Get your mind out of the gutter. We suspect you haven’t heard enough about the subject event, more formally known as Bike to Work Day, which organizers expect to attract more than 18,000 people Friday. Bicycle commuting advocates and scores of volunteers have organized pit stops and group rides in every corner of the D.C. metro region, from Fairfax County through the District to Bethesda.
Who: Pretty much anyone who wants to get on a bike to ride to work. Organizers have been encouraging first-time riders to participate, touting bicycling’s altruistic (getting more cars off the road) and personal (fitness) benefits. Click here to learn more:
What: Riding your bike to work, alone or in a peloton.
When: Friday, May 19 ... rain or shine!
Where: From home to your workplace. Bicycling advocates have organized group rides (safety in numbers) and organizers will run pitstops throughout the day to foster a fun environment. Click here to find a pitstop in your area. http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/first-time-rider-info/bike-to-work-day-2017-pit-stops
Why: Why not? It’s free and you get a T-shirt. Click on the following links to learn more:
- The official Bike to Work Day 2017 website.
- National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board blog post.