Bike to Wherever Day 2021: Friday, May 21 – Houston Bikeways

Bike to Wherever Day 2021: Friday, May 21

 

As many Houstonians continue to work from home and alternate workspaces during the pandemic, we are celebrating Bike to Wherever Day instead of the traditional Bike to Work event. On Bike to Wherever Day, we encourage Houstonians to try biking wherever their day takes them. We realize the importance of maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, so join us and help us promote active transportation by biking wherever and let us know about it.

Join in on the fun, Friday, May 21 all day long!

To help make your ride to wherever safe and enjoyable, we’ve listed some safety tips below. We’ll also be crowdsourcing some tips on biking on Facebook and Twitter, so be sure to follow us and join the conversation!

Twitter: @HoustonBikePlan
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HoustonBikeways

#BTWD2021 Discounts

Houston BCycle is offering FREE 30-minute rides from any BCycle station in the city on Bike to Wherever Day. This offer includes e-bikes. Download the BCycle app and use the code BTWD or 0521 at the kiosk to get a free 30-minute ride.

During the month of May, BCycle will discount the monthly membership to only $10 for the first month of new members. That gives the rider unlimited hour long rides throughout our 125+ BCycle station system. Check map here.

Safety Tips

  • Make sure your bike is in good working condition before riding. Check your tires for proper inflation and brakes and chain for proper operation. VIDEO
  • Wear a helmet – and make sure it is secured correctly. VIDEO
  • Ride on the right side of the road and with traffic. VIDEO
  • Obey all traffic rules, signs and signals.
  • Look before changing lanes, and use hand signals for turns. VIDEO
  • Watch for potholes, debris, cars, trucks, pedestrians and other bicyclists.
  • Stay outside the "door zone" by riding at least 4 feet away from parked cars– you never know when somebody might step out of the car unexpectedly!
  • Cross railroad tracks at right angles. VIDEO
  • Be visible and predictable at all times.
    • Travel in a straight line.
    • Wear bright clothing.
    • Use both a front and back light at night.

Riding Resources