For Immediate Release
March 14, 2017
George Clark / Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland / 301-643-7257
Registration Now Open for D.C. Region’s 17th Annual
Bike to Work Day
Support Cycling as a Healthy, Clean, Low-Cost Commute Option on Friday, May 19th
Washington, D.C. – Registration for metropolitan Washington’s 16th annual Bike to Work Day has opened. Last year’s record-breaking event drew more than 17,500 bicycle commuters, and thousands are expected to participate in Bike to Work Day 2017 on Friday, May 19.
Co-organized by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA), the event draws residents from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia in support of cycling as a healthy commuting option that that saves money, reduces traffic congestion, and improves air quality.
Registration is free and easy to complete online at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org. All registrants will be entered into a regional bicycle raffle, and the first 15,000 to register will receive a free t-shirt to be picked up at the pit stop location of their choice. A total of 83 pit stops will celebrate Bike to Work Day across the region, welcoming bicyclists with refreshments, entertainment, and the chance to win great prizes, while supplies last.
“Bike to Work Day has encouraged many of the region’s commuters to make the switch to biking to work,” said Nicholas Ramfos, Director of Commuter Connections. “Since its launch in 2001, Bike to Work Day has continued to grow each year, with additional riders, pit stops, and generous sponsorships.”
Regional sponsors play an important role in supporting Bike to Work Day. This year’s major sponsors include: Takoma Bicycle, ICF International, REI, Marriott International, City of Alexandria, Bike Arlington, JGB Companies, and BicycleSPACE.