Each May thousands of Washington, DC commuters participate in Bike to Work Day, an annual celebration sponsored by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association and Commuter Connections to encourage bicycling as a “clean, fun and healthy way to get to work.” The organizations set up pit stops around the region that offer breakfast, entertainment, safety tips and chances to win bicycles and other prizes. Volunteers lead groups to downtown, DC to assist with safety and helping commuters find the best route. Participants are encouraged to register for the event. Bike to Work Day is free and held rain or shine.
Date: May 16, 2014
Pit Stop Locations - There are 79 in total, here are some of the more popular locations.
- Freedom Plaza at 14th and Penn NW
- Bethesda, NIH
- Bowie Town Center
- Bowie Old Town
- College Park
- La Plata
- North Bethesda
- Rockville Town Center
- Rockville-Falls Grove Transportation Center
- Silver Spring (Discovery Communications)
- Dulles (AOL Campus)
- Fairfax City
The League of American Bicyclists began Bike to Work Day as part of Bike Month in 1956. Over the years, Bike to Work Day has grown into a widespread event with advocates taking to the streets nationwide to encourage fellow commuters to try bicycling as a healthy and safe alternative to driving alone. In the Metropolitan Washington region, Bike to Work Day has grown from just a few hundred participants in 2001 to more than 14,000 last year.
For more details about Bike to Work Day, visit www.biketoworkmetrodc.org
See a Guide to More Bike Events in the Washington DC Area