The Morning Measure: Get trendy – bike to work

Apr 12, 2011
Region Forward

Capital Bikeshare (CaBi) added over 8000 members last week thanks to a LivingSocial promotion that slashed membership fees by 51 percent. New CaBi stations are coming to the transit-oriented Rosslyn-Ballston corridor this week and other areas of the region including Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties and Alexandria have expressed interest in bringing CaBi to their jurisdictions.

The momentum for biking in metro Washington is in full swing including as means of commuting. According to the League of American Bicyclists the region saw an 86 percent increase in commuting by bicycle from 2000-2009 a growth rate twice that of the nation overall.

If you’re not already you should get on board the cycling movement. After all it’s a chance to be trendy. Registration for Bike to Work Day 2011 is open and the first 8500 folks to register get free t-shirts! This year there will be over 49 “pit-stops” throughout metro Washington for this year’s BTWD Friday May 20. At these pit stops you can meet up with other participants ranging from cycling novices to champions for refreshments entertainment and prizes – you can also join up with a “commuter convoy” if you’d like to bike in pack!

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