Houston’s Bike to Work Day 2013 is April 12, 2013.
The City of Houston is working towards providing a city-wide bikeway network to enhance mobility for all skill levels of bicyclists and for all transportation purposes: commuter, recreation, social and tourism. Although more than half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of their workplace, lack of knowledge and incentive has deterred many from commuting by bike. Hundreds of U.S. cities have been successful in increasing bicycle commuters by offering enticements on Bike to Work Day.
IT'S FUN. Biking to work builds morale, encourages camaraderie, and is a great way to get active in your community.
IT'S HEALTHY. Active employees are more alert, take fewer sick days, and are more productive.
IT'S GREEN. Biking reduces your carbon footprint, reduces traffic congestion, and can save you money.
Mayor Parker will declare Friday, April 12th as Bike to Works day and thank riders for participating in the event and encourage riders to get health and stay fit by cycling one of several Hike and Bike Trails located throughout Houston. During the City Hall presentation, bicyclists will learn more about upcoming projects and green initiatives, as well as talk about how easy it is to travel thru Houston on a bicycle, share information about their favor bike routes and trails, as well as be treated with refreshments provided by Shipley Donuts.
So join your local bike shop and ride the bike trails and paths in your neighborhood and meet at City Hall as Houston celebrates April 12th as Bike to Work Day. Rides will start at selected bike shops around Houston and end at City Hall for a brief presentation with Mayor Parker and members of the biking community. All you have to do is have your bike ready to go, put on your best riding attire and meet your favorite local bike shop for a breakfast ride to downtown Houston.
All riders are encouraged to wear bike helmets while cycling as well as get a bicycle tune up periodically.
What: Bike to Work Ride to Houston City Hall
When: Friday, April 12, 2013
Where: Memorial Park (Sun & Ski)
Bicycle World of Houston
Blue Line Bike Lab
Daniel Boone Cycles
West End Bikes
Time: Leaving designated sites by 7:30 am. Arrive at City Hall by 8 am
CLICK HERE for Bike to Work Day 2013 Broadcast
If you have any questions. please call our Bicyclist-Pedestrian Coordinator:
Dan Raine AICP LCI
City of Houston Bicyclist-Pedestrian Coordinator
Public Works & Engineering Department
Infrastructure and Environmental Planning
611 Walker, 18th Floor
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