Sugar Land to Celebrate Bike to Work Day
Sugar Land, Texas - Community members are invited to join City of Sugar Land employees for “Bike to Work Day” on Friday, May 18, from 8-9 a.m.
City employees, including police officers and firefighters, will embark from Imperial Park Recreation Center, 234 Matlage Way, at 8:30 a.m. for a 3.5-mile ride to Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. North.
The inaugural Sugar Land “Bike to Work Day” event will begin with a reading of a proclamation from the Mayor’s office recognizing May as “Bike to Work Month.”
Registered participants will receive a free bag filled with bottled water, safety tips and information about the health, economic and environmental benefits of cycling. Representatives from local bike shops will be available to answer questions about bikes and related equipment.
Participants must pre-register for the event, and everyone must bring their own bicycles and helmets to participate.
“Bike to Work Day” takes place during “National Bicycle Month,”
a national celebration to spread awareness of bicycling opportunities in the community. Sugar Land’s event is intended to emphasize local efforts to make Sugar Land a safe environment for cyclists. It is also an ideal time to stress the importance of state and local laws that apply to cycling, sharing the road legally with motorists and demonstrating the bicycle as a useful form of transportation.
All riders are encouraged to wear bright clothing, travel in the direction of traffic, stop at all stop signs and traffic lights and follow all traffic laws.
For more information and to register for the event, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/biketowork.