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Bike-sharing is a platform that allows individuals to rent bikes for a small fee by using a smartphone app. Users locate the nearest bike via the app, unlock the bike and ride it for an allotted time based on how much they would like to spend. At the end of their rental, users simply park the bike and lock it, leaving it available for the next rider.
The bikes are rented at a price of $1 per half hour.
Mobike, the world’s largest smart-bikeshare platform, has partnered with The Woodlands Township to provide the bike-sharing program. The bikes are powered by unique high-tech features including non-puncture airless tires, bike status sensors and built-in GPS locators. Mobike also provides the smartphone app, which must be used to rent and ride the bikes.
Renting a bike is easy!
Remember, the cost to rent the bike is $1 per half hour. Bikes may be ridden any distance within The Woodlands, but must be returned to Town Center at the end of your ride. There is no need to dock the bike at any specific location; simply park it within the boundaries of Town Center, lock it and it will be ready for the next rider.
Helmets are not provided, but all riders are strongly encouraged to utilize a helmet when riding a bike.
The bikes are designed for teens to adults. They are not sized for children.
Lakes Edge is located at 1970 Hughes Landing Blvd. The Woodlands, TX 77380. It is located next to the Lakes Edge Apartment Complex in Hughes Landing.
Payment, a signed waiver and a valid I.D. as a deposit.
Lakes Edge Boat House offers 6 tandems that will hold up to 500 lbs and 4 solo kayaks that will hold up to 325 lbs.
Lakes Edge Boat House does not offer personal storage or lockers but small items can be taken on the kayak.
If you feel adversely impacted by a particular situation, the best thing to do is contact your neighbors directly. Texas law requires that the owners of land ensure that the placement of any improvement or landscaping does not halt or impede the flow of water or redirect it or increase the amount of water flowing off of or onto neighboring land. Enforcement of this requirement is by the neighboring landowners.
Simple Recycling is a for-profit recycler that is committed to offering residents the most simple and easy way to keep usable materials from the landfill.
It’s a new, free and easy way to recycle used clothing, shoes, bedding, towels, linens and other household items. This program is intended to keep items out of the landfill.
The bags are to be placed on the curb by 7 a.m. on the same day as trash and recycling; no sign-up or ordering is required. Simple Recycling will pick up the bags and leave replacements at the door.
14.3 million tons of clothing fill our landfills each year. Textile recycling is a free and easy solution to dramatically reduce residential waste.
Furniture and appliances, magazines, newspapers, car seats, cribs, and mattresses.
All the materials are graded and sorted locally and/or regionally based on quality and condition. The top-quality materials will be resold to local thrift outlets, mid-grade is exported to international markets and “unusable” items are processed for raw materials.
Regional thrift stores and international markets purchase the wearable materials. The recycled material is sold to manufacturers to be turned into new products.
No, Simple Recycling is a for-profit recycler that is committed to offering residents the most simple and easy way to keep usable materials from the landfill. Receipts are not available.
Calls about missed pickups should be directed to Simple Recycling - 866-835-5068.
Complaints or other issues should be directed to The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department – 281-210-3800.
Simple Recycling is a for-profit company. There are a number of charitable organizations in The Woodlands area that accept textiles and other home goods. Consult The Woodlands Township Donation Guide for a list of these organizations, including those that will collect from your home. The Township still recommends that you donate first to a local charity before sending items to the curb for recycling.
Textiles comprise 5% of our total waste stream in The Woodlands. 85% of textiles are thrown away; only 15% are donated. This program helps divert those items that were headed for the landfill and allows them to be reused or recycled. There is no cost to the Township for this service. In fact, the Township receives a rebate of $20/ton of material collected, which is used to financially support other environmental programs administered by the Township.
All collections and sales are performed by Simple Recycling. The Township will receive a very small portion ($20/ton rebate from the sales).
The burning rules change monthly. Please view the Montgomery County Fire Marshal's website for rules and information on controlled burns.
You may also apply online.
The best way to determine if The Woodlands Township Property Tax has been paid on the property or properties you own, check the Tax Assessor Collector website for either Montgomery County or Harris County. The phone number is 936-539-7897.
In 1999, an agreement was signed that in essence put a moratorium on the ability for Houston to annex The Woodlands and on the ability for The Woodlands to incorporate.
