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May Is National Bike Month: Gators, Let’s Get Biking!


By Sheryl Taylor

Did you know that Houston boasts 345 miles of biking opportunities from bike routes to shared lanes to multi-use paths?

Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Commute (H-GAC) Solutions’ Inaugural Bike Month is May 1-31. The Bike Month Challenge is inviting workplaces and community members to swap cars for handlebars to improve their health and the environment.

How to participate:

  • Register. It’s totally free.
  • Ride your bike for 10 minutes or more. A ride around the park counts!
  • Log your ride online or do it via the Love to Ride app.
  • Spread the bike love by encouraging friends, coworkers, and family members to join.
  • Win great prizes!

Gators, let’s Represent UHD and UHD Police Department! Visit the Love to Ride website to register today!

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.