Doug Humphrey Now Cycling2Success


If you think you have a commute problem, you should try being Doug Humphrey.

Doug lives on N. Shepherd, in the Heights.  He works primarily as a caddy at Redstone Golf Club in Humble, Texas.  Can you imagine doing that without a car?  Doug does.

To get his “loop”, Doug walks a few blocks from his home to pick up the 009 METRO bus on Yale Blvd.  He takes it downtown and transfers to the 259 bus to Humble.  He gets off that bus at the EastTex Park ‘n Ride at US-59 and Aldine Bender.  From here, Doug walks about 3.5 miles to get to his job at Redstone GC. 

After Doug completes his round, he re-traces his steps.  The 7 miles he walks every day is in addition to the walking he does with two golf bags on his back (an average round of golf is about 5 or 6 miles of walking).

Well, not anymore.

Cycle2Success has made Doug’s commute to work quicker and simpler by donating a bicycle it sourced through Chain Reaction Ministries, a program developed by Memorial Drive Christian Church, one of MAM’s member congregations.  With a bicycle to go with his bus pass, Doug cuts out more than half of the daily miles he must walk to do his job.

The bicycle not only shortens his commuting time, it saves his energy for the job.  For a caddy, more energy means better customer service and, hopefully, better tips.

Doug has a few words of thanks for MAM’s Cycle2Success program and for Chain Reaction Ministries:

“I would like to thank you for the blessing of this bicycle,” said Doug.  “It has allowed me to go back and forth to my job as well to give me more freedom in day-to-day activities.  You do not know how much I appreciate the assistance you have given me.  You and your ministry will be in my prayers, and if there is anything I can do for you in the future please do not hesitate to ask. God Bless You.”


Cycle2Success is one way that Memorial Assistance Ministries helps clients identify and overcome their obstacles to finding and keeping a steady and meaningful job.  Prospective clients are encouraged to attend daily orientation sessions at 10:30am and 1:30pm.  For more information, please call 713-574-7545 or visit  MAM is located at 1625 Blalock Road, just north of Long Point, in Spring Branch.