those new to the experience can sign up for Bike Buddies, a program where The Energy Corridor District can match veteran cycling commuters with newbies.
“Lunch and learn” brown-bag workshops are also available for scheduling onsite at companies. Led by Clark Martinson, general manager for The Energy Corridor District and devoted cyclist, workshops introduce employees to the Bike to Work Day experience, offering tips for organizing company convoys. To schedule a Lunch and Learn Workshop, contact Kelly Rector, the District’s transportation coordinator, at email@example.com.
National Bike to Work Week is the cornerstone of National Bike Month. Created by the League of American Bicyclists, bike to work events are held in cities across the country as “to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride,” according to the group.
Double down on your morning coffee and Bike to Work, 6:30-7:30 a.m., Thursday, May 15.
Visit here to sign up for a Bike Buddy, download a vetted cycling route, or learn more about Bike to Work Day.
For more information on biking to work in The Energy Corridor, call Kelly Rector at The Energy Corridor District, (281) 759-3800.