Texas is always packed full of exciting events for the whole family to enjoy getting outdoors. In the past few of months, a handful of Texas cities have worked extra-hard to make sure their residents have a chance to get outside and be active!
Brownsville’s CycloBia, Lubbock’s Let’s Play! LBK, San Antonio’s Síclovía, and Fort Worth’s Open Streets have closed off city streets to traffic for a few hours so people could get out and enjoy their streets! All of these activities give city residents and visitors a chance to spend time with family and friends, be active, and enjoy the outdoors!
Bike sharing continues to expand in Texas. In addition to San Antonio B-cycle opening new stations earlier this year, Houston B-cycle celebrated a new partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield and expanded to 21 stations in the city. Houston celebrated this new launch on April 3rd, and has since reached another great milestone: 2,000,000 calories burned by Houston B-cycle users.
The newest member of the Texas Bike Share family, Fort Worth B-cycle, is also up and running. Fort Worth launched on April 22 with volunteers riding the 300 bikes to their new homes at 30 stations across Fort Worth. See photos from the launch event here.
All three of Texas’ B-cycle programs are participating in the B-connected initiative from B-cycle, which allows members from any participating city to use their B-cycle membership in other participating cities. Fifteen B-cycle cities across the country have joined in, making the B-cycle membership even more valuable, especially for regular travelers.
Exciting things are happening in Texas every day to make this a great state to walk and bike! Check out the BikeTexas Events Calendar so you don’t miss out on any events near you.