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  • Cyclist Will Complete the 2016 BP MS 150 on a “Bcycle”

    by Jorge Bermudez | Mar 30, 2016
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    HOUSTON – March 30, 2016 – Houston Bcycle staff member, Doogie Roux, will join the Clean Line Energy Team for the 2016 BP MS 150. He will complete the ride from Houston to Austin riding a bicycle from the Houston Bcycle fleet. The fundraising ride is organized by the National MS Society and will take place on April 16th – 17th.

    “I’m looking forward to completing the ride on a bike that’s not traditionally used during a ride like this and see how I compare to other riders,” said Doogie Roux. “I personally know people with multiple sclerosis so I hope to bring more awareness and raise money by doing something that I’m passionate about.”

    The BP MS 150 is the largest event of its kind in North America where over 10,000 cyclist ride for two days and finish at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas. The bike that Roux will use weighs more than 50 pounds; twice the weight of other bikes used for this type of event.

    “I am so proud of Doogie’s effort to support the MS 150, as well as his decision to ride one of our Bcycles,” said John Daly, Executive Director of Houston Bcycle “Doogie is not only bringing awareness to multiple sclerosis, but also the values of Houston B-Cycle; riding bikes brings benefits to our health, our environment and our community.”

    The fundraising ride has a minimum of $400 and Roux is currently looking for donations. Anyone interested in helping Roux achieve his goal can make a direct donation on his participant rider page, https://goo.gl/gK73IP

  • Houston Bike Share Adds New Station with Gift from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club

    by Jorge Bermudez | Mar 22, 2016

    Residents, commuters and visitors in Houston will now have more choices for ecological and sustainable alternatives to get around, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club to Houston Bike Share’s B-Cycle program, which was used to install a new, solar-powered Houston B-cycle station and eight bikes located at Jackson Hill and Memorial Drive. Houston B-cycle and the Sun Club will celebrate the dedication of the new station during a special ribbon-cutting event on Tuesday, March 22 at 3:30 p.m. Media are invited to attend.

    Houston B-cycle is a next-generation bike-sharing program offering an easy way to get around Houston with zero emissions. It is the only bike sharing program that measures the actual distance traveled on each ride and tracks calories burned and carbon emission prevented. The new station added eight available bikes to the city and helped expand the total system to 31 stations (13 of which are solar-powered).

    "The Sun Club loves working with unique non-profits that are dedicated to their communities and sustainability,” said Mark Parsons, vice president and general manager, Green Mountain Energy Company. “We chose Houston Bike Share for its commitment to cleaner air and better health and wellness for its users in and around the city of Houston.”

    “We are thankful to the Sun Club for this donation, and for helping us expand our bike share system,” said William Rub, operations manager for Houston Bike Share. “The new station allows us to better serve the city of Houston and protect our environment.”

    Since its founding in 2002, the Sun Club has donated more than $4 million to sustainable programs focusing on renewable energy, energy efficiency and resource conservation in numerous Texas communities and markets in the Northeast. Contributions to the Sun Club come from Green Mountain Energy’s residential customers in Texas, Green Mountain Energy Company, its employees and other Sun Club supporters who believe in the program’s mission to support local non-profit organizations through solar and sustainability projects. 

    Green Mountain Energy Sun Club
    The Sun Club donates solar power and sustainability projects to other non-profits using contributions from Green Mountain Energy Company, its residential customers and employees, and donors from around the country. Since the program’s founding in 2002, the Sun Club has donated more than $3.8 million to help install over 900 kilowatts of solar power, which has the potential to avoid more than 1.5 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions each year. That’s like planting 175 trees every year.

    Green Mountain Energy Company
    Green Mountain is the nation’s longest-serving renewable energy retailer and believes in using wind, sun and water for good. The company was founded in 1997 with the mission to “change the way power is made.” Green Mountain offers consumers and businesses the choice of cleaner electricity products from renewable sources, as well as a variety of carbon offset products and sustainable solutions for businesses. One of Green Mountain’s largest customers is the “world’s most famous office building,” the Empire State Building in New York City. Green Mountain customers have collectively helped avoid more than 44.2 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.

     
  • Two New Stations!

    by Jorge Bermudez | Dec 11, 2015

    Houston Bcycle is happy to announce the opening of two new stations! Our two new stations are called Brazos & McGowen and Jackson Hill & Memorial Drive. We would like to thank the Midtown Management District and The Green Mountain Energy Sun Club for the sponsorship. 


    Brazos & McGowen


    Jackson Hill

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