In late 2007, The Woodlands Township signed an agreement with the City of Houston, as well as the City of Conroe, that will allow The Woodlands to contribute to projects of regional and mutual benefit (such as better access to the Houston Medical Center or extending the Hardy Toll Road) in exchange for those cities releasing The Woodlands from potential annexation for a period of 50 years. This agreement gives The Woodlands freedom to determine its future governance once the moratorium agreement expires. Based on legal requirements related to these agreements, the earliest date that an election could be held to determine whether or not The Woodlands residents choose to become a city was May 2014.
In August 2012, The Woodlands Township Board of Directors adopted Resolution 011-12 related to the recent 18-month governance study and community outreach efforts. The resolution states that an incorporation election will be deferred indefinitely. Transition and Governance
Current rates can be viewed online at the Montgomery County website.
The forms to apply for these exemptions can be requested at the appropriate Central Appraisal Districts. In Montgomery County, call 936-756-3354, Metro Line 936-441-2186, or visit the Montgomery Central Appraisal District website. If in Harris County, call 713-957-7800 or visit the Harris County Appraisal District website
Residents can register for programs and events online, by phone at 281-210-3950 or in person at The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park or The Recreation Center at Bear Branch Park.
The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department is monitoring a number of the trees that have the potential to be a hazard versus removing them in anticipation that many will return to their normal vibrancy in the spring of 2012.
If the trees do not show signs of life next year, they may have to be removed. Please call The Woodlands Township at 281-210-3900 or submit an online Service Request.
Registration is available on this website (click the "Register for Rec Programs" icon and enter the program number) or by contacting The Woodlands Township Recreation center at 281-210-3950. Walk up registration is also available. For more information about the available swim clinics and triathlon training, please see the Action Guide.
Please refer to the Township’s Interactive pathway map on this Web site or pick one up at The Woodlands Township Recreation Center, 5310 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, 77381.
* Due to the large number of people in the pool at the Rob Fleming Aquatic Center it is not feasible to hold safety breaks in the allotted time, so Safety Breaks are not regularly conducted. Under the Lifeguard Program Coordinator’s direction, staff may occasionally call a break to conduct a safety check (similar to a fire drill).
The pool will reopen no more than 30 minutes after the last thunder or lightning occurrence. If the skies are clear immediately after the thunder is heard (blue overhead with a storm nearby), the pool will reopen in less time -- just 15 minutes after the last occurrence. In most cases patrons/guests will be allowed to remain on the deck while the storm passes. In extreme inclement weather (not including “shelter in place” orders) guests may be asked to entirely exit the facility for their own safety. These precautions are taken in accordance with American Red Cross lifeguard training procedures and follow guidelines set forth by the National Lightning Safety Institute.
If a patron has been at the pool for four (4) hours or less and still has their receipt, they can bring the receipt to a member of the Aquatics Leadership team at the pool. The Leadership will mark the receipt with a red “RAIN CHECK” stamp. Leadership team members can answer any questions about Rain Checks.
Rain Checks are transferrable between all Village pools except Rob Fleming Aquatic Center. Rain Checks to the other 13 Village pools cannot be redeemed at Rob Fleming due to the difference in admission fees.
You will be asked to show proof of residency in one of The Woodlands’ villages in order to receive resident discounted rates.
• Resident punch cards (white) are $30 for six entries to all pools except Rob Fleming Aquatic Center.
• Rob Fleming Aquatic Center resident punch cards (gold) are $40 for six entries.
• Rob Fleming Aquatic Center non-resident punch cards (blue) are $55 for six entries. Pool Pass Procedures
ROB FLEMING AQUATIC CENTER: The age requirements at Rob Fleming Aquatics Center are different than the other pools because it is a busier environment with more inherent risks to unsupervised young swimmers.
At Rob Fleming Aquatic Center, children must be at least 13 years old to come into the pool facility without an adult. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by someone at least 16 or older.
All facilities have at least four (4) certified lifeguards on duty, including the Aquatics Leadership representative at the desk.
Our larger pools have anywhere from seven to 18 lifeguards on duty, including the Aquatics Leadership representative(s).
We certify 60 of our guards annually in Waterfront Skills for open water swim events.
Rob Fleming Aquatics Center lifeguards also hold Waterpark certifications.
The Leadership at each facility completes Bloodborne Pathogens as well as Oxygen Administration training.
The most common occurrence is when a young swimmer has a brief nose bleed or minor ‘spit up’ event, and in those cases the chemicals already in the water will safely handle any reasonable exposure risks. If chemical levels are in question at all, the pool will be cleared.
