Various organizations are hosting rides and other events throughout the Houston region to celebrate. To learn more about opportunities to get involved, check out some of our favorite Bike Month sites:
- Bikehouston.org, which, in addition to providing extensive information about Bike Month in the region, has information about the recent, tragic, bike crash on Sunset Blvd; the Ride of Silence; Cyclofemme; learn to ride classes; and a job description for a new executive director
- Houston-Galveston Area Council’s bike month page, which includes a list of activities and resources around the region
- City of Houston’s Cigna Sunday Streets.
- The City of Houston’s Bikeways program (their Bike to Work Day is May 18–CEC will be participating!)
- The League of American Bicyclists has a wealth of information.
- Houston Parks Board Bayou Greenways Initative, which recently celebrated the ribbon cutting of much-anticipated connection between Buffalo Bayou trails and White Oak Bayou Greenway.
Did you know that CEC has an extensive history of planning bike facilities and safety? Here’s an article from our 1993 newsletter, with a cover article about the near-completion of the City of Houston’s bike plan (see the whole newsletter on Google Drive).
I’ve included a few photos from the seventies, from CEC’s Archives, including a flyer for Bicycle Sundays, a newly opened bike trail along Buffalo Bayou, and the ribbon cutting for the West Loop Bike Trail. Do you recognize anyone in these photos? Let us know!
Finally, we have been trying to locate a copy of the bikeway map that CEC developed in the ’90s. Do you by any chance have a copy you might be willing to share? Send me an email at [email protected]
We’ll see you on the trails!
Paid & Volunteer Internships with CEC Houston
CEC hopes to hire several volunteer interns this summer, with meaningful work, a mentorship program, field trips, flexible hours, and a constant supply of chocolate. If you or someone you know is interested, please send a resume to [email protected] We’ve also been notified that we will be able to hire paid interns through the City of Houston’s Hire Houston Youth Program; Houston youth can apply at http://hirehoustonyouth.org/.
Tickets Now on Sale: Stump the Treehugger
CEC’s second annual environmental trivia contest will be a chance to join in friendly competition with other treehuggers at Saint Arnold Brewing Company on Sunday afternoon, May 20, 2018. To get the competitive juices flowing, visit Instagram for our weekly Trivia Tuesday contests. Individual and team tickets are now available on Eventbrite.