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Posted on: May 8, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Bike to Work Day – MAYOR’S CHALLENGE

Bridget Newton, Mayor of the City of Rockville has issued a Bike to Work Day challenge to Mayor Randy McClement and he has accepted!


CONTACT: Susan S. Harding, Public Information Officer, 301-600-1385
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 8, 2014

Bike to Work Day – MAYOR’S CHALLENGE

Frederick, MD – (Update to BTWD 2014) Bridget Newton, Mayor of the City of Rockville has issued a Bike to Work Day challenge to Mayor Randy McClement and he has accepted! Mayor Newton proposed the challenge of a 15-mile ride, which is half the distance between Frederick and Rockville, to Mayor McClement and designees. On Friday, May 9th, Mayor McClement along with David Lindsay, representing AstraZeneca, Supply Biologics and Alyssa Boxhill, a City resident and Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee member, will each ride 5 miles in and around the City culminating at The Bicycle Escape in time to kick-off the BTWD pre-registration party. The Bicycle Escape, along with The Frederick Wine House, Yogi Castle, Massage Envy and many other neighboring retailers located in The Clemson Corner Shopping Center will offer free food, beverages, and many other great surprises from 5:30PM – 8:00PM in support of next week’s Bike to Work Day.

“We are in it to win it,” said Mayor McClement referring to challenge. “Mayor Newton wanted to up the ante this year and we accept! Bike to Work Day is a great day for our City. Our participation has increased every year, and our goal is to see that happen again at next week’s Bike to Work Day, Friday, May 16th.”

For information on the Pre-Registration Party - http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/archives/617

See attached – Official Mayor’s Challenge Bike Route Information.


Friday, May 2, 2014
Frederick, MD -- 2014 Bike to Work Day is almost here and promises to be a morning of fun in Frederick! Bike to Work Day (BTWD) will take place on Friday, May16th, rain or shine. As part of the BTWD festivities, a pre-registration party and T-shirt pick up will be held on Friday, May 9th from 5:30 – 8:00 PM at The Bicycle Escape located in The Clemson Corner Shopping Center. The Bicycle Escape, along with The Frederick Wine House, Yogi Castle, Massage Envy and many other neighboring retailers will offer an evening of free food, beverages, and many other great surprises in support of Bike to Work Day. The Bicycle Escape will provide basic bicycle check-ups during this event.

To find out more about Bike to Work Day, view The City of Frederick Audio Visual Department’s production of Bike To Work Day:TransIt.

Bike to Work Day is sponsored by TransIT Services of Frederick County. TransIT Services offers commuter resources for those interested in using alternative transportation including public transit, paratransit, and commuter assistance services to Frederick County residents and area commuters. TransIT offers bicycle racks on many connector buses to make biking to work easy and inexpensive. The MARC Station, also known as the TransIT Center, the location of the Bike to Work Day pit stop in Frederick, serves as the arrival and departure site for most TransIT buses.


Our fun packed schedule this year is as follows:

Friday – May 2nd - Release of the City’s exciting new “Bike to Work Day” video (link included in this press release)
Friday – May 9th - 5:30 PM - Bicycle Escape T-shirt Pick up and Party – Clemson Corner Shopping Center
Wednesday - May 14th - 3:00 PM– Presentation of The City of Frederick’s Proclamation for Bike to Work Day - City Hall

Friday - May 16th
6:30 AM - Ceremonial Ride (Gather at Hood College)
6:40 AM - A Blessing of the Bikes and Remembering Our Cycling Friends
6:45 AM - Depart Hood College for City Hall
7:05 AM - Depart City Hall for the MARC Station
7:20 AM - Arrive at MARC Station – Master of Ceremonies John Fieseler, Executive Director of Tourism Council Of Frederick County, Inc.
7:20 AM - until:
Greetings from Mayor Randy McClement
Greetings from Other State Dignitaries
Frederick County Proclamation by Commissioner Paul Smith
Fun, Food & Camaraderie

For more information or questions about Bike to Work Day contact Tim Davis at 301-600-1884 or email tdavis@cityoffrederick.com.

Free registration for Bike to Work Day is at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org or by calling 800-745-RIDE.

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: Experienced bicycle commuters will lead Commuter convoys on Bike to Work Day, 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.

Follow Commuter Connections on Twitter at @BikeToWorkDay


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