In more extreme cases, the pool may be closed for 30 to 120 minutes while chemical adjustments are made and clean-up undertaken. The length of time depends on the chlorine residual in the water at the time of the incident.
In rare cases, a liquid fecal incident may cause the pool to be closed for the remainder of the day and possibly into the following day. The dangers of chlorine-resistant bacterial contamination take up to 13 hours to safely treat and may require further time afterward to completely clean-up.
For emergencies, please call 911. Report a Concern Online
If you’re caught racing in someone else’s number, you will be blacklisted and not be able to race our races and possibly others for a lengthy period of time. DON’T RISK IT!
Race management monitors the weather closely in the weeks and days leading up to the race. As safety is paramount for this race, staff will be following a comprehensive race contingency plan. This plan includes alternative options in the event weather or other issues impact the race or race course, and modification of the event is necessary to maintain participant safety and/or road opening times. Race modifications may include but are not limited to delay of race start time, shortening of race course(s), or cancellation of the event.
Your bike will be set up on a bike rack in the transition zone. Transition will be organized by age group. Only registered athletes will be allowed in transition. Transition will open at 5 a.m. on race day and close at 6:45 a.m. Athletes will only be allowed to access their items in transition upon completion of the swim leg and bike leg. Transition will reopen at 10:30 a.m.
The transition is the period of time between each sport segment/leg. The time between the swim and the bike is called T1, and the time between the bike and the run is called T2. The time you spend in transition is counted towards your overall time for the race. All races will have a transition zone, with row after row of bike racks. Each athlete will place his or her bike on a bike rack. You will place a towel right next to your bike, and all of the gear you will need during the race must fit on your towel. Examples of items you'll place on your towel will include: Running shoes, helmet (a MUST), cycling shoes if you use them, your race number (must be worn during the run), sunglasses, socks, any clothes you'd like to put on over your swimsuit, etc.
Many triathlons with an open water swim (in a lake, ocean or river) will have wave starts. It is safer to start the athletes in waves rather than all at once. Waves are determined by age and gender. Athletes must go out in their assigned wave and wear the provided swim cap. If a participant begins the race in the incorrect wave, they will be disqualified.
No. Participants will need to remove all existing chips, D-tags or bib tags from previous races to avoid potential timing issues.
You may keep it or throw it out. Race management will not need it back.
The biggest difference between swimming in open water and training in a pool is that there are no lane lines and there is no side to hang on to if you get tired. Some open water courses are out-and-back, and others look more like a loop. Either way, the course is marked with buoys. It is important to sight (look up and see where you are) every so often so you swim fairly straight. If you're uncomfortable being shoulder-to-shoulder with other participants, you may want to consider waiting 10 or 20 seconds after the bullhorn sounds to beginning swimming to give others the opportunity to get out on the course. Most triathlons will have safety canoes and kayaks out on the water, along with lifeguards. If you begin having trouble during the swim, wave your hands and a rescue boat will be at your side soon. Open water swimming can sometimes be wavy or choppy, depending on weather conditions.
Everyone must wear a swim cap for safety reasons. A swimmer is easier to see in the water if they're wearing a swim cap. All athletes who start in the same wave will have the same color cap on, which provides race management with an easy visual indicator to help keep a closer count on athletes exiting the water by age group. You must wear the swim cap you were provided at Packet Pickup.
Yes. There are lots of triathletes who ride mountain bikes. You may want to consider adding "slicks." Slicks are smooth tires, which would be faster on the roads than the tires that come stock on mountain bikes. Keep in mind that if you plan to race regularly or are looking at competing in races longer than sprint distance, you may want to consider a road bike or tri bike.
Are your knees bumping into your chin? Do you risk serious injury every time you try to get off the seat of your bike? It is important that you can adjust your seat so that there is only a slight bend in your knee when your foot and pedal are both at the 6 o'clock position. You should also be able to stop and get off your bike without injuring yourself. Bikes come in all sizes, and the seat post can be adjusted somewhat to ensure the height of your bike is correct for you. There are other important factors to consider, for example: Does your seat need to be adjusted forward or back? Is your seat level? Are the handlebars too far away or too close? If your bike is not fitted properly for you, you risk serious injury after prolonged riding. Take your bike in to a local bike shop and have them take a look for you.
No. Parking is FREE.
