Bike to Work Program
Welcome to our Bike to Work program! The bp Fitness Center takes pride in improving our member's health and wellness. Biking to work and pedestrian power are fun, healthy commuting strategies that energize employees and reduce traffic congestion, air pollution and the need for parking.There are lots of great bike trails around the city and office that make biking to work fun and safe! To support employees who want to pursue this activity, bp offers a secure, gated and fenced, bike rack area with card key access entrances for your bikes as well as personal lockers for your gear! bp Fitness Center members can have a permanent locker in one of the centers to help store your gear and clothing--as well as access to showers and locker room amenities.
" The thing that motivates me to ride is a love for the outdoors and the desire to stay healthy for my family, and bike riding to work gives me a chance to accomplish both at the same time. Over the past 15 years, I have lived in locations where I biked to work every day. (Norway – even in the rain and snow) (Egypt I would ride before going to work but not technically to work) . Between bike riding for fun on the weekends and riding to work, I cycle over 7,000 miles a year. In fact, last year I rode more miles on my bike than I drove in my car! Since I live out in Katy, the thing I like most about my commute in Houston is the peacefulness of riding through George Bush Park, with very little light/noise pollution in the morning and zero traffic in the afternoon. It provides a chance for me to mentally get ready for the day and get a great workout.
bp Senior Completions Engineer
bp Senior Completions Engineer
" Since I only live about 4 miles from work, I decided to give commuting a try. It was awesome! I could skip the stress of traffic, enjoy more time outside, get a little workout, and save wear on the car. It made me happy. It gave me focus. Commuting started out just once a week or so, but gradually escalated. Every summer now I'll try to set a new PR for consecutive days biked. Earlier this month I finished up 36 days in a row on my 36th birthday. I hope to hit 120 days total by the end of the year. I would absolutely encourage others to try out commuting at least once."
bp Transportation Representative
BEFORE YOU RIDE
At one point or another, we've all forgot our wallets,phones,and etc at home while getting ready for work. Make sure you have the follwing Items check listed before your Commute!
- Ensure that someone knows you are cycling to work
- Make sure that someone knows your route
- Carry ID and a cell phone
- Water and power bar
- Always wear a helmet
- Safety glasses
- Bell or horn
- Bike gloves
- Don't assume that motorists will yield the right of way or obey traffic laws
- Don't break the law. Your bicycle is a vehicle and you MUST obey the same laws as motorized vehicles
- Don't be in a hurry in wet conditions. Many roads, trails and bridges are slippery in wet conditions
- Don't expect the road to be perfect - there can always be a unexpected hole or slick spot
- Don't trespass
BIKE PARKING LOCATIONS
The Helios Plaza bike rack storage is located ground level of the parking garage to the left next to the elevator bank.
The WL1 bike storage is located on the 1 st floor of the south parking garage.