Bike to Work Day Set for May 20

photo of bike rider on bike to work day

The annual Bike to Work Day in the D.C. region takes place Friday, May 20. The Metropolitan Council of Government’s Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association are co-organizers of the event in our region. Nationally, Bike to Work Day takes place on the third Friday of May each year.

The event promotes bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work.

Bikers may register at All registrants will be entered in a regional bicycle raffle, and the first 15,000 to register and participate will receive a free T-shirt.

More than 100 pit stops will be set up across the region – 13 in Montgomery County. Here is a map of pit stops.

The county’s department of transportation is sponsoring six pit stops, where there will be refreshments, music and local vendor displays. There will be free raffle prizes throughout the morning and a grand prize raffle of a new bike at each MCDOT-sponsored pit stop. Teleworkers and leisure riders are encouraged to participate.

The events from the previous two years were modified to avoid gathering because of COVID-19. Giveaways were distributed through 15 bike shops throughout the county in place of the lively pit stops.

Pit stops in Montgomery County

Bethesda – Downtown

Woodmont & Bethesda Avenues (near Capital Crescent Trail)
Open from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.

FDA White Oak

FDA Historic Building #1 entrance off New Hampshire Avenue and Mahan Road
Open from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Friendship Heights

The Shops at Wisconsin Place
Wisconsin & Western Avenues
Open from 6:30 to 9 a.m.

Gaithersburg – Kentlands

Corner of northbound MD 119 (Great Seneca Highway) & Orchard Ridge Drive/Kentlands Boulevard
Open from 7 to 9 a.m.

Gaithersburg – Olde Towne Plaza (Afternoon)

Gaithersburg – Olde Towne Plaza
1 S Summit Avenue(corner of S. Summit & E. Diamond Avenues)
Open from 4 to 6 p.m.

National Institutes of Health Building 1

In front of Building One
1 Center Drive, Betheseda
Open from 7 to 9:30 a.m.

Naval Support Activity Bethesda

Near helipad, adjacent to Gate 2
8901 Rockville Pike
Open from 6 to 9 a.m.

North Bethesda at Pike & Rose

West of 935 prose Street
Parking lot behind Pinstripes and next to Bark Social
Open from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Rockville Fallsgrove Village Center

14941 Shady Grove Road
Smoothie King Parking Lot
Open from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Rockville Town Square

Dawson’s Market
225 N Washington Street
Open from 6:30 to 9 a.m.

Silver Spring – Downtown at Veterans Plaza

One Veterans Place
Corner of Ellsworth and Fenton
Open from 6:30 to 9 a.m.

Takoma Park – Downtown/Old Takoma

Takoma Urban Park (Gazebo)
7035 Carroll Avenue
Open from 6 to 9 a.m.

Takoma Park – Sligo Creek Trail

Sligo Creek Train & New Hampshire Avenue crossing (east side)
Open from 7 to 9:30 a.m.


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