All participants must wear their race number (sometimes called a bib) during the run portion of a triathlon. Some athletes put on shorts and/or a t-shirt over their swimsuits after the swim, and simply pin their bibs to their shorts or shirts before the race. For those athletes who race in their swimsuits (or tri suits), there is nothing to pin their bib to. They use a race belt, or tri-belt, which is a very simple stretchy band with two plastic prongs to attach a race number. As these athletes leave the transition zone in T2, they clip the belt (with the bib already attached) around their waist, and continue to the run segment.
It is important to drink water, during training and during a race, especially in the heat. Even becoming slightly dehydrated can impair your performance by a surprising amount. Sports drinks are formulated to be absorbed by your body better than water. Be sure to train with the fluids you plan to use on race day. It is important that you consume a full bottle of fluid during the bike portion of a triathlon. If you are uncomfortable removing your bottle and drinking while riding, practice during training so you can stay steady while you drink.
The CB&I TRI is a USA Triathlon (USAT) Sanctioned event. Per USAT rules, this is a requirement and there will be no exceptions.
50% of your refund will be refunded until the specified deadline.
CB&I TRI participants will receive a CB&I TRI technical shirt, hat or visor, race/running bib, bike number, helmet number, swim cap and timing chip.
Yes. The race will be capped at 1,300 participants.
If you do not check your bike in the evening before, you will need to arrive early enough to set up your gear in transition, get body marked, warm up, stretch and/or visit the restrooms. Transition will open at 5 a.m. and close promptly at 6:45 a.m.
This will depend on your personal needs. All participants must bring their race bib, swim cap, bike number and helmet number. Bike and helmet numbers must be attached before entering transition. You must have bar end plugs for your bike. Officials will be checking for these. Other recommended items include water bottle, small pre-race snack, change of clothes for after the race, recovery nutrition, endurance fuel such as Gu packets, race belt, hat/visor, sunglasses, sunscreen and/or rain/winter gear. Check the forecast to determine if you should dress up or down according to the current weather conditions.
Per USAT Competitive Rules, headphones/earbuds/portable music devices are prohibited.
Portable restrooms will be located in transition. Permanent restrooms are located near the pergola/covered area in the west side of the park.
Swim out is located inside Northshore Park, east of the playground area. The finish line is located on the east bound lanes of Lake Woodlands Drive near Northshore Park.
Yes. The Post-Race Party will provide food, drink and music for athletes.
The Post-Race Party will take place in Northshore Park. The Athlete Food Area will be located in the Pavilion area on the south side of the park. After getting your food, head to the stage area to enjoy music and sponsor booths.
You will need your race bib to access the Athlete Food Tent.
There are limited quantities of each size. Shirt sizes are available on a first-come, first-served basis based on the size you registered for. Participants will not be able to switch shirt sizes at packet pickup. If you would like to switch your shirt size, you may only do so on Race Day by visiting the Packet Pickup Tent.
Spectators can print course maps to plan where they want to watch prior to the race start. The swim out and finish line areas are great places to cheer on your favorite athlete and watch other participants as they begin the race and cross the finish line. Other popular places include Northshore Park, Lake Woodlands Bridge and Town Green Park. Spectators must be mindful of vehicular traffic and participants along the course. See maps for details.
100% of your entry fee will be refunded until the specified deadline. We have a "no refund policy" in regards to weather cancellations of any kind as well as changes to the race after registration. Unforeseen changes can occur at any time no matter how finalized anything seems to be. Any changes made to the race are done after careful consideration, usually due to safety concerns that arise after the race has been planned. We do everything we can to create a better, safer, more enjoyable experience for all participants. Entry fees are not transferable between years. No exceptions will be made to this policy. Transfers must be completed by the specified deadline.
Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas participants will receive a technical shirt and hat or visor. Participants competing in the 3.1 Armadillo Run will receive a technical shirt. One 4 Texas participants will receive a cotton T-shirt. All participants will receive a race bib at packet pickup, as well as post-race food and beverages and a finisher's medal upon crossing the finish line.
Yes, the race will be capped. The 10-mile race will be capped at 2,100; the 5K at 1,000; and the One 4 Texas at 250.
If you are picking up your packet on Race Day, it is recommended to arrive an hour early in case of lines. Otherwise, no later than 45 minutes prior to your race start typically provides enough time to warm up, stretch and/or visit the restrooms. Please see our Event Schedule for details.
This will depend on your personal needs. All participants must bring their race bib, which must be visibly worn. Recommended items include water bottle, small pre-race snack, changes of clothes for after the race, recovery nutrition, endurance fuel such as Gu packets, race belt, hat/visor, sunglasses, sunscreen and/or rain/winter gear. Check the forecast to determine if you should dress up or down according to the current weather conditions.
