Bike to Work Day in Gaithersburg
The city of Gaithersburg joins Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association in welcoming thousands of area commuters to a celebration of bicycling on Bike to Work Day on May 17. Gaithersburg will host one of 70 pit stops throughout the D.C. region, ours at the corner of northbound MD Route 119 (Great Seneca Highway) and Orchard Ridge Drive from 7 – 9 a.m.
Register in advance then stop by one of the pit stops for refreshments, entertainment and a chance to win a free bicycle and other raffle prizes. Free t-shirts are available to the first 12,000 people who register and attend.
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 12,000 last year.
For more information and to register please visit www.biketoworkmetrodc.org.