Bike to Work Day Events Spread Throughout Metropolitan Washington Region

May 14, 2012

Washington, D.C.  – On Friday, May 18, over ten thousand area workers will commute to 58 different Bike to Work Day pit stop locations, up from 49 last year. The growing number of communities and employers hosting these gathering points illustrate the expanding interest in bicycling as a healthy and practical way to commute to work. To date, more than 9,500 people have already registered.

The District of Columbia will feature a dozen pit stop locations and Maryland and Virginia combined will offer another 46, including outer suburbs such as Frederick, Loudoun,  and Prince William Counties. Each Bike to Work Day pit stop is supported by in-kind sponsors comprised primarily of local businesses that donate raffle prizes and offer free food and beverages.  In addition, elected officials, community leaders, and bicycling enthusiasts offer support, motivation and encouragement of bicycling as a low cost and environmentally friendly commute alternative.

Each morning, in my home district of Woodbridge, Virginia, all the way to Frederick, Maryland, and everywhere in between, more people are choosing to bike to their offices as well as to commuter rail and Metro stations,” said Prince William County Supervisor and COG Board Chairman Frank Principi, who will be bicycling to work on May 18. This year, the Woodbridge District will have two pit stops – at the Rippon and Woodbridge VRE commuter rail stations. “Whether you live in downtown DC, or in the outer suburbs, I encourage area residents to give biking a try.” For an audio version of his quote, click here.

“Bike to Work Day is a great annual reminder for people who have thought about commuting by bicycle but never tried it before,” said City of Bowie Councilmember Todd Turner, who serves as Chairman of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB). Bowie will be featuring pit stops at Bowie Town Center (outside the food court), and in Old Town Bowie (at the Fire Station).  

Last year, 11,000 commuters participated in Bike to Work Day, which is organized region wide by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association. To register for Bike to Work Day and find a pit stop, visit: www.biketoworkmetrodc.org.

The following is a listing of all known elected officials and other dignitaries participating in BTWD:

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Reagan Building

·         Vincent Gray - Mayor 

·         Earl Blumenauer – U.S. Congress, Oregon

·         Mary Cheh - Councilmember

·         Tommy Wells - Councilmember

 

 

VIRGINIA

Alexandria

Carlyle

·         Kerry Donley - Vice Mayor

 

Arlington County

Ballston

·         Walter Tejada - Arlington County Board

Rosslyn

·         Jay Fisette- Arlington County Board

·         Jim Moran- Congressman, Virginia

 

Fairfax

Merrifield

·         Linda Smyth - Supervisor, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

 

Falls Church

Falls Church

·         David Snyder, - Vice Mayor, City of Falls Church

 

Prince William County

Manassas - Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center at GMU

·         Wally Covington – Supervisor, Prince William County

 

Manassas VRE

·         Andy Harrover - Vice-Mayor, City of Manassas

 

Rippon Landing VRE

·         Frank Principi -  Supervisor, Prince William County

 

Woodbridge Chinn Recreation Center & Woodbridge VRE

·         Earnie Porta - Mayor, Town of Occoquan

 

 

MARYLAND

Frederick County

City of Frederick

·         Colonel Allan J. Darden Sr. - Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick

·         C. Paul Smith - County Commissioner

·         Randy McClement – Mayor, City of Frederick

·         Karen Young – Alderman, City of Frederick

·         Julianna Albowicz – Senator Barbara Mikulski’s Office

·         John Fieseler - Executive Director, Frederick County Tourism

·         Michael Jackson - Maryland Department of Transportation

·         Dave Deihl - Executive Director, Marketing and Communication, Hood College

 

 

Montgomery County

Bethesda

·         Peter Franchot - Maryland State Comptroller

·         Brian Frosh - Maryland State Senator

·         Susan Lee - Maryland State Delegate

·         Ariana Kelly - Maryland State Delegate

·         Roger Berliner - Montgomery County Council President

·         George Leventhal - Montgomery County Council Member

·         Alex Wong - Chris Van Hollen’s office

North Bethesda

·         Roger Berliner - Councilmember and President,  Montgomery County

·         Nancy Floreen-  Councilmember,  Montgomery County

·         Aruna Miller - State Delegate

Rockville Towncenter

·         Nancy Floreen - Councilmember, Montgomery County Council

·         Carolyn Biggins -  Chief, Montgomery County Division of Transit Services

Silver Spring Downtown

·         Arthur Holmes – Director, Montgomery County Department of Transportation

·         Valerie Ervin -  Councilmember, Montgomery County

 

 

 
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