CONTACT: Susan S. Harding, Public Information Officer, 301-600-1385
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 31, 2014
Bike to Work Day 2014
Frederick, MD – Don’t miss the annual Bike to Work Day festivities on Friday, May16th! Bike to Work Day encourages commuters to try bicycling to work as an alternative to solo driving and is a free non-profit event open to all commuters in the Washington area. Bike to Work Day, sponsored by TransIt Services of Frederick County, will take place rain or shine. The Ceremonial Ride will begin at 6:30 AM from Hood College proceeding to City Hall to pick up additional riders and end at the Downtown MARC Station. This designated pit stop will have free food, beverages and giveaways. Participants can meet at Hood College at 6:30 AM or join in the group at City Hall at 7:00 AM. There will be 79 other Bike to Work Day pit stops throughout the Washington Metropolitan Region in Maryland, Virginia and the District.
Mayor Randy McClement: “This event has become a wonderful tradition in our City and I look forward to it every year. It is a great way to come together, have fun, and support our bicycle friendly endeavors. I’ll be on my bike and I invite you to join us at Hood College or City Hall to be part of this year’s event. As a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community, we always have cyclists in the area but it’s especially fun to see bikes all over the City on Bike to Work Day!”
You can register for Bike to Work Day 2014 at http://www.mwcog.org/commuter2/commuter/bicycling/biketoworkday.html or 1-800-745-RIDE.
Last year more than 14,000 area commuters participated in Bike to Work Day and showed their support for bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work. Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association hope you join us again for this popular region wide event in May 2014. For questions about Bike to Work Day contact Tim Davis at 301-600-1884 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commuter Connections and WABA encourage new and experienced bicyclists to prepare for the event by utilizing the resources found on the following websites:
• Learn more about bike commuting: For tips on bicycling to work, check out the "Bicycling to Work in the Washington Area" available through Commuter Connections at: www.commuterconnections.org/commuters/bicycling/
• Ride with others in a commuter convoy: Commuter convoys on Bike to Work Day will be led by experienced bicycle commuters, and many routes are available. Find a convoy near you at: www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/join-a-convoy
• Brush up on cycling skills: Participate in a Commuting Seminar or Confident City Cycling Classes to learn how to safely share the road with cars, other bikes, and pedestrians: http://www.waba.org/education/adult.php.
Free registration for Bike to Work Day is at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org or by calling 800-745-RIDE.
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