Bike To Work Day

Get ready to ride 'n' roll around Houston by participating in Bike to Work Day

Get ready to ride 'n' roll around Houston with Bike to Work Day

Cyclists Downtown Bicycle Park Connector two-way bike track March 2015
One of the routes on Bike To Work Day is the city's first two-way separated track on Lamar Street in downtown Houston. Photo by Mayor Pro-Tem Ed Gonzalez

Houston weather is still relatively tolerable, so if you've ever been thinking of experimenting with biking to work, Friday May 20 is the day to start.

Mayor Sylvester Turner has declared it Bike to Work Day and, with Bike Houston, is hosting a celebratory bike ride that will start at City Hall in Hermann Square at 7:30 am and showcase a variety of bicycle-friendly routes in Houston. 

The highlighted route includes a shared lane on Washington Avenue, a proposed bicycle facility on Houston Avenue, a shared-use trail on Spring Street, an off-street trail on the Heights Hike and Bike Trail, and the city's first two-way separated track on Lamar Street in downtown Houston.

If you want to ride from your house to City Hall, BikeHouston is organizing several "ride trains" in the Heights, Near Northside, the Columbia Tap Trail, and the Montrose/Midtown areas. 

Registration for Bike to Work Day opens at 7 am on Friday with a ride-out at 7:30 a.m. from Hermann Square at City Hall along a 4-mile loop ride. Free breakfast, music and events with Mayor Turner will follow at 8 pm.

Houstonians can sign up to participate here. If you don't have a bike of your own you can check one out from any B-cycle bike station located near City Hall.