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.