Bike to Work Day, part of Bike Month, represents a unified day of celebration across the United States where the nation comes together to celebrate the bicycle – as a mode of transportation, a fun way to explore your city, get to work or just get around your neighborhoods in the town you call home. Houstonians are challenged to rethink how they commute to the places they live, work or play.
During Bike Month, the City of Houston works with area partners to develop rides and other activities to help you answer these questions. More importantly, these events help by providing a support system so that you can feel comfortable trying to bike, perhaps for the first time.
Bike to Work Day 2019 is the City of Houston’s celebration of bicycling. The event will feature music, food, giveaways and ceremonial bike ride starting and ending at City Hall. Mayor Turner himself will highlight improvements made for bicycling in Houston over the last year and preview changes to come. The city departments with the most participation in Bike to Work Day will also be honored.
When? Festivities begin at Friday, May 17, at 7 a.m. in front of City Hall at Hermann Square, 901 Bagby Street. Riders will check in, visit vendor’s booths, and get instructions on the route as well as safety tips.
The ride will begin to rollout at 7:30 a.m. Houston Police Department and volunteer bike wranglers will lead participants along the ride.
Don’t have a bike? No problem! Check out a bike from any B-cycle bike station located near City Hall.
Don’t want to ride? A free yoga lesson will be provided in Hermann Square by Certified Yoga Instructor Dr. Inge Ford during the ride. Skip the registration and bring your mat!
The ceremonial bike ride will be followed by a proclamation and remarks by Mayor Turner, as well as an announcement of the winner of the Director’s Challenge. Free breakfast and refreshments will also be provided.