Prescriptions for bike rides using Houston BCycle for better health
The next time you get a check-up, a doctor can give you a prescription to ride a bike. The new program is called Bike RX and it came into fruition about a year ago. The American Heart Association and Houston BCycle partnered with Legacy Community Health to give people the opportunity to bike for better health.
How safe is it to rent bikes during the pandemic?
HOUSTON BCycle has been open throughout the pandemic because they were considered an essential business since they provide a mode of transportation. If you live near one of their 109 stations, youve probably noticed ridership is up. Were always setting aside time to clean our bikes when they come in the shop, clean our stations in the field, but given the pandemic, we really stepped up those measures immensely to make sure that were keeping our staff safe as they work and our riders as safe as possible, Martin explained. While they cant clean between each rider, she said cleaning every station and focusing on the 10 busiest stations, is keeping you safe. BCycle asks riders to take their own precautions: wash your hands or sanitize after every time you use a bike.