Tour de Kid – Clear Lake, TX

9:00 AM, Johnson Space Center-Gilruth Center, Space Center Blvd, Gate 5, Building 207.

Your journey will take you through Johnson Space Center, passing the Saturn V Complex at Rocket Park and Mission Control Center as you blast off for an amazing adventure! The Tour de Kid is a family bike ride where adults are encouraged to share the experience and ride with their kids. This is not a bike race, but a fun family-oriented bike ride. Proceeds from this event go to the Children’s Cancer Research Center of M. D. Anderson.

Each loop is approximately 2 miles where children and adults are encouraged to complete as many laps as they can.        Register

Midnight Bike Ride – The Woodlands, TX

Pre-Event activities begin 10:00 p.m.

“ A fun filled evening for the entire family?
Cost $20 per Registration.
****Helmets, lights and reflectors are required****
This event is typically underwritten in entirety by sponsors, so all entry fees go to the Montgomery County Food Bank.

T-shirts are guaranteed to all who register by August 1st. Participants can choose between the 10 or 20 mile bike ride.


Two Wheeling Conservation

The Houston Chronicle Business section has a front page article on Houston oil companies encouraging employees to ride their bicycles to work.

Exxon Mobil, BP and ConocoPhillips are among the Houston-area employers trying to make it easier for employees to bike to work.

Workers already have enough excuses: potholes, impatient drivers and the Houston heat.

But some businesses are easing the commute for those who decide the exercise and reduced emissions make biking worthwhile. They’re giving them locker rooms, shower areas and safe places to park their bikes.

full article link

I would like to join this movement but my work place is 42 miles from my home.