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D.C. Area Gears Up for Record-Breaking Bike to Work Day

A record-breaking 20,000 people are expected to participate in this year’s Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17, hosted by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association.(Photo via BiketoWorkDay on Facebook

A record-breaking 20,000 people are expected to participate in this year’s Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17, hosted by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association. More than 115 pit stop locations across the region will make the ride to work more fun with food, beverages, prizes, and the chance to share the ride with fellow bicyclists.

Commuters can register for Bike to Work Day for free at this link. The first 20,000 to register and attend will receive a free 2019 event T-shirt. For a list of Alexandria, Virginia pit stops, visit this link.

“Bike to Work Day is a fun and effective way to avoid traffic while staying active,” said Nicholas Ramfos, Commuter Connections Director. “Commuters in the region are increasingly committed to finding more manageable ways of commuting that lead to healthier lifestyle choices and are better for the environment.”

Listed below are among the federal, state, and local elected officials and dignitaries scheduled to appear at pit stops during this year’s event:

District of Columbia

  • Adams Morgan Pit Stop:
    Brianne K. Nadeau, D.C. Councilmember

Maryland

Charles County

  • Indian Head Pit Stop:
    Edith Patterson, Maryland State Delegate
    Brandon Paulin, Town of Indian Head Mayor
    Thomasina Coates, Charles County Commissioner

Montgomery County

  • Bethesda Downtown Pit Stop:
    Peter Franchot, Maryland State Comptroller
    Susan Lee, Maryland State Senator
    Marc Korman, Maryland State Delegate
    Ariana Kelly, Maryland State Delegate
    Andrew Friedson, Montgomery County Councilmember
    Gabe Albornoz, Montgomery County Councilmember
  • North Bethesda at Pike & Rose Pit Stop:
    Andrew Friedson, Montgomery County Councilmember
    Hans Riemer, Montgomery County Councilmember
  • Rockville Fallsgrove Pit Stop:
    Julie Carr Palakovish, Maryland State Delegate
  • Rockville Town Square Pit Stop:
    Sydney Katz, Montgomery County Councilmember
  • Silver Spring Downtown Pit Stop:
    Lorig Charkoudian, Maryland State Delegate

Virginia

Arlington County

  • Arlington Ballston Pit Stop:
    Christian Dorsey, Arlington County Board Chairman

Fairfax County

  • Reston Station Pit Stop:
    Ken Plum, Virginia State Delegate
    Cathy Hudgins, Fairfax County Supervisor
    Cathy Baum, Reston Association Board of Directors President

Falls Church

  • City of Falls Church Pit Stop:
    David Tarter, City of Falls Church Mayor
    Marybeth Connelly, City of Falls Church Vice Mayor
    Phil Duncan, City of Falls Church Council Member
    Letty Hardi, City of Falls Church Council Member
    Daniel X. Sze, City of Falls Church Council Member

“Bike to Work Day brings a wide range of elected officials, agencies, sponsors, and volunteers together to deliver this successful event,” said Ramfos. “Special thanks to our regional sponsors, including the ICF, GO Alex, Spokes Etc. Bicycles, BicycleSPACE, Bike Arlington, Springfield Plaza, Marriott International, goDCgo, City Dental DC, and Comstock for their generous support.”

MORE: Visit www.biketoworkmetrodc.org  for free registration, pit stop locations, helpful resources, and additional tips on how to participate in this year’s event. Follow this year’s events on Twitter @BikeToWorkDay and Facebook @biketoworkdaymetrodc, using #BTWD2019

Lee Hernly, Editor
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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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