Bicycling Galveston Island has so many advantages. Not only are we expanding our system and adding new bike lanes with each major street reconstruction, we have also outfitted our transit buses with bicycle platforms and added additional bicycle racks in numerous places throughout the City. Below is a video discussing the benefits and challenges of biking Galveston Island, and a few tips for riders before the hit the road! To encourage cycling on the island we have events planned for the the month of May, which was formally recognized as Bike Month in the City of Galveston by City Council on April 27th, 2017!
Current Bike Network Map: Download the printable map here.
Register to Participate in the Bike Month Events:
Click here to open the form or fill it out on this page below the flyer.
GALVESTON CELEBRATES BIKE MONTH WITH TWO EVENTS PLANNED FOR CYCLISTS AND THEIR FAMILIES
The City’s Intermodal Transportation Committee Organizes Bike to Work Day & Bike as a Family Day on May 19th and May 20th
(GALVESTON, TX) May 9, 2017 – With spring in the air, an abundance of sunshine, and miles of bike paths throughout the City of Galveston, Bike Month could not have fallen on better weather for cyclists on the island. In an effort to encourage ridership during the month of May, the City’s Intermodal Transportation Committee organized a “Bike to Work” event on May 19th and a “Bike as a Family” event on May 20th.
With expansions to the bicycle network, both planned and under construction, now is a perfect time for Galvestonians to embrace the sport. “The new additions to the bike system on the island will make cycling in Galveston even more enjoyable,” said the City’s new Director of Development Services Tim Tietjens, “As an experienced rider who has been recently introduced to the existing bike network on the island, I hope that Galvestonians can see the treasure that lies before them and take the opportunity to get out and enjoy it.”
The video above features tips for riders specific to Galveston and safety reminder for all cyclists. Additionally, the following are tips that will help you enjoy biking on the island safely:
Have your bike checked over by your local bike shop
Always wear a helmet to protect your head in the event of a crash
Ride in the right-most lane that goes in the direction that you are travelling
Obey all stop signs, traffic lights and lane markings
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