Brief: Bike to Work Day Is May 17

Brief: Bike to Work Day Is May 17

On Friday, May 17, the City of Fairfax will host Bike To Work Day at a new location at Main Street Marketplace and near its extensive trail network. The pit stop is being sponsored by the Fairfax Mason to Metro Task Group, a collaboration of city and county officials and residents, and George Mason University representatives that is working to improve bicycle connections between George Mason University and the Fairfax-Vienna-GMU Metro Station.

Thousands of bicyclists from throughout the Washington, D.C. region will participate in this fun and environmentally friendly event showing the benefits of bicycling, sponsored by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association. There are 72 pit stops throughout the region including 11 in the City of Fairfax and Fairfax County. The City of Fairfax pit stop will be at Main Street Marketplace near Main Street Bagel. Kimco Realty has allowed use of the space, and Main Street Bagel, Starbucks, Ace Hardware and Elevation Burger have donated refreshments and raffle prizes.

The morning pit stop will be open 6-9 a.m., with most use expected between 7:45 and 8:45 a.m.

City elected leaders have been invited to attend and are expected to participate along with several council members and Fairfax public officials.