You can get paid to bicycle commute... no, this is not a scam. This is real, and you can start today!
Register at NuRide.com, which is the site officially approved by the Houston-Galveston Area Council for rewarding and encouraging alternative commutes; not only bike, but ridesharing, walking, and transit.
You can log all of your bike rides on the ride calendar, and your earn points, which can be redeemed for discount coupons for many different businesses. It's real money; case in point, 20% off of dinner at Le Mistral French Restaurant on Eldridge. Given that dinner for two might run $100, that's a $20 value. I've enjoyed that one. Also free Kolache Factory, free Jamba Juice, Bike Barn coupons, HEB store credit, the list goes on.
They take pains to protect your privacy. This is a professionally and well-run site. Give it a try, there is nothing to lose and you will get free stuff of your choosing.