I'm interested in commuting to school and work by bike. I live in Spring Branch area, work in downtown and will have access to showers. I know the area pretty well and open to suggestions to make the commute easier. It is 16 miles by car taking Beltway 8 West and I-10 East arriving at Main and Congress. I was thinking I could take Westview( From Beltway 8) all the way down to 610 and take the heights bike trails till I reach downtown area. I currently am studying in Europe and I haven't been able to test that theory out. In Europe my main method of transportation is a bike which has inspired me to do so in Houston. I'm up for the challenge. I would love to hear from anyone who lives in Houston.