The City of Sugar Land and Shape Up Fort Bend will celebrate National Bike Month on Friday, May 11th with the seventh annual Bike to Work Day and fifth annual Bike to School Day. Join residents, neighbors, and friends for a celebratory ride to Fort Settlement Middle School and Town Square.
The event begins at 7:30 a.m. with food and prizes 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, all participants will ride 1.1 miles to Fort Settlement Middle School via University Boulevard. After dropping off students, Bike to Work Day participants will continue another 6.4 miles to Town Square via Commonwealth, Austin Pkwy., and Lexington Boulevard. At Town Square, we will take a group photo. This is a fully-supported ride.
Participants are reminded of the following safety tips:
Always wear a helmet to protect your head
Before you ride, make sure your bike is in good working condition
Ride on the right side of the road with traffic, never against it
Obey all traffic rules, signs and traffic signals
Look before you change lanes or signal a turn; indicate your intention, then act
Be visible and predictable at all times; wear bright clothing and signal turns
About Bike to Work / School Day
Bike to Work / School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for bicycling and walking and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, reducing traffic congestion and concern for the environment.