The City of Sugar Land and Shape Up Sugar Land will celebrate National Bike Month on Friday, May 17 with the third annual Bike to Work Day and first annual Bike to School Day.
Sugar Land’s Comprehensive Mobility Plan identifies a vision for “Superior Mobility” and events that support transportation choices and healthy, active lifestyles.
Shape Up Sugar Land is hosting this year’s Bike to Work Day event with support from the City of Sugar Land and other sponsors. Shape Up Sugar Land is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and encourages activities that foster a healthy lifestyle.
The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at the South Meadow Pavilion at Sugar Land’s Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd., adjacent to the Pawm Springs Dog Park.
At 8:15 am, Bike to Work Day participants will ride 3.8 miles to Town Square via University Boulevard and Lexington Boulevard. Bike to School Day participants will ride 1.1 miles to Fort Settlement Middle School via University Boulevard.
Events participants may register onsite prior to the start of the bike rides.
Participants should adhere to the following safety tips:
• Always wear a helmet.
• Have a local bike shop inspect bikes.
• Ride in the right lane in the same direction as motorists.
• Obey all stop signs, traffic lights and lane markings.
• Look before changing lanes and signal before making turns.
• Be visible and predictable at all times.
• Wear bright clothing.
For more event information, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, call (281) 275-2882.