There is still time to register for the 2014 Bike To Work Day! Bike To Work Day (BTWD) will take place on Friday, May16th with a pre-registration party and T-shirt pick up on May 9th.
CONTACT: Susan Harding, Public Information Officer, 301-600-1385
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Bike To Work Day 2014!
(Pre-Registration Party Planned)
Frederick, MD -- There is still time to register for the 2014 Bike To Work Day! Bike To Work Day (BTWD) will take place on Friday, May16th with a pre-registration party and T-shirt pick up on May 9th.
As part of the BTWD festivities, The Bicycle Escape, in Clemson Corner, by Wegmans, will provide riders with basic bicycle check-ups. Not to mention they’ll be the host for our pre-registration party on Friday, May 9th from 5:30 – 8:00 PM. Participants in BTWD will enjoy free food, beverages, and many other great surprises in support of Bike To Work Day, courtesy of The Bicycle Escape, The Frederick Wine House, Yogi Castle, Massage Envy and many other neighboring Clemson Corner retailers.
“Bike To Work Day is a really fun event that encourages folks to get out of their cars for a day”, said Alderman Kelly Russell, “It highlights the possibilities of incorporating more cycling into your life, even if it is just once in a while.”
Bike To Work Day (a rain or shine event) will begin at 6:30 AM with the Ceremonial Ride from Hood College to City Hall and end at the designated area pit stop at the Downtown MARC Station with free food, beverages and giveaways. Participants can either meet at Hood College at 6:30 AM or join in the group by meeting 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.
To register for Bike To Work Day 2014, go to http://www.mwcog.org/commuter2/commuter/bicycling/biketoworkday.html or call 800-745-RIDE.
Bike To Work Day is sponsored by TransIT Services of Frederick County. TransIT Services offer 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, the location of the Bike To Work Day pit stop in Frederick, also serves as the arrival and departure site for most TransIT buses.
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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