Headphones are permitted, but STRONGLY discouraged. Participants who choose to wear headphones must remain aware of race officials, traffic and other runners.
No pets are allowed at the venue or in the race. Participants caught with a pet on the course will be disqualified.
No. Any non-registered pacers will be stopped immediately, and the person they are pacing will be disqualified.
Restrooms are located inside Northshore Park. Port-a-lets will also be positioned on the course. See maps for exact locations.
The start and finish line is in the Northshore Park parking lot.
Spectators can print course maps to plan where they want to watch prior to the race start time(s). The start and finish line is a great place to cheer on your runner and watch other participants as they cross the finish line. Other popular places along the route include The Woodlands Waterway and Town Green Park. Spectators must be mindful of vehicular traffic and participants along the course. See maps for details.
Yes. The "Texas-sized" Post-Race Party will provide athletes food, drink and music.
The Post-Race Party will take place at Northshore Park. The athlete food area will be located in the pavilion area on the south side of the park. After getting your food and drinks, head to the stage area to enjoy music and sponsor booths.
All participants will receive a race bib and cotton t-shirt at packet pickup, as well as post-race food and beverages and a finisher's medal upon crossing the finish line.
Yes, the race will be capped. The 10K race will be capped at 450; the 5K at 700; the 2K-9 at 75; and the Little Muddy Kids' Fun Run at 250.
You may keep it or discard it. Race management will not need it back.
Headphones are permitted, but are STRONGLY discouraged. Participants who choose to wear headphones must remain aware of race officials, traffic and other runners.
Pets are allowed at the post-race venue, but not on the course (unless running the 2K-9). Participants caught with a pet on the 5K or 10K course will be disqualified.
Portable restrooms will be located in the Rob Fleming Parking Lot. Permanent restrooms are located next to the stage, near the playground.
The 5K and 10K start line is on Creekside Forest Drive near the Lodge. The 5K and 10K finish line is also on Creekside Forest Drive near the Bluebonnet Field. The 2K-9 and Little Muddy Kids' Fun Run is a common start and finish, both located on Creekside Forest Drive, near the Lodge.
The start and finish lines are a great place to cheer on your favorite runner, and watch other participants as they cross the finish line. Spectators must be mindful of vehicular traffic and participants along the course. See maps for details.
Yes. The Post-Race Party will provide athletes with crawfish plates, an alternative food item, drink and Zydeco music. Spectator concessions will be available for purchase. Participants and attendees are encouraged to visit the Muddy Bowl Crawfish Cook-Off area to sample each team's crawfish and vote for their favorite team at The Woodlands Township tent.
The Post-Race Party will take place at Rob Fleming Park The Athlete Food Tent will be located in the Rob Fleming Parking Lot. After getting your food and drinks, head to the park area to enjoy music, children's activities, the Muddy Bowl Crawfish Cook-Off and to visit our sponsor booths. You will need your race bib to access the Athlete Food Tent.
You will need your race bib to access the Athlete Food Tent.
Please see The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau's website.
Looking to use The Woodlands Express to reverse-commute to your job in The Woodlands? It’s easy. Simply board one of our “turn” buses in Downtown Houston in the morning and ride to one of the Park & Ride lots located in The Woodlands. “Turn” buses are vehicles that return to The Woodlands for pick-ups after the first morning run and have destinations signs reading, “Returns to Research Forest”, “Returns to Sawdust”, or, “Returns to Sterling Ridge”.
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The Woodlands Express runs on Milam St. in the morning and has nine stops. The stops are marked on METRO bus signs as Route #299. Board at any of those stops to begin your trip. For a map of the stops, please refer to the Downtown Houston route map.
There are a few options to get to your destination from the Park & Ride lot once you arrive.
During afternoon/evening service, board the bus at the Park & Ride lot. Once downtown, The Woodlands Express uses Louisiana St. You can get off at any of the stops along the way. For a map of the stops, please refer to the Downtown Houston route map: http://thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4364
Tickets are sold as round-trips and cost $13.00. You can purchase a book of 20 round-trip tickets for $260.00. Tickets are available at any of the Park & Ride terminals.
No. Parking is free.
The morning and evening schedules are listed below. Please note:
View Reverse-Commute Schedules
Currently, reverse-commute is only offered from our Downtown Houston stop locations.