MAYOR PARKER DECLARES MAY 15 BIKE TO WORK DAY
Celebratory Ride to Take Place In and Around Downtown Houston
May 14, 2015 --
WHAT: Mayor Parker has declared Friday, May 15, 2015 as Bike to Work Day to encourage riders to choose pedal power for their daily commute to work and to raise awareness of the City’s bikeway network. A Celebratory Bike to Work ride will depart from City Hall at 7:30 a.m. and end at City Hall around 8:00 a.m. for a brief presentation by Mayor Parker and an introduction to the upcoming Houston Bike Plan kickoff. Air up your tires, put on your best riding attire and then enjoy breakfast, music and sponsor giveaways after the ride.
WHEN: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m., Friday, May 15, 2015
WHERE: Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby, Houston, TX 77002
The ride will showcase a variety of bicycle facilities on Washington Avenue (shared lane marking), Silver Street (on street bike route), Spring Street (shared-use trail) and the Heights Hike and Bike Trail (off-street trail). Ride trains coming from the Heights, Midtown/Montrose, Museum District/West University, and the East Side will join the Celebratory Ride at designated locations.
BikeHouston is leading group rides from various neighborhoods that will join the Celebratory ride, either at the start or at points along the way. Group rides will have a ride leader who will show you how to safely commute into work. Start times depend on the location and all rides arrive at Hermann Square no later than 8:30 a.m. Check the map for a route going by you and RSVP to ride in with a group at http://www.bikehouston.org/. You can view the map here (PDF version).
Event sponsors include BikeHouston, B-cycle, Bike Barn, Corner Bakery, Shipley Do-nuts, YMCA and Zipcar.
Houstonians can sign up to participate in the Celebratory Bike to Work ride at http://www.houstonbikeways.org. No bike of your own? No problem! Check out a bike from any B-cycle bike station located near City Hall.