Fairfax county invites residents, employers to participate in bike to work day.
Time to tune up those brakes and grab your helmet, the 16th annual Bike to Work Day is just around the corner. Bicyclists across the National Capital Area will bike to work on Friday, May 20, 2016 to take part in a healthy, clean, low-cost commute. With 14 pit stops in Fairfax County from Mount Vernon to Herndon, local cyclists will have the opportunity to take a break from their ride and be rewarded for participating in the event; registration is open at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org.
Each pit stop will welcome bicyclists with refreshments, entertainment, and the chance to win great prizes, while supplies last. The first 15,000 to register will receive a free T-shirt at the pit stop of their choice.
“Bike to Work Day is a great program to remind everyone that there are more ways to get to the office than driving,” said Adam Lind, manager of Fairfax County’s Bicycle Program. “You can also participate in biking to public transportation, and use the bike racks on the front of Connector buses or secure bike rooms at many park-and-ride lots throughout the county. We want everyone to know that bicycling is a great commuting option and Fairfax County is continuing its investment in its bike program for future growth.”
Thousands of bicyclists are expected to participate in the event, which is co-organized by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association. For more information, go to http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/news/2016/16_005.htm.