Bike to Work Day

Each year since 2001, bicyclists have participated in the Washington DC Metro area Bike to Work Day.  This year the event, coordinated by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments' National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, will take place on May 19, 2017.  

Bike to Work Day is a free regional event that features 86 pit stops around Virginia, Maryland and DC.  You may register to show your support for bicycling and reserve a free Bike to Work Day t-shirt (first 16,000 to register).

What you need to know:

Event: Bike to Work Day
Date: Friday, May 19th, 2017, rain or shine.
Location: Find your pit stop here. There are 86 pit stops across the region.
Time: Various times, but most pit stops are open from about 6:30am to 9:30am. Some are afternoon stops.
Cost: FREE! Don’t forget to register.
More Info: www.waba.org/aboutbiketoworkday and www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/

Three reasons why you should participate:

1. FREE t-shirts, bagels, coffee, and smiles.
2. It’s super fun to be a part of something big: 19,500+ people biking to work.
3. You could WIN A BRAND NEW BICYCLE!

Three reasons you should register online:

1. It shows your support for bicycling.
2. You want to make bicycling better (and showing your support bolsters WABA’s advocacy efforts to make biking better).
3. It helps elected officials, city governments, and local transportation departments recognize biking is important and normal.

Four benefits to bicycle commuting:

1. Bicycle commuting is an effective means to improve air quality, reduce traffic congestion, and conserve energy.
2. Bicycle commuting benefits both employees and employers through better employee health and fitness, reduced commuting and parking costs.
3. Increasing numbers of employers have installed bicycle parking and shower facilities to help encourage bicycle commuting.
4. The federal bicycle commuter benefit can be used by employers to assist employees with bicycle purchases, improvements, repair and storage.