Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day 2016.Please join Mayor Turner and friends on National Bike to Work Day, Friday, May 19, 2017, for a fun, Celebratory Bike Ride in and around Downtown Houston. Come explore existing bikeways including the City’s famous off-street trail network and Houston’s recent extension of its first two-way separated bike lane known as the green mile! All participants must register for this event. Please see additional detail below:

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions 2017

Festivities begin between 6:45- 7:00 am in front of City Hall at Hermann Square (901 Bagby Street) with registration, vendors, music and food. Riders will register, visit vendor’s booth, and get instructions on the route as well as safety tips. Bike vendors will also be on site to provide bike tune-ups. The ride will begin to rollout at 7:25 am and all riders will be en route by 7:30 am. Houston Police Department and volunteer bike wranglers will lead participants along the ride. CLICK HERE to learn more about the route and event schedule.

Post-ride celebrations will continue at Hermann Square with free breakfast, music and giveaways from our sponsors. These festivities are open to everyone, even those who can’t participate in the ride – so invite your friends!

Ride Trains (Ride into Downtown from your House):
Want to ride from your house?  Join a BikeHouston ride train.  Ride trains will be meeting up with the Celebratory Bike Ride at smaller stared location highlighted on the route map. Ride trains will start in surrounding communities and include the Heights, Near Northside, the Columbia Tap Trail, and the Montrose/Midtown areas. Interested in leading another ride train? Contact BikeHouston at

Yoga Alternative for Non-Riders:
Don’t want to ride, but still participate?  Be sure to sign up for Yoga to be held during the event bike ride at

Don't have a Bike? No problem! Check out a bike from any B-cycle bike station located near City Hall. Check out other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) here.

May is Bike Month. To learn more about other area rides, click here.


Helmet AwardSelect one of the options below. By pre-registering, you will help us determine an appropriate number of volunteers and bike wranglers needed to help make this event a success.

DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER (Help get the word out)

  • Event Flyer (Print 11 x 17 or 8.5 x 11) - English
  • Event Flyer (Print 11 x 17 or 8.5 x 11) – Spanish


Our numbers are growing!  As the battle for the Golden Helmet continues, Houston Health Department is holding steady at first.  Parks & Recreation and Public Works & Engineering continue to battle is out.  Housing is holding strong and Planning is starting to show some life!   New comers to this Golden Helmet Challenge include IT service and the Houston Airport system – Welcome!   Come on City of Houston Employees; you have one week to go!  Let’s get riding.


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