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We’re Pedaling Tips to Get Prepared for Bike to Work Day 2015

Learn how to get ready for the 11th annual ride & free breakfast party May 14

If you’ve ever wanted to try bicycling to work, The Energy Corridor District's 11th annual Bike to Work Day, 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 14, is the ideal time to experience the benefits of pedaling to your place of business.

The following chain of tips can help make your ride a smooth one.

1.) Attend a bike maintenance workshop at a local bike shop.

Bicycle World of Houston, 14536 Memorial Dr., hosts low-cost bike repair classes every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. and participants get a free inner tube. Bike Barn, with seven Houston locations, holds free introductory maintenance classes at 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month.

2.) Participate in an organized ride. Bicycle World hosts no-drop rides each weekend for both beginning and more intermediate/experienced riders. Bike Barn hosts several organized rides and also lists organized rides on its website. 

3.) Get matched with an experienced cyclist for Bike to Work Day. Sign up for the District’s Bike Buddies and RSVP for the event here.

4.) Know the rules of the road. Read up on Texas Bicycle laws or attend a traffic skills workshop hosted by Bike Houston

5.) Explore and download vetted cycling routes into The Energy Corridor here

Find resources to make your bike commute satisfying and learn more about bike safety, rules of the road, plus information about workshops and events on The Energy Corridor District’s website at http://energycorridor.org/commuter-solutions/bike-walk/biking-tips.

Make the most of Bike to Work Day by preparing for the ride. Then join The Energy Corridor District for a free post-ride breakfast celebration at Terry Hershey Park gazebo filled with like-minded cyclists, fresh donuts, fruit, yogurt and giveaways.

Shipley Do-Nuts, KIND Healthy Snacks, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Neuro Drinks, Memorial Athletic Center and First Choice Emergency Room are generously contributing donating food, raffle prizes and services for the Bike to Work Party.

RSVP for Bike to Work Day here.

For more on Bike to Work Day, contact Kelly Rector, transportation coordinator at The Energy Corridor District, at krector@energycorridor.org, or (281) 759-3800.

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